Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Mika- Life in catoon motion (album review) 10/10





I can honestly call this album my favorite of all time.
I think the word that describes it best is epic.
The album starts out with Mika's hit single Grace Kelly, and the as you listen further into the album you get the feeling your in a way listening to a movie. It may sound strange, but like how a movie makes you feel many different things while watching it, Mika manages to do the same.
This album has it all from Crazy fun songs to sad depressing ones.
Mika's voice is definately a gift from God.
This being his debut album, expect much more as he musically matures.
Comparisons have already been made to Queen's late lead singer Freddie Mercury.
Great Great album
To sum all it up I would call it , epic, moving, compelling, fun, funky, crazy and innovative.
I dont recommend any particular songs because i love them all, but if I were to choose my favorite it would be "Relax, take it easy" but the others come in close behind.

heres a track list
  1. "Grace Kelly" – 3:07
  2. "Lollipop" 3:03
  3. "My Interpretation" – 3:35
  4. "Love Today" – 3:55
  5. "Relax, Take It Easy" – 3:44
  6. "Ring Ring" - 3:35 (the monologue before "Any Other World" is placed here after "Ring Ring")
  7. "Any Other World" – 4:19
  8. "Billy Brown" – 3:14
  9. "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" – 4:08
  10. "Stuck in the Middle" – 4:08
  11. "Erase" (Mika, Jodi Marr, Desmond Child) - 3:38
  12. "Happy Ending" – 4:35 / 10:21 (includes hidden track "Over My Shoulder" – 4:45)
*note: some of the tracks above are not in the standard edition shipped to Oman. The songs listed that are not included in the album are:
"Ring Ring" - 3:35 (the monologue before "Any Other World" is placed here after "Ring Ring")
and
"Erase" (Mika, Jodi Marr, Desmond Child) - 3:38

Thursday, August 30, 2007

RIP Antonio Puerta :(

its been a long time since ive blogged
but i wanted to make a tribute to the lost soul of Seville player Antonio Puerta :'(

from www.bbc.com
"
Sevilla's Puerta dies in hospital
Antonio Puerta
Puerta helped Sevilla win the Uefa Cup last season
Spain international Antonio Puerta has died after suffering a heart attack in his club side Sevilla's 4-1 win against Getafe on Saturday.

Defender Puerta, 22, collapsed in the first-half and medics prevented him from swallowing his tongue.

But he collapsed again after going off and was given cardiac resuscitation before being taken to hospital.

He was placed in intensive care and doctors said on Tuesday his condition had deteriorated before his death.

Puerta collapsed after jogging back towards his own goal 35 minutes into the opening league game of the season at the Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday.

Team-mates and medical staff rushed to his side and were seen preventing him from swallowing his tongue as he lost consciousness.

606: TRIBUTES

He was able to walk from the pitch but doctors said that he collapsed again in the changing rooms and had to be given cardiac resuscitation before being taken to the Virgen del Rocio hospital.

Hospital director Gimeno Guerrero said Puerta died of "multiple organ failure, stemming from prolonged cardiac arrest."

Sevilla were due to play AEK Athens in the second leg of a third round Champions League qualifier on Tuesday but the match has been postponed until Monday 3 September.

As a consequence, the league match against Osasuna that was scheduled for next Monday has been postponed.

There will also be a minute's silence in tribute of Puerta before every La Liga match next weekend.

A league statement said: "The Professional Football League wishes to pass on its most sincere condolences to the family of Antonio Puerta.

"It has also declared the next day of league play to be one of official mourning and asked all its affiliated teams to observe a minute's silence before the games."

European football's governing body said: "UEFA and the entire football family extend their sympathy and sincere condolences to the family of Antonio Puerta." "

may god help his girlfriend who is pregnant and rest his soul

Friday, June 29, 2007

Qurm commercial area

After Gonu the qurm commercial area practically drowned.
Now around a month after Gonu only sabco reopened.
None of the fast food chains reopened yet.
What was once the prime area in the muscat region is now one of the quietest areas in the capital area.
Much has changed since Gonu.
If you have any information on the reopening of any of the centers or restaurants please post the information here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

My new blog

i did a new blog dedicated to the oman national team during the asian cup
CLICK HERE to visit the blog

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

update on gonu

its bad and its only getting worse
may god be with us

why do bad things always happen to good people?

sigh is there anything more i should say? :'(

my first reporting on cyclone gonu

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Watch the champions league online


this should work
not sure

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hollywood's "summer of three"

Just when i though TV shows would take over from the big screen, Hollywood surprises me with a blockbuster summer filled with the 3rd editions of movies .
They started it off with spider man 3.
Now its gonna be pirates of the Caribbean 3
Shrek the 3rd
And loads of others which i cannot remember and am not bothered to check up on.

Why are the studios doing this?
My guess is the low revenues from recent movies over the past few years in which I would describe as the two most boring years of movies. with only a few movies worth going to the cinema to watch.
Hollywood wants to plays it safe so they are releasing movies which were extremely successfull in the past and that we can relate to.
I wouldn't really call this a bad thing although it does have a few downside
such as
  • Over exaggeration in the stories of prequels and ruining the whole movie
  • Introduction of tooo many new characters and killing of many others
  • Losing the plot of the original movie
Even with all the criticism i would still really enjoy seeing captain jack sparrow again :P .
that's all from me cause I'm bored of typing and this whole post was written cause i was bored.

Friday, May 18, 2007

rossonello (AC Milan) VS the reds (liverpool) CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

Click HERE
for my FULL match report on the game

Cheaters???

I was recently looking for a copy of the week.
When i reach the stand i see something unfamiliar so i pick it up and it was a copy of "times of oman's" "H!"
I thought maybe the same publisher.
Then i remembered. The week is published by apex whereas H! is published by Muscat press and publishing house.
What was unusual was there was not a single copy of the week in the week's stand but H!'s stand was overflowing and the week's stand was overflowing with copys of H! !!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Surprise Surprise

I saw this and i was shocked.
It was weird was just walking and there it was right in my face :D.

Goodbye

Its hard to do it. You meet so many people in your life. You get close to them. You get used to them being around, so much that you actually take it for granted. But when they're gone whether it be travelled moved or passed away. You just wish that you said something or did something. Like say "goodbye".

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hello

Hey everyone just started this blog.
If you become a frequent reader you will get to know this about me.
I NEVER shut up.
I can go on and on and on and on...
You get my point.
Well most of the times these rants are absolutely random :D.
If i do start a constructive conversation though i could be very interesting.
Anyways ill shut up before i get carried away and you guys get REALLY annoyed.