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26 March 2008

happiness is egg shaped

aidan john moffat is the new amy winehouse. i'm not really sure what that means, but if someone was to ask me that's what i'd tell them. not duffy and not adele. aidan john moffat. i've been listening to his new album everywhere i go the last couple of weeks and i think it's really beautiful. i bought the bon iver album as well, but i haven't been listening to that cos it sounds like sting. aidan moffat sounds nothing like sting, but he does have one of those voices that if i listen to it too much then it becomes the voice i hear in my head speaking my thoughts. i get the same thing after i've been listening to hancocks half hour tapes and then sometimes i hear the voice bernard cribbins uses when he reads winnie the pooh. my thoughts don't sound like mine when someone else is speaking them. i sound more interesting to myself. more thoughtful.

i've been listening to 'little bit' by lykke li a lot too. it's my new favourite mixtape song, even though i don't make mixtapes anymore. i just make playlists on my ipod, which isn't the same thing at all. i miss making mixtapes and i miss having a walkman instead of an ipod. i don't think i actually like having thousands of songs available to me at any one time. i miss having to choose which tapes to take out with me before going somewhere. and i miss the excitement of going somewhere and knowing i've made a new mix tape and that wherever i'm going i'll always associate it with those songs on that particular tape. i don't even know if you can buy walkmans anymore.

yesterday i was sorting out all the manufacturing for the new single, which should be out in the middle of may and we're in the process of booking some gigs for around the first half of may as well. it's been three weeks since the last weblog. i was supposed to write one of these a week. it was my new years resolution. but sometimes so little happens in a week of being in the boy least likely to that i can't bring myself to write anything. it's all just having meetings and waiting to have meetings and making phone calls and waiting for people to ring back and talking round and round in circles and never really getting to do any of the things i formed a band to do. so then if i do try and write something i just end up writing a weblog about darts. and no one wants that again. so i decided that i'd wait until we were doing something exciting and that as long as i wrote fifty two weblogs this year that would count as one a week and i would have kept my resolution. and as soon as i have anything exciting to write about i promise i will write about it.

until then. it's always nice to have an egg for breakfast.

not that exciting though.



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Posted by: Alicia | 26 March 2008

I always enjoy reading your blog...seems so honest and real. Just love it like listening to your music...thanks for sharing your thoughts with the world :)

Posted by: Kathy | 26 March 2008

I agree with you about the mixtape thing, making up playlists on iTunes offers no satisfaction at all. Digital music is fine and dandy (thanks for the free download butterflies single, I really liked it) but there's something mystical and romantic about the mixtape, especially receiving one from someone. As for Hancock's half hour, apparently I used to love it as a kid(watching repeats, I'm not that old, well, 30, which feels old) this goes some way to explaining how I turned out such a melancholic old fart.

Posted by: him_indoors | 27 March 2008

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