My radio is playing up, it won’t transmit properly without interference unless I’m sitting still in the middle of the room or right on top of it, so I’ve been playing my way through my Napster library (yes, I’m still with Napster) to see why I downloaded the items in the first place.
I don’t normally play my music during the day, but I’ve got a few that I go to at night and play in an attempt to get myself off to sleep, so yesterday and today I thought I’d do a whistlestop tour of everything in my library, except it’s not whistlestop, I’m playing them right through in alphabetical order of artist.
I’ve got some ‘music for deep meditation’ on at the moment called Bansuri. I’ve had Alfie Boe on, someone called Antman reading the first 29 Psalms, Amy Grant, AudioBible reading of the Gospel of John, Andy Williams (downloaded for my mother) and Arthur Rubenstein playing Chopin’s Nocturnes. That’s just the first few. I’m into the Bs now but I can’t be bothered to list them. While I’ve been listening to all this I have been tweeting and retweeting on Twitter. I’ve had a few new followers today and I’ve gone over the 200 mark.
I’ve got a move coming up in the next 2 or 3 weeks to an absolute rabbit hutch of a bungalow. I’m very anxious about it. There is plenty of garden so I am erecting a shed in the back to store my belongings which won’t fit into the bungalow. Within 4 months it will have paid for itself as the alternative would be to keep my stuff in storage. I’m worried that the shed might not be big enough, I’m worried about money, and I’m worried that I won’t be able to find the things I want inside the bungalow.
In my planning I am compensating for not having a lot of space in my bungalow by working towards being able to afford a cheap house in Bulgaria. You can get something really spacious for about 6 or 7 thousand euros, and I’m thinking of taking my stuff over there with me. I know it seems drastic but it’s the only way I am going to have my own space, and the countryside is lovely. Without a landlord breathing down my neck there I should have a different experience from my first one, if I own my own property. I should feel more secure. I should feel secure here, but I feel doomed to a cramped and impoverished existence. Maybe it’s my fault and I’m being too negative and ungrateful. I can’t honestly see how I can make it home though.
I’ve got the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band on now, ‘Gorilla’. Tommy Boyd introduced me to that on his radio programme.