The Cure, “Plainsong”
Many people would think that listening to anything by The Cure, even the stupidly happy “Friday I’m In Love”, would be a step closer to the pill bottle. “Plainsong” is a track I can only listen to when I’m really down because it’s then that I find it beautifully uplifting. Robert Smith’s whispered lyrics over the earthquake-inducing keyboards match my mood perfectly and the line “sometimes you make me feel like i’m living at the edge of the world”… well, that’s depression for you.
Another combination of music and lyrics that sound […]
REMEMBER these? Fezzy did. Thanks to him I’ve had to buy a new pair of headphones as he bit through the wires on my Rebel Alliance set. In fact, in order to do that he had to stick his head inside my satchel to get at them, a feat of feline intelligence that furthers my belief that he’ll be running the universe by the time he’s three. I didn’t talk to him for two days. So after owning these for three weeks, using them twice and chucking them in the bin once, I was forced to switch to the dark side […]
I’M SAD, I know it. But when on the lookout for a new set of headphones to replace the ones Fezzy chewed up last month I found these on Amazon and bought them. They were about $21 with postage and look, they’re bloody Rebel Alliance headphones so what else was I going to buy?
Here they are balanced against a lens that cost about 12 times as much as the headphones. I wish I knew where the backcap is. Oh well. They’re the fold-up kind for easy storage and are a fetching shade of bright orange, much brighter than in the pic. […]
ANOTHER era’s come to an end with the news that the Concise Oxford English Dictionary is dumping the word “cassette” from its pages because it’s “obsolete” to make way for amazingly exciting and incredibly important new words like “sexting”, “OMG”, “woot”, “LOLZ” and “retweet”. The writing’s been on the wall for years, though - British electronics store Currys announced back in 2007 that it was stopping selling cassettes after sales fell from 8.3 million in 1989 to 100,000 in 2006.
Yet another part of my life has been consigned to the dustbin of history. I have fond memories […]