Monthly Archives: January 2007

It’s funny how things turn out. I loved my Sega Mega Drive (Genesis, ewww), and my favourite childhood memories often involve Sonic the Hedgehog, which I still often play thanks to the Game – well, Wii, I should say, even though I don’t own one (yet). My 10th birthday? Sonic the Hedgehog 3 tournaments! First time I completed Sonic 2 (back in the day when there was no saving)? I remember it well, and still have only completed twice to this day. Yes, this is going somewhere, and it ties in very nice with my previous vlog, in which I mentioned I had written a few songs. One of the first songs I wrote, back in 1995, was inspired by the backing music for the Sonic the Hedgehog level Star Light Zone. It was called “Lost” and it’s still one of my favourite, if simple, songs I’ve written. There was just something about the melody for Star Light Zone that struck a (‘scuse the pun) chord with me. Well tonight, I may have found why this is. The music in Sonic the Hedgehog was composed by Masato Nakamura, who is a bassist of the Japanese band Dreams Come True. One of their songs, “Kusuriyubi no Kesshin” was the basis of the background music for Star Light Zone.

“Kusuriyubi no Kesshin” | “Star Light Zone”

Ain’t that the oddest coincidence? Even back then I could tell the makings of a pop-song! What’s that you say? You want to hear my song “Lost”… well, maybe I’ll upload a clip of me singing it, only if someone requests it. Also, MANY congratulations to Shilpa Shetty for winning Celebrity Big Brother 2007, I knew she would! I actually watched one of her Bollywood films last night (it was on Sky Cinema) called “Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar“. She was very good, can’t wait to see her on TV more now she’s famous over here. Before I turn in for the night (morning), I’ll remind you about my Horror Film Blog which I contribute to, owned by my horror-loving friend James. Keep an eye out for more posts as the year progresses, cos there’s a lot of horror films out this year that I’m hoping to see including, but not limited to, the eagerly anticipated remake of John Carpenter’s “Halloween”, my all-time favourite film!

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It snowed yesterday; Blink and you will have missed it. Once again I’m in for blood over two days, so I’ve been updating my Portable Media Player that I got for Christmas (Sansa E280). Those of you who actively read my blog (seriously, who are you?) will know of my past troubles with Napster. However, I’ve set my quarrels aside and redownloaded it. Currently, it seems to be behaving very well. Though as you may already know, that’s how it all started before. 8 tracks later and I was ready to kick it in its little digital-ass. I ordered A Scanner Darkly, so I hope it’s as good as the buzz says. It’s not something I do often, buy a DVD without seeing it, but all the times I have done it’s been well received.

Video Blog #2TVB12:
‘B’ is for Blood.

What a strange and eventful year it’s been so far! I’ve updated the photos section and added an old article from 2001 as well as Wednesday’s video clip of me being interviewed on the local BBC news. I was actually recognised in the street yesterday; if things keep going the way they are I’ll probably be on Celebrity Big Brother by this time next year! Speaking of which, I don’t really know what to make of the “celebs” this year, but I can’t be the only one who noticed that Cleo Rocos bears an uncanny likeness to Liono from one of my favourite childhood cartoons, Thundercats?

Cleo Rocos and Lion-O - Seperated at Birth?