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Someone please bump this in the morning for the office people.
and rereading the picture of dorian gray.
You're right. Monday, I mean, then.
I would like for you to say that you're reading my letter, but you're probably not since I just sent it yesterday
LIAR YOU'RE FULL OF LIES.
And now I'm leaving the library, because it turns out they close at 5:00 today, and so I hauled myself all the way down here for nothing, and arrrrg I really need the internet today goddamnit because I'm ill from exhaustion and want to self-medicate with music I don't have on this comp yet (it's all on a jump drive my dad has yet to bring down to the city for me) or hard copy and I don't even have a mini-letter from Tony to console me and DO YOU FEEL GUILTY YET, POPTIMUS?
I've only written 2 paragraphs of my letter and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to restart it because one of them is utter crap.
PS how much was the airmail and do I need to go to a post office to send it?
(I'm at the shitting overpriced cafe next to the library. I'm so desperate. I forsee harassing my dad constantly until I get my hands on that jump drive.)
Go on MSN! Also, write all the crap you want in your letters; mine surely won't be very spectacular themselves, I have to say.
to send alley's letter, Comrade_Penguin. I just sent her a letter though - if you're going to send her like a mix tape or something, it might be a little more. But it's not that dear. :)
and now you've probably been kicked out of the library and won't see this. I feel bad. So very bad. A little sad too. I shall emote these feelings again, in a letter. I just couldn't remember something I didn't write in the letter that I could write in a mini-PM letter. It's hard to write a letter on the internet without making it an e-mail
when you arent really, dont you think youve tormented the poor girl enough without toying with her virtual emotions, HUH
You tease, poptimus.
I'm in a cafe now. I'm desperate. ^ See above.
I'm actually a massive, massive emo, so I'll harbour all those feelings of guilt and feeling bad for ages until I can write them in a letter form and, thus, expel them from me. Then I will start feeling good again, until I let someone else down and have to write them a letter to rectify it.
I AIN'T A LIAR.
sorry for doubting your integrity :( will i ever be able to make it up to you
you'll have to write me a letter.
don't use ink - i'll only accept blood for apology letters
thats how i make a living, so i dont have much to spare will a rly short letter do
Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World
I'm also gonna start Watchmen tomorrow, too. I'm not sure if it's my kind of thing, but I'll give it a go.
I'm also reading Hard-Boiled Wonderland. Oh, and Watchmen rules. And so does On The Road, obvs, well to everyone but Tristan, apparently.
i'm reading kafka on the shore.
a selection of Kafka short stories.
i bought it at the same time as kafka on the shore. i've not really made much of a dent in it yet though.
I dunno, I don't care if he didn't really write it from memory in three weeks or however long it was or whatever, its a fucking amazing book that genuinely makes you feel free.
i might do one day, i wanna read william burroughs more though
might inspire you to go to Aberdeen on the bus for adventure (golf).
which is amphetamine. Speed crazy golf!
and The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I'm enjoying the Swedish book more so far, falling in love with the language. I haven't read enough of The Road to get absorbed by it yet, although the New York Times had a really interesting article about the film. I've read a lot of books this year after having seen their film adaptations, so I'm trying to jump the gun with this one.
The End of the Affair by... Graham Greene. Someone's always reading Graham Greene. But he is very good.
as is Murakami. and Mr McCarthy.
But I'm trying not to distract myself from my textbooks at the moment. :\
and rave culture still.
I have kinda forgot about it for a few weeks to be honest as I have been mixing records together to much to read books.
I'm gettin ready to rock some dance floors ya see...
..I'm a geek
with people on drugs
but probibly by the end of the night :-S
... I mostly just like suprising my DJ partner who has been doing it for way longer than me. SO I throw in some real old stuff he thinks some whipa snappa shouldn't know about to annoy him :)
I have some acid house and I play it in my sets some time when I DJ.
But I have way more other genres that I play out more often.
I think I'm just a bit of a dance music and electronica nut.
I haven't heard it I don't think is that it?
kinda ambient arabic stuff, he's cool you might like it
I will definatly check that out it sounds realy intersting.
this is so very good :)
I'm very happy you shouted me this :D
i'm reading chapters almost at random from riot grrrl: revolution girl style now and rip it up and start again. cos i can't stomach reading either of these books from start to finish.
getting rip it up... but haven't. is it good? i'd probably be mainly getting it for the section on postcard records.
is the other book by Simon Rynolds the rip it up and start again dude.
Energy Flash (a journey through rave music and dance culture)
Its really good.
I enjoyed this one a lot
dearly disturbed dexter. It's pretty good.
It's a very convincing argument about how modern policing is itself responsible for the state (decline) of law and order in this country.
Well, I'm not, Moker is. I'm reading the Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley.
by FP Beer, ER Johnston Jr. and JT DeWolf.
The fun never ends.
and 'walden' by thoreau. i'd thoroughly (thoreau-ly?) recommend both ....
brilliant imagery and descriptions. amazingly evocative. Difficult to overlook the odd racism here'n'there but i suppose it was of its time.
Mark E. Smith.
It's like sitting and listening to him in a pub, such the style of prose.
It argues in a meticulous fashion that the development of sprawling slum settlements in LEDCs and NICs across the world is a result of IMF Structural Adjustment Programs along with corrupt political leadership.
Davis predicts a global slum uprising, bringing the inhabitants of these slums into direct conflict with the ruling class. It's an interesting proposition, especially in the way that it deviates from classical Marxist theory, however I'm left wondering as to how such mass uprising might occur when every form of organised groups within many of these slums is simply trampled upon and slowly suffocated. Furthermore there's the issue of lack of community too, these places are transient (not with people managing to escape the slums it must be said, instead merely moving from one area of slum to another) and as a result there is little in the way of community ties between one group of slum dwellers and another.
Another issue I have with it is that while he rightly issues a scathing attack on the neo-liberal policies that have led to the exponential growth of these slums, soaring inequality and a running down of public services, at the same time he lambasts large scale state investment in projects such as public housing for being substandard and arguing that the political elite would simply siphon money away to themselves. Even as I'm nearing the end of the book I'm left wondering what the solution is as Davis offers no answers to this problem. Short of arguing that only worldwide revolution and the overthrowing of capitalism is the answer I wonder what can be done in the meantime?