Archive for July 25th, 2006

Regarding Greek Music

I can’t stand Greek bouzouki/popular music. I never could, even when I was 2 years old and didn’t know anything about any other kind of music yet. That’s why I was always the weirdo of my friend’s pack, I guess… I don’t like traditional Greek music either, although I must admit that I much prefer it over popular modern Greek music.

Having said that, there are a few, very few, Greek songs that I very much like. One of them is “Synnefiasmeni Kyriaki” (”Cloudy Sunday”) by Vasilis Tsitsanis. Another one is “Annabel” of Stavros Xarhakos (also known as “ena proino”). It’s a love song but if you try to literally understand its lyrics you won’t make lots of sense (that’s why I won’t even bother translate it). It was the theme song of a late-60s Greek romantic movie where a beautiful English young woman falls for… an uncivilized goat-herder while in Greece for summer vacations.

Ένα πρωινό η Παναγιά μου
θα’ρθει να με βρει στην ακρογιαλιά
πέλαγο κρυφό τα όνειρα μου
κι έστειλες εσύ βάρκα με πανί

Πόσο σ’αγαπώ κανείς δεν ξέρει
κι αν θα μ’αγαπάς μικρό μου ταίρι
καλοκαιρινό σ’αγαπώ

Θα σταθείς ψηλά στο παραθύρι
πάνω στα μαλλιά άστρα του νοτιά
έχει η Παναγιά καραβοκύρη
να μας πάει μακριά πέρα απ’τη στεριά

If any Greek reader has an mp3 of it I would be very interested in getting hold of it (can’t buy the album as it’s not sold in US).

Like Moles, Like Rats…

My online friend Nathan Baesel was recently hired to act at the post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie “Like moles, like rats” that’s coming out next year. The movie has been in the works for 3 years now already. Can’t wait to see it.

Yesterday the TV here also reran twice an old episode of “The District” which was Nathan’s first job on TV (playing the bad guy). I grabbed a few pics from it though my DVR.

An update on the diet

For the month of July I am expecting to lose 6 lbs (2.7 kg). I had four days that various cravings threw me off the diet. I would have lost about 7 lbs (3.1 kg) this month if I could manage away from the cravings… But I am not complaining, I think I do well so far and having cravings here and there is a healthy bodily reaction to the strict 700 calorie intake diet I follow.

On other news, I am expecting the Sony Ericsson M600i to arrive this week… This supposed to be the cheap version of the P990, but I think that Sony Ericsson removed way too many features from it (no EDGE/3G support in US for example).

Update: Heh, I almost forgot. This morning I dreamt of… Osama Bin Laden. He was extremely ill, he was missing a limb or two, and he was abandoned by the Taliban. Only one of the Taliban guys was assigned to visit him once a day to feed him and take care of him in a filthy house, at the top of a mountain near an Afghan village.

And a note to NSA/CIA’s net bots: no, I am not a psychic, so don’t take my dream for a clue. ;-)