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Monday, February 28, 2011

A mixed bag of music and feelings

Over the last month Sweden has been hard at work to each saturday pick out the songs that will sing it out for the shot of being our contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest. Last year I was largely disappointed by the roster of songs for the finale but we ended up with a good song as winner, stupid invisible jury groups stopped us before we got to the real ESC finale but that's a whole other rant. Anyway, this year I wasn't disappointed at first, mainly because there hasn't been any songs that have really wowed me. But after thinking about it I'm actually pretty damn disappointed in Sweden. But it's a little more complicated than last year.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Harry Potter Retrospective Part 4

You know, it's actually rather strange. There is so much stuff that happens in Goblet of Fire and yet I've had some major issues coming up with what I want to focus on for this post. One would think that between all the harrowing tasks, the expansion (for the reader) of the magical world, forward momentum in the romance department and first official character death I'd have tons of shit to say.

Actually I do have tons of shit to say about the book, but I've noticed that I prattle on quite a lot when I write so I try to focus on something. So I've decided to go about it like this. I'll give a short rundown of my thoughts about the book and then I'll move on to dicuss something that I really should talk about in one of these reviews.

That said, let's get to it.