January 2010


Dear Mr The Member Of Radiohead Nobody Can Ever Remember,

In reference to: http://www.nme.com/news/radiohead/49390

Well done! Your band can go on tour and charge £50 for a ticket and £25 for a t-shirt and people will pay it. You’ve certainly bucked the downturn in the music industry quite successfully.

Most bands, however, are unable to get away with this, and i guarantee that if Radiohead appeared today with material of the quality of Pablo Honey you’d be one of them.

In conclusion: fuck off aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Love,
Daniel

(I appreciate that the quote was probably taken widely out of context and used to spin up a story to fill a quota, but that doesn’t change the fact that I’m just so gosh darn bored of musicians who got fat off The Old System telling us all that it’s dead and gone but that’s ok because you can make money flogging t-shirts as if that’s a be all and end all to the current situation the music industry finds itself in.)

I really do love the way that Wikipedia pages can boil everything down into cold, hard CAPTAIN SENSIBLE factoids. I think its probably due to every page being edited over and over by the sort of people who know a lot about canals[1]. Today has been slow at work, so…

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_party

House Parties often nearly always feature food (e.g. buffet) and drink (often alcohol), sometimes music, dancing, as well as general conversation or social interaction (including that of a sexual nature). Consumption of illegal drugs occurs at some parties.

At my last house party I ended up so drunk that I forced several of my friends to play Mega CD Sensible Soccer with me. Which part covers that?

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_pad

Pads may also be the sites of wild parties.[citation needed]

How exactly do you exactly cite references for that?

Conclusion: Wikipedia is aces.

 

[1] One of my friends actually had a sustained WIKIARGUMENT over a music page with someone who had mostly written pages about canals and scouting.

December 31st, 2009
Taken as proof that not only did I survive a horrible year but also that life is never that bad when you have a kitten sat on your shoulder.