Saturday, August 30, 2003

Okay, I've just seen the new Alien Ant Farm video in which they play on a rooftop in front of an award show, and end up getting shut down by the cops. I thought: well this is pretty funny but it's been done plenty before. I figured it was probably some sort of MTV show, or even worse The E! Network, but the brilliance of this video is that it turns out to be in front of the BET Awards. Somehow the idea of 4 suburban white guys rocking out in front of stars like Nelly and Eve is pretty funny to me.
And speaking of bands that fit into that nice handy box labeled Nu Metal, the new Korn video, for Tomb Raider II, is pretty dissapointing. I actually like it less than the P.O.D. video for Matrix II. And I hate P.O.D. So once again we have to put our faith in Deftones whose newest single Minerva is quite terrific. And though it sounds Nu it hardly sounds Metal. Now excuse me while I return to my Antharx cd's.....

Thursday, August 28, 2003

She Lives Like A Mother???

I've been listening to Superunknown all day and I have realized two things. 1) That it's one of the best albums ever, and 2) That back when I first heard it in '94 I may have misheard some of the lyrics and never thought twice about it. I realized this today when I was singing along with the lines "She lived like a mother but she died just like suicide." After hearing that something was definitely wrong, I checked the lyrics and it turns out she lived like a murder, and not a mother. I guess it makes more sense that way. Actually I think I could pass my mistake off as some sort of hypercorrection because my childish language instinct was more focussed on getting the grammar right than understanding the meaning of the text. And then again, maybe I should leave that to the linguists at the English Department.

Arsenal beat Aston Villa 2-0 last night, and are now in front of Liverpool by 7 points, which is funny for so many reasons. So maybe it's about time to give Houllier the ol' boot...?
And while we're at it with stupid pictures, here's a clue for the Americans, maybe they should look into what's going on in North London.

It appear Arsenal have drawn Dinamo Kiev, Loco Moscow and Inter, which I guess could have been worse, but I'm not exactly looking forward to seeing them try to play football on a snow covered field in Russia. I just hope they won't be playing FC Copenhagen too soon...

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Football, football, football.
I've finally gotten around to mailing for information about the Danish Arsenal Fanclub, so if everything goes according to plan I should be a member very soon. Which should be very cool. In some geeky kind of way.
Also, I finally bought tickets to go see local team AGF play a friendly against the national team, which could also turn out to be fun. Our seats are pretty close to all the fanclub, and since I'm hardly a big fan of AGF that too could be a bit exciting, but experience tells me that when attending games at this level, what goes on in the crowd is often more fun than the stuff on the pitch.

Tonight we'll see the FC Copenhagen - Glasgow Rangers game on the telly and get some pizza and some beers. I don't have to work until Friday so I guess it'll be more more than a few beers. Actually I'm drinking right now - how do you like them apples? I don't support any of the teams, but I hate Rangers the most, and it'll definitely be good for Danish football if FC Copenhagen goes on to the Champions League so it's a no-brainer.

My friends from Barck gave an interview which is very Rock N' Roll.

I haven't found any funny links lately, but this is still funny.

And if this works you should be able to find the new Iron Maiden video here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

"... And I've been working like a dog." Actually I've been working like a monkey stuck in front of a computer. And I will continue to do so tomorrow and Friday, and then hopefully have a bit of a break.

In football news it appears that Gio van Bronckhorst will be on loan to Barcelona, which in my book is too bad. He's never had a real chance at Highbury, but I've always prefered him to Gilberto and he can also play left back which will come in handy since Cole is obviously going to miss some games due to injuries and bookings. And also he's about the only guy on the team who can kick a decent corner. It would be nice if people got a chance to prove themselves before they are offloaded to lesser clubs.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Holy mother of fuck - I'm on the fucking moon. This is rather brilliant if you ask me. [via Eldorama]

I really don't wanna jinx this, but when Arsenal play like they did today, it's hard to not be optimistic. They played like they did in the first part of last season, except that this time they actually kept the clean sheet. If they can keep up the level of defending and still score goals like the ones today, this season could turn out excellent. But it's obviously still way to early to say anything, so let's just enjoy being 5 points ahead of Liverpool already.

This weekend has been okay, nothing out of the ordinary has happened, but then again nothing bad has happened, so there's nothing to complain about. Except of course that I'm completely and utterly broke, but that's hardly new. Now I just have to wait for The Daily Show, and then go to bed, and then it's back to work tomorrow. And then my vacation is practically over. Damn!

