archive of posts from March, 2012

With Hope In Our Hearts…

  • Aston Villa 2-4 Chelsea
  • Man City 3-3 Sunderland
  • QPR 2-1 Arsenal
     
  • Liverpool v the Top 6.

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Word Of The Week 30/03

FUTILITY&DREAD

def. Attending a job interview when you’ve already realized you don’t want the job but couldn’t afford to turn down, and then gradually becoming aware of how many problems and difficulties it’s gonna cause you, if they’re even insane enough to offer it to you.

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Stuff & Nonsense #976

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Self-Defeating Facility

I keep seeing these adverts with David Tennant, every day he appears and tells me that with his Virgin Media subscription he has so many channels and yet there’s nothing on and apparently there was nothing on yesterday either, or the day before that, or the day before that…

Evidently, to overcome this difficulty, especially if you’re paying Virgin Media for the privilege of not being offered anything worth watching, you need to pay even more to get a Virgin Media Tivo. Following the initial logic to it’s inevitable conclusion, if there was nothing on yesterday, or the day before, or the day before that, etc., etc.,… what did I record?!!

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A Schnippit Of Musical Fashion

We were trying to excite people, we were trying to make people feel alive. The core of rock music was cathartic. There was some fundamental catharsis that occurred in “Louie, Louie.” That lives on, that pursuit. Its very nature was to get people “in touch” with themselves and with each other in some fashion. So initially you were just trying to excite people, and make them happy, alert them to themselves, and do the same for yourself. It’s a way of combating your own indifference, your own tendency to slip into alienation and isolation. That’s also in “Man on the Train”: we can’t be alienated together. If we’re all alienated together, we’re really not alienated.

That’s a lot of what music did for me-it provided me with a community, filled with people, and brothers and sisters who I didn’t know, but who I knew were out there. We had this enormous thing in common, this “thing” that initially felt like a secret. Music always provided that home for me, a home where my spirit could wander. It performed the function that all art and film and good human relations performed-it provided me with the kind of “home” always described by those philosophers your uncle loved.

Bruce Springsteen
Interview with Will Percy
DoubleTake Magazine

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With Hope In Our Hearts…

  • Man Utd 1-0 Fulham
     
  • Liverpool v the Top 6.

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My iPod [25/03/2012]

Last Week’s Most Played Track:
The Cure | Catch | 1987

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