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This was one of the first Sigur Rós songs I heard, and was immediately in love. The title, Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása, appears to mean "good weather for airstrikes" in Icelandic, but for all I know it could be their pseudo-Icelandic made-up language.



As for myself, I'm wiped from working more or less straight from Monday to Sunday. No time for any kind of social interaction beyond the absolute minimum. No LJ reading, email, feed reader, etc.

One of the last things I did today was to write a rather long letter to my boss...
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wget http://www.cruxshadows.com/cxspodcast/Podcast/7B9B391B-CBEB-493A-8FFE-8BEBE685B755_files/birthday.mov

Well, provided you like this sort of thing. For those on my friendslist who do (waves to [personal profile] graylion ), they should be able to discern from the URL.

Oh, and it's 84,470,293 bytes, thus the wget.

Gothiness

May. 7th, 2007 07:25 pm
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No, not "Gothness" as on the T-Shirt -- but I am getting ahead of myself; this sort of stuff is the neology mechanism I have in mind.

But neo or not, the weekend before last needs a mention here. It's all [livejournal.com profile] graylion's fault of course. He asked me a number of months ago, "are you coming to Whitby in April?" and I -- well I just said "yes" and then, belatedly, "and what's Whitby"?

Never before had I even contemplated going to a 6-day-weekend-long Gothic music (etc.) festival. Oops. I hardly know which way to hold an eyeliner, am not particularly interested in Victoriana, am pretty much a vanilla sort of sexual being (for a dyke) and, well, not a Goth. I think. (Shouldn't I have realized something before, otherwise?) Some (more than one) say that denial is the first step down that road. And admittedly, those goggles always make me smile.

So I properly lost my Whitby virginity, sharing a cottage with [livejournal.com profile] graylion, [livejournal.com profile] antipodienne and [livejournal.com profile] fluffymark, and the refreshing [livejournal.com profile] asw909, whose acquaintance I was very pleased to make -- his rare brand of down-to-earth argumentativeness just the right addition to our temporary household.

With [livejournal.com profile] graylion of course it was assured that we would be well fed and kept in good shape for the nightly events. Lovely music, nearly all I listened to worthwhile, if not necessarily the greatest of the great. Of the gigs, Crüxshadows (my first live gig of a band with the heavy metal umlaut!!) were a cut above the others in professionalism and sure laid on a fun show. The Last Dance are one to watch. And the Soho Dolls ... well I didn't care much for the blather between the sets, but they're a musical bunch and, maybe not exactly true to the venue, a surprisingly good Rock band.

A scary 80s night at Laughton's (a Goth conga line, and an end of the evening with everyone, Irish included, singing "Jerusalem" -- need I say more?). 80s stuff always raises very bad connotations for me: I'm supposed to have grown up with the stuff but was in reality a near-total social outcast back then. Maybe I'm getting over it. Though give me some electronic music any time, it's easier to listen and dance to.

Be that as it may, I've rarely had such a refreshing few days before. Photos (except of the football match, which still await uploading) are available.

And ... see you in October.

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