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New band! Click. Download. Enjoy. [Aug. 25th, 2006|09:02 pm]
coffeeandpc
[Current Music |You, Me, Dancing - Los Campesinos!]

I'm not normally one of those who spend ages blogging about new bands they've discovered - I'm more likely to moan about how things were all done better ages ago and grumble away from my keyboard to put some Talking Heads on.

But I'll make an exception this time.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you.... Los Campesinos!

Ok, so a quick confession here. I do know Gareth, who's part of the band, although not very well. He started writing for the paper towards the end of my time there. I've not listened to any of their stuff before now as my speakers have been broken, and also because I had a nagging worry that they might not be particularly good. Over the years I've had various friends in various bands and I've never quite been able to say: "Yeah, I really liked your stuff" to them.

Well, not anymore. Los Campesinos! are utterly fantastic and I've not stopped listening to their tracks since downloaded them. It's made me think indie guitar music may have a future.

Incidentally, if anybody wants to to recommend me some stuff to download now I have working speakers it would be much appreciated.
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100% TRUE JOURNALISM STORY [Aug. 25th, 2006|05:06 pm]
coffeeandpc
[Current Music |Wide Open Space - Mansun]

Bryan Ferry was recently quoted on his obsessive compulsive disorder. Apparently he won't drink tea or coffee out of anything but his favourite cup.

When pressed, Bryan said: "Love is the mug."
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(no subject) [Aug. 23rd, 2006|03:26 pm]
coffeeandpc
Snakes on a Plane is the Best Film Ever.

And Moira Stewart will punch you on the nose if you say otherwise
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(no subject) [Aug. 21st, 2006|07:28 pm]
coffeeandpc
[Current Music |Liza - The Coral]

Was it just me or was Natasha Kaplinsky's hair on the verge of exploding on BBC News this evening?
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Ha! Take that deadline. [Aug. 13th, 2006|02:11 pm]
coffeeandpc
[Current Music |On Your Own - Blur]

Article done.

Weirdly enough it was exactly on the word limit. Not under, not over, not even by one little word, one superfluous 'that' or anything along those lines. I'm sure I could have cut it down further had I removed the small sentence about tea and coffee consumption. But that would just be stupid.

There, that wasn't difficult once I turned off the internet.

I'm so inspired I might go for a run later.

Yes, I said RUN.

I also said might.
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How to be a writer part 243 [Aug. 13th, 2006|11:06 am]
coffeeandpc
New football season + desire to play Champ Manager again + football on TV + internet +flat needing tidying = mass procrastination on article with deadline of tomorrow.

Right, internet connection off. I'm never going to get this done.

The football can stay on the TV though.
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(no subject) [Aug. 7th, 2006|08:16 pm]
coffeeandpc
I think I've just heard my single of the year during a rare foray into Zane Lowe's show.

Enuff by DJ Shadow featuring Q-Tip & Lateef The Truth Speaker. What an absolute tune. That new album has my name on the minute its released.
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(no subject) [Aug. 5th, 2006|06:28 pm]
coffeeandpc
Is it shameful to like Paris Hilton's new single?

The girl herself I can't stand and have never had any time for. But I heard the song without knowing who it was and immediately thought it was a nice, breezy summer pop tune.

That and Ain't No Other Man seem to be on the radio constantly, and as pop goes, they're both pretty damn good.
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Nice legs [Jul. 31st, 2006|11:10 pm]
coffeeandpc
[Current Music |Spirit - Lewis Taylor]

Now this is just bizarre. Somehow I've got signed up for a female model agency's mailing list. Whilst this gives me a wonderful insight into this world, I can't say I'll be following it up. Mainly because I have absolutely no idea what they're saying half the time. Modelspeak is like a foreign langauge.

I can think of half a dozen people who may have signed me up....

In other news, my computer is alive again.
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(no subject) [Jul. 12th, 2006|12:10 am]
coffeeandpc
[Current Music |Matisyahu - Youth]

You know I said I was invincible.

I lied.

My computer now has the computer equivilent of bird flu, which is annoying.

Sow it's hello to very old laptop with a personality disorder, but which has a special place in my life seeing as it has stuck with me through university and beyond many years ago... that's coming up for six years now.

I need to get my computer inocculated tomorrow.
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