Z has been made much of and is sleepy as a consequence

Ooh, birthdays should come more than once a year, although I suppose one has to be the Queen or Paddington Bear. I have been properly pampered and am slightly worse for wear – only slightly, because I’m not correcting typos as I type; that necessity being an ominous sign of non-sobriety.

Seriously, I wonder what teetotallers do to let their hair down? I don’t doubt that they can and do, I’m just not sure how.

My internet connection is dreadfully slow tonight, after several weeks of being very well-behaved. Maybe everyone else is blogging at this very minute.

Um. I’m quite relaxedly cheerful and not capable of coherent thought. I’m due in a music lesson tomorrow, where the pupils will be invited to start work on an arrangement of Coldplay’s ‘Clocks’ or the Kaiser Chiefs’ ‘I predict a riot’. Yes indeed. Neither of them a favourite of mine. I am sorry to have moved away from Cameo’s ‘Word Up’, which I like. Anyway, I’m off for a bath. I’ve new stuff to use, including a fabulously soft and long bathrobe and I am too tired to type more.

Oh, when you’ve got something stuck in your throat, it’s true that dry bread takes it down, even if it hurts to swallow. My throat is still sore, but recognisably as an after-effect, not because something’s still there.

Goodnight, darlings, You are lovely.

16 comments on “Z has been made much of and is sleepy as a consequence

  1. Sir Bruin

    Not a fan of the Kaiser Chiefs? As modern bands go, they are rather good. I still prefer the old prog rock stuff though. Much to the disgust of the Smaller Bear, I might add.

  2. Z

    I wasn’t near half as drunk as I sounded, I really was tired.

    Well, Sir B, I like the intro at any rate, but I’m bored well before the end. Better than ‘Clocks’ though.

    Ro’s lent me a whole lot of music that I’m going to start ploughing into later. 11 bands, only 4 of which I’ve heard of. Splendid. It’s a great mark of favour to be introduced to music by Ro and sometimes it’s necessary to put in some work before fully appreciating it.

  3. Sarah

    i should ask Dave what he does to let his hair down! I’m with you tho’ nothing like a glass or two with friends.

    My daughter is constantly ‘burning’ cd’s for me to play in the car, lest I become dull and boring in my old age!

  4. Dandelion

    I was worried about that carrot. So glad to hear it’s resolved itself.

    My mum is teetotal, and she lets her hair down by dancing to upbeat music on the ipod, or music-hall classics on the pianola. And by having a fit of the giggles about awful things.

  5. Z

    But Dand, I’d have to have had a drink first before I’d do any of those things. Hello, Dave – that’s a lame excuse and you know it.

    Ro rather thinks I should be boring actually and it took a lot of persuasion before he gave me any music in the first place a few years ago.

    Thanks, Cc

  6. Z

    Thanks again, darlings.

    Your recommendations have done so much to raise my musical prestige with Ro, Julie. Thanks to you, he has some trust in my judgement!

    He’s gone a bit World Music recently – albums from

    Amadou and Mariam
    Elliott Smith (actually, I had heard of him – when he died, I’m afraid, I didn’t know his music)
    Fever Ray
    Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band
    The Mountain Goats and Kaki King
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    Tom Waits
    The Week that Was
    Wolf Parade

  7. sablonneuse

    Sounds as though the birthday went well – just enough booze to know that you’ve had some without a raging hangover afterwards: that seems about right! All the same, it was very noble of you to blog about it so soon after.


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