Friday, April 30, 2004

Are these the most incomprehensible song lyrics ever?

While listening to the song Outdoor Miner by Wire, I found myself thinking, "What in the name of heck is he talking about?". I was moved to look up the words on the net and I present them for you here in all their bizarre glory. They're surely nonsense but are strangely fascinating:


No blind spots in the leopard's eyes
Can only help to jeopardize
The lives of lambs, the shepherd cries
An afterlife for a silverfish
Eternal dust less ticklish
Than the clean room, a houseguest's wish
He lies on his side, is he trying to hide?
In fact it's the earth, which he's known since birth
Face worker, a serpentine miner
A roof falls, an underliner
Of leaf structure, the egg timer

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Feeling listless

In an age when we are bombarded by pointless lists at every turn, compiling a list of the first ten songs that come up using an iPod's random play function is as valid as any. Here's mine, I didn't cheat:

1. Dont Cry No Tears - Teenage Fanclub
2. I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself - Dusty Springfield
3. 86 TVs - I Am Kloot
4. Main Offender - The Hives
5. Til the End of the Day - The Kinks
6. Straight Face Down - Smudge
7. Common People (Live at Glastonbury) - Pulp
8. It's Not the End of the World - Super Furry Animals
9. Sister, Do You Know My name? - The White Stripes
10. No Fun/Push It - The Stooges/Salt 'n' Pepa (Soulwax mix)

It's a list that I like and, best of all, it's meaningless.

Monday, April 5, 2004

But is it art?

Shameless plug time: I'm currently doing a series of cartoons for the Artyfacts section of the Children's BBC website. They are used to illustrate the lives of artists. So far I've done the Spanish painter Joan Miro and Martin Creed, who got the media in a froth when he won the Turner Prize by turning the lights on and off a lot.

Me so lazy

Feel like I've been a bit neglectful of this blog, particularly after reading the article about blogging in the Observer this week. (Have you noticed that all bloggers seem to link to the Guardian, Observer or Independent? Nobody ever says "Fascinating piece in the Daily Mail today ..." Interesting that.) Anyway, I am in the process of moving house so it probably won't get much better for a while.

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