Thursday, February 28, 2008

Now that you're here, the party can start

If I were to die in my sleep tonight, that'd be fine. I am not scared, I wouldn't protest. There was a moment at about 2am on Tuesday morning, when I was dancing and playing some giraffe-shaped castanets just as Alex, Kip, Kurt and Peggy of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart finally walked through the door of Jaynie's flat and the rest of us were playing them the daft song we've been writing for them while getting worried about their whereabouts - there was that moment, when I felt so fulfilled, so happy, so grounded in the present. Look at us all, we can have fun. We don't have to be anything else than what we are now. We don't care if we look silly because we are among friends. Just at that moment, we all knew what was important and what was important was that we were there then, lost in a haze of warmth, some of it alcohol-fuelled, admittedly, but most of all it was bliss. The moment all of us finally found each other in that room, the smiles, the relief, the disbelief and that absolute understanding of what was going through each other's minds. We were as beautiful as anything could ever be and our life was amazing. Fuck it, it still is.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Podcast #3: Hey hey pretty pop!

With my computer healthy enough again to play more than two songs without crashing, with the sun shining brightly, with thoughts of bare feet tempted by the sea, here is my third podcast. It's music I wanted to listen to this morning and that's about as far as I got with a theme


Download it here (35 MB). I am off to eat a clementine.

Tracklisting (36'13")

Pencil Tin - Poignant
Pocketbooks - Don't stop
The Airfields - Never see you smile
Liechtenstein - Universal appeal
Kissamatic Lovebubbles - Roxanne
The Bumblebees - Cool Science
Sparky's Magic Piano - Something somewhere
Kanda - True friends are golden
Pop Tarts - Hallo Franzi
Kawaii - Crowded room
Cessna - Explain to me again
The Gloombuttons - Every little thing
The Winter Club - Mix tapes that Lucy made
The Mai 68s - Froth on the daydream