I need a break. I’m stressed right out and I think my head is starting to get messed up. I got to work this morning and as I walked past reception, for a moment I couldn’t tell if I was arriving for the morning or coming in after lunch. Each day is blurring into the previous and the weeks are flying by, but with nothing much to differentiate between one and the next. I think part of it is just the dragging out of the end of winter, with the dark evenings and mornings, I’m desperate for some proper sunshine and warmth. The clocks go forward in four weeks which will go a long way toward alleviating a lot of it – having a house would probably help too.
There are a few little things in the interim lined up to which I’m really looking forward to, and which should prove good for a bit of stress relief and unwinding. First up it’s the highlight of my month – Rock Night! The club changed the DJs last month and it was definitely for the better. The old ones played some decent stuff, but they’d play it too early and end up playing almost nothing but thrash for the rest of the night. I like a bit of thrash, but it’s not my scene really. The new lot played everything I asked for, even American Head Charge, although no Pyschosocial? Get with it lads. I’m particularly hoping for a bit of Deathstars this month, I’ve been blasting the new album out in the car to and from work and it’s exactly what I expected and had hoped for. Theatrical Swedish industrial heaviness, awesome!
I’ve got Saturday to recover and sort myself out which is good, as we have multiple World, European and British WAKO champion Drew Neal coming down to teach a three hour seminar. It’s going to be tough, I’ve got no illusions there after having attended a seminar with him once before. He’s a really nice guy, and phenomenally fast, hopefully I should be able to pick up one or two things to improve my own sparring.
Next weekend I’m going to something where I stand a good chance of being the oldest person there. Anyone who’s listened to Radio 1 in the evenings will probably be aware of the excitable, enthusiastic Kiwi DJ, Zane Lowe. The guy plays excellent new music and it’s hard to not get as enthralled as he does, and luckily for me he’s playing a DJ set at a local student bar. One of my best friends is as keen as me and we’re heading down to look completely out of place and probably get drunk and shout “I’m on board!”.