Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2013«

I Wanna Do Bad Things With You

May 31, 2013 by


If you read the lyrics of this song literally rather than metaphorically then you could consider this the running refrain of the main characters of Drink Me. It’s also the first of a long line of songs in this playlist that include the word ‘bad’ in the title.   Playlist link here.  


May 27, 2013 by


i tried to write about your eyes but i ran out of cliches i tried to say you plainly but there wasn’t enough truth whoever invented this language didn’t anticipate you   — Joshua, blank slate  

Let’s Sink Another Drink, Cause It’ll Give Me Time to Think

May 24, 2013 by


Turns out this song is really about how zombies aren’t actually after your brains, they just want to dance with you. At least that’s what I’m getting out of this video clip…   Playlist link here.  

Life After Google Reader

May 21, 2013 by


I just — finally — got around to finding myself something to replace Google Reader. There was a brief beautiful moment where I zeroed out my feeds and you know, that sort of thing needs celebrating. I could have invented a new cocktail for the occasion but I decided instead that mind-searing admin work was […]

Context is For the Weak

May 20, 2013 by




May 17, 2013 by


This is a song that, it turns out, very few people know by name. I am weirdly fond of it. Partly because the band is the Teddybears (who are Swedish and strange and for some reason tend to be pictured with the heads of bears…) and partly because the chorus gets stuck in my head, […]

How You Write a Synopsis

May 16, 2013 by


First you spend an entire day writing (and rewriting) three hundred words. Then, just at the point where you’re going crazy and starting to see things in the text that aren’t there you ask someone else to read it. Hopefully they will say something nice like, I’d read that. Hopefully they won’t say things like, […]