Category Archives: Calvin Harris

Triple J Hottest 100 – My Votes

These are the ten songs I’ve voted for in the Triple J Hottest 100, in no particular order. Some of the links may not work for certain countries – legal reasons or whatever. Enjoy!

Calvin Harris – Ready for the Weekend
Daniel Merriweather – Change (feat. Wale)
Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls
Grinspoon – Comeback
Jet – She’s a Genius
Kasabian – Fire
Kasabian – Underdog
Little Boots – New in Town
Peaches – Talk to Me
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

Thursday Thirteen: May 14 – Music

Actually only came up with 12 songs I’m rather enjoying of late, in alphabetical order of artist. Unless my alphabet skills are screwy, which they may very well be.

1. Alan Brough Interviews Sarah Wendell & Candy Tan. ABC put the audio online today.

2. Lily Allen – Not Fair

3. Eskimo Joe – Foreign Land

4. Evermore – Hey Boys and Girls (Truth of the World, Part 2)

5. Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls

6. Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone

7. Kasabian – Fire

8. Lady Gaga – Lovegame

9. Daniel Merriweather – Change
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10. Peaches – Talk to Me

11. The Presets – If I Know You

12. Tiga – Shoes

13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen
13 Songs I’ve Enjoyed Lately (in no particular order)
(Edition #18)
1. The Ting Tings’ “Shut Up and Let Me Go”
2. Gabriella Cilmi’s “Save the Lies”
3. Coldplay’s “Lost!”
4. The Presets’ “Yippyo-Ay”
5. Madonna’s “Miles Away”
6. Rihanna’s “Rehab”
7. Lady GaGa’s “Just Dance”
8. Sam Sparro’s “21st Century Life”
9. The Ting Tings’ “That’s Not My Name”
10. The Ting Tings’ “Great DJ”
11. Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris’ “Dance wiv Me”
12. The Presets’ “Talk Like That”
13. Rihanna’s “Disturbia”

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen
Songs I’m Enjoying Now in No Particular Order
(Edition #11)
1. Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris: “Dance wiv Me”
2. The Presets: “Talk Like That”
3. Rihanna: “Disturbia”
4. Carolina Liar: “I’m Not Over”
5. Coldplay: “Yes”
6. Gabriella Cilmi: “Don’t Want to Go to Bed Now”
7. The Vines: “He’s a Rocker”
8. Flight of the Conchords: “Bret, You Got It Going On”
9. Madonna: “She’s Not Me”
10. Gnarls Barkley: “Run (I’m a Natural Disaster)”
11. Sam Sparro: “Black and Gold”
12. Madonna & Justin Timberlake: “4 Minutes”
13. Sneaky Sound System: “Kansas City”

Filmclip of the Week

Filmclip of the Week goes to Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris’s “Dance wiv Me”, because it’s so nice to hear Mr Harris again. Wonder when his second album will be released, because I Created Disco is super-fun πŸ™‚

So Much Funukah to Celebrate Chanukah

Chanukah in the City was yesterday, but I didn’t go. But I did go in the past. See my photos here and get down to Jew’Town πŸ˜‰

Me wanna go to this. What are you doing on Friday Feb 8? Hopefully merrymaking πŸ˜‰

Ooh! More website visitors from:
*Edmonton, Alberta (Andy, is that you?)
*Horsham, West Sussex (as opposed to Horsham in Victoria where Strauchanie is from)

Me Pimp, You Ho

I prefer Calvin Harris’s “Love for You” (the B-side on the single) to “Acceptable in the ’80s”. It’s just gorgeous πŸ™‚

I’m concerned for my cat’s intellect: I caught him eating his own vomit the other night. Really. Because the vomit was in the (empty) bath, and he was in the bath eating it up. And his food dish was in its usual spot next to the shower. Oh dear…

I’ve realised a problem with my writing: my novels are short (circa 70,000), but my synopses are long (at least 900 words). Me thinks synopses should be shorter, but does anyone know the roundabout word count I should aim for?

Also, I need help with Blogspot HTML, because I want my sidebars to have wordcount meters, and lists of websites and blogs, and books I’ve read, and music I’ve listened to. How do I all this? I tried copying and pasting, but the headings don’t show up. Check out my Blogspot, and see if you can help, please. Much appreciated.

Now, for author pimpage of those on my LJ Mutual Friends List. Let’s meet them:

Jeaniene Frost: Writes urban fantasy. She gave away Halfway to the Grave cover flats, and I have one πŸ™‚ Buy Halfway to the Grave on Nov 1 2007.
Mark Henry: Writes urban fantasy. With zombies. I mean, zombies are in the novel; they didn’t assist with writing – and if they did, MH didn’t give credit where credit was due πŸ˜‰ Buy Happy Hour of the Damned in March 2008. (Sorry, I don’t have the exact date because it’s not listed on Amazon yet.)
December Quinn/Stacia Kane: DQ writes erotica; SK writes urban fantasy. Buy Personal Demons on April 1, 2008.

Let it be known that Mark and Stacia are also part of an elite five-person group blog, League of Reluctant Adults. (Here’s hoping I’ve got the link right.) Basically it’s a group of urban fantasy writers who understand the importance of humour. They think they’re reluctant adults? Dude, I don’t have a job πŸ˜‰ Entries so far have been written by Anton Strout, Stacia and Mark. Don’t be surprised if I pimp the blog regularly – it may be the only chance I have to win free stuff, and you know I love presents πŸ˜‰

And heads up, Mark: Guess who’s playing Sharon’s sister, Karen, on this week’s Kath & Kim? Have a squizz here.

You Should Play the Guitar

You’re very independent – both in spirit and in the way you learn.
You can teach yourself almost anything, even if it makes your fingers bleed.

You’re not really the type to sit patiently through a music lesson – or do things by the book.
It’s more your style to master the fundamentals and see where they take you.

Highly creative and a bit eclectic, you need a wide range of music to play.
You could emerge as a sensitive songwriter… or a manic rock star.

Your dominant personality characteristic: being rebellious

Your secondary personality characteristic: tenacity

Nicked from Nicole, Andy:

Your home is a

Magic Muse’s Castle

Your kitchen is manned by a team of Keebler Drow Elves. Your master bedroom is decorated to look like the treetop village of the Galadhrim. Your study has every fantasy novel ever written, including multiple editions of the Silmarillion and advance copies of Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition.

Your home also includes a roost for griffons. You’ve never actually seen a griffon, but you keep the roost ready anyway. Your guests enjoy your home theater with hi-def plasma screen TV, and the thrones you watch it from. Outside is the moat that protects your home from goblin invaders and extended family.

And, you have a pet — a unicorn named “Shadowhooves”.

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Find YOUR Dream Home!