I usually hate Sundays. They’re glum end stops that mark a potentially monotonous metre; the passing of weeks, made all the more blue if you’re not in love with your daily nine to five.
This Sunday has been a good one, though. I’ve been writing a lot lately, necessitated by the assignment deadline that’s bearing down on me. I hammered out 2,000 words on the first draft of a 17th century tragedy with some fantasy stuff thrown in, which will also be what I’m submitting for my assignment, or at least part of it, anyway. Continue reading “Sunday Blues, Atmospheric Photos and Space-flight Inspiration”
Estrons are a ‘heavy pop band‘ from South and West Wales, and they rock.
Check out the sinister base on ‘I’m Not Your Girl’. Almost all their songs have a nice, chunky, fuzzy riff and the direct language in their lyrics adds to the brash effect. Case in point ‘I’m out with my friends tonight, telling them you was so middle-class you couldn’t do me right’ in I’m Not Your Girl.
My top songs thus far; Make a Man, I’m Not Your Girl and Glasgow Kisses.
They get a thumbs up from me. Gigs sound a bit intense though.
This is positive news: Net Neutrality was upheld by the American Senate. It’s still got to get past 45 and the American Congress, but I’m a sucker, so I’m still hopeful.
Continue reading “Net Neutrality limps on”
This tumblr, Things Organised Neatly, really scratches an itch. I especially like the organisations that also form geometric patterns.
My fave so far has been this photo of Monks Organised Neatly.
I’m reading Why read the classics? by Italo Calvino, and it’s good. His joy and enthusiasm for the books he’s talking about is palpable. I like Greek and Roman mythology anyway, but the chapter ‘Ovid and Universal Contiguity’ made me want to drop Calvino (possibly not his intended effect) and rush out and read Metamorphoses instead. Continue reading “Italo Calvino, Classics and Hafez”