I know I haven't posted all that much lately. I just haven't had anything to write about. So I've decided to do a week in review.
I have been listening to the Foals album Total Life Forever quite a lot lately. There is no doubt why it made the top spot in my top albums of 2010. The more I listen to it the more I love it. Every time I fire it up I feel like I should be traveling on a train. I think if I wasn't unemployed and broke I'd be doing that right now.
Last week I headed up to Nanaimo to visit my grandparents and brave the local record shop. Fascinating Rhythm is a record store of chaotic breed. The first thing I noticed about the backroom is stacks of unorganized used vinyl and boxes. Sections seem to be labeled properly, but once you get to where you think an artist should be they aren't there. Instead filed under rockabilly, instrumental, or 70's/80's rock. Is it so much to ask for a record store to file every artist alphabetically. Not break it down into genre and several sub genres. It took several tries over my few days there to get a sizable stack of LPs to bring home. Some old country albums, an unopened early pressing of Echo & The Bunnymen's debut album, and some reprints.
I had a roll of film developed up there at a 1hr photo. I'm not a happy camper about how the roll turned out. The prints are cropped awfully, there are white flecks, and well they look terrible. But I guess you get what you pay for when you knowingly hand over your precious rolls of film to teenagers who don't give a shit.
Last week I was interviewed by a couple British newspapers about the events at Goldstream. My photos have appeared in several newspapers, countless news websites, blogs, on television, and the odd conspiracy nuts website. It's been quite the trip since all of this started. There always seems to be a new message or two in my inbox every morning asking me about it. Here is a link to the interview I did with The Sun.
It's official I'm a contributor over at Journals Abroad. I know I've only published one article, but it is just the beginning. There are several articles in the works. Unlike here I won't be posting anything until I'm absolutely certain it is the best content I can put out. So stay tuned for more updates on that. Follow Journals Abroad on Facebook and Twitter.
Seventeen days without alcohol or pop. I know I normally do the sober January thing but this year I wanted to see if I could beat my crippling addiction to the super sugary beverages I know and love. Alcohol has been no problems beating my Coke addiction has been something else. You know Coca-Cola haunts my dreams.
I have been having some very serious talks lately. About politics, movies, music, and the future. Not just any future but my future. I've always known I've had a great support system from everyone, but I'm starting to notice it now. The encouragement I've been getting has given me a huge boost in my self-esteem and I feel like I can do anything.
I'm going to make 2011 my bitch.