Summertime woes

Sweet summer night and I’m stripped to my sheets Forehead is leaking, my AC squeaks and A voice from the clock says, “You’re not gonna get tired” My bed is a pool and the walls are on fire So begins the new single by Animal Collective, ‘Summertime Clothes’. Their solution to being unable to sleep […]

An explanation for the quietness

Jeff at SNP Tactical Voting took the baton from me and listed his top 10 blogs (although unlike me, he concentrated just on Scottish political blogs). In the process, he accused this place of having “a scarcity of posts of late”. Guilty as charged. A number of elements have conspired against me when it comes […]

Seeing what I hear

I am a big fan of the music discovery and social networking site I am also a lover of beautiful pointless graphs. So LastGraph was always going to be a winner for me. The existence of LastGraph makes me so happy. Like Andrew Godwin, who wrote LastGraph, I read this webpage a while ago […]

Oh shit, it’s September

I have never really got into student life. Despite the fact that I hate summer, I love the holiday aspect of it. This is not because I am a lazy bum, because in my opinion I have actually been quite busy this summer. And the busiest bit (two weeks in Cumbernauld) was the bit I […]

Here is that boring post I promised you

It’s looking pretty unanimous on the ‘more personal posts’ front. The score is 8–0 at the moment. You nosy bastards! I’m currently facing up to the fact that the real reason I stopped posting ‘personal’ posts was because I’ve realised that I’m actually a bit rubbish, and writing about myself only reveals a bit more […]

The first of September

The first of September. So we’ve exited the summer, where people only celebrate blogging for no good reason, and which is far too hot anyway. It definitely felt like winter the other day when it was pitch black at 9pm. An uni starts again in a couple of weeks. Gah.

Thanks for your concern, but…

What a lovely day it was today. Not that I saw any of it. I finally got off my arse and got a job recently. Nothing special of course, just bits and pieces at Woolworths — to give me a reason to get out of bed, to give me something to do as much as […]

I hate summer

I know summer is meant to be all about birds twittering, lots of sun and long days. But let’s face it: it’s actually about wasps, sunburn, and the sun rising before you even get to sleep. This ranter is sounding off about Aberdonians complaining about the heat. Now there is lots that you can slag […]

Malcom Kipe — Lit

I already wrote about this album on my journal a while back, but I’m really getting into this album at the moment, so I thought I’d write a post about it here as well. Do you, like me, get it when an album really reminds you of the summer just because of the time […]


I have just come home from my final exam of the summer. Hoorah, etcetera. It’s been a pretty bad couple of weeks. The politics exams were easy enough — you can bluff your way through them easily. But I think I actually died during the Economics exam. I’m not certain about that though — I […]