Archives for: "May 2011"

Sit down next to me

  Tue 24th May 2011
To Leeds: finished Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn on the train as the leaky window spat at me. Everyone in The Angel was on fine form. She made a hit of an entrance, dancing into the room in her tight jeans, high-heeled boots refusing the angry weather, the man… more »
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  Mon 23rd May 2011
It's 2am and in one of those unsensible mucked up sleep patterns you can fall into when you haven't got a proper job I am wide awake, quilt-wrapped, with a half finished bottle of cheap Aussie white left over from Thursday's book group meeting by my side… more »
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F / 45 / Rochdale

  Wed 18th May 2011
F / 45 / Rochdale more »
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And here are the votes of the Lancaster jury

  Mon 16th May 2011
An enjoyable few days with the children, at their house while Kirsty was away. I was quite glad to get out of my house, as Bela had launched one of her chemical weapons attacks on the bathroom. As grateful as I am that she looks after the place unbidden,… more »
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Green, and Yes

  Sun 8th May 2011
The Local Elections and the AV referendum were hard, largely enjoyable work: A 5am alarm, and 27 hours' work over two days. This being my first time as Presiding Officer, I was nervous, thinking that I might appear in regional media as the man who sabotg… more »
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M / 54 / Bristol

"Looby is a left-wing intellectual who is obsessed with a) women's clothes and b) tits." -- Joy of Bex.

WLTM literate woman, 40-65. Must have nice tits, a PhD, and an mdma factory in the shed, although the first on its own will do in the short term.


There are plenty of bastards who drink moderately. Of course, I don't consider them to be people. They are not our comrades.
Sergei Korovin, quoted in Pavel Krusanov, The Blue Book of the Alcoholic

I am here to change my life. I am here to force myself to change my life.
Chinese man I met during Freshers Week at Lancaster University, 2008

Tell me, why is it that even when we are enjoying music, for instance, or a beautiful evening, or a conversation in agreeable company, it all seems no more than a hint of some infinite felicity existing apart somewhere, rather than actual happiness – such, I mean, as we ourselves can really possess?
Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

I hate the iPod; I hate the idea that music is such a personal thing that you can just stick some earplugs in your ears and have an experience with music. Music is a social phenomenon.
Jeremy Wagner

Using words well is a social virtue. Use 'fortuitous' once more to mean 'fortunate' and you move an English word another step towards the dustbin. If your mistake took hold, no-one who valued clarity would be able to use the word again.
John Whale

One good thing about being a Marxist is that you don't have to pretend to like work.
Terry Eagleton, What Is A Novel?, Lancaster University, 1 Feb 2010

The working man is a fucking loser.
Mick, The Golden Lion, Lancaster, 21 Mar 2011


"Just sit still and listen" - woman to teenage girl at Elliott Carter weekend, London 2006

5:4
Desiring Progress
John Fallas
Lauren Redhead
NewMusicBox
The Rambler
Resonance FM
Sequenza 21
Sound and Music
Talking Musicology


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