Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
Thursday, July 01, 2010
I am climbing and so are you. We remain fixed however, stuck on the climb, the long ascent while we wait on oxygen and energy, halfway upstairs.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
"Nowadays, I’m as sure as I can be that there is nothing there. I think that matter is quite extraordinary and wonderful and mysterious enough, without adding something called spirit to it; in fact, any talk about the spiritual makes me feel a little uneasy. When I hear such utterances as ‘I’m spiritual but not religious’, or ‘So-and-so is a deeply spiritual person’, or even phrases of a thoroughly respectable Platonic kind such as ‘The eternal reality of a supreme goodness’, I pull back almost physically. I feel not so much puzzlement as vertigo, as if I’m leaning out over a void. There is just nothing there.
Consequently, the immense and complicated structures of Christian theology seem to me like the epicycles of Ptolemaic astronomy – preposterously elaborated methods of explaining away a mistake. When it was realised that the planets went around the sun, not the Earth, the glorious simplicity of the idea blew away the epicycles like so many cobwebs: everything worked perfectly without them.
And as soon as you realise that God doesn’t exist, the same sort of thing happens to all those doctrines such as atonement, the immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, original sin, the Trinity, justification by faith, redemption and so on. Cobwebs, dusty bits of rag, frail scraps of faded cloth: they hide nothing, they decorate nothing and now they mean nothing."
Friday, April 09, 2010
I was unaware that the Thai New Year celebrations occurred in April and that, irrespective of nationality and other allegiances, many of the locals would vigorously indulge in marking the event by drinking heavily. On the evening in question I was becoming reacquainted with White Russians and was in fact supping on one when the clock struck 12 midnight. The party was by this point spilling into some strange uncontrolled place and the only person in the room with either Asian ancestry or Thai Nationality was already comatose and horizontal. The line to be taken with the official celebrations therefore seemed to me to be beyond pursuit. It was a New Year of some sort, I imagined many good Thai people (mostly in Thailand) raising their glasses to whatever new number it now was but I myself remained puzzled, after all we were in a cramped and overpriced pub in Broughton Street, Edinburgh.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
to some one already dead. Who is here, who is anywhere? You don’t know how sweet you are
And at the moment and I should’ve been there.
Once I had it all, yes, see the North East Force 7, visibility generally poor and all to the point.
He was never a manager and nobody but nobody takes you seriously when you are 23
Despite what you said before you’ve got to let me know. We bring the women and the cars out apparently, a lovely ten minutes.
Her lips are warm while yours are cold.
They don’t have to give him a three year contract anymore.
“Well I am asking you.. Classic. Choke your heart and you fall apart, this western feeling strains and remains. Look back, how far have you come in this foreign place But you wont come down and settle. I can explain. I know what “Please please me” was all about, For experience and that’s it, what else would it have been?”
Traveling in some vehicle.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Where are you now, unremarkable car parks? Acres of grey space but no space to park, crammed and cramped with miscellaneous vehicles all there for good reasons, visits, shopping, going for a wee walk etc. Some unkind drivers double park, over the lines, across exits and carelessly on the edge of a row, sneaking in to be with the others. Trying to solve the emotional problems of their lonely car by getting up close and personal with a body of strangers. Then the diadled badges or are they disabled or are they at it or unable to read. Some cars are new and snooty, some old and battered, others ill maintained and taken for granted, turn the key and go and never check the oil or clear out the accumulated litter in the boot. The social work office have the worst records in terms of car care but I never said such a thing. Optimistically looking for spaces, hoping, waiting for the moment. Hoping nobody comes in the other way quickly and steals that vital place, oh the injustice of it all and the inner quiet rage. Ticket swoppers and hander overers, failing to read the small print on the ticket next to the stupid advert, some where it says "not transferable" but how would they ever know? If you want to travel you have to park, the parking is remarkable, the car parks are not.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
This is a cool thing. Red and orange and green rainbow snake, angular in the dark. Walks the line. Mighty fine. Great square shoulders and optional pads, she was very popular with the lads. In those days, those old days, bad days. When we were the friend's of snakes and their impressionistic representations in whatever form they took before they were regarded as evil. So I was told.
I copied this but I remained original.
I found it in a strange place but I had been there before.
It seemed quite ridiculous but made perfect sense.
I avoided the confrontation by meeting it head on.
I was hungry but fed up.
I was thirsty but found it hard to swallow.
