Monday, December 25, 2006

Quotes :New Year Resolutions

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
~Oscar Wilde
I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
~Anaïs Nin

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling;
He who makes one is a fool.
~F.M. Knowles

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.
~Joey Adams

I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.
~Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
~Andre Gide

A new oath holds pretty well; but... when it is become old, and frayed out, and damaged by a dozen annual retryings of its remains, it ceases to be serviceable; any little strain will snap it.
~Mark Twain

New Year's Day--Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever. We shall also reflect pleasantly upon how we did the same old thing last year about this time. However, go in, community. New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness suited to the greatness of the occasion.
~Mark Twain.

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to
~P.J. O'Rourke

Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution.
~ Jay Leno

Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle
Eric Zorn

To end it on a Sweet note~

And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
~ Harry Burns, "When Harry Met Sally"

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Tear Gas

When you sit down to a leisurely Sunday lunch with your family this cool sunny afternoon, remember...
...remember that many people will be fighting...against a police force that has guns, batons and tear gas...

Foolish is what I call them. Or who would have thought of using tear gas to make poor farmers cry?...when their lands are confiscated to the state...when they can see the bleak consequences...tears come easy...

Forget the stats. Forget the economic-gibberish. Just imagine. Imagine giving away your house for some car factory people will bulid. For whatever reason.

The very people who grew the food you eat this afternoon will be roofless. Foodless. Crying.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The excitement is killing me! Norah's next album is all set for release on 30 January 2007. The songs are all written or co-written by Norah herself along with her partner Lee Alexander(the bassist) who also happens to produce this album. The songs were recorded this year in different studios including the home studio of Jones.

Not Too Late features many of Jones' longtime collaborators including guitarists Adam Levy, Jesse Harris, Kevin Breit and Robbie McIntosh, drummer Andy Borger, and singer Daru Oda. Other album guests include singer M. Ward, organist Larry Goldings, and Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler.

Norah Jones' Not Too Late Track Listing:

01. Wish I Could
02. Sinkin' Soon
03. The Sun Doesn't Like You
04. Until The End
05. Not My Friend
06. Thinkin' About You
07. Broken
08. My Dear Country
09. Wake Me Up
10. Be My Somebody
11. Little Room
12. Rosie's Lullaby
13. Not Too Late

I can hardly wait.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Love child

The kajal of your eyes seeps into me
Like the sepia of sadness
A Dark Bewitching sadness
That has come to be my Existence
Or at least a part of it.

Far ahead in the Roads of Time
When You are away
(As I know You will be)
It is this sadness that I'll miss
This creeping Melancholy
This lil' Gift of Yours

Of course I'll miss You
Only,You won't know.

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