I’ve Been Thinking About Death

So, here we are. Isn’t this lovely now. All of us, round our computers. You know, I often imagine you Stigmund fans would all get along great. Not with me, necessarily; it’d be a little awkward what with the worshipping and adoration and such. But all of you, with your witty comments and spiteful retorts. Aren’t yez great. Actually, let’s try something. Imagine your mouse is another Stigmund-reader’s hand and your monitor another reader’s face. And you’re just there staring at each other, gazing into each other’s eyes across a desk, just thinking about how much you have in common, united in your love for the Stigmund. And every time you scroll down with that little wheel on your mouse you’re actually delicately stroking their hand…

Ok, enough. I’ve a post to get through here.


Apologies for the delay; several things have kept me from b**gging; namely, apathy, lack of inspiration and two kidnappings. Also, a work trip to Germania. After recovering from the disappointment of noting the lack of fat, chocolate-eating kids, I really had a fairly hip time in Heidelberg. Now there are few things that tickle me pink quite like a good ol’ stereotype being fulfilled and during my stay in The Fatherland there were a few magic moments.

Like when a balding German professor (let’s just call him Dr. Scratchandsniff), speaking about food rationing he experienced during his stay in China, told us emphatically that one portion was “only ze size of a tiny schnitzel!”

And when the excessively tall tour guide (also bald, with moustache) shouted at some misguided guidees who had wandered off the course to “SCHTOP!” I thought we’d arrived at a death camp.


Something rather perturbing: when you Google my name (go on, do it) it now throws up that confounded slogan generator with my name in it before my actual b**g. This is so sad it makes me want to ‘colon-open bracket’ all day long.


I am pleased to announce the two newest members to the much-coveted and lofty position of Stigmund’s Elite* (new Irish artists that don’t suck and blow): the Galwegian 7-piece, Roll Models, have a song called Kevin which is one of those songs you can sing to people you hate; it’s not just intelligent and creative songwriting- it will also come in super-handy for many people I know. And these guys are still doing their Leaving Cert! Just think what they’ll manage when they’re not frantically reading ‘Less Stress More Success’ in the studio.

Many artists get compared to Brian Wilson; Michael Knight are one of the few who deserve it. That’s not grammatically incorrect, you Nazis- they are a group with a TV character’s name. (If you have the correct taste in music) Their music will thrill you and make you feel like you’re a kid in the 60s, the sun is shining and Brian Wilson is just writing Surf’s Up.

*Read into that what you will, Jimlad.

THE FUTURE’S BRIGHT, THE FUTURE’S ORANGE (and other quality linkage)

I know it’s old, old news at this stage but I heard some people whining about having not seen them yet. It’s worth a look just for the Tom Cruise one. Go.

If you’ve ever received an email, you’ve received Chuck Norris Facts. Here’s the man/god/legend himself reading a few favourites.

To all those MySpace haters: gold.


Speaking of David Hasselhoff TV characters, sometimes people ask me if I have a ‘thing’ for foreign chicks. I usually said no, until I found this blog and, in particular, this entry. Cailini, you make me sick.

stigmund – Ain’t Gonna Stop ‘Til You Wise Up

4 Responses to “I’ve Been Thinking About Death”

  1. I had to click the link from irishblogs, because the first paragraph of your post is truncated in the most click-inducing place possible… “And every time you scroll down with that little wheel on your mouse you’re actually delicately stroking their…”

    Hand? But of course!

    Take it easy 🙂

  2. Soon I will die says:

    About time – who do you think you are, disappearing for weeks on end? Some kind of blogging celebrity?

    Coming and going as you please, making outlandish demands, expecting ‘happy finishes’ to all your complimentary massages in the Four Seasons?

    And in case you didn’t know, Chuck Norris can divide by zero. Thanks for another delightful blog! “You make me want to be a better man.”

  3. jimlad says:

    Why? Why am I so hopelessly attracted to this blog? Why do I automatically agree that these musicians are elite when I haven’t even listened to their music?

    Heh heh. You know back in the good old days they used to say if a person could devide by zero they would create a space-time anomaly within themselves that would cause all the quantum stuff in their body to spin in the same direction, meaning that they themselves would spin at incredibly fast rates and their foot would shoot up in the air with the centrifugal force. I wouldn’t like my jaw to get in the way of that foot. Apparently you’d have to be pretty scary in order to devide by zero in the first place anyway, according to my old theoretical physics professors.

    But there you go. Anyway, how are things?

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