Part A - Emails between Nathan and me
Nathan (quoting what I wrote in my last post below):
"I liked the CFCF mix of Trouble a lot, I looked him up on facebook because I'm a crazy stalker, I friend requested him because I thought he might be gay and I needed to get in there and have sex with him before he makes it big, sent him a message stating "You're my new obsession" (which is the opening line from Trouble), he ignored both the friend request and my message and now I HATE HIM."
I miss this side of you.
Me: I’m still the same…no?
Nathan: You're the same. But you're less randomly mental as you have ___ and ___ and therefore are more invested in sane endeavours than insane ones.
Remember the halcyon days when life was all about emailing random people because they may be gay and you might want to sleep with them then obsessing over their lack of reply. Back before people overdosed in gas masks and rubber or had near fatal crashes on the M25.
As a friend, I'm happy for you. As an LP reader, I'm sad for my lost amusement.
I'll just have to wait for the book.
Me: Well, in that case I know what you mean. I guess I’m finding it a bit easier now to distinguish between the character that I wanted to write about and myself. I.e. I don’t need to do these things to write about them.
It was getting a bit crazy back then, admittedly. I was quite unstable and – I think – a little bit unhappier than I would say I am now.
Nathan: I can see that, hence the ‘as a friend I’m happy for you’.
I don’t think you were that crazy. Then again, I get you (most of the time… well… all of time in terms of appreciating your motivations, most of the time in terms of agreeing with them).
You’ll be happy to know, however, that your craziest period will forever be how many people think of you.
Part B - My top 10 music videos of 2010
1) In the sun - She & Him (by far)
2) La musique - Yelle
3) Giving up the gun - Vampire Weekend
4) Rude boy - Rihanna
5) Attack music - These New Puritans
6) Second lives - Vitalic
7) I love u so - Cassius
8) Barbra Streisand - Duck Sauce
9) Drunk girls - LCD Soundsystem
10) 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11155 - iamamiwhoami