In the end I had to send it back but I won't return it till tomorrow.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Idiosyncratic films and commercial junk.
Living out some Bohemian dream, in a dream scape.
Another movie comes along.
You can't quite believe.
You can't quite believe, it's all too good to be true.
You believe, I know you do.
But I see through you.
And all the boys are jealous 'cos all the girl's think he's hot.
Which he probably is, whether I like it or not.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010
She was standing outside the Coop. She asked me for 97p for her bus fare. I said that I had no change. In the shop I bought bread and soup and dithered a bit, I thought a couple were following me. My laptop is on the front seat of the car. There was a queue at the till because a young man was cashing in his lottery tickets and scratch cards. The assistant apologised for the wait, I said that it was fine. I walked back outside and the girl was still there. She looked at the ground as I handed her a pound coin. "Now I can get my bus" she said, "thanks". I thought of Karma, Heaven and Hell as I drove away nursing some unnamed guilt. None of the feelings made sense. Few things ever do. This is a short, short story.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
You don’t know where I’ve been
You don’t know what I’m laughing about
You don’t know what I mean.
Tie me up, tie me up, tie me up, tie me down.
Dance, dither, turn, tumble,
Melt and merge, something precious,
In the mix, how we revolve,
Return , converge.
I don’t know where your going
I can’t tell what you’ve seen
I’m just glad you can laugh at it all
Don’t have to know what it means.
Tie me up, tie me up, tie me up, tie me down.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Listerine Smart Rinse cleans where brushes miss.
There’s no better way to start your adventure than with the multi award winning Singapore Airlines.
T Mobile are challenging the established rules.
Now we need you to go to 4 Music.com
Cover your nakedness and worship our Lord.
“To failure dear brother!”
Post Production Supervisor.
She’s got all that except she has a cheating husband.
The cost of living is going up fast.
The reason they think you are crazy is because you are collecting little shirt buttons.
The official has lost his job but must now face court action.
A well know local businessman and boxing promoter.
Selfridges say they’ve sold out.
Unfortunately you’ve got to have Posh’s cash to get Posh’s look.
They are real women. You can tell.
Why don’t you just say sorry?
Today Donald Trump has submitted his master plan to Aberdeen Council, including details of their houses.
There have been a few interesting editions to it….wonderful steam collection.
It got nasty and they was singing bad songs. It riles you up.
Is that what you really want, me and you cooped up in that rabbit hutch?
The nice thing about autumn is people.
He’s seen attitudes change since then, but it’s not his fault.
People were moved by the story of the boat people but now we’ve lost sight.
Asylum has become a dirty word.
It’s only a fifteen minute hop to Guernsey.
Up to £6000 contribution towards 3 Series models, at Eastern BMW.
Everyday in the Scottish Daily Mail.
A group of assassins carrying fake British ID are at the centre of an international investigation.
Where the tin was removed. Saved by a whisker.
Television evidence is not the answer to referees problems.
She’ll wear black and stand alone on stage.
I picked up a pillow and smothered him until he was dead.
Just like most British people do.
I thought, “how am I going to get myself on there? I’m a jewellery expert with a bit of a difference.”
Do us a favour and put some vodka in that orange.
We are very close to that stage and it’s all very exciting.
Cheryl can’t sing to save her life but she is brave to perform.
He’s become a massive hit on the internet.
Shovel, drift, shovel, drift back over. Can I get a one-way ticket to New Orleans?
A weather warning is in force across the Grampians and Highlands of Scotland.
The chairs were a bit rickety and now it’s raining over Coventry Cathedral.
It’s always been known as granny’s sewing table. There was chemistry between us. Never.
Staff at the bank’s investment arm will get an average of £191000 each.
Checking into assorted hotels.
Where did these come from? They belonged to my mother. They are just charming.
Mitamultiair. Get to the next level. Alfa Romeo.
Paratroopers with pink machine guns and camouflage. It’s my thing.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
1) Interesting things.
2) Things that stimulate the latent interest nerves.
3) Things you can look at or into.
4) Things you can listen to or sounds you can create.
5) Puzzling things*.
6) New things that perhaps you’ve not noticed before.**
7) Surprising things***
8) People can at times be interesting and so demand a degree of observation.
9) Stories - in whatever form of media they are told.
10) Interest (general).
* Puzzling things are characterised by their normally very puzzling nature.
** Can also be puzzling.
*** Not dissimilar to puzzling things.