Friday, January 05, 2007

Accounts of Madness, Loneliness, Childbirth and Grief

7.31 On Time
GirlWhoTalksWithHerHands and ManWithTheDolphinSmile are discussing Celebrity Big Brother. I know this because I hear the phrase "thick as shit" and the words "Teddy Sheringham" and "judge" and, although I have not seen the programme, I have already overheard other, similar conversations.

The young, but unharrassed, mother of three girls ranging from 'tiny' to 'small', completes the whole journey without once resorting to threat of violence, actual violence or bribery. I want to hug her.

A boy in a fleece, with birds nest hair, is on his mobile trying to fill in the gaps in his New Years Eve. He is neither worried nor proud. Just a little bemused.

Out Of Time - Chris Farlowe
Restraining Order Blues - Eels
Mountain Fern - Laura Cantrell
Radio Silence - Elvis Costello
When Love Breaks Down - Prefab Sprout
To Sir With Love - Natalie Merchant/Michael Stipe
Gold Rush Brides - 10,000 Maniacs
Lost Property - Divine Comedy
Turn You Inside Out - REM


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