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Talkie Walkie Talkie Walkie by Air

Goodbye, hard-earned cash! Apparently French electronic-ambient duo Air are set to release the quirkily titled Talkie Walkie later this month. As Joel would say, that's P450 (usual CD cost) divided by ten tracks, equals P45 per song by Air. Sold! ;) From Rolling Stone:

. . . Air return to what they do best: elegantly moody soundtrack music for imaginary films. Indeed, the closing instrumental, "Alone in Kyoto," has already made a memorable appearance in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation. Talkie Walkie is basically the musical equivalent of Lost in Translation-- it's a slow-motion romance where nothing much happens, but even the quiet moments here can send out emotional ripples that seem to go on forever.

Some song titles include "Alpha Beta Gaga" and "Mike Mills" (from R.E.M., I presume?). Other things I've been itching to get my hands on: The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD, R.E.M.'s In View DVD, and Thirteenth Step by A Perfect Circle, which fans raved about in their site, including someone who posted in authentic Pinoy Jologz texter-speak:

weak and powerless kickz azz!!!perfect muzic,good album.dznt affect diz called sophomore jinx!hehe.AZTIG tlga!much solemn dan previoz one!gudluck guyz!!!!!!!!!idol!! - aroma

Eek! Suddenly am not sure if I'm in good company. Everything for everyone, is all I say. Speaking of Jologz...

The Paris Review Book: of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication... Welcome back, Jessica! Jologz reunion on Tuesday!

Shortly after New Year's Day two balikbayan boxes arrived from me mum, so I'm happy to say I now own Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Dirty But Clean Pierre's Vernon God Little, that Paris Review book with the mile-long title, and Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex. Been seeing only ugly newsprint copies of the last book around, but a friend (Hello, Paul! Are you now lost in Singapore?) luckily got a good copy at Book Sale for about P270 late last year. Happy weekend, y'all!

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