All I want for Christmas is you
Even if they are last season... Pleeeeaase!!!
to be played at maximum volume
I haven’t been much of a blogger lately, I know and it’s not even from lack of internet; I’ve just found that a neighbour has some non-encrypted, wireless internet that I can steal. Do you reckon that’s illegal? And if so, is it possible that I could get caught? How?
Do you ever have those days where you wake up with a tune in your head and it's not in your record-collection so you just have to go out and find it? I had that the other day, when I woke up with the chorus to What Do I Do now? by Sleeper. So I went to library and got the album that it's on, the second one called The It Girl. It's an album that I've borrowed a lot of times since it first came out, but I just never got around to buying it, maybe because, well, it has some nice songs, but as an album, it could be a lot better. However, when I found it at a price of £4 (roughly), how could I say no? The lyrics are brilliant ("Tore up all your photos, didn't feel too clever / spent the whole of Sunday sticking you together" is probably my favourite line right now), something they owe entirely to Louise Wener.
Yesterday, I was watching a news magazine on Danish TV. One of the stories was about prostitution and while I am sort of undecided on the whole criminalization of the customer-issue, there were a couple of things I would like to question. If you look in a dictionary, the word ‘prostitution’ is explained with “the act or practice of indulging in promiscuous sexual relations especially for money” not “paying for sex with a woman”. But in this program, the issue at stake seemed to be if it was okay that men paid for sex with women (or maybe, going on a limb, with other men). I do realise that it is not as big a market, but there are women out there who pay for sex with men. But somehow that’s just not the same, is it? And why? Why isn’t male heterosexual prostitution considered oppressive and exploitative? Why do people assume that men have enough free will to choose selling sex while women have to be coerced or manipulated? I just found that really insulting…