Am now a programmer! Am learning perl and python, htmldb, how to use linux properly, all sorts of mad stuff (well in techie terms anyway, its not like taking opium and shagging your nanny mad). Mind you, on the downside I am still fat. Going to learn lots of stuff and try and lose at least a bit of weight.

Just read a fantastic paragraph: The African American World Reference states that ” soul is a return to black music’s roots – gospel and blues. The style is marked by searing vocal intensity, use of church-rooted call-and-response, and extravagant melisma. If in the 1950s (Ray) Charles was the first to secularize pure gospel songs, that transformation realized its full flowering in the work of Aretha Franklin”.

Don’t know why, but reading that makes me feel happy

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