June 19, 2013

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? (Official Video) (by ArcticMonkeys)

It’s cool to sing with an English dialect and it always fuckin ‘as bin!

June 16, 2013

Fathers Day, Gutted, Shit, Bollocks…

June 15, 2013

The Bones Of You - Elbow (by merlinthewizard)

Probably the greatest song ever written…

June 13, 2013

I get something mental to worry about every week. Pulled out the Spain programme last week. Now, in the midst of moaning colleagues and contract upheaval and feeling like everyone hates me for having my contract renewed I get an interview… More hours, more salary, less travel, more responsibility but in essence the same job. If I get this I walk away from a bloody shite situation and the only thing I would regret is not being able to work with the same kids… Nice confidence boosts but I have to make it known I’m going to an interview when they have given me a contract, but to be fair I wouldn’t have even applied for the job if they hadn’t have fucked around with the your fired/ your hired attitude. Anyway, excited… 

June 2, 2013
Like Clockwork…

6 Years ago Queens of the Stone Age pushed me kicking and screaming, drinking, puking and blazing through shit times with the last album. It’s like they come right when I need them. What an album this is gonna be. It sounds fucking glorious and it makes me want to get fucked up. I love this band. What would life be like without em???

June 1, 2013

The Black Keys- The only one (by backlite10)

May 31, 2013
The day is perfect…

Just went up to have some whiskey for breakfast with my Dad and I wish I had done it sooner. It’s so beautiful in that churchyard. It’s June and it bursts with life in the sun, next to that 1000 year old, mix-matched church there’s so many different proud old trees and gargoyles and tombs all surrounded by meadow like grass. it’s like the bloody garden of Eden. Got bit by an ant sat in the grass, the bastard.

"At least your not in my position" I feel that’s what he would say. Could have sat there all day but I think one swig was enough and I’m not so unholy as to pass out there. For the first time I really let my feelings out, even though I’ve gone up alone before. I want to take my guitar up these summer nights and just be myself with him. I think his advice is what made me deal with things the way I used to do, strong and inspiring. Just lately I feel, without him I have panicked too much and acted too irrationally. Feel better for now… All these blurry events of the past year seem to make more sense and I know that to be myself I have to let all the love that he showed me come through and show it to everyone I know and love. Fucking hell haha

May 30, 2013
Cannot Sleep at 2am. Must write at someone…

Every time I try to sleep I dream that everything is brilliant and then during my dream something devastating happens which ruins it. I then put all my energy at it until I’m physically exhausted into making things right, and it becomes great again. The cycle repeats until I wake up sweating.

I’m so helpless to keep the things I love. They all just leave some way or another and all I can do is let them free and learn nothing new, because all I ever did for those things was love them and tread so carefully as to keep them close to my heart. It’s like the great fucking punishment of life. Forcing you to move on where you never want it and holding you back where you need to be getting away.

May 28, 2013

Get your legs out (by Hoosecow)

Can’t remember the fooking werrds

May 25, 2013

Right today’s check-list that will not get done…

Print off a flyer and some materials to start a guitar class at school next week…

Finish the loop player worksheet for volunteering

Start planning a nice song with the samples I hastily recorded into reason two weeks ago (this is for my own benefit.)

Get my appetite back and shave my minging face fuzz off

Also tonight I am supposed to meet up with youth support fellas so we can write tunes/ talk about a new recording project (hopefully heavily funded) and get drunk…

I’m tired already

May 24, 2013

John Martyn - Sing A Song Of Summer.wmv (by Riverman61)

Here comes summmmmmmeerrrr… One more term left

May 23, 2013

The Cinematic Orchestra - All That You Give (by magumei)

May 23, 2013

Little Feat - Roll Um Easy (by italio58)

May 17, 2013

The Black Keys - Yearnin’ (by Fir3flyi)

April 8, 2013
Just in case an application form ever asks for every module that I studied at University again……

American History: The American Century? - 57

20th Century American Literature Survey - 65

American History: Birth of a Nation - 66

American Literature Survey to WW1 - 65

Interpreting American Culture - 65

Passport 1 Spanish - 66

American Literary Modernism - 61

Introduction to the American Year - 64

America in the 1960s and 1970s - 59

Women in American Literature - 61

Gender, Power and Politics in the Americas - 66

Passport 2 Spanish - 62

American Year Abroad - 74

The Mexican Revolution

Spanish 201

Spanish 202

Environmental History of the Americas

American Borderlands History

Contemporary Native American Culture

Social Movements in America

Folk Music in America

Flamenco Guitar 101

Dissertation - 60

The Civil Rights Movement - 63

America in the 1920s and 1930s - 57

American Fiction of the Nineteen-Thirties - 65

Passport 4 Spanish - 60