Tuesday 18 November 2008

(Got to be some more change in my life)

It's been a funny old few days for me. I don't like to be unnecessarily cryptic, but I'm having to grow a thicker skin as I climb back on a horse I haven't ridden in the best part of a decade. It's all happened very quickly, and I was elated about it on Monday morning, and feeling blue about the whole thing by Monday night. It's a bit of a rollercoaster at the moment, and change is in the air.

Ugh. I hate cryptic bloggers. Reading a blog is not supposed to be like doing the bloody crossword is it? I do apologise. I'm sure all will be revealed in due course (or earlier if you tweet).

Anyway, I'm certainly very much looking forward to meeting up with C. on Thursday evening at Heathrow Terminal 5 to spend a few days in New York City. A few days in Manhattan are going to good for the soul, I think.

Oh, and do go and read the latest 5x5 over on the Art of Noise where I risk looking a bit of a fool by writing about music I know nothing about. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, eh? Mind you, last time I suggested that I could hear the influence of the Smiths on Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong and opined that the Ting Tings were "Rescue Rooms not Rock City" (they played Rock City the other day).....so I've quite an act to keep up.

Shuffleathon 2008 Update

Shall we update? Shall we?

Truth be told, there's not a whole lot to be updating on yet. I haven't even decided on a track 1 side 1, so I can only take my hat of to those highly organised people amongst you who have got so far as to even get your CD out into the post. I salute you.

There's no rush yet, I don't think, but it would be great if we could all be aiming to get our CDs out into the post sometime around the end of the month if we're to stand any chance at all of getting this thing done and dusted before the end of the year. I'm already thinking that might be a stretch target, but you have to aim for something.... right?

ShufflerPosted out
1. Me

2. Mandy

3. Charlie

4. Planet Me

5. Ian

6. Mike

7. Jerry

8. monogodo

9. Erika

10. Michael
11. Lisa

12. Cody Bones

13. Del

14. RussL

15. Tina

16. Wombat

17. Joe the Troll

18. JamieS

19. Cat

20. Rol

21. Beth

22. asta

23. bedshaped

24. Paul

25. Alan

26. Astronaut

27. Threelight

28. The Great Grape Ape

29. Paul W

30. Ben


I really have no idea what I'm putting on my CD. I guess I'd better start shortlisting, eh? I also reckon that the person I've drawn merits some careful thinking. Mmm. Fleet Foxes, of course, but you can't open with that kind of mellow, can you?

Some careful thinking whilst I'm in New York, I think.

If you could drop me a line when you send out your CDs, that would be great. Oh, and when you've received yours too. Oh, and when you've reviewed.

That's all.



  1. C and I are fine by the way. This is the trouble with being cryptic.....it's nothing sinister, just something on my mind that I can't talk about yet, really. That's it.

  2. My CD has been posted out as of this afternoon.

  3. ...and I received mine 5 minutes ago in todays mail.

    Now... time to do some listening and reviewing.