Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
"Hark, the Herald Tribune sings:
'Go and buy expensive things!'"
But today we got one that went:
"Jill likes China. Judy likes China too."
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
the important things?
life and sex
are a lot alike:
and almost obligatory
yet somehow never
quite as much
as one would wish
we are distracted
by the constant effort
of trying not to come
trying not to die
but of course
we do come
and always too soon
and we will die
that is the point
and maybe afterwards
there will be
Friday, October 26, 2007
Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea - Genesis
I Fought The Law - The Clash
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
I could talk all night -
My mind just sleepwalking
While I'm putting the world to rights.
She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
There She Goes - The La's
Scapegoat - Chumbawamba
Nurse: Did you fly through the windscreen?
Man: No. I only crushed my chest on the steering-wheel.
Nurse: I see. Are you still breathing?
Man: Yes. But I'm in a lot of pain.
confident in what you do
doing good in it
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Yes, I think that's probably it. When is the next big media circus due in town? We don't have to wait until the Olympics, do we?
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
"Being a great writer is 3% talent and 97% not becoming distracted by the Internet."
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
So thoroughgoing is my lack of interest in this that I had been completely unaware of the event in question (the World Cup, apparently??!!) until it was well under way, managed to avoid seeing even one second of TV coverage of it, and had not heard a single result until last week. I even remained obstinately unmoved when I learned that England had unexpectedly made it to the final; or when friends afterwards complained to me that "we were robbed". I have NEVER in my life watched a game of rugby on TV; and I don't want that record ever to change.
J.M. Barrie (1860-1937)
Sunday, October 21, 2007
It looks as though I am finally going to have to get around to checking out the proxy software that Jeremiah recommended a few weeks back. Groan.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wrestling (unmanfully...) with a bout of gastric 'flu.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Sucky, sucky, sucky.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I found myself back in the world of teaching. (I haven't actually done any classroom teaching in nearly a year now - oh joy, oh bliss) Chinese students. Two quite large classes of 30 or so each.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
"Severely blow the drug-related crime."
Monday, October 15, 2007
Helen Keller (1880-1968)
Sunday, October 14, 2007
This is Angel - the track I just recommended in my second 'Play LOUD' list. And it's followed by Gepetto.
Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy
Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
Homework - Fleetwood Mac
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
One More Time/Is She Really Going Out With Him?/
Happy Loving Couples - Joe Jackson
Angel - Belly
Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Lorelei - The Pogues
Common People - Pulp
All Things Bright And Beautiful - The Goodies
Just - Radiohead
It's Only A Paper Moon - Ella Fitzgerald
Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix
Come A Long Way - Michelle Shocked
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
I Scare Myself - Thomas Dolby
I Want Your Love - Transvision Vamp
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Skokiaan - Louis Armstrong
All The Way To Memphis - Mott The Hoople
I Don't Like Mondays - The Boomtown Rats
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Me, I would never be so selfish as to tie up precious bandwidth by browsing on YouTube for an hour at a time! Just being able to get into Blogger would be enough for me. God, it was a LONG WAIT, though.....
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Rat Trap - The Boomtown Rats
White Wedding - Billy Idol
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Hot For Teacher - Van Halen
Close, But No Cigar - Thomas Dolby
Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
Mr Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
The Winner Takes It All - Abba
Downpayment Blues - AC/DC
Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Part 1 - Pink Floyd
Gun Law - The Kane Gang
Misirlou - Dick Dale & The Deltones
Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison
Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell
Well, I'll find someone
Who's not going cheap in the sales;
A nice little housewife
Who'll give me a steady life,
And won't keep going off the rails."
Chain Gang - Sam Cooke
Why Can't I? - Liz Phair