Friday, July 27, 2007
Yes. The speech marks are important. I'd heard plenty about the TV series, but had declared that because they had foolhardily chosen not to use the Bowie song as the theme tune, I wasn't going to watch it. But after missing it's debut on BBC 2 last night, cos I was out, I quietly caught the repeats this evening, and it's fair to say I'm intrigued. And probably hooked. I'm not all that good with rolling hour long US dramas, simply because despite their obvious quality, I miss them and then the thread is lost. The story has moved on, I don't know what's going on and it's more than I can bear. I already have enough angst in my world without wondering what on earth happened to Kim in 24. Much better with comedy where nothing changes from one week to the next. Missed an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond? Not exactly the end of the world.
But here we are. Looks like I have a replacement for Life On Mars as the one TV drama I will make an "appointment to view". I already identify most strongly with the obvious characters that I like to think reflect myself (the Japanese dude, the fucked up flying dude), and don't really care much about the rest of them. But I'm sure all my preconceptions will be blown apart, blah blah blah. But the key question has to be: will they get to wear costumes? And can I buy one and wear it to work?
So here we go then, what superpower would you want?
I think I'd like to be able to summon powerful beasts to do my bidding, like a badass Dr Doolittle. Because NOONE would be expecting that. Someone pushes in front of me in the queue at Tesco and BLAM, I hit them with a panther. Or that person who decides to stop at the top of the escalator at Warren St gets lifted high into the air by an eagle, and then dropped in front of a bus on the Euston Road. Or the cheeky oik on the bus listening to Ciara loudly on his mobile gets mauled by a polar bear, before bear and I head out to watch the northern lights over a Coke. That would be cool.
Anyway, the closest thing I have right now is songs that make me at least feel like a superhero. And at this this exact moment I cannot stop listening to Bright Eyes' wonderful 'Hot Knives'. It was on the last list of tracks, but it deserves another mention. Simply stunning. And being the vinyl junkie I am, I'm also immensely pleased that I picked it up on numbered picture disc 7 inch.
Oh, and the number, you ask?
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