Another 4,000 words on my NaNo novel, taking me up to 60,000!
Today’s music practice: back to the tin whistle and those last few slightly difficult tunes from Recorder From The Beginning.
I’ve had a couple of weeks where I’ve not really watched much TV ’cause I don’t like having the distraction while I’m writing. Tonight I turned the TV back on – first because I wanted to watch a couple of BBC4 documentaries on iPlayer (one with Boy George talking about the 1970s, which is (a) pertinent to my novel and (b) excitement-building for the Culture Club gig I am going to see on Saturday, and one about vinyl singles, which was just glorious and nostalgic and featured lots of excellent talking heads), and secondly just to have some Now! ’80s on the go as background music for the rest of the evening. A couple of alarming things that have apparently happened in the last couple of weeks:
- Vintage TV (channel 82) has disappeared from our channel list. I need to look into this. I’ve not been watching Vintage TV anywhere near as much as I used to since Now! ’80s appeared on the channel list, but I’d still like to have the option.
- Every advert is suddenly a Christmas advert. I am not at all ready for Christmas yet (I’ve just been so busy and so have been unable to get in the mood) and so all the carols and turkey dinners are leaving me a bit cold (and also panicked, because ARGH you always have to do lots of stuff to prepare for Christmas).
Still getting a lot done, but still very behind on managing the actual to-do list at the moment. Hoping to get that sorted tomorrow morning.
Today’s earworm playlist:
Duran Duran – Come Undone
Queen – Bicycle Race
Duran Duran – Rio
Duran Duran – Skin Trade
Leo Sayer – Moonlighting
Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
Arcadia – Say The Word
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam