Friday, February 26, 2010

Gorillas in the Mist

If I said I really wanted a pet monkey and I asked you to hook me up with a pet monkey, would you hook me up with a pet monkey?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Symmetry of Volcanoes

Cat Ghosts



Today I drove past a park and thought I saw a tortoise shell cat. On second viewing, it turned out to be a lunchbreaking woman sitting on the grass. I am constantly mistaking all sorts of things for these cat apparitions.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Funeral Songs and Flat Tyres



Well, why not start at the end?
A week late. A life in reverse. Pushing time forward so it can go back. The order of things. Backwards. A blog as a nice linear structure where perhaps my disorder will move towards order and vice versa. But for now, and a week ago I'm waiting in the pouring rain for my flat tyre to be changed and thinking about my Dad's friend who died and had his funeral today.
From time to time, i think about songs i'd like played at my funeral. It is a hard task. There are some songs that come and then go from this list but i have a few that i know will definitely be there when i've died, vibrating against my little wooden box. This, of course can only happen providing i have a dedicated family member that will read this blog, remember to refer to it when necessary and make sure they're played. A selected few of the staple diet of Amelie's funeral songs below (if i put them all down i'd never leave this earth...and my funeral guests would never leave my funeral):


John Lennon


Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs


Gonzales


Brian Eno