Five Fuckings Off for a Fortnight
Instead of simply vanishing this afternoon, Mrs. Toad and I will be stopping by the Edinburgh College of Art to see the degree show before we fuck off. The exhibition isn’t officially until tomorrow, but as we are going away we have been given special permission to attend the friends and family viewing. If that hadn’t worked out I was all up for crashing it, frankly, because really, just how fucking hard is an art school bouncer going to be?
“Fuck off out of my way you malnourished, over-emotional little cunt, I’m going to see some fucking art and you aren’t going to stand in my way.” Virtually a First Class with Honours performance piece in itself, if you ask me.
Needless to say, I wasn’t too popular at the Glasgow School of Art when I was there.
This week’s five are entirely unrelated to the songs for a change. This week I have chosen five songs which are deeply intertwined with our relationship. Not really for any good reason, but the prospect of finally getting away from everything to spend a couple of unbroken weeks with your young lady after weeks and weeks of working late, editing video into the night, uploading this, going to that gig, all the things I find myself doing far too much of these days, is not just a bit of a treat, it’s really quite romantic. What are you two doing this week? Nothing. Hanging out together, because we get on. We get on really, really well. So there.
And, er, five thingies and so on… de-lurk if you fancy, this is the weekly amnesty for people who don’t want to jump into the somewhat cliquey weekly arguments about whether or not some particular record may or may not be under-produced. Spit out your five, interesting, entertaining, witty or just banal, no-one cares. Then talk pish to your heart’s content. It’s fucking Friday, after all.
1. What is the smelliest cheese you can handle?
2. If you had to choose between clean pants (no, Americans) or clean socks, which would it be.
3. Worst smell you can remember enduring.
4. Which foodstuff gives you the stinkiest shites in the morning?
5. Which foodstuff can you simply not stand the smell of to begin with?
Tom Waits & Crystal Gale – Take Me Home
Billy Bragg & Wilco – Hesitating Beauty
Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
Tom Waits – All the World is Green
Clem Snide – All Green