Health update: turns out I was anaemic, not depressed. Four days into the iron tablets and I'd recovered my energy, stopped the bleeding, cheered up, stopped weeping and falling over, regained my confidence and generally returned to my usual rambunctious self. Makes me want to say to every female friend who's a bit under the weather and occasionally menstruating, for goodness sake, get the doctor to check if you're anaemic, because the improvement was astonishing. Also, I was discharged from my physio this morning; fully recovered, bar a minor TMJ niggle. I have some exercises for the jaw, which also seem to help with the eye! No more headaches for me! Just as well, because right now I never want to take an ibuprofen again.
Having bought (and posted! yeesh!) presents for my entire family, I have now run out of money. So, the best I can do for you lot is this:
Hmm. I wonder if the twinkle will show in regular view? If not, you can click through.
In other news Space Heroes of the People did their second gig and I agian shouted about dinosaurs. In this photo, jinty has caught me between march of the robots and the allosaurus. Looks like I'm taking orders from my cyber leader. Been to a bunch of other christmas gigs, too; bands I've seen and liked include Nonstop Tango (tuneful shouting and surprisingly tuneful semi-improvised mangle of many instruments, performance accompanied by a sinister slow-moving snack-fairy giving us twiglets, v. seasonal!), TV Baby, Fuckbuttons (influences include whalesong, japanese drumming, and the sound of jet engines taking off: badasstronaut, I think you'll like these guys), 100 Bullets Back (currently constructing the Oxford electro scene from bits of mirror ball and discarded robots, I like their new night Abort, Retry, Fail?), Your Distant Family (electro, duo, neato) and probably a few others, too. TV Baby were on Your Song (a redemptive covers night) and covered Deutsche Girls. Do you remember the girls?
I also stayed in one night and watched The Core. So! Bad!
P.S. For goodness sake go here and do not vote for Margaret Thatcher. Vote tactically, vote according to your conscience, but please don't let the milk-snatching warmongering witch win! [gakked from fridgemagnet]