Daily Archives: June 26th, 2006

Star Trek

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.  Very pretty.

I do like some of the characters:  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.  Whingy, sulky, cleft-in-chin snoot.

We were robbed, I tell you, ROBBED!

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.  Oh yeh, we are so cool:  we had a party that started at midnight!  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!

Cream, oh yeh

Right now I am watching CREAM in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, from 2005.  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!  Interesting – jack Bruce is using a four-string; I thought he used to use a 5- or even 6-string.  They’ve done the DVD in a very interesting way:  taken bits from all four nights, and put it together.  They included a couple of songs from different nights as a bonus, which is cool.  (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”…).