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Get Outta My Way (Boys) – just a fun tribute to Kylie!

I am struggling a tad to find the words to comment here. I think this video lacks something. Perhaps the director should have featured some celebrities keen to participate in doing a jig in this MV. Some well-known footballers like Mr. Tevez and Mr. Ferdinand would be my preferred option – providing that they are not too busy pounding one another for hours/days, etc. on end. Having them as part of the video would be a nice touch. There is no doubt that Kylie would be delighted and proud of this tribute from these boys.

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On the train

A long time ago, when I first came to the UK to study English Language in London, I had to commute there by train. This caused me a bit of concern as I had never used an electric train before and I did not know how the system worked either. But I manged to learn from someone around here whose name is not appropriately mentioned on this blog. In the end, it was not that difficult and I could manage it by myself.

The thing that I liked about travelling on the train in the UK is that I felt relaxed, especially on the mid-afternoon train when there were not many commuters. I also liked the view of the rolling countryside as the train passed by. I cannot specifically describe it. For some strange reason, it just made me feel good and calm. It was just like being in this music video, Star Guitar, by the Chemical Brothers, directed by one of my favourite directors, Michel Gondry.

The funny thing about travelling on the train in England is that people are always quiet. It seems like there is nobody there. I think the reason for this is that people just do not want to express themselves in public since it might draw attention to themselves. It could be a bit embarrassing if other passengers heard what you said about your own business, whether by phone or just in ordinary discussion. And it would be inconsiderate too if you talked too much as it would disturb other passengers.

Still, that does not mean I would like to commute on the train on a regular basis. I merely like the feeling of sitting and looking out of the window and at other passengers’ faces on the train. Strangely, nobody seemed to make eye contact with me. If a passenger did, I might provide that person with a wink to eye him or her up! People are unbelievably shy. There was not much I could do, except to sit still, look out of the window and enjoy the scenery.

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Taking a drive accompanied by “Magnolia”

I suppose I could write about the political climate in Thailand which is an ultra hot topic right now. However, as a non-professional blogger who is not so keen on politics, I would rather not talk about it as to me there are already plenty of bloggers who have been covering this story far better than I could. So I will just leave that to those experts. Instead, I just want to ramble on about my daily life, which might not be exactly exciting, and may even be quite boring to some, yet I am going to do it anyway.

I had ordered “Magnolia” which is the sound track of the movie. I am kind of surprised that suddeny I have a strong liking for the movie and the music accompanying the film even though I watched “Magnolia” many years ago. Then I did not really understand what was going on and when I saw it again last month I still did not quite grasp the whole message. But the ending is memorable and the music is gorgeous. And this morning when the postman dropped a package through the letterbox I immediately knew it was the soundtrack of this film.

We went for a drive in the afternoon in not-quite-sunny weather, but it was not rainy. I decided to take the CD with me, put it into the player and listened to the entire album, again and again, from the beginning of our journey to our return home. Overall, I was very pleased with the music. Especially while we were driving through the countryside when the music that accompanied us rendered me a feeling of being in a Music Video, where of course I had a leading role! Wherever we were heading, the scenery looked cinematic to me. I could not have asked for a finer day. Below is the MV of one of the soundtracks of the movie which is also one of my favorites. It is called “Wise up”.

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What does a song make you think of?

Sometimes when you miss someone and you don’t know whether in this life you will see that person again, you have a feeling of nostalgia which is hard to resist, particularly when you come across something that reminds you of that person. You might wonder if he or she ever feels the same as you do and you will never know.

Whenever I listen to this Silly Fools’s song called “Mur Ruk Chun Gert”, which means when my love story began/was born, it always takes me back to an episode in my college years on the day when one of my friends was unwell. I can still see the scene in the hospital room where I and around 30 of my classmates crowded to give this bedridden friend of mine support. While we were joking around with my sick friend, suddently this music video appeared on the TV and all of us in that room were tansfixed with what we were seeing, including the patient. It gave us such a good feeling and we just kept on watching it intently until the end of the song. Damn! I miss that.

Here is the translation of the song in English:

“I have some question in my mind
maybe I do something wrong
maybe I value my love too much
When my love story began…

I decided to stop here, It’s enough to give my heart to someone
I met only disappointment
I met only hurtful
When my love story began

Do you know how I feel?
When I know my love won’t be coming back

Just want to flee far from here
Flee far from here
I won’t turn back again
Just want to flee far from here
Flee far from here
Before you will turn back to kill me

But it seems no matter how far I flee, it will become more close
Still be confused
Still have darkness in my mind
I give someone meaningful things but they don’t want these
When my love story began

Just want to flee far from here
Flee far from here because I don’t want to know that I’m a worthless person
Just want to flee far from here …Flee far from here
Before you will turn back to kill me”

Thanks to this link for the lyrics of the song in English. Cheers!

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Silly Fools versus Silly Fools

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Oh yeah, I miss this Thai band. Silly Fools is probably the best head-banging rock band in Thailand. It is a shame that the former lead singer, also known as Toe, quit the band as a result of a disagreement between its members on a silly issue – I fould the whole thing rather rock cliche’. So, they had to replace him with a new singer whose name is Benjamin Jung Tuffnell, Korean born, but adopted by American parents. To be fair, I think his voice is quite good, but personally I still prefer Toe to him. Maybe I just have not got used to his voice yet. Time will tell if he will be able to surpass the voice and reputation of the bygone vocalist. Still, it is great for the band to try to do something new by presenting a new singer who is able to sing in English to their fans. Surely they will continue to rock my world! Silly Fools will always rule!

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It is a Bear Band!

We have heard and seen plenty of boybands around the globe. Some are very fine, but many are not quite good enough. For everyone who is so fed up with young, barely able to sing, twink lads, I recommend an alternative type of pop band featuring four hairy chubby men; they are Bearforce1.

Bearforce1 is the first hairy bearband in Europe, if not in the world. The band is based in Amsterdam. The four members of this bearband are Robert and Ian, originally from Belfast, and Peter and Yuri, both from Amsterdam. The band’s sound is fast beat electronic music. Their music video is accessible via Bearforce1’s official website or by YouTube. Here is a videoclip. “Warning, viewers who have weak hearts might need to look away now.”

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