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probably today is not that day

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Those of you who keep an eye on my last.fm profile might have noticed (probably with alarm) that my latest iPod scrobble resulted in no less than 4 pages worth of Decemberists songs being added to my list of recently listened tracks. That's a whole lot of Decemberists, and it's because the current short story […]

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the zombie apocalypse: i'm ready

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Yesterday involving some good news,1 last night required celebrating. Which is how I ended up at one of my favourite locals, a grungy pub with a grandiose name in direct contrast with the ubiquitous portraits of Arab sheiks and its decidedly less than grandiose couches and crazy wallpaper and praying mantis mural. So, naturally, because […]

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the atlantic is not a damn girl

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Let it be known that live music is good for the soul. Now, I'll grant you that seeing Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Tex Perkins in the space of two nights, one of said nights being a school night no less, may have been more than my bio-rhythms were prepared to cope with, and I […]

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don't leave your lies outside

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I have no food in the house, and no clothes ironed ready for the dayjob tomorrow — but I have vanquished the civilisation which slyly staged a coup over my kitchen sink in my absence, and surely that counts for something. I have also spent the majority of my evening noodling through Helen Austin's youtube […]

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it's good to be king a slow loris

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Today, I give you links that appeared back to back in my feed reader. May It Please The Court (link courtesy Leigh Dragoon) A rendition of "Stand By Me" by an international ensemble cast of street musicians: (link courtesy Ellen Datlow) (This video was so awesome I immediately looked up their other songs released through […]

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we are people people

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The past couple of days have been full of necessary, but non-writing, errands. No fun, no fair. I did do a couple of interviews, which I'll be sure to link to if and when they appear online. In far more fun news, I very belatedly bring to your attention the new People People song, now […]

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sometimes i find myself alone at night

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The proofread is done, long live the proofread. Technically I shouldn't celebrate quite yet, since my editor hasn't told me there's nothing else I need to look at and please send it all back now, but that stack of tagged and tricksome pages has been systematically slashed through with red pen and denuded of tags, […]

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reality check: normal.

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I'm currently reading H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, and it's quite unsettling. Not because of the storyline, or the ideas behind the storyline. No, it's unsettling because, whenever I come across a line lifted wholesale from the book into Jeff Wayne's musical version, I can hear the narrator's voice echoing in my memory […]