Monday, 12 January 2009

New Job - Bob Dylan - And Ulysses

Finished 'Naked Lunch.' I'm on 'Dharma Bums' now, by Kerouac.

I'm applying for a new job. It's at the university library, and seems the perfect job for me. And it pays £17,000 a year. That 4 times as much as I'm getting now. If I got that job I could finally get my own place. I've got until the 23rd jan, and my app seems good since I got a degree, but I'd have to put referees from my uni tutors, even though I haven't seen them in little under a year. Now way I'm using anyone from the job I have now as referees.

Going to see Frank Turner on saturday. Can't wait, going to be a good day. Drinking comes early. Bob Dylan's getting closer too, and I was talking to a guy at work (an older fellah) about Dylan. It was cool because he said he'd listen to Dylan in the 60's. Went to see him on London Road, and Joan Baez was playing too.

Watched 'I'm Not There,' which is an amazing film, can't believe anyone has the nerve to criticise it. Also been listening to Damien Rice, can't beieve I haven't listened to him before.

Got back into my reading of Sylvia Plath for a little bit. I don't know why, but every time I read something I end up copying that style. I know I do have my own style, but I do tend to mimic another style after reading it. I end up forgetting what I'm writing. It was like that with Burroughs and Bukowski, I've done it with Coupland and Kerouac. What I really want to read it Ulysses. I've got it some where.

5 comments:

Adalia said...

Good luck on the job app, Michael! I'm sure you'll get in, and it sounds like a great job!

As for mimicing writing styles, I know what you mean! I'll read something and then sit down to type, and all that comes out is something that sounds forgein to my tongue. That's the only way I can ever write poetry. ^_^

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Addy

Adalia said...

Exactly! I've done that with friends before - we all write one "original" and then write more based on each other's. It's loads of fun. I do that with some of my short stories on here, too.

Really? Just a crappy job, or the people you work with, or both? (sorry, I tend to be nosey.)

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Addy

Adalia said...

Wow...I don't enjoy rolling out of bed until at LEAST 6:30...sorry bout that. That's cool that they're good people, although the boss being a jerk is bad. Good for you that you're getting out of it (hopefully).

I'll go post some real quick!

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Addy

Adalia said...

Oops, sorry!

I don't really read a lot of published works, actually. Mostly my more talented friends (I believe Terminally Insane is the name of one's...) and the occasional one I stumble upon. Other than that, none. Any recommendations?

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Addy

Adalia said...

I'll have to read them! Mostly (besides what I've already said) I read stuff from forever ago, like Shel Silverstein.

That's cool he was your uni proffesor!

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Addy