Archives for: "May 2012"

Girlfriend I'll never have

  Wed 23rd May 2012
Because I really really need you to pay me this money before I go to Italy. more »
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Le Havre

  Tue 22nd May 2012
Just a quick one because it's a massive night in the English cultural calendar this evening--the Eurovision Song Contest First Semi-Final. more »
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Awkward

  Mon 21st May 2012
The new girl, Gail, moved in on Thursday. Mid-twenties, English, long straight black hair. Tight black miniskirt and black tights; has a nice bust and shows it, unbuttoning a dark blue blouse to just beneath her tits. Despite all this, I'm not in the sli… more »
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Look at me

  Sat 19th May 2012
Got the girls off to bed and made it to the offy with about five minutes to go. Buying my cider, I notice a man from my bookgroup, buying a bottle of wine and some Polish lager. more »
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Julie is working for the police

  Thu 17th May 2012
Kathryn egrets that she "forgot" that we were supposed to be having a jolly night at the pictures watching Into The Abyss by that master of central European comedy, Werner Herzog. 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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