Archive for October, 2005

The Passenger (1975)

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Thank God I didn’t miss it this time, or in fact, I am not going to miss it. I can’t miss it. I would hate myself if I do. I have never seen this movie of Antonioni’s, and I have always wanted to see it. The film is being re-released by Sony Classics Pictures. It even has its own website. This is really exciting. I can’t wait to see it this week. Thanks to M. for telling me this, otherwise I would be so pissed if I had missed it.

Is that you?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Some schmo just called me at work, saying that he is from the collection agency for “New York Higher Education,” and he is collecting my outstanding student loans for $3517. Right, like I ever had any student loans! Well I know it was so not true so I asks him whether he can send me the info via fax, RIGHT NOW. He says that he can’t do that but he can mail it to me. He asks for my address but instead I asks what he has on his file. He told me 2 addresses that were apparently not mine. More suspicions!

He continues to ask for me YOB. I ask him to me what he has instead, and bingo (not), it isn’t my year. Of course he doesn’t believe me. He wonders how the organization can have my work number. (In retrospect, I should’ve busted him by saying that he could’ve found that on the Web.) Anyhow, he tells me that I should fax him my DOB and social, etc. so that he can report back to the organization. What the heck!? I told him that I am not giving him any information and he can report whatever he likes to the credit bureau, because that just isn’t me. He says, “well fine, I will continue with the collection and hopes everything will work out for you.” And he hangs up on me.

Could it be a hoax or could it the wrong person?

Geek in Pink

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

S. and I went to see Jason Mraz last night at the Lincoln Center. Boy, was he adorable! It was definitely a fun gig, he made a lot of silly and cute jokes. I mean, he is so geeky and the way he talks, sings and jumps around worths a million kisses. The music was awesome, he played mostly the songs from his latest album, Mr. A-Z. All of them were much better than in the album. I wasn’t disappointed at all. Kudos to you, Mraz! Oh and by the way, he wore a pink t-shirt with “GEEK” printed on it, and that was a merchandise.

Dead Can Dance

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

Dead Can Dance‘s performance tonight gave me a trance. I concluded that it was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. It was all about the music, nothing else (nothing else was needed). It was a full 2 hours plus concert, with 2 separate encores. It was simply breath-taking.

Since the group’s last release, I have been longing for another of their release, of course, nothing really got released, as there were parted since 1998. Now they are back together, giving another world tour. Glad that I didn’t miss it.

The setup was almost exactly the same as the Towards the Within concert, except a full orchestra at the back. Radio City was such an amazing place for concerts. The sound reverbed and filled the entire atmosphere.

Lisa Gerrard barely talked. In fact she didn’t talk at all so that someone in the audience yelled, “Lisa, some banter!” Until the very end of the evening, she left the audience with “You are fantastic, goodbye (goodnight?)”

Some woman said, “my soul is filled,” when she was departing. I think we were all filled with music, beautiful and dreamy sounds and voices. Now as I am watching Towards the Within again, I realize that it can not compare the live performance when I am sitting in the center of the grand music hall, surrounded and drowned by thousands of screaming supporters and DCD’s complexly weaved and constructed music.

Leshanah tovah

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Today is Jewish New Year (5766), according to the Jewish calendar, Adam and Eve were created today, around 3760BCE. Happy New Year!