September 29th, 2004

(I've tried patience)

Postcards from the edge...

Or something considerably less melodramatic than that. I've had a lovely day with katyha watching Bugsy Malone and CATS and looking up Nick Moran online and stuff, and a lovely evening with katyha and adjectivemarcus and dr_d watching Carnivale, which is absolutely wonderful. May write more about this at some point.

What else? Oh, have the fear. Ageing rocker Joe Jackson has teamed up with William Shatner - yes, I said William Shatner - to cover 'Common People' by Pulp. Yes, really. No, I've not heard it yet. Yes, it's wrong. No, I don't need to hear it to know that.

I think I've given up on the idea of seeing The Faint tomorrow - I'm not really up to doing gigs at the moment. So I shall be going to asrana's instead, to rant at her about people and listen to her enthuse about Hero (which, apparently, everyone but me must go and see at once) and things.

And now I should sleep. Tomorrow there will be class and I *will* make it in and survive a whole day again. Damn it.

E.
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  • Current Music
    Music from a computer game you've never played.
(I've tried patience)

That was interesting. And schedule. And heads-up.

I just got followed home from Waterloo. He was rather clever about it, too - would cross roads and then come back, so most people wouldn't have noticed - and took shortcuts and things. I would have been impressed if I hadn't been somewhat panicked. Managed to shake him just as I got to the square though. I am confused. Why would anyone want to follow me home from Waterloo? Why would anyone want to follow me home at nine o'clock in the morning?

Ah well. I am being useless about planning things at the moment, so I thought I'd put up my (fairly sparse) schedule for the next couple of weeks and then you can tell me what's wrong with it. Collapse )

Anyone see anything wrong with that?

Heads-up : anyone who has walked with me from mine to Waterloo will probably have had me enthuse at them about The Bookshop At The End Of The Universe - one of those bookshops that has the most fantastically random and occasionally gorgeous stock for fairly ridiculous prices. Unfortunately it's gone bankrupt, and is having an 'Everything Must Go' sale. Books of fetish photography! Obscure gay fiction! Cult film fan novels! Make-your-own-wallpaper manuals! And everything in between. It's worth a visit if you've time to sort through things. It's all very shiny.

That's all for now, I think.

E.
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  • Current Music
    'In These Shoes?', Kirsty MacColl.
(I've tried patience)

Music...and a question.

A box from Amazon came through my door today, containing both the excellent compilation 80s Access and the information that wechsler is wonderful, or rather that he had it sent to me, which amounts to much the same thing. ~smile~ It is gorgeous and now I have many random 80s tracks I haven't heard before, as well as a CD copy of 'Voyage Voyage' by Desireless which is one of my favourite songs ever. Thank you! ~blows kisses~ Yay, music!

Speaking of which. Since katyha has been kind enough to buy me a domain and giolla has been kind enough to host it, mostly so I've got somewhere to put the things I write about music in order that they might (*might*) be accessed by a wider audience (or something), I'm looking for ideas. As long as I can spend some time every few weeks in front of a TV with Sky, I can continue to write roundups of whatever's out at the time, but I'd like to write some other music-related things as well.

Which is where, at some level, you come in. What should I write about? Is there anything you'd *like* to see me write about or *like* to read my thoughts on? I realise this sounds hopelessly egotistical, but I won't make you read it or anything, I'm just curious as to what you think might be a good idea...
So, y'know. Any thoughts? "Don't give up the day job" is an entirely acceptable response. ~smile~

E.
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  • Current Music
    An odd version of 'Red Skies At Night' by The Fixx.
Music

Never Felt As Good

kinkysweetheart directed me today at a page of MP3s under the largely arbitrary heading of 'Romo' (effectively what came between synthpop and electroclash) and in amongst its listed bands, which somewhat oddly includes Add N To (x) and My Life Story (industrial and very indie, respectively) sat the name Belvedere Kane. It took me a while to remember why this was significant, and then suddenly I realised - this is the band I've been trying to track down since 1996, when they were featured in Top Of The Pops magazine with their single 'Never Felt As Good'. The lead singer was (and remains) one of the most beautiful things I'd ever seen.
I'm glad someone else knows who they are.

Anyway, off to meet asrana now. (best friends)++

E.
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