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Saturday, 19 May 2012

42



I'm 42 today. Happy birthday to me. I was 39 when I started this blog, so if nothing else it's enabling me to track my journey into middle age.

Birthday

A song from the Jesus And Mary Chain's swansong, Munki (from 1998); snarling and self-loathing with overloaded guttersnipe guitars.

As part of my non-stop, debauched rock 'n' roll lifestyle I am spending the morning of my 42nd birthday manning the bookstall (a table under a gazebo) at Park Road Nursery's Summer Fair. Pop by. I'm sure we'll have something you'll like. Last year I managed to sell a copy of 'You And Your Pond; A Guide To Complete Pond Care'.

14 comments:

drew said...

All the best SA. I started the blog when I was 39 as well. Do you think it has something to do with mid-lifr crises.

Some men buy porches other sadsacks start blogs?

Mr A.N. said...

Happy birthday! I have made the conscious decision to fully embrace middle age. Gotta go and mow the lawn in a minute. Later I'm off to an art gallery, before going to a dinner party this evening. Youth? Wasted on the young... Anyway, enjoy your day

bossman said...

Happy Birthday mate, I'm 39 this year...have a good one!

Ez said...

Happy Birthday!Keep up the good work.

h said...

happy birthday my young friend.
i was looking for a quote from Burroughs about age, that I once read, couldn't find it but this one is probably better
"Cut word lines — Cut music lines — Smash the control images — Smash the control machine — Burn the books — Kill the priests — Kill! Kill! Kill"
Yeah!

dickvandyke said...

Wot h said.
But with a quick man hug.

davyh said...

Smash the control machine eh? At 42 I think taking it apart carefully and polishing the component parts before re-assembling it in your shed is more the thing.

Happy Birthday young 'un x

ally. said...

the very bonaest lavs dearie. and that sounds like quite a nice way tospend a birthday any day even. especially if there's a cake stall nearby.
x

Anonymous said...

happy birthday

Webbie - FootieAndMusic said...

Don't Panic

jimdoes said...

life the universe and everything

have a great day

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks y'all

Francesca Brzezicki said...

I am turning 20 this year and that already feels old, so I can only imagine it gets better...!

Anyway, happy birthday!

acidted said...

Wot h said (but without DvD's man hugs - like, totally inappropriate)