October 8, 2020

Today I had a new experience, an ocular migraine! I had a weird fuzzy point in my vision which made it hard to focus on text so I took a break, and over the course of about twenty minutes a weird jagged shape filled with animated pop art basically grew larger and larger and then faded away. Someone on Twitter sent me a work of art that looks somewhat like what I experienced:

It wasn’t an entirely positive experience but it turned out to be interesting at least although I don’t fancy having any more. I’m unsure what could have triggered it. I ate some unusual Spanish meat at lunchtime and I’m trying a new regime for my ADHD but other than that..

The album challenge I mentioned yesterday continues apace with a few more insights:

#13 – Beastie Boys – Ill Communication: I love the Beastie Boys but have neglected a lot of their back catalogue so I enjoyed this one a lot and will come back to it again. There’s a lot more variety on here than I was expecting. 7/10

#12 – Tom Petty – Wildflowers: I’m only aware of Petty through his work with Jeff Lynne and the Traveling Wilburys, but this album was totally fine to listen to. Not a lot stood out but it was more varied and interesting than I had imagined going in. 6/10

#11 – Outkast – Aquemini: A surprising low point in the listening so far. I’m familiar with Outkast’s later stuff but this album was flat out boring. Only a couple of tracks stood out but I didn’t enjoy this one at all. 4/10

#10 – Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: Fantastic. It starts off sounding a bit like the lost brother of Weezer’s Pinkerton but wanders through some fun territory without any pretence and it’s not very long so I enjoyed it a lot. 8/10

Dinner was a sort of Irish beef stew with colcannon, a word I’d never heard of before, but it was really nice.

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