Archives for: "October 2012"

Boring family

  Fri 26th October 2012
Trina wriggled and snored. It's so loud and she doesn't know she's doing it. I'm tired in the morning after a night constantly awoken by her fidgeting and her low frequency roaring through which she sleeps in unawareness. But we'll work it out. more »
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All by myself

  Wed 24th October 2012
Kim left this afternoon and the real comedown, of her not being here, is added to the pharmaceutical one, after three days fuelled by "plant food" and the poor man's Pepsi. more »
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Looby and Trina on Tour

  Fri 19th October 2012
In the hotel the woman serving breakfast tells me "They only tend to stay a day or two. I mean, you wouldn't come to Walsall on holiday would you?" more »
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Arty Toss: A Beginners' Course

  Tue 9th October 2012
Lesson 1: The Proposal. "Why I'd like to take part in this project." "I've been interested (despite having a resolutely apolitical family background) in Anarchism since I was a teenager." And it's downhill from there. more »
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Lake Kirsty

  Sun 7th October 2012
On Thursday Kirsty buggered off with new boyf for the weekend. more »
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"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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