Monday, April 19, 2010

The day from hell

Term started this morning and I found myself feeling exhausted by mid afternoon. What exhausted me even more though was the thought of the horrendously busy day that I have in store tomorrow.

The plan for tomorrow:

7 a.m. wake up tired and wish I'd gone to bed earlier.
followed by bath/breakfast/hair/make-up/packing books etc.
9 a.m. (ish ) take a bus to uni.
9.30 a.m. pick up a form from office on second floor of arts building, fill it in and take it to another office in the basement.
10 a.m. Meeting about UEA Creative Writing Anthology.
11 a.m. Publishing class (2hrs).
1.30 a.m. Poetry tutorial.
2 p.m. grab coffee and maybe some lunch.
2.30 p.m. take books back to library and get some more books out, if there is time work on editing poetry on laptop.
4 p.m. head home.
5 p.m. Make sure Natty is fed so he can get to his band rehearsal.
6 p.m. think about going out to a poetry gig, wash up dishes.
7 p.m. collapse in exhausted heap with a glass of wine and feel guilty about not going to poetry gig.
7.30 p.m. Switch laptop on to do work. Look at emails and play around on Facebook.
9.30 p.m. wait anxiously for Natty to get back from band practice safely.
10 p.m. watch some rubbish telly.
12.30 a.m. go to bed too late again!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Go Do

If you haven't already done so I would highly recommend listening to the new album Go by Icelandic singer Jonsi. Jonsi, you might remember, is best known for being the singer of the popular band Sigur Ros. His solo album is similar in style to Sigur Ros but is much more upbeat and uplifting, he also sings some of the tracks in English - aiming, I would hazard a guess, at attaining a larger worldwide audience. You can listen to the album in its entirety at Jonsi's website here. You might think that enabling fans to listen to the whole album for free was a silly move, but i think it's incredibly smart. You don't know how long it will be on there for for a start and after I had listened to it on Facebook it made me want to buy it. I am more likely to buy an album after hearing it properly than from somewhere like i-tunes where you hear such a tiny snippet of each track that you are left with no clue as to whether it is actually good or not.

Jonsi is playing at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk later this year.

Must hear track - GO DO.