so i just laurence's post on fake meat, and thought that's some good bloggage, and read dan's post on january 18th, and thought thaht there's some good bloggage too, and then thought, hey, wasn't i thinking today that i missed my blog?
so i thought i'd write. i've not done that very much because of the pgce, which feels like, to borrow XLR's tagline, 'drowning in ditches of white noise', but not in a good way.
i've been listtening to a lot of old metal recently. earache's peel session 3cd set and choosing death (book). digesting pig destroyer's album 'terrifier' while planning a lesson on volume is an irony not lost on me. reading 'choosing death' is such fun - all these legendary bands were just kids when they started. i mean like 14-16 - you think heavy metal junior is a joke but it's not far from the truth. the brutal truth. they really were just obsessed with extremity above all else, sometimes it all sounds so spinal tap. although the tape trading scene thing that was going on was such a weird thing to have happened. it's all zines and that isn't it? DIY but not localised.
somewhere along the way the band is still limping along, about a practice a month and a gig every two. we're not progressing much, more in stasis. have a couple of new songs, but that's half the amount of this time last year, and that was half again of the year before. actually those weren't even new then, so that's that theory shot down.
i think my favourite album of last year has been euros childs' 'son of euro child'. that might not be surprising coming from me, but i have been his harshest critic too - i don't rate his previous two albums very highly (he doesn't even count 'cheer gone' on his website. well i've got it euros, and i remember it very well. lol - actually i couldn't tell you the name of a single track). i think son of euro child is might be the best tracklisted album since bowie's low, or at least kid a. it's perfectly silly and cynical, fun and moody, joyous and bleak yada yada yada.
basically i'll try and write stuff when i can but i have more ideas than time and i don't have many ideas. xx