Autumn sun and other things

 

“Now I see the beauty

I failed to see

when she was me.

Life undressed me of her strip by strip.”

“I used to watch the sparrows

perched on electric wires,

like notes of a song

waiting to be sung.”

 

Naww Emiliana Torrini has a new album coming out “Tookah” – GO BUY IT! It’s a cute combination between the styles of fisherman’s woman and love in the time of science. (skipping that questionable side step in the previous album). As you can see from the above, I’m in love with the track Autumn Sun. Don’t want to wait for the release? you can stream it here…

http://thequietus.com/articles/13263-emiliana-torrini-tookah-album-stream

A delicious blend of electronica, acoustic folkiness and her usual quirky cuteness.

Home uses a very unusual time signature,  13/8- I don’t remember ever heard a song using this but it works really well once you know what’s coming, otherwise every phrase feels disjointed.

Other topics on my mind:

Ooh yesterday i got some bakery counter items (you know – the type of thing that should come with a type II diabetes warning sticker) but the (chinese?) lady decided to give me a free belgium bun – then proceeded to tell me about her eye problem – she said she had a problem with her tear ducts – they don’t produce tears so every morning she has to put a million eye drops in each eye and she went to her doctor and was referred to the specialist who told her she musn’t cry any more – but she said he doesn’t know how hard it is for a foreigner in this country, so the take home message was that she musn’t cry any ore – and also she told me I was not to cry 🙂 (funny – I suspect i was looking smug rather than teary having just go t a free pastry) But she is right – I didn’t quite understand her story or why she found it so hilarious, but I’m sharing it so maybe someone can elighten me.

btw – trying to work out what nationality she might have been (not that it mattered) I found this 

http://www.thegloss.com/2011/02/08/beauty/the-average-faces-of-women-throughout-the-world/

infact this guy https://pmsol3.wordpress.com/ has merged thousands of images to find what the ‘average’ face of each nation looks like! I don’t know about you, but I find that quite fascinating! although if this is true then I look more french that English.

Anywhooos – we took out our summer student for dinner and a drink to mark his leaving the lab (finish, very introverted) and he told me how glad he was that he came to out lab and not the others that he applied to (who rejected him) because he couldn’t imagine having a better experience in the lab. Nawwww and I was supervising him :). I am clearly the best student supervisor ever (for projects <8 weeks) ha!

whatelse? well SO has gone to see rugby with his friend in twickenham, so I get to be alone at home (Wooohoooo!!) but it was a struggle to get him out the door – he was being all weird and clingy and whinging that he didn’t want to go – that boy sure needs to learn to be a bit more independent.

Also a collaborator leaked some info (MY WORK) about our current problem manuscript in his latest review which may or may not have consequences for our submission – but it’s ok because he stated personal correspondence with my boss and he THOUGHT our paper would be published by the time the review came out. erm. Is that really ok? y’know I’m not sure it is.

 

is that all?

that is all.

for

now.

 

 

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