Archives for: "April 2012"

Chilly, with a widespread frost

  Thu 26th April 2012
To the local Organic Seaweed Gatherers' and Ethical Lentil Sifters' Social Club for a night of Slovenian poetry. more »
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A local slattern

  Tue 24th April 2012
I was telling Kim last night about the cackhanded way I approached the woman in the jazz club, and she said "Can't you just find a local slattern?" more »
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The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase

  Sat 21st April 2012
I'd prefer not to bother with internet dating. I'd rather bump into someone in a pub, make some remark about how busy it is, perhaps get her a drink, then hopefully but adeptly give her my number afterwards. more »
17 comments »

In my house

  Thu 19th April 2012
I am having one of those periods where I feel constantly sexed. My nights end and start with imagining sex with Denise, the details of which I text to her. My female friends are blossomingly curvily desirable. more »
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Tilt. Game Over.

  Wed 18th April 2012
I have spent the last couple of days in an affronted flurry of political activity. Firstly because the monumentally ruinous shale gas extraction process called fracking has been given the go-ahead in the UK. 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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