It all started somewhere last year when my wife was listening to The Killers. From fast paced “Jenny was a friend of mine” (ideal car music for sure!) to the laid back “Andy, you’re a star” it was all very enjoyable music. Especially since my best music moments are indeed in the car (two to four hours every day). And although “Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll” is pretty clear on what kinda music it is, I didn’t look any further.

Then when I was reading up on my Hyves last week I found a link to a fun webcomic. The main characters in this webcomic often refer to their social group as “Indie” and so it got me thinking… maybe I have more “Indie” music in my collection….

And so I started off with Aqualung. A bit more laid back then The Killers (at least more then Hot Fuss) but very much just as enjoyable….

So expect me to blog a bit more the coming time about my escapades into the Indie Rock scene and maybe I’ll even get a more outspoken meaning somewhere in the near future 😀

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Heroes

16 January 2008

Two seasons have passed, time to make up the score.

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Although I’ve only read some 70 pages of this book yet, I felt compelled to jot down a couple of lines already.

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Battlestar Galactica: 8/10

30 October 2007

A long, long time ago….. When the grass was still blue and the sky green and Croga was just an itty bitty little boy, there was Battlestar Galactica. A hero saga of Apollo and Starbuck and Adama fighting against the robotic Cylon to find their way Home to Earth…..

But that was long ago. In 2005, after a large number of rewrites and a lot of discussion between possible directors, the Pilot “miniseries” Battlestar Galactica 2005 (original name ;)) is broadcast on Sci-Fi channel.
The success of the mini series is enough to warant setting up a complete series. Read the rest of this entry »

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