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Welcome To My Homepage. I Kiss You!!!

All is quiet on the blogging front these days. Most of the blogs I follow daily are laying still, I don't know why, but I haven't really been too active either.
I had a weird dream this afternoon, I dreamt I was giving a lecture on stupid websites that everybody seems to have visited sooner or later. While talking about the Mahir-website which for some reason was incredibly popular a while ago, I somehow coined the term netstalgia, but it seems in reality someone thought of it before me. But since I was brutally awakened by the alarmclock, I have no idea where my dream was going or why I dreamt about it.

My friend Meyer is working on his website, which at this point only features a million pictures of us at the Roskilde Festival, but if you wanna see a lot of drunken morons with stupid beards (myself included) go here.

Denmark played an incredibly boring friendly game with Finland tonight. 1-1. Yaaawn.... Not a lot to say about it; nobody seemed to care too much about playing, so it was basically a lot of walking around doing nothing. Not worth writing about really. Just wanted to use the Finland picture....

Swedish Netstalgia....

Well, I guess that's it for today.

Monday, August 18, 2003

Life Is Not At All Like A Box Of Chocolates.

My parents, who are in fact much nicer people than I sometimes claim, have just brought me a box of chocolate from Ireland. Like everything else from Ireland they are filled with whiskey. The chocolates, not the parents. And though whiskey may not be my favorite drink, they are quite superb. But contrary to Forrest Gump's theory, when you read "milk chocolate truffles with irish coffee" on the box, you have a quite clear idea of what you're gonna get...

I haven't really been doing anything for quite a while now, and I'm starting to get really bored. I've realized that From Every Sphere by Ed Harcourt is an excellent album, and that's about all I've been up to....
Oh, and I saw The Ring (american version today) which was decent. I fell asleep during the Japanese version, so it would be unfair to compare them. Strangely, Danish Tv are showing Danielle Steele's The Ring tonight, and I'd love to see her take on the story about a killer video tape, but I better not get my hopes up.
Also tonight they'll be showing Ben Affleck on Jay Leno talking about Gigli, which Lauren says is funny, so I'll see if I can catch that.

Saturday, August 16, 2003

God Gave Me My Face, But I Got To Pick My Nose.

Finally the real football (or Soccer, if you're American) season has started. Right now I'm following the Arsenal game on teletext on Arsenal.com. Before the game the manager complained that the referees were to hard on Arsenal players, and especially Sol Campbell. Then 15 minutes into the game Sol Campbell is thrown out again. Coincidence? Well, maybe. I don't know. But it sucks. But right now Arsenal are ahead, so maybe it'll all work out in the end.

I'm going to my sister's going away party tonight, which will probably be nice. Not that she's leaving, but the party. You know what I mean, you. I feel a bit wrecked today, and somehow I've got a bit of a cold, so I'll probably go home early.

The concert yesterday wasn't fantastic, but I guess it was okay. The best band was called Overground and featured the guitarist from old Danish band Michael Learns To Rock (yes, horrible names!) who for some reason were huge in Japan. So it was kind of fun to see him rock out on a tiny stage in front of a few hundred people, when you know he used to play whiny awful pop music at places like The Budokan.

About the headline; for some reason I suddenly thought about that quote the other day. It's from some Matt Dillon movie I saw when I was a kid, but I don't know which one it was. So if you remember, please drop a comment. And say if it's worth seing again.

Friday, August 15, 2003

Following FC Copenhagen's draw with Rangers we had a few beers, actually more than a few, and I don't exactly remember when I went to bed, but the sun was up, and the busses had started going again. So today I've just been in bed, and I only left my room to get ice cream and Diet Coke. Not the worst way to spend a day.

I'm going to an amateur rock concert called Oppenheimers Eftermiddag which could turn out okay, it's free so it's a nice opportunity to check out some new local bands.

Jesus kicks ass!

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

It's official - once again. Vieira and Pires have finally signed new contracts, which should settle things down a bit around the club. To say I'm pleased would be an understatement.

I'm hopefully going to see Identity this friday, which I think will be alright. Despite the worst tagline ever: Identity is a secret. Identity is a mystery. Identity is a killer. What the hell does that mean?

