This week felt so long and yet it’s all a blur. At least I feel less of a jet lagged disaster today, after taking yesterday off.
Then there’s the wacky proto-80s new wave, electronics, art pop, pomp rock, and… stuff that I like: Meatloaf, Billy Joel, Kraftwerk, Kate Bush, Queen, Blondie, John Prine, etc.
Think of all the punk and post-punk: Joy Division, Misfits, Stiff Little Fingers, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Devo, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, The Clash, Tubeway Army, The Damned, etc.
Almost impossible for me to pick one favourite song from the year I was born (1978) because most of my favourite music was from around then.
The kids are watching a new Invader Zim movie. I haven’t even seen Invader Zim. They’re going to be more mall goth than I ever was at this rate.
Watching a video about Old Town Road that explains it’s based on a Nine Inch Nails sample from 34 Ghosts IV. What?! Jesus, so it is! Once you know, you can’t unhear it.
Still so punch drunk with jet lag all day. I’ve been sleeping fine and my routine is only off by a few hours but I’m completely out of it.
Both my kids know the Fibonacci sequence because I set it as the password for an iPad at some point.
Speaking of the Fibonacci sequence, I just remembered that I used to play the Rockabye Baby version of Lateralus to the older kid when he was a baby. He didn’t seem to particularly like those albums but it amused me. https://youtu.be/V2dJZG18CKM
Time and space are meaningless. I’m being melodramatic about jet lag.
I see folk are still lazily ripping off Michel Gondry work from 20 years ago for commercials. https://www.academyfilms.com/portfolio/vodafone-unlimit-yourself
Speed limits in Northern Ireland are in miles per hour, but the Republic uses kilometres per hour. We have a Dublin car while we’re here and one of the most useful tips the Internet taught me was that miles:km roughly follows the Fibonacci sequence.
I thought it was annoying enough in Canada but I didn’t realize I was still being shielded from every single website giving you those daft cookie pop-ups in Europe.
Not doing so well in the pub quiz, despite the music section having plenty of 70s and 80s tracks. Shame.
Doing a pub quiz in Belfast, on Kindles for some reason. Called our team “Aye Yers” and the (local) quizmaster doesn’t know how to pronounce it. What even.
Once again wrapping myself in the defeat of a Fortnite duvet as I climb to the top bunk of the bed the 11YO is meant to be, but is not, sleeping in. Good night, moon.
Taking a break from my vacation to rest.
At some point having an Ulster fry almost every morning is going to catch up on me.
Finally got the ECG feature on my Canadian Apple Watch. It had been one of the main reasons I bought it, so I was disappointed that it hadn’t been approved before now.