Relationships are fleeting, friendship is the new family. New faces are hard to come by, joy is a slight grasp of air. Hangovers can feel pointless unless the misery is shared. Fun can be hard to find when you're locked inside your own mind. Locked inside four walls with the meta and real. It's too … Continue reading 5-HTP and Me
Everybody loves a skilled stripper, whether they're polishing a metal pole with their crotch or peeling paint off a surface, everybody can appreciate effort when they see it. I thought at the time that Bangkok was the seediest place in the world, but I was wrong, Patong outshines Bangkok in every sense. From Ping Pong … Continue reading Poles, Filth and Beer: Patong is a Paradise.
Existential Nihilism; humanity is nothing, we are concious and consider ourselves important but in reality we are algae, a disease growing exponentially until we're crippled by famine, a virus or a run of the mill meteor, we'll be gone before the sun burns out, of that I'm certain, the question is; does that matter? We're … Continue reading Humanity is doomed and that’s OK
Getting older you doubt yourself, you think, 'am I still cool'? The worst way to test this is to get completely fucked up after spending an entire day in the Thai sun, joining in a fire dancers fire limbo and standing up when you're half way through. He wasn't cool, he was an old fool … Continue reading Stupid, Drunk, Sunburned and Burnt
Donna and I knew we wanted to see elephants in Thailand, the problem was finding somewhere ethical, we didn't want to ride an elephant but we did want to get close, riding an elephant is one step away from using them as circus animals and it's cruel as fuck, they're beautiful intelligent creatures that deserve … Continue reading Tums Elephant Santuary Tour in Chiang Mai is Worth Every Baht
“Who hasn't asked himself, am I a monster or is this what it means to be human?” ~ Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star, 1977 For the past few years I've been coming to terms with and trying to fight against the fact that I am a narcissist, I think I'm more important than other … Continue reading A Narcissist Abroad
I read an article before the start of January (not too different to this one) explaining why people find it so difficult to stick to their new years resolutions. I didn't make one this year because I knew that I was doomed to failure thanks to my meticulous study of my own personal history. The study … Continue reading New Year Resolutions Don’t Work
Whilst living in Brisbane, every traveller that I spoke to said 'you HAVE to go Byron Bay' this may be a case of something being so hyped up that it couldn't possibly have met up with my expectations, but in all honesty I didn't know what to expect, just that there is a hippy vibe … Continue reading Byron Bay is the Artistic Equivalent of a Dog Being Sick.
This weekend I decided to go to my first Comic-Con, I have never been a huge comic book fan, I did used to read The Beano and I also used to borrow graphic novels from the library which I enjoyed but never once did I buy a Spider-Man/Batman/Superman comic when I was a kid, of course I … Continue reading I Went to Oz Comic-Con and it Sucked Balls (Photos)
If you follow me on Facebook you may remember this status about my weird new landlord of the house share that I am in: Turns out that he did get a bit weird. Fortunately I still have my liver intact. When we first moved in he said to us "Mark an X next to your … Continue reading Our live-in landlord sent me an email
I am basing this realisation solely on the gig I went to last night. Last year in Manchester I saw La Dispute play, with Pianos Become the Teeth supporting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kg_pe-lUU La Dispute are a post-hardcore punk band with the vocalist Jordan Dreyer paying impressive attention to detail to his heart-wrenching story driven lyrics. You could summarise them as "Emo" … Continue reading Brissies have better music taste than Mancunians
I thought that my first post would be a picture of Kangaroo road kill or a quirky review of Vegemite, but since buying a laptop out here today, the only thing I can think about is UKIP. @DannyMThompson Piss off back to destroying wreaths laid at memorials with UAF then — Monstroso (@Phil_R_Upp) May 26, … Continue reading I’m In Australia and All I Can Think About Is UKIP