Music to work by

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I have a thing for loud, chord heavy rock music. It is why I still enjoy tracks from The Cult, why Puddle of Mudd, Eagles of Death Metal, Aerosmith and the like feature heavily on my playlists. None of those acts (with perhaps the exception of Aerosmith) would claim that they are at the pinnacle…

Stress is a wonderful thing

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Nearing the end of a project is always a stressful time. Regardless of the best plans, contingency and prayers, things always end up tight at this point. That’s when the stress kicks in. I actually revel in this kind of work, doing my best stuff under pressure, with no time to ponder I make decisions…

25 lines

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Inspired by Lisa and Rob, I’ve got a little quiz for you. It’s simple enough, 25 lyrics, guess the song and artist. I’ve used the “Party Shuffle” mode of iTunes to pull 25 random tracks from my library, so don’t blame me… entirely.. Ohh and it’s not always the first line of the song, some…

Live music

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It’s getting close to the end of the year and the first ‘best of’ lists have begun to surface. I’m a huge fan of such lists because of my constant belief that I’ve missed some cultural zeitgeist or other, so much so that I am currently running about a year behind everyone else in a…

Last night

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Note: They always say you should self edit, and whilst I’m no good at that I think it’s only fair to forewarn you that what follows is self-indulgent waffling. You are hereby excused from reading this post. I don’t want to delete it but, seriously, scroll down a bit to the next one, or pick…

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Friday Morning

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9 am. I’ll be at the ticket office purchasing a ticket to FINALLY see the Foo Fighters live in Glasgow. If ANYONE gets in my way or generally fucks things up and I fail to get a ticket then I’ll… I’ll.. ohhh I’ll be SOOOO mad… Friday morning. And counting. Ohh and support from The…

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T in the Park 2005

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Lineup announced. Tickets on sale tomorrow. One of my fav bands, the Foo Fighters are confirmed!! I missed them two years ago when they played Glasgow Green with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and was majorly hacked off. I promised myself I’d catch them next time they appeared in Scotland. Guess what. I’m on holiday…

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Musical Meme

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Don’t do these often but I’m lacking inspiration – via Lyle and Uborka 1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer? 48.8 GB at time of writing (9217 songs to be precise). 2. The cd you last bought is: Still waiting to be delivered! The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom. 3….

Alive!

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It’s Monday morning. Ain’t that great! The birds are singing, the sun is shining, a light breeze ruffles the leaves in the trees. Ain’t life grand. If you want to achieve a similar outlook on a Monday morning simply follow these instructions – they worked for me:1. Ensure your personal listening device (iPod) is playing…

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