Archives for: "July 2011"

Stumble upon

  Fri 29th July 2011
I stumbled across an affair tonight, involving two people I know. The woman involved is very pretty and has a louche air and a conspiratorial smile that I'm not clearly alone in finding magnetic. I walked home, talking myself into in a knot of jealousy a… more »

Woman meets dog

  Sat 23rd July 2011
Woman meets dog more »


  Thu 21st July 2011
Kim came up on Monday lunchtime for a period that I keep wanting to describe as a weekend, although it wasn't a weekend, and felt much longer. I hope to describe how this is precisely the opposite of a derogatory statement. She arrived at lunchtime… more »

A plaice of my own

  Sun 17th July 2011
A plaice of my own more »

Au bord de

  Thu 14th July 2011
Going to try to get this down quickly before the delayed effects of the cider kick in. There's a new cider producer opened up in Lancaster and I invited Seriouscrush and boyf out to try it. It's on in a pub by the canal. It was luxuriantly sunny. Ser… more »

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looby, n.; pl. loobies. A lout; an awkward, stupid, clownish person

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

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

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