Tuesday Interlude


I love this ethereal video made by Sarah Wickliffe (http://www.wickpix.com/)…with a poetic appearance by Neruda. Followed it up with a Cure chaser. Because, you know, the Cure.


Until we meet in other worlds, traveller.




Lonely ghosts and an almost-full moon…


A very sensory, yet very surreal, week. Or mindset.

Things are both ambiguous and very clear. In mental limbo and yet absolutely certain about…well, see the secrets part below.

A inevitability from which there is no escape, and yet, a promise of a new beginning.

It’s a little maddening and frightening, but also soothing and comforting.

I’m frustrated and resigned at the same time. I’m believing in my instincts and dreams and signs but also practical about their impossibility in this dimension.

The moon is blue-bright and has been keeping me awake, but it’s not even full yet.

There’s lots of secrets, which are also revelations.

Some songs from the 90s are (uncharacteristically!?!?) the current soundtrack to my inner world. Out of nowhere I had this urge to listen to them.

I’m both running away and towards something, simultaneously. Distance, and closeness, all at once.

Nothing much seems to have a point right now, including this blog, yet I’m compelled to put words out there, even if they are trivial, unrelated, or don’t make any sense.

Watched a movie tonight titled “I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore”.

Been wanting to give “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” a re-watch, and re-read Griffin and Sabine, but hesitated to take that literary/cinematic journey.

“Foolish man. You cannot turn me into a phantom because you are frightened. You do not dismiss a muse at whim.” – Sabine Strohem
Nick Bantock, Griffin and Sabine



#TBT Soundtracks!

I was just reminded how much I love movie, TV, and video game soundtracks–which inspired this Throwback Thursday post. (Maybe that dates me—calling them soundtracks LOL) Yep, another lazy post from the lazy Chaos Fairy, but it’s so hot here, and I’m missing rain and moisture so much in this desert locale. *sigh* It has GOT to rain soon…welcome to the future of global warming I suppose–as it’s monsoon season here and not a drop of rain.

Anyhoo, here’s a list of some of my favourite soundtracks from a distant (and, not-so-distant) past. What’s yours?

Suburbia (Penelope Spheeris film)

Christiane F.


The Angelic Conversation



The Secret of NIMH

The Myst games and the Riven soundtracks (no link–but you can find them online. I especially like the Myst: Exile soundtrack)

Twin Peaks

The X-Files

Lost Highway

American McGee’s Alice

Run Lola Run

Buffy the Vampire Slayer



The Piano

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Fifth Element


Mix (Cassette) Tapes


Rob: The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules. Anyway… I’ve started to make a tape… in my head… for Laura. Full of stuff she likes. Full of stuff that makes her happy. For the first time I can sort of see how that is done.–High Fidelity 


I love making mix tapes. As in on actual cassette tapes. I still like to make mixes, but it just doesn’t have the same…magic? (After all, I grew up with records and 8-tracks so I guess I could claim that as an excuse. And, the era of dedicating songs to others on the radio.)

I have mix tapes that were made for me years ago. They still play. Some of them I can’t even listen to because the memories are so overpowering. But they’re there. Like little ghosts that whisper “Hey, once upon a time someone loved you.” They make me feel both less alone and yet lonely–missing the people that made them (mostly, to be honest). But I can’t get rid of them.

I guess it’s good I don’t have anyone to make mix-tapes for, currently. I can see handing them a cassette tape and them thinking “What the f**k am I supposed to do with this?” *laughs* (If that didn’t put them off, I’m pretty sure a mix made from my old-school goth/punk/industrial/alternative selections would.)

A while ago, somebody made me a mix-tape online, which I wasn’t really too fond of (see above quote from High Fidelity), but the method was interesting. I think it was called “Everyone’s Mix-Tape” but I don’t really remember, and I couldn’t find it online anymore.

Anyway, enough chatter. I posted a link on more current ways (maybe?) to make a mix-tape for someone. Share (in the comments below) if you have more modern ways to make mix-tapes–they’re definitely needed! *smiles*


And, found this on how to make a mix-tape cover using Photoshop: http://www.mixtapecoverhq.com/

Happy Monday!





Food for…Football!

From Trainspotting:

Gail, Lizzie: What are you two talking about?
Spud, Tommy: Football! What are you talking about?
Gail, Lizzie: Shopping!


It’s been a very strange, dreamy week in the Chaos Realm. A fellow blogger is going to see The Cure in concert, and it’s been bringing up a lot of memories (bloody nostalgia LOL) from my experiences when I saw The Cure (hope your experience is just as magical and wonderful, This Nerd’s Life).

Maybe I’ve just been exploring too many alternate dimensions while I sleep…having very intense dreams. Or something else is afoot.

So, another shortcut blog after I skipped a few.

I’ve been watching (European) football while I (pretend to) write. It’s been exciting so far! Can’t wait until it resumes on Saturday.

I stumbled across this article on the UEFA website while trying to come up with an idea for this week’s food blog.

“What do Europe’s football fans eat?”


“Football Food around the World”

If gourmet eats are your thing:




Goodbye for now. Off to wander amazing realms.

Music for dream voyages  (courtesy of The Cure and Legendary Pink Dots):

On Another Shore


To Wish Impossible Things

A Thousand Hours

A Few Hours after This

Dredd Song

Cut Here






Dandelion Soup!


I couldn’t find a good video of one of my favourite songs by In Gowan Ring‘s–“Dandelion Wine”–but here’s their website.

Ocean Song: Sounds of the Sea

Running behind today (I spent the morning helping a neighbour rescue an injured possum), so I’m going to “borrow” this for my Science Saturday blog…just because it’s so FRICKIN’ awesome!

Ocean Song: Sounds of the Sea.