Tuesday, 20 October 2009


I realised recently that one of my favourite things about writing this blog is putting together my 'This Week'. I know that they're not weekly. I know that some of the time, they're not that interesting, like lots of things on lots of peoples' blogs. But I like it.

The 'This Week' is getting moved. To the centrefield: the big old blog posts.
I was also getting annoyed that I couldn't archive the choices I'd made each week - now you and I can see what I've been into the whole time. I've posted these below my one for this week.

ps. Sorry i haven't posted, I haven't had the internet and got busy... I was washing my hair? What is a good excuse for not posting?

Hearing: Kings and Queens - Jamie T (HEAR THIS: Earth Wind and Fire), Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear, Xtatic Truth (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) - Crystal Fighters

Watching: Mad Men Season 1

Reading: Outpost of Progress by Joseph Conrad

Randomly Obsessing over: The Cooks ingredients aisle in Tesco

and here is the last year, minus a lot that i forgot to record...
7/10/08 * Hearing: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness (HEAR THIS - A Minor Place), Alela Diane - The Pirate's Gospel, Florence and The Machine - Postcards From Italy
* Watching: 0
* Reading: Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
* Randomly obsessing over: Various room decorations and storage solutions for my new room in Oxford
17/1/09 * Hearing: To Lose My Life - White Lies, Dancing Choose - TV On The Radio, Tonight's Today - Jack Penate
* Watching: Mad Men...finally!
* Reading: Attempting Barthes' collected essays. Struggling.
* Randomly obsessing over: Thieving from housemates. Shhhhh!
28/1/09 * Hearing: Ta Douleur - Camille, About today - The National, Play your part (pt.1) - Girl Talk
* Watching: Million Dollar Traders - eight non-traders are put in the position of traders for a hedge fund. Fascinating viewing. Oh, and Gossip Girl, like, DUH!
* Reading: Saturday - Ian McEwan
* Randomly obsessing over: Organising my life. i seem to be a month behind with the new year's resolutions but this is the year!
2/2/09 * Hearing: Le fil - Camille, Blood Bank - Bon Iver, Lights and Music - Cut Copy
* Watching: Slumdog Millionaire - WARNING, not the fun packed film it is marketed as!
* Reading: Saturday - Ian McEwan
* Randomly obsessing over: OFW!! 5th May here we come!
27/2/09 * Hearing: Something Good can Work - Two Door Cinema Club, My Girls - Animal Collective, Do What You like - Passenger
* Watching: La Vie en Rose, highly recommended
* Reading: Saturday - Ian McEwan
* Randomly obsessing over: The smell of spring in the air that equals less layers and more fun
10/3/09 * Hearing: Farewell to the Fairground (Yuksek remix) - White Lies, Whole World on Its Head - Post War Years, Skeleton Boy - Friendly Fires
* Watching: COULD i be more obsessed with Paris Hilton's British Best Friend? Plus Skins has sucked me in
* Reading: Uh...magazines? But only REALLY thick and heavy looking ones like Plastique and Wonderland
* Randomly obsessing over: A fancy dress party where you're only allowed to wear one piece of clothing? - a friend's vintage bright floral jumpsuit comes to the rescue
24/3/09 * Hearing: Gifted - NASA, Shim - Joe and Will Ask?, True Romantic Re-Fix - Golden Silvers
* Watching: antm cycle twelve tastes better when it's illicit!
* Reading: I WILL be reading loads of really important books for my work as of TOMORROW. i will i will i will!
* Randomly obsessing over: iPod returned after two trips to the repair man, and better than ever
31/3/09 * Hearing: Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan (HEAR THIS: Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again), Solo - Chew Lips, The Purple Bottle - Animal Collective
* Watching: no new obsessions - what a relief for my already overcrowded tv schedule!
* Reading: Mr Phillips by John Lanchester
* Randomly obsessing over: My sister's wardrobe. what a lot of gems can be found in a closet that is not one's own.
8/4/09 * Hearing: Bonkers - Dizzee Rascal, Knight of Wands - Au Revoir Simone
* Watching: The Fever at The Royal Court and The Apprentice. Not that they mix AT ALL!
* Reading: Plato - Theaetetus, Virgil - Eclogues
* Randomly obsessing over: NIGEL WARBURTON! www.virtualphilosopher.com
