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That was the week that was

So -- how long is this sciatica-lark going to go on for? It's been a week and despite my having been on medication since last Tuesday, I don't feel as if any real improvement's set in yet -- except that I know "I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation". Those heavy duty painkillers have really made a difference, but as I keep forgetting to take them at regular intervals, every 9-10 hours or so I get an extremely rude awakening; and that's how I know that the underlying problem hasn't gone away.

Anyway, for the last two nights I've managed to decamp to the sofa and watch a bit of telly, in an effort to relieve the boredom, but if I'm honest I must admit that I might as well not have bothered. Just The Two Of Us is the best proof, if proof were needed, that a formula that works in one set of circumstances, doesn't necessarily have to do so in another. I enjoyed watching Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year, and even if there were a few candidates that couldn't dance very well, I could still appreciate their obvious effort to try to get it right -- but when it comes to singing, it's quite a different matter. None of the candidates, none, can sing; and points for trying -- no, it just doesn't work that way. They grate on the ear. And my remote is wonky.

Maybe the fact that the professionals are garnered from any and every genre makes it more difficult, too. I mean, how can they expect an opera singer to teach anyone to sing rock, or soul, or swing or c&w? It just makes for painful watching. None of the celebs has any kind of range to their voice; and the only one that wasn't afraid to belt out has already been eliminated. And rightly so, though I think Martin Fry's performance on the night was more of an embarrassment than hers. Fancy a singer not coming in on time or in the right key! Though I suppose I won't let it affect my opinion that The Lexicon Of Love is one of the best albums to have come out of the 80s.

I wish I hadn't read and re-read every book in the flat twice already...

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anonypooh
Feb. 25th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
The Lexicon of Love is STILL the only album I have twice - on vinyl AND CD :) Sounds like I've missed one "interesting" show there ... but I got into American Idol now from watching it in Boston aaaaargh!

hope you start shaking the bleugh.
gamiila
Feb. 25th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
I was stupid enough to give away my entire record collection, including my Lexicon Of Love, the day I bought my first CD-player...I finally got around to buying the cd release some 10 years later, having missed it like crazy all the while. But truthfully? It was better on vinyl.
enigmaticblues
Feb. 26th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
Gah. I hate it when I'm that bored. There are a few good things on TV these days, but the good shows are few and far between.
gamiila
Feb. 26th, 2006 08:59 am (UTC)
True. I'm not the most patient of patients at any given time, but when there's not the telly to distract me, I get very cranky, very cranky indeed.

I hate being sick/immobile. So why do I keep doing it to myself, eh?
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