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Archives for: "April 2013"

Let's get anetic

  Sun 28th April 2013
Trina couldn't come to St Anne's for the Modern Soul night so I went by myself. more »
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Mauvais lettres

  Wed 24th April 2013
Clearing out my emails this evening, I ran across a slew of things I'll never delete, to and from Mary-Ann. I skipped over the filth; she (and I think I, though you'd have to ask her), was voluptuously good at that. more »
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Serenade

  Thu 18th April 2013
Trina is here for a couple of days and we are fucking and eating and drinking. She helps me make the food for our Thatcher party. She gets something out of the fridge and I put my hand on her neck to keep her there for a bit. Rock buns in the shape of lu… more »
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On the wire

  Sat 13th April 2013
I got into a bit of bother in Glasgow a couple of weeks ago with an art project whose execution attracted the attention of two officers of the law. Wolf's Mörike Lie… more »
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A sharp

  Wed 10th April 2013
We celebrated with a fairly spontaneous meeting down the pub. I'm not keen on it, but I bought a pint of Thatcher's cider, and we toasted her to the now familiar joke about her meeting Jimmy Savile in hell and asking why he was there. 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

The more democratised art becomes, the more we recognise in it our own mediocrity.
James Meek

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

La vie poetique has its pleasures, and readings--ideally a long way from home--are one of them. I can pretend to be George Szirtes.
George Szirtes

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

The Comfort of Strangers

23.1.16: Big clearout of the defunct and dormant and dull
16.1.19: Further pruning

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