Neglect

‘Neglect’ is a word that comes to mind when I think of this blog. I remember days gone by (I’m talking several years ago) when everyone and their uncle blogged. It was de rigeur back then. Now? Well it’s like a fringe activity practised by a distinctly minority group.

I enjoyed blogging in ‘yesteryear’. Alas, it has been eclipsed by Twitter, pretty much hook line and sinker. Why spend time investing in writing a blog post when you can spew out your thoughts on a whim in 140 characters? I mean, why put yourself through the effort of writing a post?

A shame.

I maintain a distinct fondness for the Old Ways, for that period during which we all blogged. Thoughtful, interesting vignettes into others’ lives. I liked it.

I suppose I am stubborn insofar as I won’t scuttle this blog. Sure, I’ve thought about it frequently. But I’m not going to.

I want to get back to the old ways. Short, couplahundredword vignettes is what I’d like to get back to. On various subjects. Snippets if you will. Succinct. Musings. That sort of thing.

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On repeat

That thing where you keep playing the same music over and over again. That.

For me it’s currently the soundtrack from the violent/indie video-game Hotline Miami which I am loving.

Really like this kind of electronic music.

Enjoy.

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While we were hunting rabbits

Love this Canadian singer – Matthew Good! Introduced to me a couple of years ago by my Canadian muse – Ryan Miller.

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Eye of the storm

Worked until 7pm every day last week. Also several hours on Sunday afternoon/evening. Big offsite workshop today. Got home about 6.30pm, only to need to turn on the laptop and catch up with work.

Majorly busy. Not ‘bad’ busy. But even so. Am not really paid enough to do these hours.

Good news is I am getting a deputy very soon.

In other new? It’s cold out there.

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More than this

Has a special place for me this clip. Reminds me sooo much of my time in Japan. And other things.

I actually used to sing a song in JAPANESE at karaoke in my Japan days. It was such an institution. We went all the time. That sense of Zeitgeist looking back… so strong. Another time; another life; another person.

Adore, covet and love Lost in Translation. Speaks to me on so very many levels, the vast majority of which I can’t even begin to articulate.

“Everybody wants to be found”

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Radio silence

So I haven’t blogged since I got back from New York, a little over a month ago.

Hard to believe I was even there. It was such an adventure. I look back and it’s as if it was someone else – not me. All somewhat surreal. Living between Central Park and Times Square, working in Midtown East, hanging out in the Village, shopping on Fifth Avenue, walking in Central Park… you get the picture. I loved it, truth be told.

Back in London.

Work has been really horribly busy. I’m in a new role (same organisation). And the role is more like two roles. Plus I’m still doing my old, legacy role. So it’s been stupid-busy.

I did get to Italy for work earlier this week. Which was good. Though fleeting.

Next year will be manic. I’m still angling to get a proper stint abroad – one measured in years, not weeks or months. Plus ça change.

Another year goes by. Almost.

Seasons greetings to all and happy holidays! (Doncha just love my PC, American-style felicitation! :P )

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