Monday, August 30, 2010

Wait It Out

Wait It Out by Imogen Heap

Where do we go from here?
How do we carry on?
I can't get beyond the questions.
Clambering for the scraps
in the shatter of us collapsed.
It cuts me with every could-have-been.

Pain on pain on play, repeating
With the backup makeshift life in waiting.

Everybody says time heals everything.
But what of the wretched hollow?
The endless in-between?
Are we just going to wait it out?

There's nothing to see here now,
turning the sign around;
We're closed to the Earth 'til further notice.
A Stumbling cliche case,
crumbled and puffy faced.
Dead in the stare of a thousand miles.

All I want, only one street-level miracle.
I'll be a an out-and-out, born again from none more cynical.

Everybody says time heals everything.
But what of the wretched hollow?
The endless in-between?
Are we just going to wait it out?

And sit here cold?
Well, We'll be long gone by then.
And lackluster in dust we lay
Around old magazines.
Fluorescent lighting sets the scene
for all we could and should be being
in the one life that we've got.

(Ah, Ah, Ah)

In the one life that we've got.

Everybody says that time heals everything.
But what of the wretched hollow?
The endless in-between?

Are we just going to wait it out? sit Here?
Just going to Wait it out? Sit here cold?
Just going to sweat it out?
Wait it out.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Imogen Heap

Discovered Imogen Heap in TED talk. She played a beautiful song called Wait it Out.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Julia Sweeney

Watched five minutes long TED talk by a comedian named Julia Sweeney about her adopted eight-year-old girl asking her mating of animals and giving her hard time answering.

Jamil Abu-Wardeh

Watched Jamil Abu Wardeh on TED talks about The Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour. Righting writing wrong. Changing the middle-eastern image.

Maz Jobrani

Watched Maz Jobrani's TED talk. He is Iranian-American stand-up comedian. He is a member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. There are taxi in Dubai Mall!

Morning at Doutor

I had a breakfast at Dotour on Aoyama street near Kinokuniya. Second floor. I sat where I can see the street. I read two chapters of The Catcher in the Rye from the chapter eleven. People kept making noises which annoyed me a lot.

Graham Hill

Watched Graham Hill's TED talk: Why I'm a Weekday Vegetarian. Persuasive. Luckily, it is a weekend!

Kevin Cooney

Watched on YouTube is Kevin Cooney's standup comedy about trouble ordering hotdog at McDonalds in Japan.

Also watched him talks about Ramen; the Japanese national food. Average Japanese businessman survives on four food groups; Alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, and Ramen. Very true.

Ken Suzuki

Watched Ken Suzuki, Japanese standup comedian, on YouTube.
Ken is funny in Fruit Balancing and Racism in Japan. His standup comedy about his life in N.Y. is also funny.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Seth Berkley

Watched Seth Berkley's TED talk about flu and HIV virus vaccine strategy. Retro-vaccinology is the new method to create new vaccines. The biggest threat to human that would kill 100 million people by 2050 was calculated by someone, and that is flu pandemic.

Lewis Pugh

Watched Lewis Pugh's Mund-shifting Everest Swim. What radical tactical shift which we could make which make big difference. Very inspiring.

Brian Cox on TED

Saw Brian Cox: Why We Need the explorers. Even in this difficult economic time, we need to explore the unknown. Water under venus' moon. Beautiful picture of pale blue dot taken by Voyager. Carl Segan's beautiful poem about the picture.

Ethan Zuckerman, Julian Assange

Watched Ether Zuckerman's TED talk. Listening to Global Voices.
True globalization has yet to arrive. Atoms are more accessible than bits. Interesting.
Xenophile means a person who likes foreigners or things foreign

Also watched Julian Assange's TED talk. Why the World Needs WikiLeaks.

Project C

Helped a friend editing a trailer. Took two days.
Used Apple's Color for the first time. Made the film look old by decreasing blue.

The Veronicas

Downloaded and listened to The Veronicas for the first time, and I'm in love. Instant hit.