I just heard a funny comment on Letterman: "I went to see the new Jennifer Lopez movie Gigli, and when I came home it was already on cable...". I don't exactly know where it all went wrong for Ben Affleck, but it must have been somewhere between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Phantoms

Monday, August 11, 2003

Rats! Why Did It Have To Be Rats!

It's rat season once again! We recieved a notice warning us that once again our dorm is plagued by rats, which has apparently been a problem for ages. So we're adviced to close our windows when we leave the room and not leave leftover food on the balcony, which I had really been looking forward to since there's nothing quite like the smell of old spaghetti bolognese frying in the sun. Duh! I guess a couple of rats would fall in neatly with the rest of the Trainspotting-esque theme I have going in my room these days. Maybe it's time to clean up the dump.

The football season is getting closer, some may even claim it has already started, but yesterday was really just a sneak preview. I've always said that I would support Arsenal no matter how bad they played, but after seing Francis Jeffers kicking Phil Neville in the stomach, I'm beginning to think we could do without him. That's the kind of behaviour you would expect from Vinnie Jones. And if you're gonna kick Phil Neville while he's lying down and get thrown out, at least make sure to get him in the teeth. One particularly sarcastic Danish fan said that Neville should be thankful of Jeffers' horrible technique, otherwise he could have done some real damage. He then goes on to call Jeffers both a moron and an idiot, which is kinda fair I guess. But it's nice to see that Mr Wenger is still in good spirit as he was quoted for saying: “We didn’t sell all our tickets. I don’t know why. Maybe we should play the game in China or invite David Beckham to come and play.”

By the way, I have just rediscovered Electro-shock Blues by Eels, and it's probably one of the 5 best albums ever made. So now you know...

Sunday, August 10, 2003

The other day we went to see what Abbie refers to as a vile regurgetation of a movie: The Italian Job. I must have been in a pretty good mood that evening, because we all thought it was fairly entertaining. Of course there was a lot of things that were really cliché, the dialogue was uninspired to say the least, Edward Norton was completely wasted, the soundtrack was pretty bad, and though it's supposed to be a remake of The Italian Job with Michael Cain, it's just as much a very silly remake of the remake of Ocean's 11. Did that make sense? Either way, despite all its obvious flaws we thought it was pretty entertaining.
The biggest laugh of the night, however, belonged to the trailer for Bad Boys II. A line like "We drive together, we die together - Bad Boys for life..." always cracks me up. I'm pretty sure not even Henry Rollins can save that stinker.

Saturday, August 09, 2003

It's Loud And Queer

That's it! I'll definitely have to kill somebody very soon. The guy on the 3. floor is playing some extremely lame dance music right now, and absolutely nothing is worse than listening people partying when you're tired. And I am VERY tired. It sounds like Studio f*ckin' 54 up there.
I had a discussion with a friend the other day whether or not it was okay to call up neighbours and complain about the quality of their music. We both agreed it was okay to complain about loud music, but she didn't think it was alright to complain about the quality of the music. Apparently someone had once called to say she should stop listening to the same Shakira song on repeat. Which I of course thought was a fair request. I for one would like to state that it is alright to bitch and moan about the quality of other people's music, it's for example not fair that I should be forced to listen to Lose Yourself by Eminem all the time, just because my neighbour is an idiot.

In an unexpected turn of good taste, Danish TV is now showing the criminally underrated So I Married An Axe-Murderer. There's a lot fun cameos in it like Alan Arkin and Steven Wright, who is one of my favorite comedians. And who knew Charles Grodin could actually be funny?

...and now it appears that Blogger is out of order. Bastards!

Friday, August 08, 2003

If my life had been an American sit-com I would have spit milk all over the kitchen this morning. As I was enjoying my breakfast one of the girls who live here said: "I met a girl yesterday who says she knows you - she said she had played strip poker with you in a German convent!" But luckily my life is not a sit-com so I managed to drink my milk without spilling too much, though I was a bit puzzeled and surprised. I guess that kinda stuff will do that to most people. I mean, it was 10 years ago and suddenly it pops up during breakfast. Never saw it coming... and as far as I remember we never got that far, since none of us knew the rules for poker.

We're going to see The Italian Job tonight, and as usual I have low low expectations. Some of my friends saw it in America and loved it, but they also love LOTR and Harry Potter so I don't pay them much attention.

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

I Wish I Was Like You, Easily Amused.

After making the list in my last post I remembered that old joke about how Bill Clinton said there was three things he would like to do before leaving office; The Dixie Chicks.

