Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Return of the prodigal...er...blogger.


I have been neglecting my blog for the last few months. Real life got very busy and then I just sort of got out of the habit and then the guilt set in. Must be a catholic thing but being tormented (well, vaguely irritated at least) by guilt because I am neglecting to update an online diary read by about three people, a peculiarly 21st century malaise, is a pain in the arse so here I am again.

I will start with something simple, so here's a cultural update on my reading, viewing and listening habits for the last few weeks:

Music: The new Tracey Thorn album is good in a chilled out sort of way and I have recently discovered the rather singular genius of Duke Special.

Books: The last 3 I read were

Engleby by Sebastian Faulks which is OK but slightly up its own arse

Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey which is interesting especially if you want to know something about the world of modern art

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky which is very like previous Sebastian Faulks efforts which is ironic.... or not.

Viewing: I don't get to the pictures much so it's all telly I'm afraid.

Heroes is good but I can already tell it's going to let me down in a Lost, 24 sort of way. It will meander around and disappear up its own fundiment. Of all the superpowers on show so far I think the ability to melt toasters is my favourite and certainly the most useful although I can't think what for yet.

I saw the perfect moustache porn (see here for clarification) for the middle-aged woman the other night when Tombstone was on. Yum yum and Sam Elliott is going to be Lee Scoresby in the film version of His Dark Materials and that, in my opinion, can only be a good thing.
So my aim is to be a good blogger from now on and not stay away for more than a week unless I am on holiday or ill or something. Just off to see what you've all been up to....later!
*(Rather optimistically) the picture features the slaughter of the fatted calf


Carmenzta said...

OMG Tombstone is one of my favorite moustache movies! For me the fascination with moustaches is not yet another menopausal "thing" (what the heck is happening to your feet?). Since I can remember I have adored them. My dad sported one and I idolized him from childhood. I really, really liked the one Robert Redford had in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but I guess I'm dating myself...

Dave said...

Huzzah!!! You're back!!

Well - I knew you were, because you played for us last Saturday - and, if I remember right, you took the last couple of wickets with your cunning spin bowling.

A welcome return.

Now, about that sick note...

Vicus Scurra said...

She's back! She's back! It's the same one!

Billy said...

You're back.


Chaucer's Bitch said...


(isn't it nice to be missed?)

Geoff said...

You'll get plenty of searches for "Tracey Thorn moustache porn".

Richard said...

I will echo Dave's huzzah! Huzzah!

GreatSheElephant said...

realdoc, would you mind nipping over to uhalp.blogspot.com please as someone has asked for halp with a medical issue and I don't feel qualified to comment (although I shall of course)

herschelian said...

About moustache porn, all I have to say is:
"Kissing a man who has not waxed his moustache is like eating a boiled egg without salt."

Make of that what you will. SO glad you're back.

Dave said...

Oh, while you were away, I wrote about moustaches in cowboy films (well, indirectly) and matters medical, in the same post, which, if I have the technology right, is just here.

llewtrah said...

Welcome home! Cracks open a Stella to celebrate the return of the prodigal blogger.

Tim Footman said...

Duke Special is rather ace, isn't he.

And did you know that his sax player is Roy Castle's son?

Marsha Klein said...

Welcome back. You've been missed.

Ah, poor old Roy Castle. Life's so unfair sometimes, although he did, indirectly, give me one of my favourite Green Wing moments with Guy's "Examinations" song to Martin.

Mangonel said...

That would be Ben Castle. You need to know that Daniel plays a pretty mean 'bone himself, and his rendition of 'I'm the King of the Jungle' is fabulous.

realdoc said...

Ooo it's like being clutched to a multi-headed cyber-bosom. Nice to see you all again.
tim: how the fuck do you keep up with all that is hot with minor indie band's sax players on the other side of the world? My admiration knows no bounds.
GSE: have been to halp and proffered advice.

Betty said...

Is Herschelian having a relationship with Billy Childish then?

Welcome back (again!)

First Nations said...

hey! you're here! there, i mean, but here in the sense that you

yes, well, fuck it.

(my Biker has a moustache and he is Yummy! in fact it ups the Yummy quotient about 45%. although ownership of a Harley makes up for clean-shaven interludes. somewhat.)

GreatSheElephant said...


Plus there are a few comments on your request now.

rivergirlie said...

ah - good. just because a person doesn't leave comments very often, it doesn't mean they don't visit, y'know.
and, yes, i peel off the richard and judy labels too.

james henry said...

Heroes won't let you down, it just gets better and better. Possibly the finale (just went out in the States) doesn't quite live up to the rest of the series, but it's still pretty damn good.