Archives for: "September 2015"

Gaynor takes her top off

  Tue 29th September 2015
I was trying some trousers on in the charity shop the other day; they made me look like Max Wall. On pulling back the curtain, I was suprised to see Gaynor pulling her shirt off over her head. more »
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Dismissed

  Tue 22nd September 2015
Got in this morning and saw the headmistress I had two dates with last year had reappeared on the dating site. more »
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Have you got the fat balls?

  Mon 21st September 2015
Trina's next wish for her birthday was to go on the Settle to Carlisle railway, a spectacular feat of Victorian engineering which cost at least a hundred lives, not only from accidents but also from a smallpox epidemic. more »
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In Brussels

  Thu 17th September 2015
Last Tuesday I got up at crack of dawn to wave the girls off on the bus to Sixth Form College, silently protective and concerned. more »
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It's hard

  Tue 8th September 2015
Went up to see my Mum over in Middlesbrough. Got back and two weeks later, she rings me, voice cracking, to tell me that the last of her brothers has died. "It's just us [sisters] left now." 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

5:4
Desiring Progress
John Fallas
Lauren Redhead
NewMusicBox
The Rambler
Resonance FM
Sequenza 21
Sound and Music
Talking Musicology


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