Sunday, February 25, 2007

The perfect Thanasis Papakonstantinou listening experience in 9 simple steps

This is the how-to-enjoy-Thanasis'-music to the maximum. Carefully follow the following steps.

1. Eat as much as you can in your house, with beautiful food cooked by your portuguese flatmate's visiting girlfriend (THANK YOU AGAIN). Have someone there eating like 3 people (you know who you are). Leave your flat. On the way to the second step, almost have a fight on the upper deck of the bus (you know what you did). Proceed to the next step.

2. Go to Infrared's house on a Saturday night. Discuss Mac vs. PCs, mock Greek "superiority", taint Physicists (as a self-respecting engineer; we were two, they were two), enjoy great food made by Sophia (THANK YOU AGAIN) and generally have fun with some very nice company. Now proceed to the next step.

3. While at Infrared's place, unveil the obscure Chilean drink brought to the UK with the sweat(?!) of physicists researching useless stuff. Drink the obscure Chilean drink in a shots-style fashion. Now proceed to the next step.

4. Go to BBB (which I nicknamed Beta Beta Beta, due to the fact that ALL Greeks go there nowdays) to meet your other friends. But be there at 00.20am so that entrance is denied. Wait in the rain for the friends to come out. Stay with friends for 10 minutes and then take the bus back home (no incidents this time). Now proceed to the next step.

5. Discuss about women with flatmate. Flatmate has to go. Now proceed to the next step.

6. Sleep (kind-of) with a water-providing hose next to you ( 6 pints --- that's 3408 ml or 3,408lt for the "europeans" --- and counting...) until approximately 7am. Enter Thanasis.

7. Listen exhausted --- and surrendered --- to the following albums IN THIS PARTICULAR ORDER (volume setting: 12/40)

Αγρύπνια (Vigil --- kind-of appropriate!) , 2002

Βραχνός Προφήτης (Hoarse Prophet --- Already a classic masterpiece of greek music), 2000

Διάφανος (Transparent --- the newest, but very good) 2006

Optional listening for the brave-hearted: Η βροχή από κάτω (The rain from beneath), 2006

The fact that the albums have to be heard in alphabetic order is not a coincidence. Proceed to next step.

8. Try to fixed the bloody router to connect to the internet from 9.30am till now. By the way, Netgear routers; not that good.

9. Finally post the guide that will change the listening to Thanasis' music forever at 11.00am.

I would like to thank all the people who made this guide possible; all the friends with which we spent all day and almost all night yesterday; the Valley of Tempi webpage; Chile and its great exported alcohol-related products; the korean music-playing exported products and of course Thanasis for his wonderful music.

DISCLAIMER: No macs, ipods, itunes where used during this guide. Also, no animals were harmed; well except for the bus incident... HA!

Saturday, February 17, 2007


It is definitely going to be AMAZING.

Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs

After a conversion I had with Infrared on the culture of Mac owners, I think it is only appropriate...

(Taken from

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Kelis? Oh my God!

I started liking her songs!

Am I going to get past this?

ps. Infrared... I know...