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Writer's Block: Chicken soup [Dec. 17th, 2011|09:37 am]
Kath
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[mood |cheerfulfestive]
[music |Revol - Manic St Preachers(wishing I was at O2 2nite..)]

What is your cure for the common cold?

Vodka and bloody mindedness...
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Writer's Block: What’s on your mind? [Dec. 10th, 2011|09:22 pm]
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[music |Masses Against The Classes - Manic Street Preachers*]

What are you thinking about right now?

Surely Twitter was devised to cater for this sort of thing?



* "We love the Winter - it brings us closer together"
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Writer's Block: Black Friday [Nov. 25th, 2011|09:44 am]
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[mood |angrybolshy]
[music |Ship Building - Robert Wyatt]

What's the last thing you bought?

I propose a Red Friday instead : a day where no one buys anything. At all. See how the consumerist construct bends under the weight of a little common sense.
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Writer's Block: Family ties [Nov. 23rd, 2011|10:32 am]
Kath
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[mood |bitchynon-familial!]
[music |Good Tradition - Tanita Tikaram (check out the lyrics ;-) )]

What do you love to do with your family?

Oh, ffs! I know that not all Americans embody the preppy, Pollyanna-ish inanity which is so much to the fore with these questions. The 'Occupy' movement started there, for example, and that is potentially the most significant and empowering development in politics (on a global scale) for decades. Why, then, is none of this intelligence brought to bear on the forum?

Anyway, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, and bearing in mind the fact that America is neck deep in a recession from which there seems no way out which does not involve genocide (or the even less likely scenario : taxing the rich and reigning in the banks), may I suggest the following family friendly activities as useful bonding exercises :

Queueing for food stamps
Hanging at the Mall (ready to swoop on discarded Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts detritus)
Swapping roadkill recipes
Playing knockout Twister to determine whose kidney is sold to fund next months medical treatment


As a coda to all this snarkiness, it should perhaps be noted that the British have a somewhat different take on family, ie. the secret of successful family life is to strive to spend as little time as possible with actual family members. This is typified by our Xmas-related collective trauma, prozac-gobbling panic at the approach of school holidays, and inordinate love of the garden shed...
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Writer's Block: American Music Awards are tonight! [Nov. 21st, 2011|09:12 am]
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[music |Further Away - The Manic Street Preachers]

Who is the best musician or band of all time?

This is impossible to answer. The opinion is necessarily largely subjective and it's absurd to try to compare the likes of The Beatles or Elvis with classical composers through the ages. Also, it's a very large planet and I have no knowledge of the musical heritage of vast swathes of it, so I can hardly pass definitive judgement. Possibly there is an argument to be made for replying : the first of our ancient ancestors who realised that by bashing a stick on a stone, or similar, one could produce a pleasing sound...
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Random Ramblings (2) [Nov. 20th, 2011|03:48 pm]
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[music |The Future Has Been Here 4ever - Manic Street Preachers ]

aka : Who for 'Who?'

Producer David Yates has apparently confirmed that a Dr Who movie is in the offing. It is to be substantially re-worked for its cinematic release - a phrase to strike fear into most Who afficianados, I warrant. For the moment, though, I am confining my own thoughts to the knotty problem of which actor should take on the iconic role of the Dr. A few years ago it would have been easy. Alan Rickman. End of. But much as I continue to adore the man, I fear that this particular moment has been and gone. No other contender appeals to the same extent. Maybe Gary Oldman in subtle, 'Smiley' mode? Johnny Depp doing his jolly super English accent? Input and strong opinions positively invited :-)
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Random Ramblings (1) [Nov. 20th, 2011|03:32 pm]
Kath
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[mood |okayokay]
[music |London Calling - The Clash(now that's how to hold a guitar)]

This thought has been sluggishly stirring at the back of what passes for my brain for quite a while now, and watching a Jools Holland Later compilation in a flu-befuddled stupor has finally forced it to emerge, blinking, into the half light of an Autumn afternoon... Has anyone else noticed that the higher up the body a band or solo artist holds their guitars, the more likely they are to sound like utter wank? There are honourable exceptions (Anna Calvi). But on the whole, I stand by the assertion. The likes of The Vaccines - who seem like a nice bunch of lads and whose spirited performances have, in the past, reminded me of a litter of labrador pups in a Bonio advert with a Ramones soundtrack - should beware adopting the 80s referencing affectation. Their spot on the programme was disconcertingly lacklustre and I'm sure this was linked to the fact that their guitars were being wielded like bloody ukeleles! We all know where this sort of thing leads : Haircut 100 and Kajaflippingoogoo, that's where. A guitar, and especially a bass guitar, should be positioned around the solar plexus at least. Even lower, if you covet real cool. Yes, it's bad for the back and probably results in crippling arthritis and chiropractors bills. But if it's the only thing standing between us and 'Love Plus One Redux' then surely that's a price worth paying?
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Writer's Block: A sight for sore eyes [Nov. 20th, 2011|10:27 am]
Kath
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[mood |sickfull of cold - again!]
[music |Freaky Teeth - Noel Gallagher(contender for new Bond song allegedly)*]

What is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?

The scan of my baby boy at @ 7 weeks old. We thought we'd lost him, and to see that tiny spec pulsing with life was the most humbling experience I've ever had.






*They'd surely have to change the title, for a start!
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Writer's Block: An intimate portrait [Nov. 19th, 2011|11:46 am]
Kath
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[music |I Write The Book - Elvis Costello]

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would it be called?

'Stranger Than Fiction' has a nice ring to it...
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Writer's Block: A few good men [Nov. 18th, 2011|10:37 am]
Kath
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[music |Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart - The Manics]

Which U.S. President has made the most positive impact?

Does anyone apart from unimaginative American teens compose these questions? I suppose I should be grateful that it's not inviting an exposition on 'Breaking Dawn.' Or maybe that's tomorrow.

It's probably fairer to ask which has done the least damage. Maybe Jimmy Carter?
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