Monday, November 30, 2009


A buzzing good time with the Buzzcocks!

Monday, November 16, 2009


I keep thinking of you
You're on my mind
For the fifty-seven thousandth time this morning
I keep seeing you in sheets of white
I can't change anything
I can't change
Anything - Anything

I was out on my own
For the first time
It was here all alone, that I cracked
Now it won't happen again
Til the next time
Now I think I can do this all by myself

I've been thinking of you a lot this morning
For the fifty-seven thousandth time today
I will see you in pictures
Dressed as I am
I can't change anything
I can change
Anything - Anything

I would like to tell you
Where I'm going to
I've seen it before
I've seen it before
I would like to tell you
This is not about you
I've seen it before
I've seen it before

I've been thinking of you
You're on my mind

(Thinking of You - Pete Yorn)

Thursday, November 12, 2009


It has been a long while since I last visited an IKEA store. Went to one 2 weekends ago to look for a simple dining set and this was what I ended up with:
At only $125, I think it is hard to beat in terms of value and practicality.
Where else but IKEA that one could look at the item, pick it up from the racks, pay at the counter, brings it home and have a dining set fully assembled in an instant and ended up a totally satisfied customer?
IKEA thinks about the customer experience in its product design as its starting point, that I think is their forte all these years.
The dining set above took me less than half an hour to fix it all up and I ended up feeling so great to have a dining set that is nice to sit on and easy to clean (it's a tempered glass top) and could also be used as a working table!
I do not think there is any kind of mega store that could engage a customer to walk through its entire store and not feel bored. That is the IKEA experience that sets it apart from the rest. The layout of the store and the flow from one theme to the next is seamless and kinda inspires the customer with ideas to re-decorate one's home!
IKEA to me represents IDEAS and INSPIRATION.
"IKEA : INSPIRING IDEAS" - that would be quite some tagline!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Caught the Pixies on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien over the weekend on CNBC where they were in the midst of their "Doolittle Live 2009" sellout tour of the USA celebrating the 20th anniversary of their classic "Doolittle" album.
Was it really 20 years ago? How time flies but the music remains the same.

What I remember about "Here Comes Your Man" will always be the numerous mention of "box car"....may be referring to a tiny small car or may be the old classic Mini or maybe something kids made with a wooden box with rollers???

Here it is on The Tonight Show, brings back so much memories.......

They have also released a free live E.P. for download:

Doolittle 20th Anniversary Live E.P.
1. Dancing the Manta Ray
2. Monkey Gone To Heaven
3. Crackity Jones
4. Gouge Away