Friday, February 03, 2006

Patroclus Gets Down With The Sickness, Calexico

Sorry that the whole blogging thing has been a bit thin on the ground this week, but the real world keeps intervening, in the largely unwelcome forms of food poisoning*, mysterious nocturnal shaking fits, locking myself out of the flat, Nick Cave, stupid amounts of work, the sinister HOWARU bacterium (exclusive to Marks & Spencer!), and the possibly even more sinister GRINDSTED BARRIER SYSTEM 1000.

All I can do now is write this week off and look forward to next week, when I trust my life will be untroubled by any food-related gubbins.

And I'm also very much looking forward to the 23rd April, when Ennio Morricone's fantasy house band** Calexico will be playing in my old neck of the woods at the Kentish Town Forum. With a woo! and a hoo!

UPDATE: This isn't becoming one of those mp3 blogs or anything (because if it was, it would be a rubbish one, with about one mp3 for every four posts about the Lost Language of the Picts, which probably wouldn't really pull in today's discerning indie kid). But since I was talking about Calexico, here for your delectation is a free mp3 of their quite excellent Sunken Waltz.


* Thanks for that, Deliverance. Warning: stay away from the sticky rice.

** I can't claim credit for this epithet. But it's great.

12 comments:

the Beep said...

yeuch. Why would you name something as disgusting as that after a town in E Sussex... oh, now I see.

Ominous.

Hope poisoning works itself out, as it were, as you feel better.

the Beep said...

not as, but and. Second time, that is. Fat fingers.

patroclus said...

Thanks Beep. Still very much liking your new picture, btw.

Dave again said...

Why is is that every blog I read this week that's been written in London involves illness, head-banging and other such unhappinesses? [I recognise that may not be a real word, but I like it.]

Get some fresh sea air inside you, I say.

Mind you, as it's minus degrees below here, breathing too deeply isn't an option, either.

Tabby Rabbit said...

Wow, I have to go and see what other technical food marvels have been nominated alongside the 'innovative character of GRINDSTED® BARRIER SYSTEM' at Food Ingredients Europe...

Dave - it's an early February thing. It sounds like the poor house in our office today.

Spinsterella said...

GRINDSTED® BARRIER SYSTEM.

Christ.

It's almost enough to make me want to start baking my own cakes...

patroclus said...

How can you say that, Spin? Just when the GRINDSTED BARRIER SYSTEM is all set to open new frontiers in multi-layer snack production, too!

Smat said...

but do they do a wheat and dairy free version, that's what I need to know before I can get all excited.

longcat said...

GRINDSTED® BARRIER SYSTEM is not available kosher i'll have you know...

patroclus did you know you are a twin trojan asteroid orbiting jupiter?

or maybe that should be "you are twin trojan asteroids of jupiter"

anyway, you are...

x

patroclus said...

Hmm. So you're saying I'm actually two clumps of space dust that bear an uncanny resemblance to two turds? I knew I'd chosen my name well.

Incidentally, does the twin asteroid Patroclus remind anyone else of the multi-layer snack confectionery items that the GRINDSTED BARRIER SYSTEM 1000 is supposed to "enable"?

It's The Day That Everything Looked Like Two Turds. A day that fortunately doesn't come around very often.

And spookily enough, my wv is caqxm. I can't take any more of this. I'm going to bed.

frangelita said...

Sorry about the food poisoning and being locked out, never fun. I woke up this morning with a UTI. Also not fun.

GreatSheElephant said...

if it's not available kosher, what exactly is it made of? Sounds like some form of impermeable pig.

I can't decide whether snacks with a higher water content are a good thing. Actually, I hate snacks so why do I care?