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A regular blog by Martin Thompson, covering not only the latest Meiosis happenings but life, the universe and everything, with hopefully plenty of funny bits chucked in. Feel free to contact/rant at Martin on Facebook/Twitter, or hit the contact button to instantly share your thoughts!  

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Saturday 28th February 2015. Blog #107.

I LOVE YOU ALL

It would be terribly unforgiving of me to tell you at this point in a blog that I’m feeling alright. More than alright… I’m actually really happy with my dormant life and my unforgiving boredom with everything that is happening or anything that is ever likely to ever happen ever...

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Friday 31st January 2015. Blog #106.

THIS GUY SAT DOWN TO WRITE A BLOG, YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT…

I have become intrigued by the ‘Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle’. So much so, that I am considering naming my next album (in shops 2016) after him. He’s carved of stone and is stuck to a building behind St Nicholas’ Cathedral. Yeah kidz, Newcastle has 2 cathedrals because we are pretty thorough when it comes to making an exhibition of ourselves. A famous person once said “most cities build their cathedrals on the highest hill, in Newcastle they built a football ground”.  Which will please some of the Meiosis fans out there who also happen to be Kick A Ball Game fans. Anyway, the vampire rabbit is on this building and nobody really knows why it is there or how it came about. A couple of stories exist. One says that it is not a rabbit but it is in fact a hare and after being damaged its ears were stuck back on back to front, thus giving it the appearance of a rabbit. My problem with this story, even if it is true, is that it does not explain anything about the Vampire Rabbit as all it does is change the protagonist’s role in the story from being the creature of a rabbit carved from stone to the creature of a hare carved out of stone and we are still none the wiser as to why it is there and what it was intended (if anything) to represent...

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Wednesday 14th January 2015. Blog #105.

BLOG MORE

I’m sorry, I haven’t been able to blog much recently, I’m a cunt. I’m aware.

Well this is intended as a bit of a dip in the water. I will be blogging more this year . Don’t you worry...

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Sunday 23rd November 2014. Blog #104.

HERE I AM, HERE I AM, HERE I AM

For someone who wishes to remain laid back and does not wish to remain an angry tall man forever, I have remained remarkably calm about people who are not disabled parking in disabled parking bays. What has happened is that, over time and years and decades and… that’s what time is no? I have harnessed resentment for those whom I have always considered to be on the same side as me...

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Friday 31st October 2014. Blog #103.

WHAT’S SO FUNNY ABOUT PEACE, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING?

The thing I resent most about it all is that someone somewhere thought that we were all following the storyline of the OXO adverts.  The other thing I resent about everything is that people who seem uncannily nice in persona can be allowed to die and waste away to their rotting bongs and flesh, whist Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan both remain very much alive and absolutely incapable of making their dead decompositions in a nice bit of gravy. That is what I resent most. That is it...

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Saturday 4th October 2014. Blog #102.

BEFORE I GET RE-STARTED

I haven’t written a blog in a little while and that is because I have been busy organising and sorting other stuff. One of the things I organised and sorted out was the All Dayer at The Cluny, which I did not want to blog about beforehand as it was such an ordeal. I thought if I shared any of my thoughts on the matter, it would have a negative impact on my cheery promotional campaign...

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Tuesday 12th August 2014. Blog #101.

‘WHAT THE BLOG WAS THAT?’ or ‘NO NEED TO GET TOO BLOGGED DOWN WITH IT’ or ‘BLOG ME SIDEWAYS’.

In the middle of organising gigs and recording and editing podcasts, I appear to have written a new Meiosis album. This has come as a complete surprise to me, as I don’t remember doing much of it, but there it is, sitting on my hard drive as proof of its existence, and it very much sounds like I have done it.  It’s called Something Funny Happened on My Way to Utopia and it mainly consists of brand new songs along with a couple which I wrote 15 years ago...

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Wednesday 8th July 2014. Blog #100.

O N E H U N D R E D

Wow!

(I was very tempted to leave it at that for my own amusement)...

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Wednesday 2nd July 2014. Blog #99.

THE SOFTEST BULLET EVER SHOT

Who the hell is called ‘Rolf’ anyway? This is going to be a lot less strain on my already ‘Rolf’ tired Microsoft Office autocorrect/ smell checker.

I don’t normally write blogs about current things in the world that are happening now… but I feel I must…

Oh Rolf!?...

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Friday 25th April 2014. Blog #98.

THE OLD TRANSFORMERS

One morning, many moons ago, I was watching This Morning when Richard Madeley mentioned in passing during a discussion about road safety that when he is driving a car, he sometimes feels like he is in control of a killing machine. I’m not sure if he thought this was a good thing, a bad thing or a Mad thing (‘a Mad’ being short form for ‘A Madeley’) but  I am sure it is not a rational thought for any layperson who doesn’t feel the need to keep talking and talking, saying words, not allowing gaps or pauses for thought, and who does not consider their working day successful unless they have spoken aloud every thought that has passed thought their strange pink and spongy brain...

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Wednesday 12th February 2014. Blog #97.

A SEXY ARTHUR SCARGILL

In November 2001*, after having toured the country with my band, Meiosis (by which I mean that we had played in Newcastle AND Durham), I felt I was able to rest on my laurels a little bit. I was helping some friends out who were putting a gig on at Head of Steam in Newcastle. I carried amps and drums down those horrible, awkward stairs – which are typical of a music venue anywhere. Rarely have I played a small venue where you don’t have to carry loads of stuff either up something or down something.  Anyway, I was carrying heavy stuff down the stairs and putting it in roughly the correct place on the stage...

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Saturday 18th January 2014. Blog #96.

Happy, HAPPY, happy, HAPPY!

You know the word ‘putin’ is short for ‘putting your penis in a man’ don’t you? That’s why president Putin is so wound up trying to prove to the world that he is not gay. His name literally translates in ancient sexton times as President Putting Your Penis In A Man. And no worthy president wants that, or even one who is not worthy like President Putin. I didn’t want to go to Russia anyway...

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