trouble sleeping

Now that I’ve got heaps of music TV channels it’s not so much that I have trouble sleeping but I have trouble escaping the TV late at night cos there’s always another music video I want to see. I’ve been deprived of music videos for too long and now I can’t get enough. It happened when M2 launched in NZ and then again when C4 came along.

MTV2 must be targeting me late on weeknights…so far there’s been Broken Social Scene, Arab Strap – Speed Date(filmed in Edinburgh over Xmas by the looks) and Mark Ronson‘s animated graffiti vid. And now just as I thought I could drag myself away and go to bed a Cat Power track comes on. No whack talk in between vids either…they are definitely targeting me. At least I can get some work done at the same time. Stuart from Belle & Sebastian is gonna be on with Zane Lowe on MTV2 Friday night at 7 which is threatening to interfere with my pub time.

There’s a new Eagles of Death Metal video online – I Want You So Hard off the new album Death By Sexy. There’s also a dodgy Bikini Bandits Eagles of Death Metal video.

I found out about a couple more free wifi bars in Edinburgh today too – Mai Thai, 111 Holyrood Rd and The Regent at 2 Montrose Tce which is in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2006. I must get to Prestonpans to the Prestongrange Gothenburg microbrewery soon too!
Sleep!

Bangalore

I’m in Bangalore with free wifi at a Coffee World cafe in some plaza on the corner of Brigade Rd and Residency Rd. I don’t think the cafe has anything to do with the free wifi but they’re letting me plug in and sit here for ages with just a measly coffee shake. Wish they didn’t put sweet stuff in the cold coffee pah.
I was curious what Bangalore would be like, expecting something similar to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore with skyscrapers and cool modern architecture and no stray dogs and cows wandering the streets. Bangalore is definitely an Indian city though, I haven’t seen any cool skyscrapers and I just saw a cow in the middle of traffic on MG Rd. I think maybe Bangalore’s IT industry is housed in little compounds around the city outskirts.

We’re off to Pondicherry tonight for a taste of France.