Five Fine Funks on Friday

Depressed

Coming back from holidays is traditonally a bit more rough than I had realised.  Apparently post-holiday blues is a common phenomenon, but this is the first time I’ve really experienced it before.  I’ve been really fucking down this week for some reason – probably the hot weather outside and the realisation that I can only take another day and a half of holiday for the rest of the year.  That’s fucking annoying, that is.  I have no damn idea where it’s all gone, honestly.  I’ve taken stray days here and there to go to London to speak to Sony, to interview Jason Lytle and a week or so for Toad Session recording and Homegame. Add that to our two weeks in Italy and that’s pretty much my lot for the year.  That means the entire last half of the year without a single long weekend, a day off or anything at all.  How fucking depressing.  Jesus.

In, um, other news… er, I am preparing the release PR for another half dozen or so Toad Records releases at the moment, and then Mrs. Toad is away for two weeks, during which I intend to finish up and post the Found Toad Session.  So much to do, as usual, and I think two weeks is going to be the longest we’ve been apart since I moved up here four years ago.  I’m not sure I even remember how to properly indulge in coke and whores any more, and the idea of going out and picking up flaky young hussies while I have the chance… well, it doesn’t sound terribly appealing I have to confess.  So it’s gin and tonics with a jar of pickles and tin of anchovies whilst sitting at the computer in my underpants as usual, I suppose.  Maybe I’ll go wild this time, and indulge in some pickled onions.

So, in a dismal funk this Friday, please to stop in and try and cheer me up by saying something fun or entertaining or bizarre or something like that.  Don’t sit out there and lurk like the sulky bastard I have turned into this week, consider it your public service duty to come out of hiding and chip in this week.  You know you’ve got it in you.  You can start with Nigaz.

1. Where was your last holiday?
2. What is your next one?
3. Name something which really cheered you up recently.
4. Favourite accidentally naughty name.  You know, like therapistfinder.com
5. Your worst ever excuse for feeling a bit sulky.

Gummi Bako – I’m Depressed
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/GummiBako-ImDepressed.mp3]

Tom Waits – Town With No Cheer
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/TomWaits-TownWithNoCheer.mp3]

Oh, alright, I’ll pack it in.
Eels – Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/Eels-MrEsBeautifulBlues.mp3]

MJ Hibbett & the Validators – Being Happy Doesn’t Make You Stupid
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/MJHibbettandtheValidators-BeingHappyDoesntMakeYouStupid.mp3]

The Divine Comedy – The Happy Goth
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/TheDivineComedy-TheHappyGoth.mp3]

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