며칠 전에 듀란듀란의 싱어 싸이몬 르봉이 재밌는 트윗들을 올렸다.
노래가 연주된 것도 아닌데 갑자기 The Smiths의 How Soon Is Now?가 생각났다면서 가사를 흥얼거린 – 사실은 트윗한 – 것이었다. 그 트윗을 보면 싸이몬 르봉이 “순이는 요즘 어때?”를 부르는 장면을 상상하니 언뜻 그림이 그려지지 않았다(이를테면 Morrissey가 Union Of The Snake를 부르는 장면이 상상이 안 되는 것처럼). 다른 팔로워들도 재미있었는지 90여 차례 리트윗됐다. 그리고 적지 않은 이들이 “You shut your mouth”라고 멘션했다.
Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”. Fanstastic record, it got in to people’s hearts and minds. It takes you back to the simple truth that nothing beats a great song.
Al Gore in Hong Kong. John and I went to see Mr. Gore speak, mainly about Global Warming. It was quite depressing in a way, but it was also uplifting because it made us feel like we could really do something.
Hilary Mantel’s “Beyond Black.” Wonderful book. Great compassion and hunour – and quite a scary thrill-ish aspect to it.
4) POLITICAL MOMENTS
Democratic success in both the US Houses and the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld.
“The Queen.” This film gave you a slightly different point of view – which is important – about the family that is involved. Touching, warm and wonderful film.
6) WORLD DON’T
Israel Bombing Lebanon
7) SEXIEST FEMALE
Jessica Alba in “Sin City”. I know it came out last here, but she’s still got it.
8) BIGGEST HYPE
“Borat.” It was/is a good film, but it was the most incredibly hyped thing I’ve ever come across.
9) FUNNIEST RE-RUN
“This is Spinal Tap.” It’s still funny, it’s over 20 years since that film was made, and it really is brilliant.
10) MOST CRINGE WORTHY AND EMBARRASSING MOMENT
Kayne West at the MTV Europe Awards.
(BONUS) BIGGEST SURPRISE
James Bond and “Casino Royale.” Finally a really great Bond film after all of these years.