Just had a massive rant with my flatmate about the current government and the state of the country. (There was another tube strike today, to put the conversation in context)
It’s shocking, really, when you actually sit down and think about it. I mean, yes, there are countries where the people are worse off; there are countries with dictators, corrupt governments, genocide, famine, a complete absence of human rights, and that’s terrible. I’m not trying to belittle that in any way.
But look. We’re a first world country. We’re a legitimate global power. And we’re trapping schoolchildren in alleyways in a manner that’s scarily reminiscent of Tiananmen Square.
I read a piece the other day that speculated we might be in for a new age of riots. And to be totally honest, my immediate response to that was “good”.
We have a right to hold the government we elected to the promises they made. We have a right to expect them to act in our best interests. And if they won’t listen to us at the polls, or in our constituencies, then what other recourse do we have?
So I was going to go to the Tumblr Meet Up on Saturday, but now instead I’m going to go to Lexapalooza at the Flowerpot in Camden because it looks like fun and I get to take pictures and write a review that’ll be published on the interwebs, which is always good.
Sorry, London-based Tumblr people. You don’t really want to meet me though, I’m not all that interesting.
Lonely semi-mental female seeks emotionally dependant male for evening snuggles and drunken conversation. Likes should include obscure bands, comic books and art films. Ability to discuss Doctor Who at length also important. Must not be anti-cider, anti-soft drugs or anti-crazy people. Living outside of London is almost certainly a contraindication.
I am using googlemail chat to talk to my guitarist while I’m supposed to be working. That’s pretty cool.
On the downside though, not one single person has downloaded our album today. That makes me very sad :-(
Any post-rock fans out there who I’ve not badgered already? Any friends who should feel obligated to download it but haven’t yet? Seriously, even one download today would make me feel better.
And, of course, it’s a damn good EP!
Get it here
(Gosh. Typing without spaces is actually quite hard)