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  1. My flatmate and I spend too much time talking about our dream shelving. Essentially it boils down to 7x7, 10x10 and 12x12 squares in a wall-dominating wooden design to accommodate vinyl and a scattering of our other worldly possessions. Mid-life approaches.

     
  2. not driving

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    There’s something about cars that I find to me somewhat insane. When I see someone stroking their Fiesta as if it were alive, as if it abided by the laws of Mrs Gren, as if it had sentience, I go on to imagine that person hurtling along a concrete slab at 70mph, face first towards their meeting with a wooden crate and a deep pit of earth. 

    I’ve never driven a car, unless you count a 91.8% completion of Gran Turismo 4, at any point during my life. I can tell you the order of the pedals and I can tell you the theory but I can’t put that knowledge into practice like my world geography can be easily deployed on a weekend iplayer binge of Pointless.

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  3. A brand new TD track to make the wednesday woes a little less wearisome.

     
  4. I don’t wanna fight in a holy war.
    I don’t want the salesmen knocking at my door.
    I don’t wanna live in america no more.
    Because the tide is high and it’s rising still
    And I don’t wanna see it at my windowsill.
    — Windowsill, Arcade Fire
     
  5. Plays: 36

    Silent Alarm is one of my favourite  albums of all time but a lot of people neglect to acknowledge that the album closer (ignoring the hidden track shh) Compliments is one of its strongest moments. I remember hearing about a ‘definitive version’ and eager to track it down found it to be a live recording during a session with the late, great John Peel. And what a rendition it is.

    Compliments (Peel Session) Bloc Party

     
  6. Edward Ruscha

    Edward Ruscha

     
  7. 03:21

    Notes: 3

    It is 3am in the morning in SW London and all I can smell is Pret a Manger chicken sandwiches.

     
  8. Do you remember when I was really super cool and took pictures of bones under a microscope?

    Do you remember when I was really super cool and took pictures of bones under a microscope?

     
  9. THE WEEK HAS ENDETH.

     
  10. 23:47 13th Aug 2014

    Notes: 1

    Things that I don’t enjoy #253: daily 7.30am starts.

     
  11. You are already so dearly missed. My childhood is in pieces around me. I am actually so, so sad.

    You are already so dearly missed. My childhood is in pieces around me. I am actually so, so sad.

     
  12. dealing with propaganda

    Today, I had my first day back on the wards since June last year but for the last two weeks there’s been the furore, the build-up and the expectation. How long will the working day be? What should I learn to prepare? Is the consultant a dragon? Along with this however comes the advertising - these doctors become walking, talking Churchill dogs for their particular specialty. “Want to look at people’s calluses for the rest of your life?” “Oh yes.”

    They almost always tell you that there is a great team around, that there is a lot of scope for teaching and, if you were to slot alongside them after graduating, an overspilling pot o’ gold awaiting you in your mid thirties. They almost always fail to tell you that they sort of, kinda, maybe just a bit, hate their entire lives.

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  14. I went to the Tate Modern today to revisit the Rothko room but ended up spending ages staring at phalluses superimposed on a melty-faced man (Portrait of a Doctor by Francis Picabia). I love the Tate Modern, especially just drifting through it with my headphones. There’s little better to do on a day off than being anonymous in a crowd of people.

    I went to the Tate Modern today to revisit the Rothko room but ended up spending ages staring at phalluses superimposed on a melty-faced man (Portrait of a Doctor by Francis Picabia). I love the Tate Modern, especially just drifting through it with my headphones. There’s little better to do on a day off than being anonymous in a crowd of people.

     
  15. I want people to be ecstatic but to cry at the same time.
    — 

    Wayne Coyne

    This sums up my feelings for The Flaming Lips completely.