All entries for May 2005

May 31, 2005

It begins

Paul's first blog. I can see this becoming addicitive and me wasting many a happy hour satisfying my inner critic, slowly working through my entire CD collection (yes I really am that dull). Hopefully by tomorrow I might have something slightly more pressing to write about as I'm about to start my research!!! So this is me for the next 10 weeks; that's a lorra, lorra blogging. In which case it was nice to start off on a non-academic note. Good luck to everyone with their research!

Blog soon

Beneath the layers of cheese are deep running political roots

3 out of 5 stars
Yes believe it or not, there was a time when The Offspring considered themselves a serious punk band with serious songs; not the cheese smothered drivel that has come out of their singles box the last few years a.k.a Why Don't You Get a Job, Original Prankster etc. Unfortunately you have to backtrack a bit to get to these little gems and on the middle of their first ever album is a real corker with relevance even today. The song Tehran is about American policy in the middle east, or more specifically against Islam. A very catchy arabesque hook coupled with ironic power lyrics make this song a keeper. After finally wareing out a mates tape which I've had for 8 years I went and bought my own CD copy of this, and I don't have one regret.

May 26, 2005

first blog for my project

So, the project kicks off soon. i think. so far i have booked myself on a endnote training course. also bumped into some members of the organisation that i will be investigating- the Indian Workers' Association. had a brief chat with one of their members at a Free Palestine Demo. he gave me their number and address in Birmingham and said if i needed anything then i could call. a useful contact. had idea to change the project from a solely archive based one to include some interviews as well, to see if cosmopolitan political identities amongst migrant communities are still going. will run this by the superviser.

May 10, 2005

Getting started

Sorry this has taken so long to get set up – for some reason the blogs admin took two weeks to make the blog live rather than the two days it normally takes. I think I must have been forgotten about. The same happens in restaurants. I'm sitting there surrounded by waiting staff and suddenly it seems like I've turned invisible. Assertiveness training, anyone?

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