Tuesday, June 27, 2006

This is Where the Weeks Go

I've been mucho busy the past few weeks. When I try to recall details of why, I can't recall much, so in lieu of a functioning memory, here is the photo evidence instead. In no specific order... 1/ Deconstruction/Reconstruction dinner 2/ Madriga at Kilburn 3/ Grant & Steven taking a smoke break 4/ Mr Black's UK tour 5/ Me at the Greyhounds 6/ Cute animal I met in the Laines 7/ Matt at birthday drinks on seafront 8/Paulo watching Marcus in a tree If you want to see more pictures from protoPLAY's performance at Brighton Fringe basement, see http://palace52.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Strange fruit

Last night I dreamt I was wandering through the Houses of Parliament, gliding past the restaurants and bars inside with turquoise railings. Then I was stomping through a meadow and someone pulled aside the grass to reveal hidden streams, where they caught salmon and cut fresh avocadoes. Later on my friends were fucked on strange drugs and foaming at the mouth, their eyes rolling to the back of their heads. I dreamt of giants. I only had roast chicken for dinner last night.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Blogging from Firefox - I love it!

Found this on the SCIP list and started using it aof the last message. So good it hurts.

"Performancing for Firefox is a full featured blog
editor that sits right within Firefox

   * Works with all major blog software
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   * Trackback, Technorati and Del.icio.us support

Once installed, just hit F8 or click the little pencil
icon at the bottom right of your browser window to
bring up the blog editor and easily post to your
Wordpress, MovableType or Blogger blogs."

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 download from
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Tired from the uneventful corner of Hove

I don't have anything remarkable to say this evening. Most of my life energy was expended yesterday in a massive clear up of the house. As well as putting up a lick of white paint in the kitchen, I cleaned up about 10 years worth of grease and dirt from the top of the kitchen cupboards, did the Karate Kid thing with the conservatory windows, and discovered about 800 plastic pots in the garden which are still fairly useable. That is, if I was ever in the mood to plant 800 basil plants. I don't think so.

My highlight of the weekend, Slackers Convention, was killed off early first by a fire alarm, which sent the entire club pushed out by security, and second by a boyfriend who accused me of stealing my own money off of him. I'm not really sure how Essex boy got so drunk - I'm fairly certain we were drinking the same amounts throughout the day. It sure as hell wasn't any vitamin C since no one has been carrying anything since the recent drug busts & swabbing a few weekends ago. Maybe it was the chavy evening we spent at the dogs....

Sleep is certain. Further reading of the economic priorities throughout the region is so off my radar it makes me laugh. Maybe I'll just read. Picked up "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter", Carson McCuller's bitter-sweet tale of a deaf mute in the American South. I started reading it about 9 years ago and set it down after the first chapter. I'm glad I did. It's such a beautiful book, it wouldn't have as near as much impact if I'd read it then. The copy I'm reading is a very old 1960s Penguin Modern Classics edition. The pages are yellowed, nicotine-stained color along the edges, with a plain black cartoon on the front cover that looks like an etching. The print is impossibly small. It's a book, all in all, after my own heart. I found the book from the heaps I've found throughout the house in a particularly desperate moment, a cross between boredom and fatigue. There are so many books here, I might not have to buy another for a while.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The Law of Diminishing Returns

