Friday, 26 February 2010

Be Yourself - Graham Nash

How does it feel
When life doesn't seem real
And you're floating about on your own
Your life is uncertain
So you draw the curtain
Pretending there's nobody home
But don't theorize
Look in your eyes
They can't tell lies
Though you disguise what you see
The mirror is free

We once had a saviour
But by our behaviour
The one that was worth it is gone
Song birds are talking
And the runners are walking
A prodigal son's coming home
Don't theorize
Look in his eyes
They won't tell lies
But if he defies what you see
He'll give you a key

Be yourself
Be yourself
Be yourself
Be yourself

We needed a tutor
So we built a computer
And programmed ourselves not to see
The truth and the lying
The dead and the dying
A silent majority
Don't theorize
Look in their eyes
Are they telling lies
The ones that they learn on T.V.
What a way to be free

Be yourself
Be yourself
Then you can free yourself
Free yourself
See yourself
Then you can see yourself
Come on and see yourself
See yourself

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Looking For The Summer - Chris Rea

Look deep into the April face
A change has clearly taken place
Looking for the summer

The eyes take on a certain gaze
And leave behind the springtime days
Go looking for the summer

This ain't no game of kiss and tell
The implications how you know so well
Go looking for the summer

The time has come and they must go
To play the passion out that haunts you so
Looking for the summer

Remember love how it was the same
We scratched and hurt each others growing pains
We were looking for the summer

And still I stand this very day
With a burning wish to fly away
I'm still looking
Looking for the summer

Thursday, 18 February 2010

The Future Is Closer Than We Think

Much like Jules Vern's wild imagination that has helped shape technology and progress, Minority Report's ideas seem to be closer to us than ever before..

At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop".

In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.

Ready to be amazed?


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Valentine's Day Once Again

Given the nature of the day, and my usual annual dedication, I gave it a bit of thought this year.

Ever since I broke up from my longest relationship ever (arguably not that long for some people), it's been a rather long 3 years.

In the time that has passed since then, I managed to meet quite a few people but only 3 really caught my eye:

1. He simply wasn't into me.
2. He didn't exist. No, really. This is a guy who took on a different persona, and pretended to be someone else. Through a long and complex, carefully plotted string of lies, he managed to fool a lot of people for years (including myself of course for a few months), until luck would have it and I caught him in the act. Talented Mr. Ripley? No shit! Thank God it didn't end like it does in the film. Lucky him.
3. This last guy, I met, and everything was wonderful. So easy, so incredibly beautiful and pleasurable.  I only asked one thing of him: "Please don't lie" and of course... after one month of dating... that's exactly what he did. Repeatedly and to my face, and when in forgiveness I asked him to tell me WHY he lied, so that we could move on, he uttered the now famous last words: "I didn't lie to you. I simply didn't tell you". Yep. That was SO over.

So that's fairly it. Only 3 people. 1 for every year of being single.

Pretty sad going. looool

Which has left me (once again) ALONE ON VALENTINE'S day.

I don't quite like this day, the way it's been commercialized and all that, but I DO love it as a constant reminder that cynicism will not win. Ever. We must remember to love everyday. Not just on February 14th.

So then, contrary to what might be expected of me, I am not sad. In fact I am quite ok. I refuse to be beaten down. And I will NEVER become a cynic.

My Valentine WILL eventually show up, his gorgeous face all smiling, and we will love each other every day. And a tiny bit more on February 14th :-)

Here's a little happy song for all the rest of you "Hope To Be In Love" people out there.