I’ve recently spent the week in Berlin, mostly by myself. I had intended to meet a few people out there - but being the exciting people they are they had to be whisked away to work in Dusseldorf of all places. Bloody set designers.
This aside, I have had a chance to do some reading. I like reading - I spent 3 years doing little but at university, yet most of the time I find myself having to sneak it in, squeeze it in around work, life and other more social activities. Having your nose in a book feels a bit a bit of a luxury when you remember that there are real people around you who are literally creeping closer to death every second - every molecule of their body is, in a series of explosions, expiring in an effort to keep the whole moving.
This is to say I enjoyed a few days of endless reading very much. I focused on short, sharp things - partly because I wasn’t interested in gambling all my time on something chunky, and partly because the weight restrictions on a Ryanair cabin-baggage only ticket left me with only a few hundred grams.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be dropping in mini-essay/reviews titled “Notes On: …” into this very web-funnel. This includes, amongst others: Magnus Mills’ “The Scheme For Full Employment”, H.D.’s “Kora Ka”, C A Conrad’s “The Book of Frank”, and Murikami’s “After The Quake”.
In other news, I will be uploading a batch of photographs for http://myhighmeadows.co.uk to trickle out of my twitter-hole on a daily or weekly, popping a few interesting nuggets up on http://pixelgush.co.uk, and wading through a irregular selection of musical slurry on http://counterfeitculture.co.uk (SPOLIER: My first positive review will crown shortly!).
I hope this hasn’t ruined your day too much.
- cjeggett posted this