Sunday, October 31, 2004

Down Hearted

I never thought I'd be doing 2 things- 1, naming a blog after an Australian Crawl song and 2, agreeing with something Adolf Hitler once said... something to the effect of never write down what can be expressed verbally... can't remember exactly how this was quoted. I have decided the internet is an evil device as it has taught us to be unemotional and not connect with our loved ones the way we should - verbally and in person... we use this technological advancement to hurt our loved ones and not truly express how we feel so that the receiver can hear and feel your words and see your expression. Words on a screen do not have the benefit of tone, so a normal sentence said matter of factly can be taken as a cold remark. This is my last blog. I'm never going to send another email again. It is wrong to do so unless it's for business purposes or if someone is on the other side of the world. In future, I will express my love,happiness,pain,rage and anger in person. I'm not even going to do it on the phone. The internet has blown up a great relationship where both of us are at fault. I just hope we can swallow our pride and be grown up enough to meet somewhere and discuss things in person, openly and rationally. I am never going to be misunderstood again. People from this day forward will know if I like,love or hate them because I'm going to tell them. There will be no written words except those that will be written on the parchment of their memory. Buenos Dias,Tardes and Noches.... Adios... Sayonara Bye Bye (thank you to Cheap Trick for the last 3 lyrics)...

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Assassination- Ballroom

What's with the sudden fixation of ballroom dancing? It began with 'Strictly Dancing' on the ABC, now we have 'Dancing With the Stars'... and by the way, WHAT STARS??? Dancing with the Hacks would be more appropriate. This form of music is DEATH and sabotage to us elitist who study Argentine tango. The so called tango they do in ballroom is the difference between Chanel No 5 and a bottle of donkey piss with a daisy stuffed in it for floral notes. I actually watched That's Dancing last night and it took all my strengh not to put my foot through the telly when one couple were to do something called Nuevo Tango - WRONG!!!! I have nothing against modern dance and yes, every type of dance has it's place. I just can't deal with the wishy washy-ness of ballroom. It's like a bunch of crusty white people saw Latin dancing and thought it was good but extracted every bit of passion out of it and made it cold and boring. Anyway, now I've got my ya ya's out, I'm off to whack on my Astor Piazolla CD, strap on my ARGENTINEAN tango shoes and whiz around my flat to the passion of Libertango.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Why the people of this country make me want to move to a small farming community in Wales

If you're an Australian reading this, you'll then know that we as a 'democracy' had a chance to exercise that 'right' and do something good by voting out that little weasel John Howard. But no, we had to show how ridiculous a large number of this populous are by being sucked in by scare tactics like interest rates (which are regulated by the Reserve Bank, not the government), terrorism and telling our aging population (of which my mother is one and she doesn't believe the Libs for a second) that he is going to make it all fair and right for them. So much for the extra $10 bucks a week in the pension, my mum's already had $20 taken off her for an 'irregularity' in the system. Telstra's up for sale again and God knows what's next. I've had 6 years of this madness and now we had to endure another 3 unless some miracle occurs... let's pray for a scandal of the Profumo/Keeler type in the 60's... image little Johnny being caught in a hotel room, high on cocaine with his boggies around his ankles banging one of Canberra's finest.... who's he gonna blame then?