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during one of the days i was home sick i started and finished Nick Hornby`s Songbook which reads like the linear notes to a rather eclectic mix tape. it got me thinking about my own musical tastes and how music affects my life.

i can`t function without music; there is music playing when i go to sleep at night and it`s what wakes me in the morning. i listen to it in the car, while i`m working, even as i type this there is something playing.

i`m willing to give anything a listen once. i like classical, particularly stuff that builds and i love the marriage of classical and rock.

i`ll finish this later.

Hunter Stockton Thompson is dead. of a self inflicted gunshot wound, no less. god damn it.

thought for the day

February 17, 2005 — Leave a comment

the nice thing about bed rest is you get to catch up on your reading in the last two days i`ve devoured Nick Hornby`s Songbook; which has inspired tomorrow`s post and Hunter S. Thompson`s Hey Rube from which this gem was found:

Politics is the Art of Controlling your Environment

That is one of the key things I learned in these years, and I learned it the hard way. Anybody who thinks that “it doesn`t matter who`s President” has never been Drafted and sent off to fight and die in a vicious, stupid War on the other side of the World–or been beaten and gassed by the Police for trespassing on public property–or been hounded by the IRS for purely political reasons–or locked up in the Cook County Jail  with a broken nose and no phone access and twelve perverts wanting to stomp your ass in the shower. That is when it matters who is President or Governor or Police Chief. That is when you will wish you had voted.

sorry there are no links for those of you that are so inclined but i`m really not up to it at the moment, if you`re really interested you can find it yourself.

had a wonderful night, actually went to bed at a reasonable hour, i’ve written some outlines for the screenplay (yay, me) and i realised i have been lax in keeping you abreast of my reading habits, since i finished the binding chair, i’m still reading the brautigan (i have to take that in stages), i’ve also (re)stared zadie smith’s the autograph manhow to be good – nick hornby and cecilia tan’s black feathers, i finished auqa erotica which was lovely. i also read two pulp novels. 

i feel good this morning. rested, ready to take on the world. i have a good deal of work to, i have a poster to design, another campaign for presentation plus i also need to find a junior artist this week, so all told, i think my time online is going to be somewhat limited. 

i’m even going to get off the machine and go bathe and get to work on time. 

before i go here are some links to get you through the morning or possibly the day: 

very funny comic 

jane’s sex guide (a nice comprehensive reference) 

gaps in bush tax cut 

time to get going. adieu.