THE THINGS I DON’T LIKE PART 2



Songs I Don’t Like Listening To Anymore



Part 1


I also can’t listen to any songs that were released in 2009, or any albums that were released that year, and 2009 was the most difficult year of my life because I hadn’t been enjoying life at all that year. Remember what was said in the section ‘Two Important Stories’ about my then imaginary girlfriend Karen being at her worst because of that?


In 2014, I found that I still had an Editors album that I had bought in 2009 and was released that year called In This Light And On This Evening and I asked my Mum to take it to the charity shop, and so she did. Other albums that were released in 2009 and I bought include Quicken The Heart by Maximo Park, and Wall Of Arms by The Maccabees, and I gave them both away in about 2010. Maximo Park hasn’t got a Wikipedia entry in this paragraph because the band title has a double dot over the I, and I can’t hyperlink to the Wikipedia page because of that. If you want to find out more about Maximo Park on Wikipedia, just go to the ‘Quicken The Heart’ link, and you will find another link from there, because probably all Wikipedia pages have links that take you to other pages.



Part 2


There are some songs that I don’t like listening to anymore because they remind me of when I used to listen to them a lot in 2009. Here is a list of what they are, all of which are by the same singer. I have decided to give each of these songs Wikipedia links so that anyone who views this bit of writing can find out more about the song, and not YouTube links so that I can’t listen to them on YouTube via my website. I don’t have a problem with other people liking them.


1. John Lennon - Imagine

2. John Lennon - Instant Karma

3. John Lennon - Mother

4. John Lennon - Jealous Guy

5. John Lennon - Power To The People

6. John Lennon - Cold Turkey

7. John Lennon - Love

8. John Lennon - Mind Games

9. John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night

10. John Lennon - #9 Dream


I do love Roxy Music’s version of ‘Jealous Guy’, mind you if it wasn’t for John Lennon’s version, there wouldn’t have been their version, and the fact that it was a tribute to him and was released not so long after he was murdered.


Some time ago in about 2011, my Mum bought be a John Lennon album, and it was called Working Class Hero - The Definitive Collection which was released in 2005 and consists of two discs. I know for a fact that all ten of the songs mentioned in the list above are some of the songs on the album, all of which have previously appeared on the album Lennon Legend - The Very Best Of John Lennon. Well anyway, I was out having a walk with my Mum in our local cemetery on Sunday the 19th of July 2015, and I couldn’t enjoy it on that particular occasion because I was under a lot of stress because I was thinking about those songs being in my head without wanting to. I hadn’t been listening to any of them beforehand, but it did remind me of when I found life difficult in 2009 though I know that was six years before.


If John Lennon was still alive and he was reading this, I’d apologise to him for this, but after we got back from being out, I smashed up both the discs as well as the case for it. In the process of smashing up one of the discs, I accidentally cut one of my fingers on my left hand. Though there are green Amazon link to the albums mentioned in the previous paragraph, I don’t think I’ll ever order either of them for myself.


After I smashed the discs and the case up in little bits, I put them in a used coke bottle, filled the bottle up with water, put the lid on tight, and wrapped it up in kitchen paper and sellotape, after which, I made a lighthouse out of it. It wasn’t a full sized coke bottle, and the lighthouse I made out of it is white and blue. I could have painted it white and red, but I used up all the red paint on all the other lighthouses I’ve made in the past. I used to make ones out of used bubble bath bottles, but I now prefer to use used coke bottles because they’re very round whereas bubble bath bottles are not quite as round.



Part 3


Another song I really can’t bare to listen to anymore is a song by The Cure called ‘Friday I’m In Love’. The reason for that is because on Thursday the 7th of April 2016, I was out with one of my support workers, and in the car on the way home, I was listening to that song on my MP3 Player when the support worker accidentally hit a muntjac. Worse, less than a minute later, I accidentally saw a stranger walking the opposite way and memorised that person without wanting to. No offence to that person though.


After I got home, I was so stressed, that I smashed up my Cure CD; I smashed up the disc and the case for it, which got the stress out of my system. I express my deepest apologies to any of the members and former members should they read this bit. After I smashed up the disc and the case, I put all the broken bits in a used bubble bath bottle and filled it up with water. The next day, Friday the 8th of April, I shook the bottle to a ‘Top Of The Pops’ performance of the song ‘The Boys Of Summer’ by former Eagles drummer Don Henley. I did have a red YouTube link to the clip on this page, but the clip has been removed from YouTube. Anyway, afterwards there was a real mess in the bottle from shaking it.