Yes, it's another Friday night when I've chosen to not go out. On the face of it, this is a bad thing. It's summer, it's warm, and the irreverant Jamie Black has returned to Brighton. But I'm tired. I'm broke. And energy conservation is not just a global issue. It's personal. This week, I've been bubbling over with energy. Home life, despite our yard and house being turned into an art factory and F's fed-upness and the general random swing of things, has been stable. Even despite having a cuntish encounter at the end of a BBQ last night, it's all pretty tolerable. I've been working like a dog this week. Emails, meetings, work, WFH, it's all been happening. Tonight, however, when I got home, I was depleted. The house is up in arms over the fact that a surveyor is coming to see the property on Monday. I don't like to jump to conclusions, but the prognosis is that our house will be up sale shortly. I've always forseen the end of the hippy commune era. That's life and I won't get maudalin over the fact. However, this inspection does mean I'm supposed to somehow turn my very full bedroom back into a lounge. Yeah, right. We're having an emergency house meeting tomorrow morning to discuss things so I'm prolonging any productive stressy thought until then. Week has been very good. I'm on pg 23 of the Latest so have a look. I've been getting tons of responses from the research I've been doing. Making some interesting work connections as well & I got an encouraging email from Final Cuts about screening my film. We'll see. Tomorrow, it's : - Dan's party - Inlaws visiting - Meeting to discuss a new project - Dave's birthday beer & curry - Me finishing all of the crap for the all-you-can-eat fundraiser day - Not worrying about next week - Saturday And I haven't had any time/mental space to write. Probably okay. I've been talking to other writers, etc which almost counts as writing itself. I think. Self-promotion is a time-consuming business and I definitely need to set aside some time to get back to the old pen on paper business. That's it, I think. No more wine, but thank god for a little bit of foresight. I hid a bottle of wine when Essex-boy was charging through the house last night looking for it. Hence, a nice chilled evening with 1 unaccounted bottle. The world has to be smarter for us to survive. x

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A Good Luck To A Certain Someone

This is for Darkly Scarlett, who has a very important day today. If I'm not near a candle, then a bit of a natural miracle will have to suffice. And no - it's not photoshopped. I don't think so anyway. If you need good luck, by all means, have a little of it. I don't own the copyright. xx

Monday, June 05, 2006

Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Better

These were brought to my attention by a journalist friend, Derek Parkinson. He keeps his finger on the pulse. He must have been thinking about miracles and the chances of England winning the World Cup when he found these. Hahaha... http://jesuspan.com/ http://www.jesusdressup.com/ On a lighter note, I've managed to wipe myself out 3 weeks before next payday and I think I have a quasi-chest infection. Keep the miracles coming in! Amy x

Sunday, June 04, 2006

SACFREE - check this site out

Oh my god. Darkly Scarlett's just phoned me up and the last thing she told me before we hung up was about this site she found. It's for the latest German export, destined to be as big as David Hasselhof. It's called Sac Free, and it's....briefs for men that let the balls hang out! Too good to be true? You'd better believe it. HAVE A LOOK. http://www.sacfree.com It's sick. Just sick. If you go to "press section" you'll get the live model as opposed to the alabastor one. They even get sent to you in little plastic ziplock bags. I haven't laughed so hard in years. Thanks DS. And good luck!

My New Vespa

Okay, so this actually wasn't my bike, but I wish it was. We were all standing outside of Hector's House, waiting to leave, when Orion's mom & I spot this attractive man parking his bike. I say to Orion's mom, "I'm going to go over there and ask him if he'll give me a ride on it." The man smiled and said, "Not without a helmet. " So as a consolation prize, he let me get on it. Orion's mom took the pics. Soon made the interesting discovery that the owner of the bike was actually Steven, my housemates, ex. Oops. That was a strange coincidence. Ordered him to stay off Steve's turf. :) As you can see, I got a little carried away with it all. I would like one.

Friday, June 02, 2006

"THINGS TO DO THIS YEAR - 2006"

Courtesy of Shiny McShine. I need a list like this.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Movies For You To Watch

I hope Gabby & Danny don't mind me putting these up. Both VERY FUNNY films. Check 'em out. http://www.a4emerton.pipeten.com/bmd/fit4business_danny_.wmv http://the.moog.users.btopenworld.com/Granny_Turismo.wmv

Speedway5 @ The Beach, Bank Holiday weekend

Check out the review of their sea-side gig on Brighton Fusion: Speedway5@The Beach

Krafty Kuts @ Audio 31st May06

Pictures from the night. Krafty was on fine form last night, giving us a long long set including some fine hiphop & dnb along with the insistent quality beats. I went out with Sarah & KW and fucked up the dancefloor in a fitting way for a Wednesday night. Always getting into trouble. Took loads of pics, here's just a few.