Wednesday, 7 September 2005

My media acquisitions for the week

Been on a bit of a spending spree...

Books:
Abha Dawesar, Babyji
Julie Hilden, 3
Yann Martel, The Life of Pi
Anais Nin, Henry and June
Alexei Sayle, Barcelona Plates

Music:
Various artistes, This is Fort Apache (for Radiohead's "Anyone Can Play Guitar")
Manic Street Preachers, So Why So Sad single (for the "So Why So Sad" Sean Penn mix)
Pearl Jam, Nothing As It Seems single (for the live version of "Better Man")
Sugababes, Round Round single (for the "Freak Like Me" dancehall mix)
Feist, "Let It Die"

Yeah - Sembawang Music Centre was having some sort of clearance in the Orchard MRT station, and I couldn't resist buying singles for $2.90 - I love all the B-sides. But my favourite acquisition of the week was the Feist song, off the iTunes Music Store. Lord knows why I took so long to bite the bullet on buying it, when Feist's own "Mushaboom" has been on my playlist. But anyway, the lyrics:
"The saddest part of a broken heart
Isn't the ending so much as the start
The tragedy starts from the very first spark
Losing your mind for the sake of your heart
The saddest part of a broken heart
Isn't the ending so much as the start"
It's Leslie Feist's voice that makes the song, really - fraught with immeasurable sadness. Plus, the chorus made me think of the reverse chronology of Betrayal. It looks like I will have to concede one more good Canadian singer to my Canuck friend. Although, really, it would take a thousand of them to make up for the musical crimes of Celine Dion.



Is buying from iTunes Music Store possible in Singapore?


have you tried: "how I became stupid" written by Martin Page - originally in French... hilarious!


What is your criteria for purchasing new reading material?


silhom: Hmm.

hellsbel: Wow, I hardly know if I can finish my current list!

tscd: Well, apparently, judging by the books, if sapphic relationships are described it seems to boost the chances of me purchasing the book. :) But more seriously, it's a whole list of reasons. Life of Pi came on some serious recommendations. The rest - well, I've read some Sayle and Nin, and I like them both; the Dawesar and Hilden novels I flipped through and enjoyed.


Re: good Canadian singers, has your friend also already invoked Julie Doiron?


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