Archives for: "March 2016"

Wendy likes it

  Wed 30th March 2016
A couple of Sundays ago I cooked the girls a Pakistani recipe from the Saturday Guardian, a dish of herbed cream cheese in chapattis. more »
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Fictions

  Thu 24th March 2016
Trina asked me where I'd most like to go -- within a budget -- for my birthday. Grimsby disappointed me slightly by being less shit that I was hoping it'd be. more »
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An open eye

  Sat 19th March 2016
I started reading Anita Brookner's A Closed Eye whilst I was in London recently. more »
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My lack of struggle

  Wed 16th March 2016
I am in Liverpool, drinking in the magnificent High Early Victorian station bar. more »
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One in a bed

  Tue 8th March 2016
Thursday 1pm: I'm on a train to Newcastle, to spend a couple of days, and sexless nights -- in the same bed, as it has always been -- with Kim. 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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