21 Sep 2007

"In echoed steps I walked across an empty dream,
I looked across this world, there was no one to be seen.
This empty feeling turned and quietly walked away,
I saw no warmth in life - no love was in my eyes.
I stared a century thinking this will never change,
As I hesitated, time rushed onwards without me.

Too scared to break the spell, too small to take a fall.

But the Absolute luck is - love is in our hearts!"
Ah, the strains of "dinner dinner dinner Batman" echo around the house as I relish in watching old Batman reruns. How sad Am I? Very, I know. Mind you knowing full well that I'd forget they were on and I'd never know how the boy wonder escaped the evil clutches of the Riddler et al. So now I'm downloading them on torrents and sticking them on my external hardrive so I can watch them at my leisure. Mind you I've still got 3 seasons of Battlestar Galactica to watch yet. Not to mention all the series like Get Smart, Auf wedersehen pet, and god knows how many other things I stuffed on thier with the full intention of watching but never got around to doing, mainly because I was busy trying to find work. Which I have now done WOO HOO! Just as I was thinking of commiting the ultimate sin, yes I was considering a move back to Norfolk. Thankfully fate intervened before I could do that.... I could never live without electricity or modern medicine.
I'm still ploughing my way through the I.T course that I'm on and thankfully I wasn't hit around the head because the tutor was different. I'm still the smartest one in the room even though the class was different too. In the end I did the tasks quicker than everybody else and needed very little help that I did the work and sat and wrote some ideas down for my sitcom in my notebook instead. I don't know why some people have trouble with using stuff on the PC it's not that hard. I want to do a C++ course or HTML or something more challenging in the near future. But I may be crap at that. It'll be my turn to be the dumbass. HTML is a bit easier than C++ but then only because I've never used it. Maybe it's because I've recently read the last book by Douglas Coupland - JPod and the characters always seem to have interesting jobs and the mild cases of Autism they always seem to have in these books strikes me as similar to my behavioural aspects. Yes, I am Rain Man. I've never been diagnosed with any of these traits but they seem to explain my ever changing interests, my sometimes obsessional behaviour over some things. Also I can either sit and watch 8 hours of Batman cartoons or read five books stopping and starting and immediately knowing what was going on even if I'd not read it for months. Sometimes I hate silly little noises that happen several rooms away, like when I here the nail clippers going it really grates with me, I have to turn the music up or shut the door or something. Maybe if they'd have discovered autism some years earlier I along with thousands of others wouldn't have been designated trouble makers and unteachable? Oh well as the wise old grubby landlord downstairs says "You can't fight your battles in the past."
I can't stop being offered work at the moment. I have no idea what's going on and why this didn't keep happening during the last few months? But there you go, maybe it was fate? It was my destiny to go on a course and find out what the '¬' key is for on the keyboard.
Anyway here's the stuff you really came here for (thanks for all the fan email btw, I like it it gives me an ego). Firstly we have International velvet by Catatonia, then the other volume to the Stiff rarities:Raiding the vaults. then as I've been on an indie kick of late here's some Wedding Present stuff for you. The Hit Parade (The 52 singles they released in one year) and Take fountain. Enjoy them all. I'll try not to leave it too long before the next update.
Take Fountain
Hit Parade 1
Hit Parade 2
Hit Parade 3
Rare Stiff


Mike said...

Yeah I know I fucked up and put the wrong volume of Stiff on thier but I'll add it as soon as I think of another blog.

Watch this space.

kurt said...

Hi! luv your blog!
...and..uh..what's the password?
download hit parade 3 but i need a password to extract the file...
keep it up!!!

Mike said...

erm there shouldn't be a password as I didn't password it. I can't stand passwordsed files to tell the truth. Maybe it was an incomplete download?

Thanks for the kind words re my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hello, love the blog it's very funny and hugely entertaining. I love the lyric quotes as well, the Jam ones especially, me being a Jam obsessive.

Interesting comment on autism, for the past ten years or so i've worked with kids who are 'unteachable' and kicked out of school, and most of them do display autistic tendencies, especially Aspergers syndrome. And there's no doubt that there are thousands of adults out there who were labelled 'trouble' as a kid when in fact they had Aspergers. I definitely have, the missus reckons on a scale of 10 i'm about a 2.



Mike said...

I only started thinking about all this when my sister started telling me about her son's behavioural problems a little while ago. She kept saying "that sounds like you when you were at school."

Anonymous said...

sorry to be a thing but the weddoes released 12 singles in a year. All top twenty hits as well!

Mike said...

You can be a thing all you want I pressed the wrong button... a thing that I do all day.