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I ramble about a number of things - but travel experiences, movies and music feature prominently. See my label cloud for a better idea. All comnments and opinions on this blog are my own, and do not in any way reflect the opinions/position of my employer (past/current/future).

25 July 2006

Current Favourite Songs

According to Amarok on my home machine, the following 27 (sorted according to artist) are my current favorite songs from my music collection (approximately 5700 titles). It's a fairly acurate representation even though I do play music through other media players and then there is my iPod etc.Looking at it, it's quite an interesting mix, and reflects quite well my varied taste in music (though there is no classical or jazz numbers on the list). I am surprised that there are no Offspring songs on that list though.

And, I know I will take a lot of flak for the song that appears 2nd on the list - but I can counter, that it is probably the only song that proves that she does have some vocal talent, and I do think it's good song. (I tried getting everything in a table, but that was a nightmare in formatting, and text is not any better ... so I am forced to show that I am a student, and do it reference style :p)

  1. Black Eyed Peas: Let's Get Retarded
  2. Britney Spears: Everytime
  3. Dido : Thank you
  4. DJ Cleo : Goodbye Feat. Dj What What
  5. Eminem : My Dads Gone Crazy
  6. Eminem : Stan - featuring Dido
  7. Enigma: Return to Innocence
  8. Evanescence: Going Under
  9. Evanescence: My Immortal
  10. Freshlyground: I'd Like
  11. Goo Goo Dolls: Iris
  12. Guns N' Roses: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  13. Mafikizolo: Ndihamba Nawe
  14. Metallica: Whiskey In The Jar
  15. Metallica: The Unforgiven II
  16. Nancy Sinatra: Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
  17. Ray Charles: Hit The Road Jack
  18. Robert Miles: Children
  19. Scatman : Scatman's world
  20. Seether: Broken (Feat. Amy Lee)
  21. Seether: Remedy
  22. Spingbock Nude Girls: Blue eyes
  23. Springbok Nude Girls: Bubblegum On My Boots
  24. The White Stripes: Seven Nation Army
  25. U2 : Beautiful Day
  26. U2: Sunday Bloody Sunday
  27. Vanessa Mae: Contradanza

24 July 2006

Living on the edge

I was curious to see how long my battery would last ... carried on full strength (strong backlight, no CPU throttling) for at least 5 minutes after my battery indicator said it was dead ... wonder where the power came from ...

Scoring Goals

So, Kaiser Chiefs won the Vodacom Challenge against Manchester United over the weekend, on penalties. Admittedly, it was their second side made up of a number of young players but it was a good performance by the Chiefs. Other than Fernadez's keeping at the goals, one thing that stood out for me in the entire competition was the lack of goals by both of the South African sides - Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. In fact, between them, they only scored one goal (Kaiser Chiefs against Orlando Pirates). This is not a new problem for South African sides - remember the African Cup of Nations earlier this year - South Africa did not score a goal in three matches back then either.

This is actually in stark contrast to Banyana Banyana (the ladies side), whose game I caught on TV while avoiding other things I could have been doing. In a qualifier match (I think for the African Cup of Nations) against Tanzania, they won 3-0, with two breath taking goals, especially the last one in the 93rd minute from a corner curling into the top of the near post, which the defender could only head into the goal. So goals in South African football - probably only from Banyana Banyana.