July 24th, 2003

Amak Axver

Popmart, Numb, and Wide Awake In America

Just when you thought my U2 fanaticism was starting to wear off, I got more U2 stuff! Firstly, I got the 2 hour long video of Popmart - Live From Mexico City. Good concert, and I really like the video, but not their best concert (the Red Rocks concert of Under A Blood Red Sky is better, if you ask me). Secondly, I got the video single of Numb. Not bad, and the original version of Numb had a rather amusing music video. Thirdly, I got the Wide Awake In America EP. The live version of Bad on this is AMAZING. Oh my, I love it. It's not as good as the version on the Rattle And Hum video, but it's magnificient, as is The Three Sunrises (which was done in the studio), which really should've been on The Unforgettable Fire CD. The live version of A Sort Of Homecoming is good, and quite different to the studio version of TUF. You can't really compare them too much, in my opinion. And Love Comes Tumbling, the fourth and last track, a studio track, is good, but not great.

Oh yes, one very interesting thing on the Popmart video was the version of Sunday Bloody Sunday on it - Edge performed it solo! No Larry on drums, no Adam on bass, no Bono singing lead vocals (Edge usually does backing on SBS), just Edge, his voice, and his guitar. Sometimes he sounded much like Bono.

But I am going to stick firm to my resolution to listen to other music. Don't worry about that.

Anyhow, shall post more later ...
  • Current Music
    'Bad (WAIA Live)' by U2
Amak Axver

Making headlines today ....

Firstly, I will be home tomorrow. It's pointless going to school tomorrow; after third period, it ends, because it's the half day sports carnival, I'm still not feeling well, and two of the three classes I don't want to go to, so I'll stay home.

Secondly, I have quit Drama and switched to Study of Religion. Doing SOR means I also don't have to do Religion and Ethics, so thus I get two more study lessons a week (six now rather than four). I did really enjoy Drama and it was great fun, but now I don't enjoy it at all, and don't look forward to it, plus it's not relevant to anything I really want to do (or at least I don't think it is), and it's the subject I get the worst marks in. I can't get an A in it - barely anyone can - and if I can't get an A in a subject, it's simply not worth doing. I am sure I can get A's in SOR if I really apply myself to it. Plus, I've always wanted to do SOR. Religion interests me, both Christiaity and other religions. Tomorrow, SOR was the one subject I did want to do, but I'd rather start it next week anyhow.

My Internet connected second try tonight! I'm in awe. First try last night, second tonight. Hopefully it'll stick to connecting quickly, rather than fall back to what it has been doing. Maybe my ISP has fixed it. Well done to them, then.

The Mole starts on Sunday! It's always been one of my favourite shows, and this one looks very good ... I think it's in New Caledonia this time, which will be interesting. One series - think it was the last one - was mainly based on the Gold Coast, so that was very cool. I'm not sure, but Mum's car may've even been on screen for a brief second ... no, hang on, I think at first I thought it was hers but then realised it wasn't ... eh, I'm not sure. So yes, it's cool a show I like is coming on. And they've started playing repeats of Seinfeld again, seeing Big B(r)other has finished, so I'm happy about that. But why must it be on at the same time as Frasier repeats? Grr, I like both of those shows and I never caught most of these episodes when they were new so they don't seem to be repeats to me. Evil Channels 9 and 10.

Oh, and the Bledisloe is on this Saturday! New Zealand are favourites to beat Australia. GO THE ALL BLACKS, THE MIGHTY MIGHTY ALL BLACKS. *calms down patriotic fervour*

My new U2 stuff is very cool. And hopefully I'll be able to download some non-U2 stuff this weekend. I heard Clocks by Coldplay on the radio coming home from school today (the radio in Mum's car decided to work well for a change!), and it's not my favourite song or anything, but I liked it and I can tell it's one of those songs that will grow on me.
  • Current Music
    'Love Comes Tumbling' by U2
Amak Axver

An update on my health for anyone who cares

Alright, I'm feeling better tonight than I have in days. All day my condition has changed quite a bit. During morning tea, I felt quite good, but, by German (50 minutes later), I was extremely ill, and my throat was so bad I could only speak in croaks at one point. I know I'll probably be worse tomorrow morning than I am now, because every morning this week when I've woken up, I've felt like crap. Today wasn't the best of days, and I had to force myself through at points, although by the afternoon I was capable of thinking for a change (just the right time, too, seeing my last lesson was Maths C, the most thinking-intensive class you can do - seriously, some of this maths is very hard).

On another front, I think I need new glasses. My eyes have been quite sore and/or tired lately, and I don't think it's just because I'm ill. I believe I'm getting my eyesight tested in August, though, so that's good. Not too long to wait.

Right, now I'm off to bed. It's past 11 and I need my sleep.
  • Current Music
    'Love Comes Tumbling' by U2