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Birthday time-travel

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If I could time-travel but I couldn’t influence the past then I’d like to revisit all my previous birthdays, in chronological order. Many birthdays I can no longer remember while others are just shadow memories.

I’d love to see my reaction to each birthday and how that has changed over the decades. Years 1-18 would be fascinating to watch.

Reaching 42 and in the process answering the meaning of life I appreciate the gifts I get now much more than I did as a child. But then as an adult, receiving presents is naturally a far less forthcoming activity. This years haul has been rather excellent:

Books; A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen and Champions League Dreams by Rafa Benitez. As you will know doubt know – unless you are a very new reader – my completion rate for books is very poor. I was surprised to receive two books when the best I can do recently is complete a graphic novel or two.

Videogames; Sleeping Dogs on 360 format. The only game that I had on my list.

Music; Prometheus OST. I’m a lapsed Muse fan and have yet to get over their appearance at this years Olympics, so no 2nd Law for me just now.

Movies; Avengers Assemble. Here in the UK we have been short-changed with a weak Blu-ray/DVD release; very few extras and no audio commentary. Happy enough to be able to watch this for a second time, mind.

Not to shabby, eh?

While on the subject of time-travel, I had hoped to round-off my birthday celebrations with a viewing of Looper – hasn’t happened yet. The last time-travel movie that Bruce Willis excelled in was Twelve Monkeys back in 1995. Which do you consider to be your favourite of the two movies?

We built our own world

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My continued studying relies heavily on excellent soundtracks that I listen to (with headphones of course) to keep my mind focused on the task at hand. Music without lyrics helps to motivate me but it’s also a form of meditation that keeps unwanted thoughts and distractions at bay.

I prefer my soundtracks to have a life of their own rather than just be incidental to the movie. Both The Social Network OST and Inception are their own creation and don’t need the movie to fully enjoy the experience. Probably my favourite from the last few years has been Hans Zimmer’s Inception OST.  The way it builds, climbs and simmers is just wonderful to hear and I never bore of hearing it.

So October will see my nose back in the study books and I’m anxious to pick up a few new OSTs that can aid me through the next six months. I’ll possibly pick up the Prometheus OST very soon but I need a few more, any suggestions?

Written by David Osbon

September 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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