Soundtracking: “Whale” by Yellow Ostrich. Just do as you please, I will accept if you’d rather leave… open my heart if you open your heart. Gosh I love this song to bits.
I just realized I did half a day’s posting at 6 am then fell back asleep. Or gave up. Or something.
The unrelenting pace of my life is catching up with me, I confess, and I’m looking forward to fall in London for a particularly good reason but also simply for the fact that I will be in one place for six weeks without having to pack, move around or go anywhere.
If anyone has any ideas on where I should move next year, please feel free to let me know because I don’t have a goddamn clue!
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Soundtracking: “Instead” by Mull Historical Society. Hold on to the loneliness. Highlands here I come.
For now. This is my last post from Los Angeles (though I don’t leave til Saturday, I’m taking a little break from online-ness).
It’s been a good month here on the west side. I’ve marathoned my way through series five and six of Skins and series one of Spy, been to loads of movies (none of them particularly good, though, save Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), rediscovered my third eye and inhaled plenty of negative ions from the crashing waves, but it’s time to go.
See you in Edinburgh.
1. Fairy Tale 2. Streets of 90210 3. Is full of light 4. I guess things didn’t work out with Sally.
1. Physical Grafitti 2/3. Superheroes 4. Combination Cats 4. Almost makes me wish I had a landline.
Hi hi, it’s time for another LP Mixtape. This one is a bit of a hot mess but does contain songs I have loved throughout my thousands of years of existence, tracklisted in chronological order save the intro and outro.
It was tough because I had to leave loads out (in fact, the lack of shoegaze sort of hurts my heart and choosing The Doors over Zeppelin may confound, but they were a turning point at 14). You can gets the goodies here and you know, enjoy and stuff.
1. Dirge - Death in Vegas
2. Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix. That’s all she ever thinks about, riding with the wind.
3. Wintertime Love - the Doors. Love has been lost, is that the reason?
4. Dancing Queen - ABBA. Leave them burning and then you’re gone.
5. Lonely in Your Nightmare - Duran Duran. Only get a second chance when danger’s on the wind.
6. Big City Nights - Scorpions. And the long night has left me back at somebody’s side.
7. A Few Hours After This - The Cure. Like opposite poles in a secret game.
8. Destination - The Church. Our procession lurches on as if we have recovered.
9. Bubblegum Couple - 22 Pistepirkko. You can watch but you can’t touch.
10. Unsung - Helmet. Die young is far too boring these day.
11. Hedgehog - Luna. It’s no fun reading fortune cookies to yourself.
12. Only in the Summertime - Possum Dixon. The silence brings on surgery.
13. 66 - The Afghan Whigs. Come on and do it to me, don’t you stop.
14. In da Club - 50 Cent. If the roof on fire let the motherfucker burn.
15. Huddle Formation - The Go! Team. I got the power back here.
16. On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz. If you can’t get what you want then you come with me.
17. Reunion - M83. There’s no more loneliness.
18. C’est le Vent, Betty - Gabriel Yared.
Soundtracking: “4’33” by John Cage conducted by Lawrence Foster.
1. Landing 2. Grounded
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light.– Mahatma Ghandi
Soundtracking: “Chinese Arithmetic” by Faith No More. Unhand me now, as if you’ve always known my name. The only incarnation of this band that matters to me. Fall 1987 (or was it winter 1988) and I had these crazy leggings and a lot of acid and good times, kidnapping and cats.