Not everyone

This isn’t the sort of business I frequent and I doubt if anyone who sees this will either, but I just wanted to point this out as an obvious statement that NOT EVERYONE IS BEING AN ARSEHOLE right now. Now I need a tee shirt saying ‘I’m blogging this’ just to warn people…

End Of The World playlist part two

I may have got a little silly and/or sarcastic with this end of the playlist…apologies if the tone doesn’t seem reverential or humble enough (not). Nobody on the subway – Absofacto (cuz they’re all working from home) Of course you exist – Pictish Trail (even though you haven’t seen or spoken to anyone for days)…

End of the world playlist

So things are getting a bit weird, or maybe they have been weird for a while and I’m only just noticing? Either way it’s a bummer. So it was utterly joyful when Primal Scream – Loaded popped up on my iPod in the car and I suddenly remembered how much better I feel when loud…

Ok, that does it

My experiment is NOT going well. I did not get a single track off this album for the iPod so compliation CDs are going on the veto list. (I am, however going to be listening to the whole of Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby, now that I’ve had a gentle reminder…

Small and perfect

I have been trying to seek out more of the small stuff in life, mostly out of contrariness because we have huge distractions constantly shoved in our faces and I don’t want to play that game anymore. Today I noticed that blueberries have beautiful star/flower patterns on their bottoms. Yes, they were immedately eaten after…

Right or wrong?

This space didn’t start out as a place for me to bang on about my (admittedly wondrous) opinions on books or music or art but that’s what it seems to be turning into and I’m not best pleased about that. As much as I love all those things and as much as I love banging…

Before and after

I have found that life is better if, sometimes, you just wander into a charity furniture store, pick something cheap but solid, buy it, strip it, paint it then love it forever after. Just me? And finally…my favourite so far: You need to pick solid wood furniture otherwise the finish will be poor, but the…

More about music…sort of

For some deep, dark reason I appear to be a little shy in actually naming any of the artists or songs that I enjoy…and this is not changing today (I will work on it though). Today I just wanted to shout out a film and TV series that might appeal to music fans. Yesterday –…

Music festivals…the dreaming of sleep edition

Part two of my music festival ramblings is about where to sleep. Before I started going to music festivals I had just assumed that everyone brought their own tents and camped in the mud. I’ve seen all those images of people wading through churned up fields of ooze and that was one of the reasons…