My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-6-27) →
The Chemical Brothers (8) The Black Crowes (5) Alborosie (4) Dizzee Rascal (4) Creedence Clearwater Revival (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Profligacy (word du jour)
Definition: dissolute or immoral behavior; reckless and extravagant spending or behavior Etymology: Latin profligatus, from past participle of profligare to strike down, from pro- forward, down + -fligare (akin tofligere to strike); akin to Greek phlibein to squeeze
Being born in a stable, does not make one a horse.– Duke of Wellington is supposed to have said, so the story goes, was rejecting the idea that the accident of his birth (in Dublin) would make him Irish, when other evidence might suggest he were English, or blessed with that great intangible abstraction, Britishness.
Keening (word du jour)
Definition: to wail in lamentation, especially for the dead. Etymology:the word in the Irish language, as originally and more correctly written, is cine, and not, as modern orthoepists have it, caoine; and this makes it almost identical with the Hebrew word cina, which signifies lamentation or weeping with clapping of hands. Myth: In Ireland, the invention of keening is attributed to the goddess...
Vituperate (word du jour)
Definition: To rebuke or criticize harshly or abusively; To use harshly abusive language Etymology: Latin vituperatus, past participle of vituperare, from vitium fault + parare to make, prepare
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-6-20) →
Beirut (6) Cat Power (4) Florence + The Machine (4) Dance DJ & Company (3) Embrace (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
listening to "Matisyahu - King Without A Crown" →
deserves to be played LOUD
listening to "The Black Crowes - Come On" →
been feeling the Black Crowes recently.
Time Lapse of Hong Kong
An honest man is always a child.– Socrates, Greek Philosopher
4 AM, the lost hour
For several years, I’ve been of the belief that four in the morning is the lost hour. It’s an intermediary hour, between closure of the previous night & the start of the new day. Other than for a select few countries, most clubs/bars shutdown at 4 AM, whilst other than for the super-commuter (+75miles 1-way), it’s a rarely visited hour of the day. In University, as much as...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-6-13) →
Beirut (11) Delorean (9) Jack Johnson (7) royksopp (7) Maria Muldaur (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.– Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo from 396 to 430)
listening to "Maria Muldaur - Midnight at the... →
been loving this song since watching http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280674/
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death...– William Shakespeare (English poet and playwright) - Julius Caesar
Torpor (word du jour)
Definition: a state of mental and motor inactivity with partial or total insensibility Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from torpēre
Skiving (word du jour)
Definition: To skive is British slang for the practice of avoiding responsibilities because you want to do something more fun or just don’t want to do what you should be doing. To skive is also British slang for the practice of asking for items, and when not receiving carrying on. Usually accompanied with the phrases “Shares”(Which is a command for the person with the item...
Journey Across India (by Mike Matas)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-6-6) →
Florence + The Machine (8) Os Mutantes (2) Devendra Banhart (2) Sade (2) Beirut (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
listening to "Tenor Saw-Ring The Alarm" →
@crustydolphin thought of this song, from 1 of your previous tweets
Nisus (word du jour)
Example: She accepted without hesitation, seeming to think it was the most natural thing in the world to do, and I left her in front of the theatre, waiting for the bus, thin as a pencil with a gold knob at the tip, the sort that fate, when its hand is impelled by a nisus of crudity, could break as a hasty means of unwrapping and scattering the lode of brightness. Definition: An effort or...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-5-30) →
Black Crowes (1) Shearwater (1) Girls (1) Pavement (1) Sleigh Bells (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
listening to "Gratful Dead - Sugar Magnolia" →
weather today, brought out the GD in me.
Example: The arms were particular repulsive, hanging down large and meaty from short sleeves of her summer dress like etiolated hams. Definition: [French étioler, from Norman French étieuler, to grow into haulm, from éteule, stalk, from Old French esteule, from Vulgar Latin *stupula, from Latin stipula.] 1. Botany To cause (a plant) to develop without chlorophyll by preventing exposure to...