I bought new shoes for myself today. I decided it was time when I was driving to work this morning and realised I couldn’t take my foot off the clutch, the sole of my shoe had worn as thin as paper and split, so the end of the pedal actually slid inside my shoe! I kinda resent buying shoes, I’m not sure why, I think I just see them as an expense, but I’m glad I did today. Nice leather ones with leather inside and about a thousand times more comfortable than my last ones.
I’m actually clocking up quite a bit of time walking now, it’s what I use my lunch breaks for. Since my knee’s been bad I take myself off for walks around the town at lunch and give my birthday present (an ipod) a good using. I’m glad in a way, I lost touch with music really badly over the last few years, hardly listening to anything new and very rarely buying anything. But now I’m right back into it, and I’m really enjoying it too. Most recently I’ve tended to be listening to a few albums in particular;
- Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
- Velvet Acid Christ – Lust For Blood
- Rammstein – Rosenrot
- Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine
- Placebo – Once More With Feeling
- Static-X – Wisconsin Death Trip
I’m forcing myself to actually listen to whole albums now too, rather than just hitting a favourite track about four or five in and skipping back to the start again. Once I finally get my debts cleared I’m going to treat myself to some decent separates and start listening more at home again too – although that could take a while, more research time for me I guess! I have a tendency to research anything I buy that costs more than about £50, and I secretly really enjoy it too.
I’m still not training (three weeks and counting), but so far the last two days have been almost pain-free, so I’m taking things really carefully now and stopping when it starts to hurt or feel swollen. I think the pain’s there for a reason, it’s nature’s way of saying ‘Stop it you massive retard!’, not like a masochistic bit of DOMS satisfaction. Hopefully if I keep this up I can be doing something light on it within a week or so and then back to a very cut-down Tang Soo Do before tooooo long.
For now, wrap your lugholes around this lot for some edumacation
Can loud shouty Germans sing a really beautiful song? Yes is the answer! (I love the instrumental fill @ 2:30)
Rammstein – Wo Bist Du?
I cannot get enough of Static-X, it’s awesome to dance to, and Wayne Static has the greatest hair in music.
Static-X – Push It
This next song is just amazing, I love driving along in the sun with the windows down for it.
Muse – Map Of The Problematique
Lovely guest vocals on this and an absolutely haunting tune. Say what you like about CoF, they’re great showmen
Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine
…and finally a bit of of something different, this band have some great albums.
Velvet Acid Christ – Parasite