Haere Ra, 2004
So it's the end of the year. I'm not in the right mood to reflect on it much, but I will make a wee "top of the top" list:
Top album: SJD Southern Lights
Top gig: Cassette, the Phoenix Foundation and Phelps & Munro @ Indigo for A Low Hum
Top movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Napoleon Dynamite
Top book: Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami or Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
That's enough reflection for now. I've discussed all of the above on prior occasions apart from the Nabokov which I just finished this week. The experience of being inside Humbert Humbert's head is finally beginning to fade... The way Nabokov draws the reader into Humbert's psyche and somehow rationalises his modus operandi reminded me of Dostoevsky's Raskolnikov. Haunting.
Life's been pretty quiet lately, here in the midst of the post-Christmas lull. The most remarkable thing that's happened lately is yesterday I had a 12ga needle plunged through my right nipple. I was supposed to go away for NYE, just for a quiet relaxing night someplace that's not here, but various circumstances have required my presence in Wellington. So here I am. Bring it on.