Summer Mixtape


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And here be the tracklisting….


If only you were lonely..

I can’t stop listening to that song, be it the the (original) Replacements, the Ben Nichols cover or the Hi Ho Six Shooter version (from the Replacements punk tribute) it’s all infectiously good. I might upload them later so you can sigh too.

Went to the Big Red 5th birthday party on friday night, with Poke and Robyn, Morrissey was there. No, really. Morrissey was there, with some friends, just kicking back in Holloway. Haha. There was a fair amount of fan boy worship going on, but mostly people just seemed to respect his privacy, which was good. I ended up in the usual drawn out smoking arguments about what emo was, and how it’s clearly Dear You that is Jawbreakers best record. It was nice to see some old faces too. Poke and Grimes were done by about 12.30 though, so we all headed home, early as you like.

Robyn trying to snap Morrissey without him seeing

Had perfect hangin’ with my bestest day yesterday, lots of wandering, and shopping, and hanging, and PLENTY of rehydration.Wish she didn’t live in the back of fucking beyond. I don’t even think it’s a zone. I think it’s a letter. Jeez!

It’s Bookers birthday tomorrow, Hulk premiere Tuesday, SATC with Grimes Wednesday, and I’m pretty sure Alanna is up as of Thursday/Friday so I’m enjoying some solitary downtime with movies and cleaning today. This weekends revelation. I really do like to be alone. Haha.


I can get us out of here tonight

The Lucero website is back up, and I found this on it, it’s from the last tour when they supported someone terrible at Islington Academy. I was (obviously) there. Anyhow it made me smile. And also I’ve really been getting into Rebels, Rogues…. recently.

boys gaslight anthem


It’s been nice to be “back in the game” so to speak, this week. That sort of feeling of hope and promise hasn’t left me yet. Which is good. Although I feel sort of guilty about it, the world/many of my friends being the way they are, and me being so goddamn chipper. There is a possibility it’s just the alcohol though.

I’m so stoked on The Gaslight Anthem having a London date. I feel pretty much the same way about them than I do about Lucero. So giant HURRAHS are in order.

Re: Matt Flags party. Well that was fun. Who knows who I was talking to for giant chunks of the evening? Ah well, good times.

Right, I’m gonna try and go back to watching a movie.


bright stars on lonesome nights

It’s saturday night, and in an attempt to save money (and also, because I’m bored of outside) I’m home watching the Lucero DVD that has been sitting on Miles shelf for a year but I hadn’t gotten round to watching. It’s definitely making me excited about seeing them again, regardless of how shit the crowds were last tour.. I’m also thinking I’m still gonna get the Lucero L tattooed, even if it’s on my own. Seriously love that band. Maybe now my plan can revert to marrying Ben Nichols.
I wonder if this is the way my life will be again, now that I’m single?
Who wants to give me a visa, so I can move to the land in which my heart resides?

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proper endings and big decisions

I think I may have found a house.
It is in an awesome location, there is a cat, and my potential new housemate, seems to be, to all intents and purposes a great, grown-up, punkrockabilly girl.
I guess my reluctance to jump up and down in excitement is less financial (which is what I have been pretending to myself) and mostly about the fact that as soon as I move out, it’s all properly over with Miles. And the hurting/healing process has to start, because although splitting up is the right thing to do long-term, still loving the person you’re breaking up with is about the worst short-term solution.
Anyhow, I’m gonna go see the place again tonight, and make a proper decision.
I’ve never had this much difficulty making a decision in my entire life.
I’m done with April.
It’s Against Me! tomorrow. That had better make everything better.

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godamn it was nice

In the last month LOTS has happened, and none of it has been documented. I thought I’d skirt some issues here.

I’ve seen the Loved Ones, Milloy, Buffalo Tom and somehow managed to see Lucero 3 times.

I’ve fallen back in love. Figured out my housing situation and reconciled a fair amount of things I needed too.

I’ve also spent longer in bed than I think I have all year.

Robyn arrives home today, and then it’s christmas. For the first time ever I get to spend christmas with the one person I want to, with no family commitments.

Heroes and Dexter are both over, and there’s nothing to replace ’em, GAH, writers strike. I worry for next year.

I’m feeling pretty positive about life, and I’m not scared by the whole Pluto/Jupiter deal that starts tomorrow.