bleedin’ youth


Everybody’s talking ’bout the stormy weather
And what’s a man do to but work out whether it’s true?
Looking for a man with a focus and a temper
Who can open up a map and see between one and two

Time to get it
Before you let it
Get to you
Sonic Youth

Alright! Enough of all the dismal reports in the news. Let’s get on down with some happy riotous tracks to race the blood again. If you’re looking for dance-y, electronic tracks, this is NOT for you. But listen to this mix if you want to return to the great days of dancing away in indie clubs. This will make you walk with a strut. Yes, you can face the days ahead with a swagger!

Research tells us that children up to pre-school age laugh about 300 times a day. 300 times! It’s because to them, life is one big happy occurrence. They have what they need and are not concerned in the least about what they don’t have – children are experts at the art of happiness… As adults, we laugh about 15 times a day. That doesn’t mean that we’re miserable, but it does indicate that as we grow up, we start to worry and concern ourselves with things, and unfortunately, we end up laughing less. – quoted from

Laugh at the comedy that life is, the absurdity of mishaps and let’s take back what belongs to us; the power to laugh at hell in the face. ‘Oh… ah-ah-ah-ow!

To help you along, here’s another mix, courtesy of the Husband. Enjoy!

Bleedin’ Youth

01. Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot
02. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out (Daft Punk Remix)
03. Gang Of Four – To Hell With Poverty!
04. Joy Division – Transmission
05. The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
06. Echo & The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar
07. The La’s – There She Goes


‘There is just no money coming in,’ a regular DJ at the local jazz club shared his plight with the Husband as they took a break from recording their programs. ‘I’m living on last year’s profits, and even that is running dry.’

The Husband was at the studio today recording another string of programs and there, he met two other DJs who were commiserating on the bad turn in the economy, which has resulted in many DJs being let off from their regular slots at the clubs.

‘It makes me feel thankful that we’ve got our jobs intact,’ The Husband said to me as he showered. (Yes, we enjoy catching up on our separate days in the toilet.) ‘Even though there are unsatisfactory patches in the daily grind, I feel contented with what I have’, he continued.

Contentment – is it merely the way we look at life?

In line with that thought, I decided to count today’s blessings.

1. I just painted my nails. They no longer look ratty and are instead, bathed in a beautiful red.

2. I am almost done with The Historian. It’s been a good read.

3. I am not slim. But I’m not fat. I keep telling my UK10 body that. Especially today when I tried on some tops I’d been eyeing in Topshop and none of them fit well. ‘Oh you don’t like the clothes?’ The salesgirl asked when I returned them to her on my way out of the changing room. ‘Oh I love the clothes. I just don’t like the way they looked on my body.’ I said, sighing.

4. I can poo. I have read of people who actually died of constipation. That’s a horrific way to pass on.

5. I am surrounded by delightful characters who amuse me, abuse me and provide great fodder for writing.

6. No one has noticed the large pimple on my face. That, or they are just being polite. Well, at least it’s dying.

Nothing spectacular. Just simple things that kept me contented today.