Well, I went to Malta with Sweet Lady G, and had a wicked time. Malta is awesome. I'd never been before. It's a really attractive place, lovely buildings and the like, that has a fair few places to get some really good food. And it has deliciously clear sea water to have a lovely old swim in. I was gonna write about it properly when I got back, but I was combating some really bad sunburn that I managed to pick up, then had a weekend back at work, and this week of course I have been back at college, so no fantastic holiday write-up I'm afraid. Mostly because it'll be an unfocused dull ramble by now that'll be a bit all over the place and annoying. Instead have a look here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=148940&id=584421514&l=3bc342cdf8 : where some photos and captions live. They'll give a pretty good idea of my time there.
So yeah, college starts again, and along with it all my studying anxieties and self doubt. Mmm-hmm, is there anything as attractive in a man as a heap of incurable insecurities? Part of me wonders why I'm putting myself thru this. There is another part of me tho that is convinced I will gain something from this tho, and that part is just about winning. I did spend about two-thirds of todays session feeling like I was a dog that someone was trying explain existentialism to. I know you're trying to say something to me because I can see your mouth moving, but I just don't understand what...oooh, what's that? Hmmm, aren't my legs interesting. I'm a bit itchy, think I'll have a bit of a scratch. Sorry, what was that? No, still don't understand you, sorry... and so on and so forth.
Once again, there was more I was going to write that I've forgotten now. I reckon that if you were to look at all my blog posts I've ever written, that would be the sentence that is most commonly used.
Albums that have made sweet sweet love to my ears recently:
* Various Artists - 'TUMBÉLÉ! Biguine, afro & latin sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-74'
Another fantastic compilation from the always brilliant 'Soundway Records' label. These guys really love and care about what they're doing, and it really shows.
* Deadmau5 - 'For Lack Of A Better Name'
Someone I recommended the first Deadmau5 album to said that it was too commercial. Well, commercial or not, I like Deadmau5 a lot. Really good, unpretentious dance music. I just find it an absolute joy to listen to. And yes, there are some 'commercial' moments/tracks on there, but he does it well, and it's really nice to hear someone making commercially accessible dance music that is a) actually really good, and b) isn't using Pendulum as it's benchmark.
* Fuck Buttons - 'Tarot Sport'
More of that noise meets beats awesomeness from the Fuck Buttons boys. They've got a few more toys to play with this time round too.
* Anti-Pop Consortium - 'Fluorescent Black'
The lords of underground hip-hop are back with a fucking great album. Equal amounts of bounce and brains, all done in that trademark Anti-Pop style. Glorious. It's great to have them back.
* Part Chimp - 'Thriller'
PART CHIMP MAKE LOUD NOISE ROCK THAT IS VERY GOOD!! VERY GOOD!! That's pretty much all you can say about them after they've beaten your brain into submission. I mean, you submit to them within about 30 seconds of course, but they just go ahead and beat your brain anyway BECAUSE THAT'S THE KIND OF GUYS THEY ARE AND FUCK ME, I LOVE THEM FOR IT!!
* (The first 11 tracks of) Jay-Z - 'The Blueprint 3'
For 11 tracks this was my favourite album of the year. Then came the last 4 and ruined it. It is worth getting for those first 11 tracks tho. They're incredible. Just pretend tracks 12-15 don't exist, that's all, then you'll be happy.
Right. That's it for now. See you soon. Love you, bye!