Archives for: "March 2013"

En Lancastre

  Thu 28th March 2013
Well send me to fucking prison then and let's get this out of the way. more »


  Mon 25th March 2013
I was 49 on Saturday. Trina gave me a bottle of cider and a long-desired book. Kirsty's card was of a photograph of a presumably American place name called Ponce (a highly amusing word for British English speakers). It came with a badge with an arrow poi… more »

No thanks

  Fri 22nd March 2013
Trina's just sent me an email. Subject: I just want Body: To be with you all the time. I don't. Fuck that. I like being by myself. Hmmm---little rifts developing. more »

In Lancaster

  Thu 21st March 2013
A couple of months ago I was thinking out loud at the wine club that "it'd be good if we could have something like this, but with beer." more »

No title (Glasgow)

  Sun 17th March 2013
To Glasgow, for Radio 3's live broadcast of Bruckner's Second Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. 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

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