Anyway, I made a green lighthouse out of the used bubble bath bottle with the water in it and the broken Cure CD in it. It was completed on Friday the 22nd of April 2016 as I didn’t start work on it straight after putting the booklet, the broken disc and case into it and filling it with water. I didn’t even expect to complete it that soon. I have made other lighthouses beforehand which will be mentioned in this section later on.



Part 4


Other songs I don’t like listening to anymore include those that I used to make up my own words to, something I was interested in doing when I was younger. I remember making up my own words to some Pink Floyd songs that were in a very different vein to what they were all about, and the song titles were different as well. I’m not going to go into full detail of what they were about, but below this paragraph is a list of 20 songs by the band I can’t listen to anymore to let those who read this bit know which ones I am talking about because of the embarrassment of privately plagiarising some of the band’s work, though this was before I even heard of the term ‘plagiarism’. As you can see, I have given them blue Wikipedia links instead of red YouTube links to stop myself from having access to listen to any one of them on YouTube via this page.


1. Astronomy Domine

2. See Emily Play

3. Jugband Blues

4. Time

5. Money

6. Shine On You Crazy Diamond

7. Wish You Were Here

8. Dogs

9. The Thin Ice

10. Another Brick In The Wall

11. Mother

12. Goodbye Blue Sky

13. Young Lust

14. Hey You

15. Comfortably Numb

16. The Show Must Go On

17. In The Flesh

18. Run Like Hell

19. Waiting For The Worms

20. The Fletcher Memorial Home



Programmes I Don’t Like Watching Anymore



Part 1 = Count Arthur Strong


I got a DVD of the first series of a comedy programme which I got into in early 2015 called Count Arthur Strong. I got it for my 28th birthday on the 30th of May 2015, as well as other presents obviously.


I didn’t bring myself to start watching the DVD of the first series of ‘Count Arthur Strong’ until Saturday the 11th of July 2015 when I watched the first episode with my Mum while we had food from the chip shop. We watched each new episode of the series on DVD each time we had our food from the chip shop. I didn’t enjoy the programme as much as I thought I would because the things that happened in the first series, especially the second episode of the series make me imagine what it’s like to actually be there.


Well anyway, on Friday the 4th of December 2015, I decided to watch the whole series in my bedroom to see if I still actually like it, and I wasn’t even enjoying it thoroughly, I was just going through the motions of it. Mind you my interest of watching the programme did start to falter about four days after I first watched the second episode on Saturday the 18th of July 2015. In the middle of the fourth episode of the first series, the DVD froze in the machine, and I took out the DVD and smashed it up which obviously isn’t ideal under such circumstances. I even smashed up the case for it and I put all the little bits of the disc and the case into a used coke bottle and filled it up with water.


After that, I shook the bottle a lot to five songs I listened to in the process that evening. In the latter stages of shaking the bottle quickly to the five songs, I changed hands more quickly. After that, there was a real mess in the bottle. I’m not at all bothered about no longer owning the DVD because of what I did to it seeing as I no longer like ‘Count Arthur Strong’. I apologise to any cast member who would ever read this. I don’t so much not like the programme because of the DVD freezing in the machine, but more for the reasons mentioned earlier in this bit.


I made another lighthouse; I wrapped the bottle up with kitchen paper and sellotape and painted it. This lighthouse was completed on Sunday the 6th of December 2015 and was a darker blue. After I finished painting the lighthouse, I put a layer of sellotape around it so that the paint didn’t smudge. I didn’t need very much sellotape to do that, and in fact I had just about enough for it. Not that I can see it anymore obviously, but the mess in the bottle remains as well as the water in it. ‘Mess in the bottle’ is only three letters short of ‘message in the bottle’. When I told my Mum I had just about enough sellotape for it, she still suggested to me that she gets me some more sellotape in case I would want to make anymore lighthouses in the future, so she did.