There's not really anything on TV right now, one channel is showing The Linda McCartney Story which could possibly turn out to be the worst movie ever. First of all; "based on a true story" always mean the movie is utter shite, and, though I know it's bad juju to badmouth the dead, Linda McCartney was just in for a free ride in a fancy car, it's not as if she was the new Mozart, or even the new Ringo Starr. Not exactly one of the most interesting stories. People like her, Courtney Love and Princess Diana, who got famous because they married someone famous, belong on shows like Oprah and not in movies. Sorry about that Paul....

Another channel is showing The Last Don II. Maybe that should have been The Even Laster Don? Or, The Guy Who Became Don After The Last Don? I don't know, it's too confusing, and probably not very good.

A while ago I took an IQ test on Emode, and ever since they've been spamming me with different tests. I recently received one called Find Your Faith, and since I've been looking for my faith for a while I decided to give it a go. They didn't have it though. Guess I'll have to keep looking. I tried to find God once, and actually found him, but we forgot to exchange numbers and I never heard from him again. (That could have been a decent joke if I hadn't stolen the punchline from Jack Dee... can you tell I'm really bored and tired?)

Sunday, August 03, 2003

It was a pretty intense game today: 4 goals, 2 red cards, a lot of yellow cards as well, and 2 injuries. I was however a bit wasted, and since I didn't really support any of the teams I just kicked back and looked at all the other people who went nuts. A good time was had.

Later I decided that it was about time to change my life, so I made a list of things to change and do:
1. Stop smoking.
2. Paint my room so it isn't nicotine coloured anymore.
3. Lose a bit of weight.
4. Find girlfriend, must be nice and good looking and if possible have cable TV.
5. Stop being broke all the time.
6. When appropriate, I will shut the fuck up.
7. Finish my education.
8. Buy new shoes, which is impossible because I use size 47 (that's 13 in America) - but hey, you know what they say about people with big feet... They have a hard time finding shoes.
9. Go to London on vacation.

There are probably lots of other things that could be added to the list, but they were the first things that came to mind. I made a similar list in December 1999 and actually managed to complete 7 out of 10 tasks in 2000, including finding a place to live, starting an education, and start wearing black socks. Quite an ambitious list that was.

If, like me, you've been wondering what's happening with Machine Head these days, here is a thorough and very honest account of what's happening, and how they got dropped from Roadrunner Records.

At long last I will actually bring the Arsenal news before Arseblogger. Young Gunner Sebastian Svard will join FC Copenhagen on a one year loan deal, and God knows they can use him after a humiliating 4-2 defeat to Odense Boldspilsforening/Midfyns Festival/Carlberg Drinking old farts who were reduced to 10 men because they're a bunch of psychos. I actually quite like FC København because they are one of the two clubs in Denmark with an ounce of ambition, so it'll be fun to actually see him play after he's been hyped for a couple of years. But then again it means that he won't get any first team action for Arsenal this year which would have been better, and though FC Copenhague aren't exactly playing at Premiership level they are the team in Denmark who has most supporters at every game, and if they beat Rangers they'll play in the Champions League which should provide some valuable experience. So it could turn out to be a good idea.
I'm going out to see local team AGF play last years bronze winners who've apparently merged with a team that were relegated last year and changed their name. Danish football is simply not exciting enough to keep up with that kind of cuntery, but it's always fun to go to the stadium and have a couple of beers on a hot summers day along with 15.000 other guys. If nothing else it kills time 'till the Premiership begins again.

Saturday, August 02, 2003

Why must TV hate me? Danish TV has always been known as crappy at best, but now for some reason they've started showing great music programmes on Saturday night. Last Saturday the showed Behind The Music with Megadeth (or Megadeath as they called them.) which is very funny. Tonight it's Motley Crue which I've never seen, but it should be extremely funny. But I'm never at home on Saturday night and my VCR is almost completely dead. Balls! It's always fun to see the rock bands from the 80's, since they're almost always complete scumbags, totally into the sex, drugs and rock n' roll lifestyle, and we all know that nice guys always make boring music. I mean, everybody thinks Travis are the nicest people in the world, but I'm not sure they'll make for a very entertaining documentary, and their music is, well, not that interesting. Now that Metallica are all nice, sober and hugging before each show, the new album is pretty boring. Faith No More all hated each other and threw all sorts of stuff at each other, and they never made a bad album. Coincidence? I think not!

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