Tweet I wouldn't normally go for a cheap laugh here, but someone emailed me this Oxegen-related photo a few days ago and it's just too good. Captions are welcome below. As the submission date for my thesis approaches, I will find it increasingly difficult to post new content here. It's hard to open the little blogger window after spending hours tangled in qualitative data analysis. All I want to do is play computer games and eat fizzy sweets. The more mentally taxing the PhD gets, the more I regress during my free time. I found myself passively watching a programme called The Hoobs on CBeebies the other day. I will try of course to keep things ticking over until the end of September, and I am sure that there will be times when I use the blog as a release valve, but yeah, that's why things are quiet round here as of late. MP3: jj-ecstacy This hiphop plagiarising hymn to disco-biccies is from a Swedish electronic pop group called jj. Their new album jj - n° 2 (someone tell me how to ask for that in a record shop) is a treasure. Like fellow Scandis The Tough Alliance, their music radiates qualities of summer. World music influences, shuffling Madchester percussion, gorgeous vocals and an unashamedly drugged-up aesthetic melt into a sticky citrus puddle on the best album I've heard this year since Merriweather. Gleeful and gorgeous.