Archives for: "January 2013"

Trina and I at loggerheads again

  Wed 30th January 2013
Trina and I have been staying in an almost laughably bad hotel. The £50 double room reeked of smoke, and the vicious perfumes that had been used in the unsuccessful attempt to conceal this (an ashtray was provided in the room). more »

Modern families

  Mon 28th January 2013
Bother. I thought I'd got away with it. more »

Winter Pages

  Fri 25th January 2013
Glad to have a distraction from the Trina tribulations, I went to an artists' talk at the University with Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who have a new video installation there, "Jumpers (What Must I Do To Be Saved)." more »

Cumbernauld, where this train terminates

  Wed 23rd January 2013
Trina came over for lunch. She had a long and difficult journey over, with the snow, so I made a nice stew and a coal fire. She wanted a shower, and came down with a shawl wrapped round her lovely tits. Afternoon sex, wine, champagne. more »

Le Difese

  Fri 18th January 2013
I had my first drink for a week this evening. This may well be the longest I've gone without a drink since a friend and I from the railway years gave it up for Lent in 2006. 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.

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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

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