I never could get the hang of Thursdays


Losing The Will To Live
29/05/2008, 12:47 am
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As i walked through my Gran’s front door today I completely lost the will to live. There’s nothing wrong with my Gran’s house, or my family at all, but for some reason this home comfort brought me back down to earth, and all of a sudden the last year rolled past in my head and I felt depressed.

This year’s been fairly good compared to last year, but I think I’m probably still stressed or depressed most of the time.

So I walked through the door and it hit me. I couldn’t concentrate on what people we’re saying to me, all I could think about was what the hell I’ve been doing all year, the times I’ve been put down, had my hopes up, felt like utter crap and missed opportunities. I felt all the jealousy pent up inside me, I wanted to lie face down and go back to being fourteen so I could try it all over again.

But instead I didn’t say anything. I Made conversation and pretended nothing was wrong.

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Dirty Pretty Things
28/05/2008, 12:41 am
Filed under: Music

I completely forgot to write about this at the time.

Last Tuesday, the 20th, I saw them live. It was fantastic, they played a few new songs they’ve been writing and all the best tracks from the album I listened to so intently about 2 years ago. I’ve always been a fan of these Libertines spin-off’s, Carlos Barât and Gary Powell make the band what it is really.

I was deprived of my chance to see them last year, someone cancelled at the last minute. This more than made up for it. The tunes were predictable, you recognised the beginning few notes of every track and then the rest was all recorded in my brain like it was straight from the album. It really was worth going to see them live.

It was you’re typical gig, plenty of Indie kids jumping around, spilt drinks, ripped my jeans, got trodden on, kicked in the shins, bashed my nose somehow, sweaty and loud, everything you could want.

Also, Jesus (not really Jesus, but someone with long hair) came onto the stage and played the tambourine for a bit. That was amusing. I didn’t go with my gig partner, surprisingly, there was only one ticket going spare so I snatched it up. I really need to go to more gigs with her…

Next time; Babyshambles. That would be amazing.



Fifteen
24/05/2008, 12:17 pm
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Last night was the fifteen hours of drinking, it was good. Here are some things I acquired:

  • My Gig partner’s signature
  • I [heart] Bear Grylls
  • A logo
  • A straw hat
  • A t-shirt, back and front covered in all sorts of things
  • An R.E.M. live CD.

It wasn’t a full fifteen hours of drinking, I started at 2pm and stopped at 2am. It was a great night though, fun had by all. I may add to this post as I remember more of the night.



Fresh Prints
22/05/2008, 11:57 am
Filed under: Design

I got these printed off today, I’m quite fond of them. It’s worth £5 for a decent quality print.

The one on the left has Arthur Dent, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams) written in blue somewhere, and the right one says Futura Extra Black, Stanley Kubrick’s favourite font.

Thought I’d put the left one up. considering it’s quite relevant. They come as a pair though really.



Monty this seems strange to me
21/05/2008, 12:32 am
Filed under: Music

I changed the header image, these are the lyrics of Monty Got A Raw Deal.

I could say something about Monty Clift and the content of the song, but I don’t know that much about him or his career, REM as a whole or why Micheal Stipe chose him as a subject for the track.

This is why it’s so strange; I don’t know why I like the song so much. it could be the acoustic feel, the bashing of the drums, the harmony where it goes “waste your breath”. When I listen to Automatic for the People all the way through it certainly stands out as the best song. it’s not album filler, it sums up the entire feeling of the album.

Hugely under-rated song, but you might have to listen to the album in its entirety to really appreciate it.



Webcameron
19/05/2008, 6:15 pm
Filed under: Politics

Mr Cameron is like me, because he himself likes to blog.

It’s an attempt to be in the age of technology. It’s not a video diary like he wants us to think. Unfortunately I see this as a yet more PR from the leader of the opposition, it doesn’t make me think he’s any more appealing as a prime minister.



Disconnected
18/05/2008, 9:31 pm
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I’ve been sans telephone for a few days now, it’s great.

I’m half way through switching networks, and keeping my original number is taking a while. It’s been really good to have it not buzzing though, I like the peace and quiet.

Although my parents must think I’m dead and I’ve probably missed out on a few things. Just goes to show how important it is to be contactable.