Archives for: "September 2011"

Plans for tomorrow, the latest sporting humiliation of the most miserable country in the world

  Fri 30th September 2011
Rubbing miserable Scottish resentment in its gloomy face. Again. more »
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Marxism on the Curriculum

  Wed 28th September 2011
Marxism on the Curriculum more »
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Docklands

  Mon 26th September 2011
Oh dear. Her pictures. Not that I'm looking for a particularly feminine, girly girl, but there's something of the shipbuilder about her. Pleasant chat last night. Left it that I'll see if she's free next time I'm in London (me doing all the travelling,… more »
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The F-word

  Sat 24th September 2011
The F-word more »

Plombium

  Mon 19th September 2011
Modern Soul music, (none of my friends ever know what I mean by this, guessing at Motown or Northern, thus the example in the previous post) is one of the friendliest and most enjoyable things I have ever been involved with. The cherry on the cake--who m… 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

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


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