Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Solicitors office's will never seem professional ever again.








Picture the scene; you're in a shoddy looking, run down dimly lit room with long tables and chairs and tiled floors. It reminds you of something from an after wedding buffet, only uncle Steve isn't chatting up your brothers girlfriend and there's no actual buffet.

No, this actually is the office Christmas party. Somehow i thought it'd be more glamorous, but as we sat down with our cheap paper hats and ate our poorly cooked turkey, i realised that this wasn't fun, but i was supposed to think it was.

I never wanted to go, the only reason i did was because my sister was also going and she thought it would be a nice idea if i made an "effort" to get to know people outside of work, only there wasn't much of that...i'll tell you what there was much of though, there was much of drunk people asking me to dance and FORCING me to go up there and shake my thing with them, only i made no real attempt to dance properly. I was the only sober person in that building, and i was thinking straight, i knew that if i danced like they wanted me to, i would be giving into them...giving into drunken peer pressure, i'd be as big as a fool as they.

After my boss had finished humiliating me with a little boogie, i hurridly sat back down to my chair, the DJ got a request for that new Sugababes song "Push The Button" and everyone ran to the floor, apart from me. Oh, speaking of the DJ, he was a total twat. "WOAH OH, LOOK AT THOSE, I THOUGHT I WAS ON A BOUNCY CASTLE!" he shouted through the microphone to one of the girls from work, everyone laughed...and i wondered why.
Anyway, getting back to the song, everyone had a partner and was ready to shake that ass, i watched them all from my comfortable seat and took note of two particular people who really didn't seem to be doing much dancing, it was more having sex only with clothes. She was physically grinding her arse into his groin and he was thrusting back, this went on for more than 5 minutes and they made no attempt to stop each other, they even began to get further and further down to the floor, if i didn't know better, i would've thought i was watching porn.

Anywho, after that i just gave up all together and stayed in my chair sat in the corner. My sister went off to find a friend she spotted and left me there for about an hour, she finally got back and decided it was time we left, which was the only good thing about the night.
We got outside and it was pouring it down with rain, and there was a huge line of people waiting for Taxi's, i suggested we go to Picaddily Station(Well done Stu!) and try get a taxi from there, my sister didn't seem pleased about walking in the rain, but it wasn't very far. We finally got there and the que was even bigger, but the thing about that area is the taxi's are always coming and going, so we got one in no time and my sister said what a good idea the walk was. Considering i never wanted to go, i thought it was also crap that i had to pay for the taxi, but i did as we pulled onto my street.

The ending to the night was uneventful, i think i just got a glass of cranberry juice and went to sleep, not even thinking about what kind of crap party i'd just been to. I thought i'd never have to see everyone from that party again, because the Thursday before that i'd finished working there. But come Tuesday, i got a phone call asking me to go back. And now i'm back at work, and thinking of people just not quite the same anymore.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Joanna Newsom's Harpe of Hearts


Joanna Newsom is fucking awesome. She's the person i've been listening to most latley.

You may know one of her songs; "This Side Of The Blue" from the Orange New York Blackout advert, it's a song that gives off a certain style of atmosphere, if you listen when you're in bed at night you could swear you were floating.
And she's not just a one trick pony, either, listen to "The Book Of Right On" and "The Sprout And The Bean" and you'll hear just how good she is. At first you'll think her high pitched voice seems a bit odd, but it works. After listening for a few days i totally fell in love with her voice, and the way she plays the harpe is just beautiful. Every strum of her finger just seems playful and sweet.
She's my artist of the year, and i highly reccomend her. GO LISTEN!


Coming next update will be a story of Office Christmas Party crapness.


Edit:
Also, found this: http://kcrw.com/cgi-bin/db/kcrw.pl?show_code=gz&air_date=02/26/05&tmplt_type=Show

if you have realplayer just click "Listen" it's a live interview with Joanna and she sings a few of her songs.