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Secret Santa

Secret Santa has knocked on my door already, and he’s been awesome to me this year.

secret santa 2014

What do you think of this tradition? To be honest, except for the first time I took part of it, when I was 13, I’ve never been too interested, probably due to some frustrating experiences in the past. Sometimes for social reasons people feel forced to be involved in activities just to fit in a group, even they don’t like them, so they don’t feel committed and just try to get through it as quick as possible. In this case, you know who is motivated and who’s not immediately. I wasn’t too lucky in general. Secret Santa at work is usually awful.

It’s been the third year I got involved in this forum’s secret santa thing, and this has been the best year by far, even though I haven’t been able to get my victim’s present yet (sorry! I’m sorting this out this week). The only premise ruled is that it has to be a musical present, either CD, vinyl or cassette. Being a quite active music forum this is a great motivation. People have to do some research on the victim’s tastes, make sure they don’t have the album, and just try to make the other happy. You can make it as personal and unique as you feel like, it just depends on yourself.

My Santa boy came out from the closet on Saturday. He***’s a close friend of mine. We met for a casual coffee in the afternoon so I didn’t suspect anything. He had fooled me about his victim’s identity, telling me he was my last year victim, and I had been giving some advice. Well, he lied, I was the victim. I was so surprised I blushed. Yep, I often blush with surprises, excitement, anger and other intense situations, and it’s impossible I can control such reaction. I couldn’t believe he was my santa! So fuckin’ cool!

Weezer’s album is one of my 2014 favorite releases, and Sonic Highways is the result of Dave Grohl’s series of documentaries on American rock through different cities and scenes, which I’m currently enjoying lots, thus both vinyls were perfect for me. I couldn’t be happier.

Thus, even though I said thanks several times, I reckon a public message to Santa is necessary so, here I go:

Hey Santa! I know you’ll read this at some point. You’ve pushed the boat out with the presents. I’m impressed and completely overwhelmed, and above everything, really really grateful, not only for your generosity but also for giving me the privilege of your friendship. Thanks a lot once again! ❤

*** I cannot reveal my santa’s name yet ***

HEATING ENGINES, SPINNING THE BLACK CIRCLE

I knew upcoming Easter was gonna be a blast. What I couldn’t imagine was that the party would start yesterday…and honestly, it was a blast. Nothing really outstanding, just four old close friends gathered having few beers…or so we thought. Can’t recall how many I had, but I reckon as for the increasing tone of our conversations they were many. Couldn’t stop laughing for 5 minutes!

So today, here I am recovering from a massive hangover.

I have two kinds of hangover: the deppresive one, not feeling like doing anything but laying on the couch in a vegetative stage usually accompanied with a feeling of sadness or nostalgia, and the cheerful one, being very pro-active, listening to music and feeling great for the night before.

Fortunately I’m passing through the second one, with the thought that tonight is also gonna be amazing, with the dj’n session and surrounded by several friends who have confirmed their assistance.

Having such positive expectations and being in high spirits despite the awful weather outside, I’ve spent the morning playing vinyls out loud.

Gotta admit there’s been another target, apart from giving me a treat. There are a bunch of skaters in the flat next door, spending the week on holidays, making lot of noise, breaking glass bottles and shouting all the bloody time. Today they’re bored, they cannot skate for the asphalt is wet and it’s raining, and no matter you might think I’m a bitch, now it’s my time for revenge and it’s my way to say: fuck you, assholes! I’m gonna try you hardly can sleep this morning.

The soundtrack for today, only in vinyl, has been this:

  • BADMOTORFINGER – SOUNDGARDEN (yellow vinyl, hypnotic)
  • QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
  • GRANDE ROCK – THE HELLACOPTERS
  • THE BLACK HALOS
  • RESPECT THE ROCK – THE HELLACOPTERS/GLUECIFER
  • DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED – THE DAMNED  (OMG, vinyl in blue!)

There’s still a long evening ahead, and I gotta prepare all the stuff for the session, so I think I will play some more blackies…I’m so glad when I see them spinning!