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Live Music Highlights of 2011

#1 Gordon Gaino joining Clap Your Hands Say Yeah for a cover of ‘Kiss Off’ at End of the Road, 2–4 September #2 Fucked Up’s lead singer, Damian, giving me a fireman’s lift and carrying me whilst moshing through the … Continue reading

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Papa was a rodeo

The most beautiful, amazing piece of music I’ve heard this year; and the second time I’ve cried on 4-MeO-PCP. Listened to it on my Grado SR60s and wept until my tears had flushed the scabs out of my nose. Music … Continue reading

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Gerwyn’s Couch Medicine

This is a recipe I cooked up for my friend Gerwyn when he came down with a chesty cough as a secondary infection following a fever, poor chap. Makes about a days’ worth of doses. Base: 2–3 inch piece fresh … Continue reading

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Dogtooth

Eraserhead Being John Malkovich The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael Some films that left me open-mouthed and speechless as the credits rolled and for a while after. And now Dogtooth. A 2009 Greek film, reflecting our modern, twisted existence through … Continue reading

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Haiku games

Co-authored with T., writing alternate lines, unseen, on a theme. [food] Carrots screamed All in the preparation They didn’t die yet. [weather] Clouds parting at last Weevils anchored in it Witness the sun rise. [romance] French kiss on the grass … Continue reading

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Monday 6th December 2010 Pt I

The fourth day of the second Test finished around 7:30 am GMT with an England victory looking almost certain bar heavy rain in Adelaide tomorrow. Bizarrely, the forecast is for heavy rain. Listened to Today on BBC Radio 4. James … Continue reading

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Sunday 5th December 2010 Pt III

11:54 pm, just watched I ♥ Huckabees; listening to fourth day of the second Test. 6:21 am, just created this blog during the breaks for tea, lunch and rain.  

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Sunday 5th December 2010 Pt II

It’s 4:47 pm and the cats are scratching at the door for food and warmth. My sciatica hurts, my face is scabby and unshaven. I need a cigarette and a bath. 6:55 pm, had a deep bath and thought about … Continue reading

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Sunday 5th December 2010 Pt Ib

Ate lunch. Drank turkish coffee.   Listened to the second episode of I, Claudius on the radio. Best tune of the day on the radio so far has been Cerys Matthews reciting a passage from Dubliners to a background of … Continue reading

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Sunday 5th December 2010 Pt. Ia

Woke up at 7:30 am and got out of bed thinking it’s Monday even though: (i) went to bed about 3 am, (ii) it’s Sunday, (iii) I don’t have a job, and (iv) even if I did have a job … Continue reading

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