20/5/09 * Hearing: Chelsea Girl - Nico (HEAR THIS: These Days), Sunlamp Show (Disco Bloodbath Remix) - The Aliens, Milord - Edith Piaf
* Watching: House Season Five... romantic liaisons seem to appear out of nothing...?
* Reading: i wish...
* Randomly obsessing over: Burberry's The Beat fragrance. I've had it for a year now and it's definitely becoming signature.
1/06/09 * Hearing: If You Leave It Alone - The Wave Pictures (HEAR THIS: Bye Bye Bubble Belly), Arrows of Eros (Shoes remix) - Golden Silvers, Velvet - The Big Pink
* Watching: Oooh Gossip Girl and Apprentice hotting up
* Reading: i wish...
* Randomly obsessing over: i'm spending the rest of term cooking my life away. Spaghetti with prawns, rocket, and sundried tomatoes and coriander, ginger and edamame udon noodles are two faves.
24/06/09 * Hearing: Be The One (Armand van Helden remix) - Jack Penate, Stay Famous - Cougar, Black Magic (Crystal Fighters remix) - Magic Wands, Bournemouth - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (who played at my club night in Oxford last year!)
* Watching: Three words: Wim. Bull. Dun.
* Reading: YAY! work is out for summer, and nice reading is in. I'm starting Philip Larkin's A Girl in Winter
* Randomly obsessing over: My need for a summer job to keep me in patterned tights and jugs of pimms all summer.
7/07/09 * Hearing: 3am Spanish - Hockey (actually anything by them), Bodies - Savoir Adore, Lose You (Brodinski remix) - Peaches
* Watching: The world go by. I heart summer.
* Reading: (Being a slow reader)Philip Larkin - A Girl in Winter
* Randomly obsessing over: Wonderful weekend of Bliss in a Field.
15/7/09 * Hearing: The Cave-Mumford and Sons, Old Cape Cod - The Puppini Sisters, Sleepyhead-Passion Pit
* Watching: Magnolia, long and confusing but you gotta love a biblical plague denouement
* Reading: Those Italian phrasebooks that come free in the Guardian, que spensierato!
* Randomly obsessing over: Backwards and forwards from one end of the central line to the other. Considering just moving into the pad in East.
29/07/09 * Hearing: Knee-Deep in the North Sea - Portico Quartet (HEAR THIS: News from Verona), Les Champs-Elysees - Joe Dassin, Baby Said - Hot Chip
* Watching: We Own The Night. Check out the hotness that is Eva Mendes taking on the beauty of Joaquin Phoenix...mmmmm.
* Reading: Language, Truth and Logic by A.J. Byer
* Randomly obsessing over: Wanting to be back in Secret Garden Party and new job opportunities, woooo.
6/08/09 * Hearing: Moshi Moshi: The First 10 Years (HEAR THIS: Through the Backyards - Au Revoir Simone), Pieces of You(Baby Monster Remix) - Wolf Gang, Pull My Heart Away (Jamie XX Remix) - Jack Penate
* Watching: State of Play, the BBC Documentary. Highly recommended.
* Reading: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. My first ever graphic novel, how exciting.
* Randomly obsessing over: Sitting at my computer, working from home all day every day. And ARTICULATE!
Hearing: Begin to Hope - Regina Spektor (HEAR THIS: Fidelity), Crystalised - The XX, Long Island - The Wave Pictures
Watching: Lots of plays in Edinburgh, otherwise only connect and uni challenge.
Reading: Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis
Randomly obsessing over: Tweeting about the British Library, can I get over it already?
Hearing: Far - Regina Spektor (HEAR THIS: Laughing With), Kiss of Life - Friendly Fires, Let Me Know - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Watching: Design is Life. Phillipe Starck is the most ridiculously steeotyped frenchman ever but you've gotta love project runway for the design world.
Reading: Derren Brown - Tricks of the Mind. It's really wuite interesting and will have you quoting all over the place for days.
Randomly obsessing over: Having spent all my money on holiday, anything free.
Hearing: Hardships! - Jenny Wilson (HEAR THIS: Like a fading rainbow), You've got the love - The XX (remix of Florence and the Machine), My Heart - Wildbirds and Peacedrums. A particularly enthusiastic recommendation of all the above this week.
Watching: House season 6. mmmmmhm.
Reading: The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
Randomly obsessing over: New house, new term, everything feels exciting and non-boring. Give it one week.

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