October 27, 2004

Thanks, John

Heard about John Peel's death yesterday. The effect it had on me took me by surprise. I think it made me realise how much I thought of him, even though I haven't heard his show in years, being in the US. And even when I was in the UK, I only occasionally tuned in, but there was something about his honesty and originality that really made you warm to him.

I just loved his ecclecticism and his homely style with mistakes and all. I still don't understand how someone can feel like a favourite uncle and be at the cutting edge of 60 different genres of music. I guess he wasn't one for labels.

Thanks, John.

Posted by mthaddon at 10:29 AM

October 26, 2004

Wet dog

Left the window open a crack on the driver's side. Minor flooding on the upholstery, courtesy of a torrential midnight downpour. Not good.

Posted by mthaddon at 03:34 PM

October 13, 2004

played nicely

Was listening to Plaid's Double Figure on the way to work this morning, and it was the first time I really noticed that many of the notes/sounds on Squance are just a little non-standard. Not so much that you'd notice the first time, but it's there to hear if you pay close enough attention. The beats are just marginally ahead of or behind tempo in a way that's so bloody interesting.

It's the kind of artistic detail (and I mean detail in a big sense, if that isn't an oxymoron) that's so lacking in life generally. Totally restored my faith in humanity....

Posted by mthaddon at 05:03 PM

October 11, 2004

bush is a twat

I had this overwhelming urge today to buy www.bushisatwat.com and put up a page saying - "someone had to say it", I think the idea of that kind of blank, irreverent british comment just amused the hell out of me. Unfortunately, it was taken, so instead of that comic masterpiece, all I have to show for it is the idea and this blog entry.

I've been getting more interested in the upcoming elections, and have been talking a bit to some folks that have spent a lot of time studying it. I've also watched both of the presidential debates. I think I can honestly say that this is the most politically involved I've ever been. With the exception of voting for the Natural Law party in the UK while on mushrooms.

Anyway, I sent an email to the guy who owns www.bushisatwat.com, and asked him what he's planning to do with it. I mean, do the words "missed opportunity" not mean anything to this guy, or is it a defensive purchase by the ever-organized Republicans? Guess I may find out soon enough.

Posted by mthaddon at 02:26 PM