Always outnumbered. Generally overdresssed.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Not Voodoo: new and improved

  • GC is back from Istanbul and more curmugeonly than ever.
  • Don't think this point form post is just me slacking off the hard graft of sewing long, intricately clausal sentences together.
  • Oh no.
  • It's punchy.
  • Punchy.
  • Or as the Art Director used to say 'panchy'.
  • But then, she was Italian.
  • Istanbul is great.
  • You can smoke tobacco there, from a bong, even if you gave up smoking like three years ago.
  • It's traditional.
  • You can have your calf muscles soaped up and manipulated by a wiry old man with a moustache and incredibly hard thumbs.
  • Their idealised feminine silhouette is wastey-hippy.
  • Pantherine.
  • And yet, kebabs?
  • Corsets.
  • Like Parisians, river-dwelling, sensualist, so good at cooking they've even made innards delicious.
  • You can haggle there. They like it.
  • Seriously.
  • Can't recommend it enough.
  • I've discovered something I really don't like though, and that's genre-straddling covers of third rate pop songs. Ok, cover 'Smoke gets in your eyes' or 'Mona' or something. There's no need to produce a mambo version of 'Clocks'. There's enough shit in the world without recourse to U2's 'Elevation' played on balalaika. Jeezus. I'm trying to smoke a bong here.
  • Probably not going to give up this blog.
  • Probably starting a new one to run concurrently.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

Mike Laurie said...

Yes, don't give up the blog, it's good.

BadBeard said...

Keep it up GC!

And remember, Raki is the answer even if you don't remember the question.