Category: Rambling

  • Midjourney Has Got Even More Racist

    I haven’t been on Midjourney in months now, through a mixture of ethical concerns and, to be honest, sheer boredom. After a while, that whole AI look for everything gets wearing. And you can spot it, a mile away. There’s just something… uncanny valley going on. Even without humans in the images. I had a…

  • Sad On Sad

    Been a lot of not good stuff happening lately. Some of it is not mine to talk about but some of it, like my Mummy’s dementia, is. (I’m not going to go off into a whole thing about dementia now because that’s too big. And too horrible.) I keep having dreams where I’m talking to…

  • I’m Gonna HERNIATE my HERNIA

    toniiiiiiight *cue extended solo by Artie Shaw*

  • Hardass Shakycam Sucralose

    Hi, I’m a grizzled, lone maverick private investigator. I drink whisky, neat. I have a deep love of very impractical classic cars. I’m haunted by the memory of some woman, some where. Maybe a deceased wife or a daughter. Perhaps a fetching pomeranian. My inner monologue is grizzled and neat. Also pomeranian. My middle name,…

  • WHEREIN I AM BECOME THE ALPHAOMEGA

    There is a woodlouse travelling across the vast plane of my carpet. As I pick up the woodlouse in my spoon and watch it trying to scurry up the sides, I wonder – is this the equivalent of a human space traveller falling into a wormhole? What incredible velocity is it experiencing as I transport…

  • Sad Girl In Birds

    On the way home from seeing my Mummy, I popped into Birds at the Oakwood Precinct as I fancied some of their sausage rolls. The girl who served me was around 5″2′, nineteen, maybe twenty and quiet. Not in an unfriendly manner, just reserved. My first job was on a till, I know how much…

  • Only Bops In The Building

    Theme tunes lately, by which I mean the last ten years, have been poor to nonexistent. But I never skip the theme tune to Only Murders In The Building because it’s a bop. So I googled the composer… … it’s Siddhartha Khosla who was also in Goldspot who made one of my fave ever albums,…

  • Porn

    Do you ever see a porn pic and instead of being aroused (or maybe alongside it), your breath is literally taken away by the person’s absolute, unstoppable, punch-in-the-solar-plexus beauty? I just saw a pic like that and actually had to say “FUCK!” out loud. My heart is still thumping a little fast in my chest.…

  • Kink Test 2023

    Just trying to see if I’ve changed much since her. Link here. And take the test yourself here. Well, it’s definitely changed since the last time I took it. And if you’re a certain person reading this, you know why. And *thank you.* I love you and miss you. I’ve just written a song about…

  • Nostalgia For The Good Timeline

    Oh fuck, I just did a nostalgia post about #JetsetRadio and I got immediately misty-eyed about the positivity and optimism whenever I remember that game and it’s superneon colours. … and I realised I was remembering what the world felt like to me pre-9/11? Nothing was the same again. And we’ve had 2016 and Covid…

  • Billionaire Black Holes

    Obviously, I’m not an Elon lover but… Great wealth is like great mass. I think it fundamentally warps the social fabric around it, drawing in all manner of people for one reason only: they want your money. Billionaires are black holes of wealth. They’re so wealthy that they’ve become social singularities: there is no relationship…

  • Neurospicy Songs

    I’m working on a new song for a comp and as the lyrics came together, I realised that in the 41 years I’ve been writing songs, 90% of them have been me questioning why I feel things that “normal” people don’t. At what stage do those of us who are different just accept our differences…

  • Dearest Darling INSERT NAME HERE

    Look at this hilarious INSERT $TEXT HERE bullshit I just got. Being the bloke in White Town is relatable, is it? Why, cos you have a band with the same name and you’re a bloke? Fucking spammers. SPAM #spam #spamspamspameggsandspam #YouAreAValuedVariable

  • Carsington Water June 2023

    Today, I did a test trip to Carsington Reservoir to see if I could have a walk about and how knackered I got. I took these pics as I was ambling. Verrrry slowly. It was wonderful to be out in the sun, I always love the quality of sunshine there and being to see soooo…

  • Playing The Feeld

    I just joined #Feeld tonight in a triumph of hope over experience. The number of people up a mountain in their profile pics is quite astounding. Is there a queue at Macchu Picchu now? Up a mountain, holding a huge glass of beer/wine, only body, no face pic = nope. Where are the realistic pics…

  • Carpet-Farpet

    Here I am bingeing Grand Designs and thinking ‘ooh, lemme build my dream house/studio’ but the truth is I haven’t got the energy / health to get my sitting room re-carpeted. The thought of clearing it out, all the books and tech and breakables… that would take me a fortnight. And the same to put…

  • Anything Further, Father?

    There’s nothing better than annoying my bff Nat: And then…

  • More Billy Pilgrim

    I know I’m not properly unstuck like Vonnegut actually was but the older I get, the more I don’t exist in linear time. Time becomes more like a shuffled deck of cards with no intrinsic direction or flow (as Julian Barbour is going to say in his forthcoming book. I’m a faulty slideshow; things get…

  • Dance While You Can

    Changing the sheets today, I had to have a sit down halfway because I was so exhausted. I couldn’t go out to City last night as I was coughing all day and my stomach muscles hurt too much from all that contracting. I missed being out, missed seeing people. I think back to pre-Covid and…

  • Chicken Curry Time

    Cooking my Mummy’s recipe chicken curry and basmati rice – bonus is my house smells properly like home. I’m not the tidiest cook so I’ve got #haldi splodges all over me and lil ouchy burns from the spitting oil but I have a deep sense of satisfaction. I’ll post pics up later when it’s done.…