I love this song. It’s an epic 9:54min masterpiece.
Statues, their 4th and final studio album, released in 2003, was made after Mark and Roisin’s breakup. The whole Statues album is good. The first track, Familiar Feeling is awesome, but Over and Over is spectacular.
Roisin’s vocals make you think it’s a song from a girl’s perspective.. but I think these are Mark’s words.
“The songs were mostly autobiographical,” Murphy says, “so it was bound to be emotional.”
I love the way about 7min into the song, it stops and continues again.. as if to say.. it’s never over.
The strings arrangement in this song seems so meticulously put together. I get the idea Mark knew that this would be the last song. His legacy. He knew he would never find somebody like Roisin again.
“Like a frozen tidal wave
Since that day I’m standing still
You brought me here and I accept
Though you regret I never will
Just one sweet word
And then a smile from you
Is almost worth everything
I’ve given all I had to give
But you gave up giving in
You are everywhere I go
All the places we have been
I can’t imagine where you are
For you are all I’ve ever seen
Around 4:56 in, the question comes up about moving hosting back to SA. Now, the major reason you would want to do this is to better serve your customers in SA and maybe some patriotic angle about keeping SA money in SA.
I don’t agree that international traffic costs are the main issue. We want cheaper local and inter-metro connectivity. This is where Telkom is still killing us.
Connectivity between Joburg and Cape Town is more expensive than Cape Town to London. Neotel have not done much about it.. in fact they are more expensive than Telkom at the moment (Neolink 4Mbps JHB – CPT @ R72875 pm). Infraco could help.. assuming they only get an ECNS licence (and not ECS). MTN, Neotel and DFA seem to be digging their own national fibre and should complete this before the end of the year.. let’s hope they don’t price it at 5% less than Telkom.
If we can get local connectivity costs right.. make it at least 20 times cheaper, I think it would make sense for more people to host in SA.
I sent ~800 emails in May, which is about double the April figure.
“What’s for lupper?” — Ingi, about weird meal times
I felt a bit bad about having 4 traffic fines outstanding.. until I mentioned it to a friend who claims to have 31.
Wow, it’s June.. 1/2 the year gone.. that was quick.
Friday, painful process of drafting and agreeing to a custody and maintenance document (only took a year to get to draft 3), Mia time, watched Kung Fu Panda, couscous salad, played with Mia’s new toys, hot choc, sleep.
Remember kids, always use some hand cream after washing the dishes. As Ingi says your hands give away your age.
Sunday, tea, gym.. bumped into Gaby, swim, wholesome Sunday lunch at Vredenheim with Mia, Ramsey, Debby, Adrian etc, played 30sec at Debby’s, dropped Mia off, salad at Da Vinci’s, Asoka.. Wallaby sunday.
I don’t get signatures. The pen and paper type. Does anybody ever check them? Seems so last century.
“Not only in love, I was obsessed” — Simple Kind Of Life, No Doubt
“I’ve knitted a scarf” — Andy, about Debby knitting in a bar