12/14/2004 06:12:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|Dear Pete, I didn't join the army like I told you. I'd been up almost four days straight when I thought of that one, and in the end I almost did myself in. But I guess in the end I just went to bed instead. I moved again and I kind of fell in with some hard folks.They ain't up to much good and I guess I ain't either. I hope you got the money order for three thousand dollars and my will. Sorry about all the trouble I caused back home. Say goodbye to Arlo, Marie, JP and all the guys from my old job for me, your friend, Walter Willy Vlautin of Richmond Fontaine has a novel out next year. If he can write song lyrics like that I for one can't wait. In other news I got my hair cut today, at a barbers called Lazarou Brothers. They didn't have any pegs for sale though. I am blogging to:Galaxie 500|W|P|110297283117426337|W|P||W|P|danpawley@gmail.com12/03/2004 05:58:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|Mike Sizemore linked to this over at his site, but I'm mentioning it here just to keep the link for my own use. It's the new Nick Cave video, and very good it is too. We have tickets for his Bristol gig in February. Can't wait.|W|P|110202122869665264|W|P||W|P|danpawley@gmail.com12/06/2004 12:02:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Sizemore|W|P|I should be more open to travelling for gigs. I gave up on seeing Nick Cave again because he only ever plays the Brixton Academy which is a horrible souless place.

If he had bunnies on stage with him I'd make more of an effort...12/01/2004 06:48:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|One of the pleasant things about returning to the UK is that I can drink some proper beer. Guiness is all very good, don't get me wrong, but at the risk of sounding like a wooly jumpered, bearded CAMRA head I do like a good bit of ale. But...last night in Tesco I was looking at the beer section and I realised that it was essentially a recruitment ad for the BNP. With English ales you always get the marketing nonsense about stout yeomanry and hearts of oak, hearkening back to some mythic England that never really existed, despite John Major's best efforts. I'm used to that - it comes with the territory (although I would like to make it perfectly clear that I have never been tempted by morris dancing). Some of these bottles hit new heights of xenophobia though. There was a lot of stuff there to do with the glory of Empire, mostly on the bottles of IPA, but the clear winner in the racist stakes was called, and I am not making this up, WHITE SHIELD. The label design was a flag of St George, and in case they were worried about that being too subtle, the red cross was illustrated by a crimson sword, presumably dipped in the blood of the heathen. So there you go. A beer brewed by the sort of people Louis Theroux might make a documentary about. I am blogging to: David Attenborough talking about pandas |W|P|110185133574840859|W|P|Brown Booze, White Power|W|P|danpawley@gmail.com12/03/2004 02:04:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Rainey|W|P|Oh! I was watching the programme about Pandas ... they are such wonderful creatures. I love how they do handstands and pee against trees upside down. It's genius really.

Oh well ... that's about the only sense I'll make today. Agent Daye over and out.12/06/2004 12:00:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Sizemore|W|P|Jess and I spent a portion of yesterday scraping BNP stickers off of lamposts. Now I see I'm going to have start piercing cans of lager with my own version of Mr Pointy.