Monday, September 19, 2005

La Triviata

I’ve just cracked the first bottle of Stoli for the six-month summer season. Today was, I thought, disturbingly unseasonable. Damn this more than two real or imagined seasons thing, it’s far too complex.
I am in a refreshingly mellow mood bought on by the innumerable beauties of grog, alone time, a three day weekend, and Belle and Sebastian [aka ‘what is that depressing shit’, it’s not depressing, cuntface, it’s music, and music with highly entertaining lyrics but since the dulcet tones of -- actually, last I recalled it was some top twenty shit or MMM that you were listening to..], and several hours spent giggling along to Yes Minister. You can tell I have no real plan for this entry. I may just ramble until I become inebriated. Go team drunk. Ugh, how American.

‘You say I’ve got another face, that’s not a fault of mine these days’

That’s really a nice tie in for the things that are shitting me [aside from me, of course, but there are only two ways to solve that problem one of which is exhausting and the other somewhat tacky]. Things, with particular emphasis, that are shitting me particularly are insincerity, pedantry [particularly from the woefully under/overeducated and pretentious], and that old standby the scary, scary inbreds of the world. I do not feel the need to elaborate on cretins and thus putting an end to my post…oh, no, wait – there could be some kind of rant in here somewhere. Maybe, just maybe, if I throw in a needle and dive in after it then I’ll find what I’m looking for...
I most particularly hate the pedantry of the Haitchers – look that up in the dictionary, fuckfaces, see what you find. Those who desire to quibble over the smallest thing [perhaps thinking themselves wits?] whilst making their own gross errors should, quite possibly, be lined up against a wall and shot. Really, what happened to the firing squad? Then there are those who are dismissive of those who do not pursue the same dizzying heights of education that they have. This is such a boring rant I can’t be fucked elaborating. Oh dear, my laziness astounds me. Which might well be a reason for my abbreviated university career – oh no, that’s right, I’m dumb as fuck. I must try to remember that. Oh to rant and rave now that spring is here.

Do ice cubes, if left in their tray in the freezer, evaporate? I really cannot believe that I under filled the trays to that extent, even drunk I am not that stupid [naysayers well know how to contact me]. They do evaporate! Great, now someone sciencey tell me why [Arts wanker, sorry, sorry, put it in really simple terms please].

There is one last, completely trivial and thus utterly unlike the rest of this post, thing that I’m after – music. I have become bored and need something mellow and marvellous for the summer. Suggestions welcome. Other commentary can get *yawn* whatevered.

20 comments:

BourbonBird said...

Eels (band, not footy team) are playing Luna Park mid-October. I'd see them, but babysitting's expensive (a few month's guilt worth) and it's mid-week.

Listen. And in turn, I'll find me some Belle & Sebastian. And a stiff drink.

Happy seasons, Nails.

nailpolishblues said...

Crap, I'm only talking new cds wise. Bring some on Sat and give me a listen :) I'll dot he same with my B&S.
Still not allowed a life, eh?

BourbonBird said...

Don't ya know it. Alas, all my Eels is on the comp. Yarrr, I'm a pirate.

PS. Fucking men. Christ Almighty, they're all a fucking headache. Catching up fast on the booze, birdy.

coffee and cigarettes said...

Try "Skamp", a Lithuanian band. They do a lot of songs in English, and the ones they do in Lithuanian are very funky. Brilliant summer music.

nailpolishblues said...

Thief! lol

Hmmmm, that reminds me, glass is empty and yes, there's something wrong with that.

BourbonBird said...

Oh yeah, now that El Cafe's mentioned, try Kashmir. Great band, totally mellow - great with the Stella.

nailpolishblues said...

*offers el caf a drink*
I'm trying on the Skamp thing - may I just say FUCKING DIALUP! What's with the Lithuanians today?

coffee and cigarettes said...

empty glasses are evil!

What's wrong with the Lithuanians today? I heard a rumour it might, only just might, have something to do with 50 years of communism, but you know, that could just be the cry babies:p!

Hopefully you get some good-quality songs from skamp

nailpolishblues said...

You couldn't tell me where I could find something of theirs to listen to, could you?

Empty glasses are just pure evil. What's that saying about idle glasses being the work of the devil...? Or should that be for the devil...?

coffee and cigarettes said...

and DAMN you and your good taste in television... I'm off now to watch some Yes Minister, there goes any hope I had of a good night's sleep... sure I could stop after just one episode, but realistically???

coffee and cigarettes said...

I heard a rumour that they might have some of their music on limewire.com, but that would mean you would have to download music and that is illegal and immoral

nailpolishblues said...

Ha ha I've finished Yes Minister right up until the end of Party Games! Now to borrow Yes Prime Minister! Yay!

nailpolishblues said...

Ah, how sweet, el caf! You underestimate how technologically useless I am. Still, won't hurt to go have a wee look..

coffee and cigarettes said...

I just started Open Government... it's like a fresh pack of cigarettes or a cold beer straight from the tap, no matter how much you have indulged in the past it still feels damn good to do it again :-)

nailpolishblues said...

Don't taunt me with the fresh pack of cigarettes - I've been having terrible summery cravings! The cold beer, on the other hand, I'm good with...mmmm...beer....

themarina said...

Oh yes, you have the seasons the other way...I wish it was summer again.....

BourbonBird said...

Oh man, last night bit me on the arse - BIGTIME. Headache bigger than Mary's head, and the repercussions of SMS argument gone horribly out of control. He wants to know now if what I said last night was really how I feel.

Men. They should know how we operate.

Myke Bartlett said...

I recommend Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! as I've been recommending them to everyone for months now. What else? Hard-Fi are exciting and addictive... Maximo Park... The New Pornographers... the new Alfie is quite summery... there's a tonne of good stuff around at the moment.

You should talk to Miss Strange about the 'haitch' thing. It's a familiar bee in her bonnet. I believe it's called 'hypercorrection.'

ps. Can I borrow your Yes Minister when you're done with them?

nailpolishblues said...

Myke: I'd gladly lend except I think the person I borrowed it from wants it back - has it been three months already? oooops... lol. So buying that when I have money to burn. You just can't watch one episode and, unlike most tv, doing anything else while watching is impossible! Ruins it.
Thanks for the musics, will have to do some hunting down.
I think I could happily tell those people how I'd like to hyper-correct them...

Bourbs: Ah the SMS argument - best way to get yourself in serious amounds of frequently misinterpreted trouble [well worn ground..]. Still, if he's still talking to you [and not sulking for weeks on end] that's got to be considered a good sign. I can't figure out why they still don't know how we operate - fucking books have been written, and we're terribly open about it [sometimes...].

themarina: I would've liked a proper winter. The seasons [such as they are] are getting pretty messed up here. Still, all things here indicate SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER. I might just go with it :)

nailpolishblues said...

Skamp - not bad. And all ready for MP3 use [one day, eh?].
Clap your hands - loving. Three songs - that's the rule to justify a purchase [just one if it's really really good].
The rest - am getting there...