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ink calluses and five songs

Swearing update: Arsemonkeys is right out. Cuntmunters is where it's at now.

I finished the strip and my hand hates me. Never mind the entertaining time I had getting to sleep last night. I don't know about you, but I tell myself little stories to get myself off to sleep. Last night's went impressively convoluted before my brain switched off in disgust.

I think I'm looking after a cat from tonight, but I can't quite remember when tinyjo is off. There ought to be some sort of out-of-office assistant thing, where I can just telepathically ping her and get back the message: "tinyjo is currently out of the country. you are now looking after her cat". Well, she'll text me if she forgets to set the marvellous mechanical minou-feeder, anyway.

asajeffrey hit me with the 5ongs meme: tough call, but I whittled it down to

now you're calling me up to get paid/and if you don't get paid then you'll never get laid/ but there's a rocket I've built and it's under my kilt and it's coming to blow you away - wheatus - sunshine

the dream again nobody understands/walking through the long grass on your hands/ it's not a job to do today/sleep it off - not a job - elbow

but it all makes sense after the shrooms and the purple haze - groove armada - purple haze

he said grab your things I've come to take you home - erasure - solsbury hill

they want my pagan head/herne the hunter's on my side and that's as good as it gets - mr scruff - vibrate

-- and who nearly made the grade? well, horrible face by Scaramanga Six (too new -- I don't know the words and it's not even on the i-pod yet), broken dreams by Basement Jaxx because it's too old, even though it's such a good lazy summer song, the end of history by Momus because though I always sing along and appreciate the subject matter, it does get a bit sticky and sentimental, The Wu-tang clan by The French because it makes me sad, not happy (along with most of the rest of that Elbow album, especially Switching Off) and Depeche Mode's get the balance right and the meaning of love because I couldn't chose between them. And if you can't chose between them you can't have any at all...

bugpete, autodidactic, benchilada, mockduck, motodraconis, I 5ong meme you. Rules are: list five songs you're digging, no other rules except those you impose upon yourself.

New user icon with giant pencil! Thanks for the pencil and the picture, badasstronaut, jinty. I should post some of the pictures I drew with it. It gives this wonderfully fluid line because you have to manage the weight as you draw.

Ow. ow. Draw.


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12th Aug, 2005 18:29 (UTC)
I'll get on that. Heading out of town for the weekend, but when I get back, I may even put some up on usendit for you to grab...
12th Aug, 2005 20:05 (UTC)
Man, I'm a meme magnet at the moment! I'm non-music at the moment though. When I have the choice it's Radio 4, and the only music I hear is:
1. The Boy playing Elvis Costello while he cooks (and it puts me on edge because the sax sometimes sounds like the baby's started crying);
2. The same goddam classical music tape we play every night and twice a day when we're trying to get the baby to sleep - it's supposed to be a cue for her, no idea if it makes any difference. But it also resonates round my head all day.
3. Slow, sinister nursery rhymes from the second-hand toys The Boy brings home from the charity shop, and which all have run-down batteries in them. You haven't lived until you have heard Item's sinister phone ringing in a film noir fashion.

I don't know what has happened to me lately. I used to care about music so much. Maybe motherhood has driven it all out of me. Sorry.
13th Aug, 2005 11:22 (UTC)
Oh, but now I want to say that I had Jonathan Ross on this morning and remembered how much I care about Orange Juice and David Bowie. And I played Ingrid Bergman by Billy Bragg to Item this morning and changed 'Ingrid Bergman' to her name while we sang along (it's a bit saucy for a kid's song really though).
15th Aug, 2005 16:14 (UTC)
we want to distract you, I think ...

those run-down battery things are great, aren't they? We get Disney talking books that have gone all straaaange ...
12th Aug, 2005 21:46 (UTC)
Love the giant pencil icon. Totally hatstand! :-)
Me currently dig...
1. Look into these black amphetamine eyes./I got Lucifer rising in my head, - Les Rythms Digitales - Soft Machine. (Listening to this constantly at the mo.)
2. Jump back and fourth. Gorillaz - Dare. (When I need summat chirpy.)
3. You'll never win/Doesn't care if it's her or him, she's not that kind of girl. Ladytron - Ladybird. (Going to see 'em live in Oct, can't wait!)
4. AssCrack/It's my Chocolate attack. (?) Gorillaz - Feel Good. (Feel good hm'kay!)
5. Kisses on the dancefloor in my past, I need some comfort, just like you. Covenant - Bullet. (Dreamy melodic.)

15th Aug, 2005 16:12 (UTC)
ladyton are at the zodiac, too
in October. Must get tickets, thanks for the reminder.
13th Aug, 2005 02:05 (UTC)


Sorry if I come over all reluctant. It's an honour, as ever.
15th Aug, 2005 16:12 (UTC)
ah, you grumpy sausage
thank you for spreading the insanity, and being an infection vector into the non-LJ world
15th Aug, 2005 16:34 (UTC)
Re: ah, you grumpy sausage
You're welcome, but I don't think this one is an LJ-exclusive. I got memed with the same meme by someone with a blogspotbloggerblog the day after.

Y'all don't have the monopoly on this kind of thing. ;)
15th Aug, 2005 16:13 (UTC)
ah, now you're making me feel lazy for not making the tunes available ...
15th Aug, 2005 18:07 (UTC)
Nah, don' worry about it.
I'll be seeking them out soon enough...
15th Aug, 2005 18:08 (UTC)
Ah, and you should swing by the LJ funnies page and select comics with Warren Ellis. I did one I was proud of, with him and Haspiel and Neufeld and Tim Hall, and sent the link to Warren.

He made a nice two-word response.
15th Aug, 2005 21:43 (UTC)
I saw that one. Didn't see the comment though -- you win!
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