thanks for the AWESOME wool pea coat for 30 quid! THIRTY! i think the lady at the till messed up somehow but i’m really not complaining. yes!
yesterday. i was also on the list for the general flu jab too. so that was one in each arm. now both my arms are really sore and stiff, and it FEELS like i have the flu. i woke up so groggy today. really not that cool.
my dissertation is coming along slowly. been through about 15 or so articles so far. maybe another 5 to go and i’m gonna start writing. i did a plan (kinda) over the weekend too. first draft before christmas? lets hope so! latin america essay was in last week - think i nailed it okkkkk, aiiiight. in the last few weeks we’ve been reading about chavez and the populist left in the region as well as guerrilla groups. pretty ace rad! can’t believe the semester is nearly over. time just zooooooms. no time to do anything else. various projects; cd-r comps (!!!!), zines, music, writing, whatever - just don’t get finished.
two things that have been/will be happening - good guy david from glasgow (hansei records) is putting together a zine called STILL COLD. gonna have some totally kick ass reviews/interviews/cool stuff. i got a parcel of cool things to listen to last week so gonna get them finished soon. i’ve also been working on some ‘laptop’ music with ex-cap sante bassist. its kinda like fennesz/mountains/helios type stuff (but not as good). we’ve got pretty much 4 songs of bleepy glitchy noise done. maybe get another 2 or 3 done and do something with it. we even had the crazy idea of sending it away to 12K but i doubt they’d bat an eye lid. YOU CAN DREAM THOUGH.
the summer of 2001. on a 3 week holiday with my parents where we drove round the north east of the U.S and weezer’s green album had just come out. i bought it and made my mum, dad, and brother listen to it on the car cd player in the rental. i have no idea what made me think of this memory but i LAUGHED. at the time i guess i thought i was some cool hipster kid who listened to COLLEGE ROCK. or something. who knows. in fact, i also remember going to paris the next year and buying pinkerton in a tower records. i then made my mum listen to butterfly because it was the only acoustic song on the album. i must have been like, “mum mum mum - you’ve just GOT to listen to this song!!!!” she said she liked it but only now do i realise she probably never did.