Today I’m getting back on the horse. I was on a roll there for a while, I had it all sorted…and then I got crook, injured my ankle and kind of lost the plot. I’ve been mostly sleeping – when not working – since last week. And obviously, not writing. You would think that writing would be an easy thing to do while I feel like crap and lay in bed all day, but for me writing is an activity that requires a lot of energy. It’s the last thing I feel like doing when I’m half asleep.
Today I cooked a lamb curry. Cooking things like curries in my house is a tightrope walk of the kitchen, because I have to make it spicy without being hot in the mouth in any way. But I am happy to report that I nailed it. Probably because once again, I distrusted my culinary creativity and used a recipe.
In other news, I’ve been continuing my And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead education since I am going to see them in less than 24 hours (can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait!). So today I’ve been blasting the Lost Songs album. Continue reading
No I didn’t stutter, today’s brand new band of the day is Holy Holy, an Australian two-piece indie rock outfit. (Straya!) I’ve been rocking their new album When The Storms Would Come, and I have to say I am enjoying it immensely. Continue reading
Today I listened to Tame Impala’s new album Currents. I was intrigued enough to check it out after I heard the song “The Less I Know The Better”, however, musically this band is a significant distance outside my wheelhouse (broad as that wheelhouse is) so we shall see how this goes. Continue reading
Today I spent Day 200 doing what I’ve been doing since the beginning of this blog: road tripping to the beach. It may be the middle of winter, we may be experiencing a weather front so cold it’s called the “Antarctic Vortex”, but screw it, the sun was out and I had a whole day free. The beach was calling me. And as you can see from the pics, the Antarctic Vortex was nowhere to be found. It was beautiful. Good decision, me.
Also, today I wore tights as pants for the first time. Continue reading
Speaking of bands I should never have stopped listening to: Machine Head! I love those guys but again, I haven’t been keeping up with their output since I was in high school. So my Remedial Metal 101 album of the day is their latest, Bloodstone & Diamonds from late last year. I blasted that shit while I did the washing up and cooked dinner, because that’s the kind of badass mofo I am.
What a great name for a band. I’m pretty sure it was that ridiculous name, coupled with the even more ridiculous band photo I saw in a magazine that I wish I could find right now, that made me want to check them out in the first place. I’ve loved these guys since I was a teenager, and discovering that they have, in fact, made new music in the last five years that I haven’t heard yet is a great excuse to talk about them.