literature

M Train

I’m currently reading M Train by Patti Smith. A while back I picked up a second hand copy of Just Kids, and loved it. I loved the story of Patti and Robert Mapplethorpe, I loved the way she wrote. I loved her tales of meeting Warhol, and William Burroughs, so I really wanted to read this book too.
It isn’t disappointing. It makes New York sound like an amazing place to live. The artists, the cafe’s the music scene.
Yes, Glasgow has these too, and I know I’m romanticising NY in my head, but…..

This weekend I’m off travelling for three weeks. Thailand. Phuket, Chang Mai and Bangkok, then a stop off in Dubai on the way home. I can’t wait. There’s changes at work, and I need to switch off from them.
I’ve picked up a travel yoga mat, and I’m going to have some me time. I’m taking Lord of the Flies, and The Godfather to read. I’ve not read LotF since I was at school, so I’m looking forward to that, and I’ve never read The Godfather.

I’m planing of having a digital detox too, so I won’t be posting anything until I get back.

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Yoga and zines

Different teacher at the yoga class last night, the regular one had a meeting to go to.  It was interesting seeing how someone else teaches the same style of yoga.
She took it a bit slower and was a bit more fun than the usual teacher (not that she’s not a friendly fun person, just she comes across a little more reserved than the teacher from last night), and this was pretty good, as there was a few people who came along who had never done yoga before.

I think between the two of them, and the Iyenga class I used to go to, I’ll now have a good idea of what I can do for a practice on my own when I’m not at a class.

Got a superb little literary zine through the post yesterday.  Razur Cuts is published in Falkirk, Scotland, and features poetry, stories, interviews and music.  It’s got a punky feel to it, and this is reflected in the bands that are interviewed.  The second issue has just come out, and it’s been expanded to feature more content than the first issue.  It’s a great read, and I recommend it.  Grab a copy if you can.

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