I've suddenly discovered how good Porcupine Tree's Half Light is. It's the b-side to Lazarus, and was the closing track of Deadwing until the last minute, when it was wisely replaced by Glass Arm Shattering. I had completely written it off upon first listening to it a good while back. Now I must have played it about 17 times in the last couple of days. It's a very soft, beautiful piece, and not quite as melancholic or depressing as something like Collapse The Light Into Earth.
Woohoo. New Zealand gets to lose to England in the cricket tomorrow. Our cricket team is a bad joke right now, and just to make things worse, our one potential saviour, Jacob Oram, is out. I'm almost glad the game's not being shown on free-to-air here. But how's that for you? On Australian free-to-air TV, you can watch live coverage of US primaries, but not New Zealand versus England cricket. I know which I'd rather watch, and it involves rules and terminology even more confusing than that in any electoral system. "In the last over of play before stumps, he clean-bowled one of the openers with a deceptive change of pace and then on the final delivery trapped the night watchman plumb LBW with a marvellous in-swinging yorker to take a double wicket maiden."
I just want someone to talk to.