Freedom From The Mundane - A Writer's Blog

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Gearing Up

Using some vouchers for Fopp I received last Christmas, but recently found in my room, I spent some time browsing the store on Rose Street for CD's, DVD's and Books. I want to get the new album from Arctic Monkeys but couldn't see it anywhere - not even sure if it's been released yet but I'll keep on looking.

What I did get were two DVD's: Ratcatcher written and directed by Lynne Ramsay, is a film I've wanted to see for a few years but never gotr round to it. It's about a young boy in Glasgow in the mid-70's set against the backdrop of the bin strikes. It's not a Hollywood film but won sewveral awards. I also got Gangs of New York directed by Martin Scorcese; a film I saw in the cinema when it was out and loved it, so I bought it for £7 to watch over the weekend.

I also bought a book called Surrealism, which contains hundreds of examples of art and literature by 20th Century artists. It's packed full of pictures and information about all the artwork and it look like one of those books that is great to read while on the throne.

In between helping out in the house I found time to complete my article for Circadian Poems. Devon Ellington asked me to write about Robert Burns for the upcoming Burns issue and I've been working on it. The skeleton was already down as part of last year's Great Scottish Authors series, so I have adapted it suitably.

The main part of my afternoon was spent out in the Tropical fish shop. If you want to read all about this then go to 'Colly's Fishes blog, but basically I came away with a handful of my first fish for my new tank. 3 Red Guppy's and 3 X-Ray Tetra's are now the latest members of the Galbraith family and they look superb.

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