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Overwhelmed [May. 20th, 2007|10:19 am]
Tony Grist

I don't recognise the Bowie references in Life On Mars because when Bowie first appeared I was looking the other way (career, kids, the usual) and I missed him.

And yesterday idahoswede  made a joke about Three Coins In a Fountain and I looked it up on Amazon and realised I hadn't see it and I'd like to

And Amazon were offering it in a package deal with Roman Holiday which- in spite of adoring Audrey Hepburn- I haven't seen either

And- oh sweet Jesus on a barmcake - the world is so full of books and movies and albums I've never read or seen or listened to

And I'm just so ignorant...

So maybe I'll use my "golden years" (ha-bloody-ha) to play catch-up.

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From: manfalling
2007-05-26 02:43 am (UTC)
I was thinking about this stuff recently too. 'Keeping Up' seems kind of like a mugs game, in that if you REALLY mean to do it, and be on top of everything, then you'll just have no time for real life.

Back in the days of 4 channels and a few good movies it would have been easier. But now there's so much choice, and so much of it good quality.

But also- as you get older, I guess a lot of things start to look like things you've already seen more than once.

I'm correspondingly cutting back on TV and wasted Internet surfing hours. If something's really cool it'll filter down to me, I won't need to seek it out. And I'm probably only going to pursue a few shows further, LOST, the new Battlestar Galactica, possibly Heroes.

Books are better anyway.

Also documentaries I think are fine. Anything where you're learning something 'new' is pretty cool. So tech is in, then, as that's always new. At least the broad strokes of tech, anyway.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-05-26 11:05 am (UTC)
"as you get older, I guess a lot of things start to look like things you've already seen more than once."

You've hit on something there. Like with rock music. I was listening yesterday to Snow Patrol. They're fine, they've got some nice toonz, but they're not doing anything new, are they? If you grew up with the Beatles and the Stones it's hard to get excited- forty years on- by bands that are merely playing variations on a theme.

By the way, can I recommend Life on Mars? It's the sharpest Brit TV show in ages and it's filmed in Manchester. What's not to like?


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From: manfalling
2007-05-26 11:30 am (UTC)
Life on Mars, I actually caught the first season via download around the time it first came out. I quite enjoyed it. Perhaps I'll look into the second season some time- though I am admittedly trying to cut down on how much TV I watch. Maybe I can watch it on weekends, even with Yuka, would give her (and me- ha!) a better idea of the place I come from. Especially now LOST is done for the year.
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