Earworm of the week

While you are waiting for the next post:

I’m not on Facebook, so it looks like I missed the [latest] viral video making the rounds. It’s Carrie Manolakos covering Radiohead’s Creep.

It’s a good cover.

<H/T: Balloon Juice>

Coincidentally, a couple of days before, on one of my Singapore night walkabouts, I was sitting down with a large group at Timbré @ The Arts House. We were hanging out with the director and producer of Menstrual Man (go watch if it’s showing near you or, in the US and UK, on iTunes in January) and there was a DJ playing music. All of a sudden, Melie, who is seated next to me, starts head banging and singing. It took me a few seconds to figure out that the song that was playing was Radiohead’s Creep, and I was sitting next to their biggest fan, at least in Singapore. That song stayed with me for the next couple of days, and now the cover will be with me all this week.



Saying “be right back” after I haven’t posted for 3 weeks is like closing the stable door after the equine has”bolted” (pun intended!);
I’ve been in south east Asia for 3 weeks now; there are a bunch of half-written posts in draft form, a few more clanking around in my head, and many more to come. Stay tuned.
A précis: arrived in Singapore on the 1st; hung out for a week with my family here; flew into Bangkok and took the land route to Vientiane, the capital of Laos; while there, apart from getting naked in the sun, I also hung out with Jim while he was working/consulting for the UN; cane back to Singapore and spent the last week walking around, exploring some off the beaten track places, meeting new people, spending time with old friends, and (this needs to be recounted in detail, and it will be) spent days trying to find a French press in this city.