Monday, January 02, 2006

"The initial day of a calendar serves as a historical time-lapse camera. And, basically, it is the same day that keeps recurring in the guise of holidays, which are days of remembrance. Thus the calendars do not measure time as clocks do [....]"
- Walter Benjamin, "Theses on the Philosophy of History" (a quote wrenched hideously out of context)

Happy new one. Time for relaxation has proved successful - I can promise a lot less bitching and moaning in 2006, as compared with the previous year. And though 2005 was, for me, officially the least productive twelve months on record, it did bring me knowledge of The Knife, Stuart Price in all his incarnations, Desperate Housewives and Kate Bush, so I guess it's not all bad. Bis Sp├Ąter, meine Freunde!


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