Monthly Archives: June 2011

Favourite Things III

“The very development from class society to the spectacular organization of non-life leads the revolutionary project to become visibly what it already was essentially.”

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adding value

It is possible to more with less. It is possible to do so for a long time, cutting and tightening for years and years. Families, individuals, institutions, organizations, and whole communities can all make do (as the Wombles of Wimbledon … Continue reading

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wasted thoughts, happy thoughts

Maybe ten years ago I was on my way somewhere with my lovely friend Jen, who has both feet on the ground but yet maintains the ability to dance, and I was waxing lyrical about something or other, a small … Continue reading

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ain’t gonna study war no more

For a long time the whole ‘music is the soundtrack to our lives’ schtick has bugged me. For me that makes music far too passive a thing, just an accessory, like a handbag or a jacket. That doesn’t work for … Continue reading

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faded nostalgia for socialist wishful thinking

It used to be that sometimes politicians and cops and doctors and teachers were trying to achieve something like love on a social scale. There was an understanding that we could take care of individuals by taking care of the … Continue reading

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we are all losers now

I have become deeply enamoured of Titus Andronicus and their two albums The Airing of Grievances and The Monitor. These are savage, punky, Springsteen-esque and very funny. Musically they are located firmly in the low-fi/alt/indie shelves with huge drums and … Continue reading

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29.55

This morning I did it. I ran five kilometres in twenty nine minutes and fifty five seconds. For the most part I was moving within my limits but there was some unseemly acceleration in the final four hundred metres to … Continue reading

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