PEP! is going to be this weekend coming, not the last one, as I’ve spent most of the last week laid up with the ‘flu. I’ll be getting the book out some time in the week or so after that, and then I’ll be back to posting here again. In the meantime, some links:
For those of you with eMusic, two things worth checking out are Kristian Hoffman’s new album Fop, which on initlal listens may be as good as his 2002 masterpiece &, and Alan Moore’s new one Unearthing.
A blog posted a list of the songs Brian Wilson has used as the audience come in to his gigs, and I’ve created a playlist of all the ones that are on Spotify. It’s a pretty good representation of Beach Boys As Genre music, including Guess I’m Dumb, Pancreas and Pale And Precious, among others.
And finally… my friend Jennie Rigg wants to stand as President of the Liberal Democrats, but the post is essentially a full time one, but only pays five thousand pounds a year. Therefore I’m trying to persuade as many people as possible to pledge that in the event that she wins, they’ll give her ten pounds a month to allow her to do it. You can sign up here. This isn’t about supporting the Lib Dems – though of course I do – and nor is it about necessarily voting for Jennie as President, though I think of the declared candidates she would be far and away the best. Rather it’s about ensuring that people aren’t barred by poverty from taking on important roles in politics. The Presidency of the party should be decided on the basis of who the best person for the job is, not on whether they can afford to give up a minimum two years of their life without pay…