On Sunday the 20th of December 2015, my Aunt Lisa and her husband Glenn came to our house for the day, and because I had already given Lisa one of my lighthouses I made for her some time ago, I gave Glenn one of my blue lighthouses mentioned in this section that I made. I mean the bright blue one and not the dark blue one.


I was at my Nan and Granddad’s house for a weekend in February 2016, and I took the dark blue lighthouse with me to their house, and I gave it to one of their neighbours called Ken.



Part 2 = The Young Ones



2.1


Although I like watching certain comedy programmes, there are certain bits in them which I don’t like coming across. In the fourth episode of the first series of The Young Ones called ‘Bomb’ the character Rick, played by Rik Mayall is in what he thinks is the post office, when in fact it’s the DHSS, and he’s horrible to an old man, and he says to him, “I think old people are really boring, and the only reason you don’t understand our music is that you don’t like it”, and it’s a bit that I don’t like watching in that episode because I wouldn’t speak to anyone like that, and the fact that I would hate it if I got mistaken for someone who would behave like that. Well anyway, he writes a telegram to Margaret Thatcher to let her know that they’ve got a bomb, and in the telegram, he says, “Do what we want or we’ll blow it up”. Well anyway whilst writing his telegram, he stops the server from serving the old man behind him, and I don’t like watching that bit either because it makes me imagine that I’m behaving in a somewhat similar way, which I would never do, and the fact that I would hate it if anyone thought I would.


As a matter of fact, I have completely gone off ‘The Young Ones’ as I hate the bit in the sketch in the episode called ‘Interesting’ where near the end of it, Neil thought he woke up from a bad dream, and just before the credits rolled, he looked into the camera and said, “Oh, it was all a dream. Fancy that. Phew!” You may know that episode if you have ever watched ‘The Young Ones’; it’s the fifth episode of the first series. After the credits did roll, it turned out he wasn’t dreaming, and that is not conducive to the things I would make up in my own head. I never liked that bit in the first place, but it has become a major problem for me. It would have been better if it had been a dream otherwise I wouldn’t have disliked that episode, mind you that probably wouldn’t have been what the makers of the programme wanted.


It’s actually my least favourite episode of ‘The Young Ones’ ever, and I know damn well not to watch it without anyone telling me not to. However, there is a funny bit in it where Rick turned on the record player, and only about two seconds later, two police officers turned up, one of which smashed the record player with his baton, and said that “the music’s too loud” and that “the neighbours have been complaining”, after which he turned to Rick and said, “You just watch your step sonny!” I still can’t bring myself to watch that bit because of the thought of the ending of that episode.



Other


One of the things I used to like doing was watching stand-up comedy DVDs, but I’ve fallen out of love with doing so now. I did get nine stand-up comedy DVDs for Christmas in 2015, but in early January 2016 I gave them all away, as well as many of the others I got beforehand. The reason for that is because I don’t like coming across the audience being filmed on them. It’s not seeing them laughing that’s the problem, it’s once I come across their face, I automatically memorise that face without wanting to, though I only seem to just have it with the young audience members and not the older audience members as well.


Remember what was said on my website earlier on about the fact that I don’t like memorising strangers’ faces. I got six stand-up comedy DVDs for Christmas in 2016, and I have decided that I don’t want anymore stand-up comedy DVDs for Christmas or for my birthday apart from Ross Noble’s DVDs should be do anymore because you don’t see the audience being filmed on his ones.


As well as being glad not to get anymore stand-up comedy DVDs from now on, the main reason why I didn’t like coming across young audience members being filmed on all the stand-up comedy DVDs that I used to have was because I personally find teenagers and young people threatening. Can I just point out, I know that most teenagers and young people are not threatening.


The only times I am comfortable around young people is when I’m being served in a pub or something and when I’m around those that I know. It’s certainly not the young audience members’ fault they’re being filmed, but I will say that I was worried that I was coming across any young audience members that were threatening, because some audience members tend to get drunk at a stand-up comedy show.


Another reason why I didn’t like seeing young audience members being filmed was because I worry that even though they’re laughing, they’re not actually happy, and that they’re like, “Oh, we’re alright, we’ll have a couple of drinks and then pay for laughter, we’re fine”. You know that it’s not that I am inspired not to laugh by that or that I am inspired not to be happy by that.



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