Thursday, May 28, 2009

Post hand in play list

Well here it is my top twenty of the moment and actually I am finding it incredibly hard to limit it to just twenty. My mind is exploding with all kinds of music at the moment ranging from Jamaican music like Ernest Ranglin to rock bands like Audioslave and Led Zeppelin to more quiet music like Belle and Sebastian.

Anyway here goes:

1) Thank You - Led Zeppelin

2) Can't Stop - The Red Hot Chili Peppers

3) The Boy With the Arab Strap - Belle and Sebastian

4) Armagideon Time - The Clash

5) Karma Police - Radiohead

6) Somewhere a Clock is Ticking - Snow Patrol

7) King and Country - Seth Lakeman

8) Freedom (90) - George Michael

9) The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young

10) Bruise Pristine - Placebo

11) Let it Loose - The Rolling Stones

12) Wake up Jamaica - Dennis Alcapone

13) Problem Is - The Dub Pistols

14) Revelatios - Audioslave

15) All These Things That I've Done - The Killers

16) Rocking Universally - Willie Williams

17) Martha Cecilia - Andres Landeros

18) Baby, Baby - The Vibrators

19) Pain Killer - Turin Brakes

20) Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

After the Hand In

Well after a rather large gap in my blogging activity, due to the workload in the lastt few months of my degree I have decided to make a comeback. The degree is finished bar the marks, which we will get in mid June and since I have handed in my final work I have found that I have been listening to a massive amount of music. It's as if some mental space has cleared.

I haven't however started reading a novel yet - but that is in part due to the fact that the last novel I read was so good that nothing else seems to measure up. Mary George of Allnorthover by poet Lavinia Greenlaw is one of the best novels I have read in a long time. The novel is set in a small Essex town in the late 1970s. the writing is both visceral and beautiful and is evocative of the time and place. There is no danger of Greenlaw becoming rambly or overly poetic - although the prose is highly descriptive in places the plot bowls the story along sucking the reader in and inducing the rare quality of a book that you just can't put down because you really care about what happens next.

Platypus with Aardvark Rising

I am considering inventing a whole new star sign system using animals to symbolise each sign. Under this new system I would be Platypus with Aardvark rising.