As you may have noticed by my lack of response - I haven't got the energy for Gallagher. Neither to say hang on; Kylie's guitar based music since when? Nor to deal with the fallacy of the very presence of Eminem and Skin negate the root of any music genre in a subcultures particular to any race. Because, y'know, the existence of Lewis Hamilton has magically turned Formula One into an all-inclusive sport. And there will no longer be a white patriarchy in America if the Democrats win the next election. And Joan Jett and Rob Halford mean that my own genre of music can't possibly be a hetboys club. Nope.
- Which is me ranting again and I won't be able to respond to comments out of the whole lack-of-coherence thing. Uh, sorry? You can ignore me if you like.
In other news, the baker this morning asked if I'd ever heard of "Skid Row". From his tone of voice I thought he was going to say one of those obscure bands you get out nowadays. Something new and 'edgy' and really not my kind of thing. But no, 'Skid Row' it was, so we talked about GNR and Crue and Alice and Motorhead and the Runaways and... *happy sigh*
This came about because I was wearing my biker jacket instead of my winter flasher mac, and his colleague decided to tell me I looked good today. I do, this is true, but I think it's as much to do with my fantastic hat as my jacket. However, it was the jacket that caught the attention of ex-rocker guy.
"I used to like have a jacket like that," he said. "Used to be into heavy metal music?"
"Used to? I challenged.
The ensuing conversation totally distracted him from the maths of working out what to charge me, but it did make the doughnuts taste just that extra tastier.
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