Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Random Band Meme

Here are the rules as stolen from Gareth:

Band name
Go to a random Wikipedia article. The name of the article becomes your band name.

Album title
Next go to Random Quotations. The last 4-5 words of the last quotation on the page are your the title of your first album.

Album cover
Now go to Flickr’s Explore the last 7 days and choose the third picture. This will be your album cover.

Final article

Finally put them all together and you have an album cover.

Ehrenfelser are a German indie chill out band with a huge following in Bristol in the wake of Massive Attack. They will never make the top 40. This is a good thing. The self concious pretensious lyrics hurt.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Book Swallowing

I've swallowed three books in the last two days. I feel like some kind of literature vampire. They have just slung words from page to brain.It is grand. The first was Times Eye by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. I enjoyed romping through time and space. The second was New Moon from the Twilight books, and last was Sunstorm by Clark and Baxter again. The Twilight books are such trash. Page turning compelling trash. So much of it is on emotion and feeling that you get utterly swept up. But there's so little description or depth or background. I found wanted more detail, a finer brush in the picure
Small parts of string theory and relativity have unravelled themselves for me. I love books that teach you so many other things in side their stories. It is alarming. It makes my brain hurt. But I feel alive learning about them.

I'm also building small dream houses as I prepare to move in with Tom. It's a welcome distraction from other things. We discuss paint colours and wonder round National Trust villages trying to justify £600 handmade bespoke oak dressers as investment pieces.

Our living room will be green. I'm channelling the dining room in Chartwell, where Churchill lived. Pea green, creams, whites, light browns. It's Tom's choice the green, and I see it like Joey's minibus in the Chalet School Books. Restful, calm full of people. The dining room black, white , shades of red and orange. The study/spare room shall remain as it is, as shall the bathroom in it's rainbow tiled glory.

But the bedroom leaves me stumped. I guess I shall fall back in literature for idea. Maria's room. in the Little White Horse is too whimisical, Anne's too girlish. Perhaps Emily's, perhaps not. Sometimes I want lilac, some times a torquoise, some times lime green and crimson. It's the blue that I keep coming back to. One wall blue, the other off white, with jewel toned every thing else, and white furniture. Bright and airy.

I need the space.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quel heure est-il?

Spring has sprungen. It is joyous. I love tumbling over grass and stone on my bike, glassy horizons breezing by. So far this month I have loved being serenaded by birds on my bike rides to work. I have love warm sunshine on skin.

I have fallen for a cafe in Bedford Place called Yoma. Delicious food served with wit and smiles. Not bad price rise. I recommend an Oli's Panino, their hot chocolate and their espresso and orange brownies.

Craft wise has been slow on the uptake, but the blanket is one ball of yarn from being finished. Half a sock for amy, half a toy chest left to paint.

Work has been busy which is nice.

Nothing else to report.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Look I won a Prize!

I quote:

Alex Jones won the undergraduate prize for her essay, Unravelling Threads: Contextualising the Women of the Hebrew Bible, and their Impact. The standard this year was high and the judges enjoyed reading the varied entries and were pleased that so many undergraduates qualified for consideration.

Click the link to read!