Dreaming of a little island

Going home is, against all effort, memorable. Even with the fatigue and the overwhelming desire to close my eyes and be home, away from this madness, away from the noise and the pickpockets eyeing everything, I can’t help remembering traveling to Entebbe in the evening.

It is about hitching a ride and fighting the ever constant fear that one day, all those stories and movies about hitchers and what happens to them. Hitching a ride to cut reduce the cost of traveling home, the cost of being in the rat race.

Riding in some airport Transporter’s car means listening to Judy Boucher and Michael Learns to Rock. In another setting, another life, you would probably scoff and say, “how could I be caught dead listening to that?” but this is a different plane. This is not a kamunye where you can shout at the driver to “tuteereko CBS awo ku Kkiriza oba Gaana” (Switch to CBS so we can listen to that over rated but sectarian programme).

And you have to give it to that Vincentian, her brand of reggae was really mellow. The kind of stuff that throws you back to the days when KPC was still called The Centre and Buganda Road was Norman Gordinho.

Also, watching the new James Bond, I cant help feeling cut up. I am pinning for Pierce Brosnan. Even Sean Connery. Heck, James Bond is not supposed to be gloomy and all-serious. Daniel Craig just makes the whole thing that more serious. James Bond is not meant to be serious. It is about the guy taken by gadgets and girls and Martinis.

The world is in trouble and getting to watch a hero who is will always win, mischievous smile on his face gets us a rest from reality. When you try to get into North Korea and WMDs and whatever Quantum of Solace has, you force us to wake up and look around and realize that this is just a movie and it does not hold the answers we are looking for. All this could have been avoided had they got an actor with a play boy smile.

And…The guy who acted in the best film ever made, Tim Robbins has finally been given a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

This just in:

Tullow Oil ad in today’s Monitor announcing job opportunities

It’s finally coming together, huh?


About Steven

It wasn't me; arrest the voices. It was the voices in my head. Sike! I am Ugandan first. I care for development in my country. I am a curious observer second and I care to know what you think.
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8 Responses to Dreaming of a little island

  1. Solomon King says:

    I think Daniel Craig was brilliant. Most people tend to forget that it’s not a followup to the current Bond timeline. Craig’s Bond in Casino Royale is Bond just after he achieves the “Double O” status, the license to kill. He’s learning the ropes, making the mistakes. He’s not yet suave, still lacks the finesse, and relies on his mitts instead of some silly gadgets. Bond in the making.

    I think it was a very brilliant movie, and I’m looking forward to an encore from Craig.

  2. petesmama says:

    Craig is not yet suave, lacks finesse and is learning the ropes – got it.

    Does that mean we can have Pierce back later?

    There was a time when all weddings you attended had to have Judy Boucher belting…”pleeease understand mmmmmmy situuuuashon…! I can’t say I don’t miss those days.

    In other news, Tim Robbins rocked that movie.

  3. Sleek says:

    Craig is even too mugged to be acting that role…even his voice is off…nwe, i think i’m just one of the many who think craig should be playing rambo parts, not bond…have u watched ‘Live and Let die?’..good stuff

  4. Mataachi says:

    Judy Boucher makes sense when you are drunk. Y’all need to listen to her drunk, you will be shocked what sense and pathos she makes! 🙂

  5. lulu says:

    i like your blog, gon add you to my blogroll

  6. yz says:

    Craig is not Bond, he just isn’t. My heart breaks a little more each time I see him next to the 007. To hitch hike to Ebbs is on my todo list

  7. mphoebe says:

    I stopped by to say hello. Hoping you do stop by yourself, every once in seven months.
    How is the sweet angel
    – i really have a problem with emails. For I would love to send you are really long one

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