Archive for June, 2009

Fluffy Links – Tuesday June 2nd 2009

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Screwing up in public is a-ok in a way.

Really taking the biscuit, MP claims for servants’ wing of house.

Another great post on how to write press releases by Adrian Weckler.

Nice candle. Bit pricey.

Good news for those that host online chat in Ireland. Perhaps.

Front cover of New Yorker made via iPhone painting app.

Via Kottke, nice representation of the ring roads around most giant cities in the world.

An alternative to Twitterfall for showing tweets on a screen.

Like Tennis?

Little Boots – New in Town:


Monday, June 1st, 2009

When this kiss is over it will start again.
It will not be any different, it will be exactly
The same.
Its hard to imagine that nothing at all
Could be so exciting, could be so much fun.

Heaven is a place where nothing every happens.
Heaven is a place where nothing every happens.

I first heard this a few weeks back at David Byrne’s concert in the National Concert Hall and then I heard it on the radio yesterday evening too. This song is decades old and it’s pretty interesting when you look at the lyrics. The wikipedia entry on it states:

It explores the idea of achievement and purpose by way of identifying heaven as the perfect victory over human goals, and, subsequently, by showing this heaven as a place where the perfectly best thing happens over and over at the exact same time in the exactly perfect way (“Oh, heaven, heaven is a place… a place where nothing ever happens”.) In this way, it mocks achievement as an absurd, or even futile, struggle.

It’s more than just music…