Posts from 3rd May 2001

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May 01

The Thirteen Year Itch

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The Thirteen Year Itch – until I get my 29-year theory sorted out, Tony Wilson’s theory (Beatles in ’63, punk in ’76, acid in ’89) is the best bet because it gives you a little bit of breathing space for Something to Happen this year or next year (or even 2003 so you can claim it was underground but formed in 2002).

(Yes Pete does do laundry, thus explaining my emotional and psychological upset

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(Yes Pete does do laundry, thus explaining my emotional and psychological upset at occasionally having to witness his underwear hanging around the flat. Rather than drying it in the fresh open air of our kitchen however he hangs it in the dark dank ‘airing’ cupboard to fester for months and to fall on my head when I attempt to put the hot water on).

Off to the pub now!

THE PUB SEVEN DEADLY SINS: 4: No Smoking Areas REACTION NUMBER TWO

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THE PUB SEVEN DEADLY SINS: 4: No Smoking Areas REACTION NUMBER TWO

The major problem with Pub No-Smoking Areas is that the only way to guarantee their being smoke-free is to open all the doors and windows nearby so the No-Smoking Area is also the Draught Area.

Major problem with pub smokers: like all drugs except alcohol, conversations about fags, scabbing of fags, oh you never buy them, im sure i had three but wait i only have one, look at this lighter it was only 50p etc. etc. are the gristle on the meat of pub banter.

THE PUB SEVEN DEADLY SINS: 4 : No Smoking Areas REACTION NUMBER ONE

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THE PUB SEVEN DEADLY SINS: 4 : No Smoking Areas REACTION NUMBER ONE

Taking a partial an unilateral view on a subject. Not something that Mr Baran has been un-guilty of before (Year of New Racism eh? Not quite unilateral if you count the Tory back-benchers who also seem to applaud this reprehensible trend). Point 1: Agree non-smoking zones are the biggest waste of time, generally because they too stink of fags. Point 2: Personally I have a major grouse against the odour of fag, especially morning-after clothes and hair. Febreeze on hair? No thanks. Does Pete do any laundry, perhaps Emma can help confirm? The only way I can tolerate it is if the person and conversational gambits outweigh the fug. Mostly they do. But believe me, if I find myself stuck with an out and out toss-pot with a fag, I’ll be taking an early bath. I fully expect to be found wanting in my discrimination tactics, but don’t push your luck. Having a particularly arse day at work, hence the testy tone.

PUBGOERS DEADLY SINS: 1 : NOT GOING TO THE PUB

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PUBGOERS DEADLY SINS: 1 : NOT GOING TO THE PUB

A public apology to John for not going to the pub last night. But hey, we’re young and healthy, there’s plenty more nights out in pubs to enjoy……….

Further Pubgoers Deadly Sins welcomed.

The Ten Year Itch

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The Ten Year Itch – a theory which – as Tom mentions below – is seemingly disproved by nothing interesting happening (in rock terms) in 1997. Sometimes though you can’t see the wood for the trees: ’96/’97 was the year of the Spice Girls. Hmm, there might be a book in that.