I’ve decided to watch all of the Star Trek movies, in order. I’m starting with the first one right now. It’s not bad, over all. It’s a Director’s Edition, re-released in about 2000, so all the effects etc have been re-done.Â Very pretty.
I do like some of the characters:Â Bones is a brilliant doctor, with the typical bucking of authority shown by doctors to military leaders (well, in space, anyway). Commander Decker, though – what a damn pain in the butt.Â Whingy, sulky, cleft-in-chin snoot.
Yes, that’s right, we stayed up last night to watch Australia get pipped by Italy. We had a little help from our friends, thankfully: about 5pm we decided to invite a few people over.Â Oh yeh, we are so cool:Â we had a party that started at midnight!Â That will never be matched, I think. There were about 11 of us in the end; it was brilliant. And the game itself was quite entertaining… I really hope the neighbours were either watching it or couldn’t hear us (we’ve never heard them, so presumably…), since we were… rather vocal. 🙂
We were robbed!
Right now I am watching CREAM in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, from 2005.Â They’re all looking a bit old – Ginger Baker looks like Clint Eastwood, which is a bit weird – but Oh My Goodness can they play!Â Interesting – jack Bruce is using a four-string; I thought he used to use a 5- or even 6-string.Â They’ve done the DVD in a very interesting way:Â taken bits from all four nights, and put it together.Â They included a couple of songs from different nights as a bonus, which is cool.Â (Right now Ginger Baker is playing “Toad”, all on his lonesome – the other two left the stage to give him the limelight – reminds me of John Bonham playing “Moby Dick”.)
It’s made me go and find some Cream bass tabs; I can already (basically) play “Sunshine of your Love”…).