The Arena of the Unwell

Well, it was only a matter of time. Illness has descended – I’ve been feeling rough for the past week and having difficulty sleeping, but this morning I woke up with an upset stomach at 2.30am and knew I wasn’t getting back to sleep. As a result, I found myself watching this weeks episode of Heroes (nothing worth getting excited about), this week’s episode of Chuck (only the second episode I’ve watched so far of the second season, and it doesn’t look like I’ve missed anything), and I also finally got back to watching Season 1 of Rome (which was as impressive as ever – and it was also the episode with the Gladiator combat, which was brilliantly done and one of the most genuinely gory things I’ve seen in a while – HBO shows always push the boat out when they do that kind of thing). I’ve taken it easy today, and am starting to feel better – I did also manage to get most of the work I needed to complete done, and am currently bouncing between exhausted and perky. I’m going to stay up as late as I can, simply because I’d like to have something resembling a decent’s nights sleep. Only time will tell, of course…

As a brief addendum, I’ve now added to my collection of Fake Album Covers (and may be doing some more once I get some of my current work out of the way) – only four new ones, but I’m rather proud of them, especially oddball Euro-folk album ‘Nobody Listens’ by Karl-Friedrich Muller (for which I went as far as creating an entire tracklisting, most of which still makes me titter to think about – everything from ‘Loneliness and Antlers’ to ‘Kill Me for a Biscuit’. If you want a look, you’ll find them here.

Meme Attack

Okay- I’ve just had a rather fun evening doing the latest Facebook meme, which requires access to Photoshop, or a similar image-editing software. Basically, through a completely random process (via Wikipedia and other sites) you assemble a fake record cover for a non-existant album (using a random band name, a random quote for a title, and a random image) and considering my history of doing over-enthusiastically designed CD mixdiscs and compilations, this is something I’ve taken to rather enthusiastically. I’m sure I’ll be doing more soon, but I’ve done nine so far – and although it isn’t in the rules of the meme, I’ve also created little biographies for each of the fictional bands. It’s all turned out rather fun, so if you’d like to find out about Asian Lesbian Network’s acclaimed fourth album, or Christian Japanese rock band Hotaru, or french Electro-pop duo Bonk, then click here…