but this is my 15,000, which is a fairly large number.
here is a list of 15 things that i like a lot, as they come into my head, cos im a self indulgent cunt.
1) my new casio keyboard.
it is monophonic, but you can program note sequences into it, and it makes me happy.
2) my digitech loop pedal.
in combination with my casio its hours of fun. i love music and repetition and altering things whilst other things repeat
they taste like shit, but i just cant get enough of them. so salty and fatty.
4) the album Owls by the band Owls.
its everything that indie should be (impassioned, ragged) and, like talking heads, a great great example of how you can use other culture's folk musics and jazz in western rock music without being at all trite.
5) wireless internet.
you just turn on your laptop and youre on the motherfucking internet! fucking crazy.
6) the fact that people have suddenly decided that i'm good looking.
it slightly confuses me cos ive looked the same and been ignored for years, but hey, its nice.
7) the people i've met on DiS.
not only has it given me loads of introductions to people that i like who make my regular friend "crowd", but also good friends that i see to seldomly across the country. i love you, the internet.
8) the first 4 songs on A Song To Ruin by Million Dead.
frank's solo stuff is at times touching, but these four tracks (pornography for cowards, breaking the back, i am the party and charlie and the propaganda myth machine) are so energetic, so fun, after a while so catchy, and the vocals and lyrics are just so so so fucking clever and brave. the extended, but totally clear and understandable metaphors, the way he crams phrases together. people do say it a lot, but not enough people.
9) Feiyue taichi trainers.
great, comfortable, fairly long lasting, light, warm and good looking trainers that you can buy off the internet for £16 inc postage here: http://www.taichifinder.co.uk/index.php?cPath=77_84&osCsid=fb6e8ca4e6703e4ed1a6984695baec97
buy a pair of black and one of white and join my odd shoes revolution. yes. revolution
there are gigs all the time. and people to meet and do. its the only place i could imagine being happy.
11) white cider.
undisputed best cash per mililitre of alcohol ratio out there. i did some maths, and its twice as good value as cheap vodka. buy a 3 litre bottle for <£3 and your night will be memorable, even if you cant remember it.
12) making music.
im in a band called junkplanet. we're good on record and very good live. one day we will be very very good both live and on record. or maybe i'm wrong. anyway, we have myspace: www.myspace.com/junkplanet . feel free to criticise us.
13) hugging people.
i do it a lot, in most cases it makes everyone in the situation a little bit happier. i see more people doing it more often than i used to, maybe because i hang out with different people, maybe cos we're all metrosexual. i dont know, but i like it.
its the most pointless activity we, as a society, have, but it makes me feel good. i sweat a lot when i do it, which is pretty gross, but i dont care, cos its so fucking fun.
15) the bass playing of Mike Watt.
hes just such an overenthusiastic over player - just plays as many notes as he can, which would be horrible if he was a really technical player, but he just sounds like hes having so much fun. in the minutemen, its just so perfect and makes me move my bum.
a few other things: the music act known as Justice, hot chocolate, prawns, sex, backgammon and ableton live.
now discuss my likes, and my awesomeness, in depth, please.