October 6th, 2005


jeremy needs guidance to grow into a man (the scenester army)

Up at Blackbird Leys yesterday for an evening meeting with colleagues (Al Cane was also there!) about what's going on for Black History Month and instead they were wanting me to start on the promotion for next year's Cowley Road Carnival already (July 2006!), encouraging young people who want to learn Brazilian drumming and make huge carnival costumes and so on to drop in and sign up ... well, OK, I got some good Black History Month stuff too, but this got me thinking about how I'm not much of a Sol Samba sort, myself, and nor are a lot of other people.

The Cowley Road I hang out in is all small gigs and clubs and pubs and afterhours drinking and nothing so enthusiastic as marching and drumming and dancing (although we might nod a bit, if the music is good). And though these people do feature in the carnival (there are some stages up by the mosque) there's no Scenester Pride on display in the march, no hint of the anti-culture with its flyposters and stickerkids and music shops and 14+ gigs full of serious kids in black t-shirts waiting for their turn to get on stage that's such a big part of the area.

So it was that I ended up walking into work (TOIL from last night, plus I wanted to listen to the new Elbow album) thinking about Collapse )

In other news: Wow! Robot fish!

And because I also would like to know what I need:

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Got a lovely message this morning from random8(prose), my current spambot swain:

one more time

Probable four, top car rather, kind. Carry sleep, fine is mark
eye. Try value ocean. Did come horse sentence. Talk long process
lone heart great thought. Out lone tire bed select dress. Idea
coast head. Control say she, figure. Sure against ten behind
their said hair. Jump man see. By mile level. Spring, speak
equal next over, very.

Mood of google: I can't stop thinking, I just keep plugging, I'm too tired to eat, and I can't do anything but think of this and my work is now really suffering with the combined effect of my wrist.
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