Monthly Archives: February 2009

They’re Everywhere!

Gah! It’s 5am, and I’ve been up since 9am after having 2 hours sleep… what am I doing? You know what I’m doing; I’ve told you my dirty, shameful secret many a time before… I’m essentially googling myself… except not on Google… on Last.fm … the weird thing is I shouldn’t have found anything about me as me, myself, Tom McNab… BUT I DID! Here I am – yep, those are my mash ups.. but upon closer inspection… there are three mash ups there that I haven’t made available for download since *counts the fingers on one hand* well … not for a very long, long time! The weirder thing is… the person who decided to scrobble them with my name did so in the past SEVEN DAYS…. Speaking of SEVEN DAYS… I started reading Ring today by Koji Suzuki!

It’s all a sign… it all means something… I just don’t know what that is yet.

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One Word(ish)…

These are syndicated to my Facebook Notes anyway, so I figure I may as well post this where everybody can read it!

Where is your mobile phone? Right.
Your hair? Disappointing.
Your father? Male!
Your favourite thing? Me!
Your dream last night? Beloved.
Your favourite drink? Tea.
Your goal in life? Infamy.
The room you are in? Living.
Your fear? Wasps.
Where do you want to be in 6 years? There.
Muffins? Korean!
One of your wish list items? Holiday.
Where you grew up? Here.
The last thing you did? Cappuccino.
What are you wearing? Boss.
Your TV? HD!
Your pets? Cheeky.
Your computer? MacBook.
Your life? Fast.
Your mood? Buzzed.
Missing someone? Meh.
Favourite car? Ours.
Favourite store? IKEA!
Your Summer? Unwanted.
Your favourite colour? Blue.
When is the last time you laughed? Always.
Last time you cried? Excruciating.
Three people who email you? James, Alexis, Simon.
Three of your favourite foods? Doughnuts, Peanut Butter, Cheese.

What is your Damage, Veronica?!

I’m having a little trouble trying to figure out why the hell it has taken so long for The Veronicas to crack America. Their album, one of the best albums I’ve ever heard, was released over a YEAR AGO, yet only now has their second single from Hook Me Up, Untouched, made an impact in America (so far reaching #17 on the Billboard Hot 100). I saw the twins, Jessica and Lisa Origliasso, on E! News this morning and I’m really happy for them. I’d never heard of them until their song 4Ever popped up on the soundtrack for the Amanda Bynes flick She’s The Man. It may have been before that when I found out they had been part of the team behind t.A.T.u’s 2005 comeback hit All About Us (check out their, some might say, better sounding demo via YouTube). Then, in September of 2007, my awareness of them sparked, I saw their debut video from their second album, Hook Me Up, on YouTube. Initially I was hostile! Confused at their almost t.A.T.u-esque relationship displayed in the video… despite being sisters! But then I got my hands on some tracks from the album (my other recommendations:  Take Me On The Floor (2nd Single), Popular, Revenge Is Sweeter (Than You Ever Were), I Can’t Stay AwayGoodbye to You) and all was forgiven, falling instantly in love with Untouched and eagerly anticipating the video (which, ultimately, I was let down by and wish they’d re-shot now it’s getting airplay).

So now, over 14 months later, that video and single is ready to drop over here in Britian, and I thought I’d use this opportunity to remind you that I actually mashed up Untouched last year, and it’s one of my favourite mash ups, but unfortunately due to the lock-down WMG has on YouTube I can’t make a video for it. So you’ll just have to make do with the audio…

The Veronicas vs. a-ha - Untouched On Me
The Veronicas vs. a-haUntouched On Me

It sort of makes me slightly hopeful that despite not setting the world on fire initially, perhaps t.A.T.u’s Happy Smiles / You and I era will eventually see it’s time to shine.

What I’ve been doing for the past hour…

The contents of which you shall be reading very soon!