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i was thinking the shirt.. I know you don’t do gig photos - me neither - can’t too busy dancing and being gobsmacked by Thom

I found a pic of Neil Young himself wearing one of them! Here. It says “EARTH”. There was a ladies’ version, too, which said “PROTECT”. I think the idea was for couples to wear them so they’d combine to “PROTECT EARTH”. But since I’m not part of a couple, I figured “EARTH” would make more sense when worn on its own than “PROTECT”. :D

Oh, and we were late - arrived half an hour before the actual start of the concert or so; an hour after doors! So I got to experience a gig from deep within the crowd. Found out two valuable things:

1.) You can kinda sorta see, as long as you don’t get stuck behind a wall of tall guys like I did at my first Radiohead gig. (Though of course the risk of getting stuck behind a wall of tall guys is somewhat higher at a Radiohead gig, due to the lower average age of the audience.)

2.) Music. Is. So. Much. Better. When you close your eyes. Seriously honestly. The intensity of the experience skyrocketed every time I closed my eyes - instantly.

biitumen replied to your post: (It was good.)

pics!

Of the gig? I don’t have any! I could take a pic of the t-shirt, though… later.

(It was good.)

Yes Neil, I’ll go find some Greenpeace action to join.

One more thing, perhaps: if you think a protagonist who is a “computational demonologist”, and his wife, who is a “combat epistemologist” might be interesting to read about… these books are for you. :D

Also, if the idea of magic as a branch of applied mathematics amuses you.

I feel like now I should at least plug the books here, too (or have I done that already?)

Okay: I’m talking about The Laundry Files, a - so far - five book, continuing series by Charles Stross.

These books are far from perfect (and I find the first book rather problematic, which is why I tend to start people on the series with the third volume instead) - BUT:

They are incredibly fun and addictive, if you’re into weird genre-mix novels.

What’s the mix, you ask? It’s

  • Cold War era spy fiction meets
  • office satire meets
  • cosmic horror of a Lovecraftian flavour, with added generous helpings of
  • geek and nerd humour (often maths or IT-themed, which means I get about 30 percent of it at most - but even just the presence of this type of humour in this type of book creates a mental dissonance I enjoy, no matter if I get any particular joke) - and with
  • likeable and interesting characters who have interesting and sometimes heartbreaking relationships

I’d like to say more, but I gotta run, RL stuff to do! Maybe later.

compartmentalising:

Oh god, no. I just found out the writer I’ve been incredily obsessed with for the past three weeks will be reading at next month’s Loncon - probably/very likely from the next book in the series that got me so obsessed.

He’ll be reading on Sunday 17th, in the afternoon - when I’ll be on a train or bus back to Germany, due to having to work on Monday.

Auuuuuuuuuugh.

(This is a small taste of what it will be like to have a job while Radiohead are touring, I reckon…)

I’m kind of devastated.

Or…. maybe it will work out, after all? I just talked to our shift planner… Will only be able to tell for sure tomorrow, though.

My poor nerves.

Oh god, no. I just found out the writer I’ve been incredily obsessed with for the past three weeks will be reading at next month’s Loncon - probably/very likely from the next book in the series that got me so obsessed.

He’ll be reading on Sunday 17th, in the afternoon - when I’ll be on a train or bus back to Germany, due to having to work on Monday.

Auuuuuuuuuugh.

(This is a small taste of what it will be like to have a job while Radiohead are touring, I reckon…)

I’m kind of devastated.

sleepspirit:

redpantsaddict:

compartmentalising:

Help me out: the 30-odd minutes of raw footage of the Thom Yorke interview on Neil Young seem to have disappeared from the net, sometime in the past four weeks. I know I watched it a few weeks ago, but now I can’t find it anywhere. But maybe you can?

anybody?

http://youtu.be/Tdm-VC_z8FI :)

Thanks!

@anyone who hasn’t watched this: you should, it’s great. :-)