It’s been a really fucking weird weekend. I had a lovely day back in Dundee on Saturday with my parents. My dad doesn’t travel well so this was the first time he’d had a proper chance to spend time with Roddy. So we have a lovely, if exhausting day in Dundee. On Sunday, we did very little, there was nothing out of the ordinary to speak of, just a normal Sunday chilling with some great tunes and good chat. Then I woke in the middle of the night feeling sick, badly sick. 1 hour later and Pamela was the same. So we spent all of Sunday night and the whole of Monday tagging in and out of the bathroom and en-suite and having a not very pleasant day of it. My whole body was drained and weak, I couldn’t walk properly and I just felt exhausted and shocking. Food poisoning!!!! I’ve never felt so bad in all my life. So poor Roddy didn’t get his normal attention. Then all of a sudden, as we started to feel a tiny little more human and were looking forward to a good sleep, Roddy decided it was his turn to be unwell! He had his 6 week check up this morning and since then we’ve been at the Sick Kids hospital where he is now booked in to have a hernia operation. He’s a lot better than he was last night, but his crying every single hour has left us completely wrecked. And to top it all off, my employers seem to think it’s a good idea to paint single yellow lines across the road from an A & E for sick children which has car park for about 25 cars. What a bunch of ignorant fuck wits. Though, I am sure they are well aware that that is where everyone will park and that is where they can make their money! I am more than a little disgusted by the parking ticket I received on my return from a long afternoon in A & E. So I was tired, worried and angry as I got in the car to come home tonight. Then I started listening to the Appleseed Cast’s new album ‘Sagarmatha’ and all the tension just drained from me. This is brilliant stuff. At first I thought it was going to be fully instrumental as the first tune ‘As the little things go’ kicked on. But just as I thought the song was approaching a climax, the overdrive pedals kicked in as did the vocals. What a great surprise! I love moments like that on albums. The thing you least expect, just when you least expect it. I can’t put my finger on who they sound like. Nobody I know would be my first answer I guess. But I have to say, weirdly, that I hear a lot of Doves in the melody and the vocals. Absolutely gorgeous stuff. It will be on repeat for sometime I think.
I’ve also had the pleasure today of having a sneak listen to the new EP by Trespassers William. I obviously can’t say much about it other than it’s fucking brilliant and is making me smile a great deal right now. Or as much as I can after the past few days I’ve had. Off to bed to recharge some batteries!