Sunday, 10 April 2011
A late walk home down London Road
It's just that time of year, I'm afraid, where marking essays, book reviews, portfolios and dissertations takes over my (working and not-working) life. Yesterday, for example, as the sun made a very rare appearance in Glasgow, I was a long-term resident in a friendly cafe for five hours wondering whether or not that really good paper was actually plagiarised or not (Google assured me it was not). So, I'm afraid, I literally have nothing of any interest to say except things like 'Actually, I think that one is 58% rather than 62%', 'Why has everyone written their dissertation on student drinking habits this year rather than football hooliganism?' and 'I need to mark this down, with a penalty applied, as you submitted your work two weeks late and being "busy at work", especially without a medical note, doesn't really cut the mustard'. And such related musings. All to myself. Sigh. Anyway, this is a wee Sunday compilation, as is becoming a certain habit around these digitalised parts, and I hope you like it, or at least bits of it. If nothing else it starts - and ends - in a fairly uplifting and depressing kind of way. Equally so, as it is all about balance, I reckon. And why change the habit of a lifetime?
The Field Mice - 'This is not here' (live) (5.42)
The Rosaries - 'Leaving' (4.04)
Jeniferever - 'Lives apart' (6.53)
The Wedding Present - 'Bewitched' (KEXP session) (6.15)
Steve Adey - 'I see a darkness' (cover) (4.41)
Worth visiting, buying and watching. Cannae wait. This is also unmissable, but only in a retrospective and/or time-travel type of way. Weep.