Friday, January 30, 2009

#953 Utari Festival, Cro-Magnon, Time Flies, Unless, Shoe Monument, Ainori

Show 953 Friday 30 January
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

This year I’m going to a local event called the Niseko Utari Festival.
There are some pretty cool bands and DJs coming. I’ve been listening to their music on MySpace.
One of the bands whose music I really like is called Cro-Magnon. I have no idea if that’s how you say it or not. You might have heard of them if you live in Japan. Or you might have heard of Loop Junktion which is what they used to be called.

Anyway, I thought I’d talk a bit about one of their songs today. It’s called Time Flies.

It starts like this:

Time flies when I’m walking
Especially with you
Don’t want to be anywhere else
Unless it’s with you

So romantic.

Have you heard of the expression time flies? It’s a pretty common expression that you use when you are surprised that time seems to pass so quickly.
For example you might say to your friend: Wow, I can’t believe your daughter’s starting school already. It seems like only yesterday that you were pregnant. Time flies.

There’s a longer expression too: Time flies when you’re having fun.

I think time flying must be a popular thing to sing about… because I came across many songs – and albums – called Time Flies.


Kia Ora in Stick News today a sculpture of a shoe has just been unveiled in Iraq. It’s a monument to remember the incident when a journalist threw his shoes at George Bush.

In December last year a journalist threw his shoes at George Bush during a press conference.
Afterwards many people called the man a hero.
Now an artist has made a sculpture of one of the shoes.
He made the monument at an orphanage – and the children helped him.
The director of the orphanage said the children were all victims of the war George Bush started in Iraq.

And that was Stick News for Friday 30th of January.
Kia Ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
on Annupuri Jumbo #4

with Taylor

Where are you from?
Perth in Western Australia.

How long are you here for?
Ah, five days.

How would you describe today’s conditions in Annupuri?
Cold, it’s pretty windy, but good snow. Good, thick snow.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is unless. This is the definition in Wictionary for unless: Except on a specified condition.
For example: I’m leaving unless I get a pay rise.

If you’re having trouble using words like unless, I think the one of the best ways to get your head around it is to practice doing quizzes. So I’m going to link to a quiz which tests if and unless. Go and do it if you think you need it.

friday joke

What do you call a sheep with no legs?
A cloud.

conversations with sarah
#595 You haven’t seen Ainori?

Step 1: Repeat Bob’s lines.
Step 2: Read Bob’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Sarah Did you know that Ainori is finishing?

Bob What’s Ainori?

Sarah You haven’t seen Ainori?

Bob No, what is it? A TV program?

Sarah Yeah, it’s the one where they go around the world in the pink van.

Bob Oh, yeah, I think I saw that years ago. Is that still going?

Sarah Yeah, but not for long.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: Boom Tschak
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: More Chocolate, Please
from: Former Yugoslavia

nsr start
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

nsr bgm
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Bass Vibes
artist site
YouTube channel

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Dispersion Relation
artist site
YouTube channel

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