knock-kneed and upright
noise-box: The Rapture - Whoo! Alright Yeah Uh Huh
Every year I am always surprised at how every year I am surprised at how dark it gets in the Winter. I mean, it happens every year. It's not like the planet was tilted differently when I was a kid. But it always freaks me out a bit. Anyway while I think I'm more of an Autumny Wintery person, there is something vaguely depressing about it being dark when you get up for work in the morning and dark when you get home again. Still at least it will be Christmas soon. Christmas! I like Christmas. Also New Year's, which looks like it might be a bit odd this year. Well, odd for me at least in that I won't be spending it in a house somewhere in Preston or Lancaster.
Probably the most exciting thing to happen to me since my last post is that one of my deaded hard drives became undeaded and suddenly I regained access to a load of mp3s, downloaded telly, comics and porn that I thought had been lost forever (admittedly I could have just downloaded them again but that's not the point). Speaking of my cranky and mercurial PC, I am currently rocking a new desktop background courtesy of my special internet friend Matt. Matt runs a music blog called Skatterbrain which is pretty awesome and worth checking out if you feel you may enjoy bands featuring ladies playing keyboards and perhaps wearing striped clothing.
I seem to have been roped into doing the artwork for the Superkings album, I don't really have any ideas as yet but I think I'm going to spend some of my time off work this week mucking about with photoshop and trying to come up with some starting point. Obviously it kind of demands more thought and effort than the flyers I used to knock off in a night or two in the past. Maybe a collagey thing... hmmm dunno.
To carry on the musical theme here is my mp3 of the day. It's off Andrew Bird's Fingerlings 3 record, which is a collection of live tracks, and I love it so hard.
Andrew Bird - Scythian Empire