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[ profile] mrs_leroy_brown asked me to explain seven of my interests. Comment below if you'd like me to ask you about seven of yours.

experimental horse music
This is an ancient ILX meme. Somebody mistyped 'experimental house music' and it got taken up as an all-purpose obscure faux genre.

The fourth Doctor liked to offer aggressive enemies jellybabies. They rarely accepted.

Very, very tiny goths that can be carried around in matchboxes, like pet spidersA tongue in cheek genre name, originally coined by Tim Finney to describe microhouse with an especially gothic-with-a-small-g feel. The archetypal example is the Mayer/Thomas Unperfect Love mix of Phantom/Ghost's Perfect Lovers, which is basically a microhouse remix of Mahler's 7th Symphony.

signalling to mars
From Winter Holiday, my favourite Swallows and Amazons book. It's told from the perspective of Dick and Dorothea, two new characters who start the book enviously observing the adventures of the Walkers and Blacketts. After a couple of chapters, they decide to contact them using light flashes encoded in morse, which Dorothea calls 'signalling to Mars'. The Martians decode the message, send an answer, and joint adventuring ensues.

the uselessness of everything
The title of the book that the Muskrat is reading in Finn Family Moomintroll. The Muskrat is a glum soul who fancies himself a philosopher, and spends nearly all of his time lying in a hammock with his head in his book. At the end of the story the Hobgoblin magically transforms the book into one called 'The Usefulness Of Everything'. The Muskrat is not impressed.

unnatural languages
A poor quasi-pun on computer scientists' qualification of human languages as 'natural'. I'm interested in pretty much all languages, natural or otherwise, but given that programming is my job, I spend a lot more time thinking about the unnatural ones than the natural ones.

Yet another old ILXism, this time invented by Ronan, casting around for a shorthand to describe that emotional rush you feel when you first meet someone you really connect with.

Date: 2008-06-12 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
- who gets to choose the seven interests, me or you? - either way, i quite fancy a go, please

( i was going to say that my better half = a microgoth but she might read this & globber me )

Date: 2008-06-12 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ok then, tell me about the following:

carla bozulich
fantasy advertiser
flimsy monsterworks

Date: 2008-06-12 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
- ta - i'll get to "work" on this with almost indecent haste

Date: 2008-06-12 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cor, you appear to be the only person on the entirety of LJ to have Ray Stubbs as an interest.

ray stubbs

Date: 2008-06-12 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i think i saw him twice in putney within a gouple of weeks - not long after he did celebrity fame academy - so i was planning to become his stalker - but i never saw him again

( i also enjoyed mark e smith's gomments abt ray stubbs' hair when he "did" the glassified football results )

Date: 2008-06-12 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The fourth Doctor's fondness for jelly babies got a mention in the filming of the Children In Need special of 'QI' which I went to last week. It'll be on air in November (that's when C.I.N takes place, I think).

they say the evil one eats babies!

Date: 2008-06-12 01:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I very nearly put "Perfect Lovers" up as one of my "p" tracks the other day, then realised how long it was and thought maybe not...

Re: they say the evil one eats babies!

Date: 2008-06-12 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aye, it was hard work getting it under 10MB so I could send it to [ profile] bluedevi.

Date: 2008-06-12 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Is vhadfhaushfc actually an acronym?

Date: 2008-06-12 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's a Ukrainian football team.

Date: 2008-06-12 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nah, it's just a random neologism plucked out of the air in frustration.
Edited Date: 2008-06-12 02:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-06-12 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, what lovely interests! I want to read 'The Uselessness of Everything'!

Date: 2008-06-12 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
b: was it a typo? i thought it was an GAG (ie committed by me, responding to a rather dull thread title abt exp house by donut bitch)

"meatl" was a typo tho

Date: 2008-06-12 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I stand corrected!

Date: 2008-06-12 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Is it horse music that happens to be experimental, or is it music that relates in some way to experimental horses?

Date: 2008-06-12 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
it is called EXPERIMENTAL HORSE -- its status as music or [OTHER] is highly contested

Date: 2008-06-12 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, so it can, like "punk" or "disco" or "emo," be a genre of many things, not just music; e.g., Sister Wendy's history of art is not only more disco than Gombrich's, it's more experimental horse, as well. And it is clearly a Superword, as one can conceive that nothing is experimental horse ENOUGH to be genuinely experimental horse.

Date: 2008-06-12 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But where does it lie in relation to YACHT ROCK.

Date: 2008-06-12 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, I like this meme. You have cool interests. What does the last thing stand for? Or is it onomatopaeic?

Date: 2008-06-12 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I suppose it's sort of meta-onomatopoeiac really, in that it represents the noise you make in frustration when trying to describe the idea in question.

Date: 2008-06-12 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
incidentally the sukrat er muskrat is thought to be a fond portrait of tove j's (male) ex from the 30s and/or 40s, a very serious and intense journalist an communist

Date: 2008-06-12 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ah go on, I've got HOURS TO FILL and no work. I know I've done this before but help! help! etc

Date: 2008-06-12 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Here you go:

banning slash fiction
by-to & the snowdog
hating your assface
mr show
passive manipulation
queen bess's ditties
the alternative to love

Date: 2008-06-12 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's time I did this meme again.

Date: 2008-06-12 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OK. Tell me about the following:

cat town
day birger et mikkelsen
hedgehog noises
jeff stelling
tantalus man

Date: 2008-06-12 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, you can pick seven of mine, though I only have about seven, and last time I was picked to do something was by Carsmile Steve who assigned me the year 1977 and I still haven't done it (and have forgotten the meme so that I don't know what I'm supposed to say about 1977).

Date: 2008-06-12 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Here's your seven:

dan duryea
john ford
john shanks
katy rose
magnum p.i.
paul zimmerman
rex stout
Edited Date: 2008-06-12 08:05 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-06-12 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Posted by John The Cool Kid on the Lollapalooza Sound Opinions Message Board, July 9, 2007 (

the band with the most votes gets to play at lollapalooza. basically there are all these embarrassing bands that are fucking atrocious that are killing my guys Dynamic Vibrations. these are really nice guys and it'd be unbelievable if they actually won. they play like micro-expero-jungle-experimental-horse music. it's good stuff so if you could vote for them it'd be fucking huge.

Date: 2008-06-12 04:22 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-06-12 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A fan of Xiu Xiu's "Sad Pony Guerilla Girl" on Last FM lists the tags as "alternative and if the snow buries my neighborhood and if my parents are crying then I will dig a tunnel from my window to yours beautiful elektroniknacht experimental horse music powerful urban electric." Unfortunately, "experimental" and "horse music" turn out to be two different tags.

Date: 2008-06-12 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hallo RickyT you've bin quiet... ask me about my boringlydull interests!

Re: ray stubbs

Date: 2008-06-13 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OK then:

bell hollow
fretless bass
giorgio de chirico
roman dirge
yves tanguy
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