Tuesday, December 21, 2004


1. It's almost surreal when Oman starts a football tournament as the favorites to win. It's hypersurreal when Oman follows through and actually reaches the final. Will they win? I don't care. We'd all love it if they do, but having grown up with Oman always being last or before last for close to three decades of Gulf Cup tournaments it's more than enough just getting to the final this time. They can pull it off. It's a great day to be Omani.

2. On the flip side, when it comes to music it's absolutely positively not a good thing living in Oman. It's been a month since U2's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb album came out and it's still not available in Oman. Meanwhile, Robbie, Kylie and Blue's greatest hits are all already available in all the stores, along with any kind of crap pop album you can imagine. I had pre-ordered the U2 CD from CD Wow in the begining of November but then they kept delaying the shipment. When they sent me yet another delay notice on Dec 5 I got mad and cancelled the order thinking that by now surely all the stores in town must have it in stock. How wrong I was. Now I'm Oman's resident miserable U2 fan.

3. It must be a sign of growing old. I'd never have kept waiting for music I like. I'd have downloaded it. Pirated it. Called people who are traveling and asked them to get it for me. Oh God..


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