April 27, 2009

Monday Swahili Death Flu Roundup


True story — I was all set to write about good music this week and then I got sledgehammered Sunday by some virulent strain of Swahili Death Flu (what I am affectionately calling it) and ended up literally laying on my bathroom floor instead, for many hours. I just returned from the ER where I got pumped full of shiver-inducingly cold IV fluids and injected with anti-nausea stuff.

The best part of the visit may have been the desk clerk guy who remained hidden from my view but often belted out Kinks songs with great vigor. It’s the little things in life, you know?

More later.


  • I hope you’re feeling better Heather! I know there’s some bad stuff going around these days.

    The Blot — April 27, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

  • Get well soon Heather. This old man’s only had proper ‘flu once, but I know how bad it can be.

    Love your blog. My favourite read and listen of the day. You’ve pointed me to some fine music over the last year or two.

    Andy Bridle — April 28, 2009 @ 1:05 am

  • Hey Heather!

    Get well soon!
    It´s a weird time and strange things happen… so I hope you´ll be alright!

    Love your blog!

    *hi from germany*

    Mandy — April 28, 2009 @ 5:23 am

  • Heather

    Sorry to hear about your trip to the hospital. It’s one trip no one like to take.
    Hope you feel better soon.

    At least you had the karaoke stylings of Ray Davies to help ease your aching bones while you waited.

    Chris Knudson

    Chris Knudson — April 28, 2009 @ 5:55 am

  • I’ve heard a whole lot of distressing news about Flus, I hope you won’t let it get to you. Remember that happy thoughts are one huge leap towards good health (here’s some of mine).
    I hope you’ll get better soon, or I shall miss you greatly.

    Kind regards,

    Diogo — April 28, 2009 @ 7:23 am

  • Hope you feel better Heather. Try these Kinks songs ” Have a Cuppa Tea” or “Afternoon Tea” to get some relief.

    Daniel — April 28, 2009 @ 7:43 am

  • Ack! Was it the swine flu everyone’s talking about??

    theEvilAngel — April 28, 2009 @ 9:26 am

  • Feel better

    Miles — April 28, 2009 @ 11:18 am

  • Feel better Heather. Have you ever read Ray Davies sorta autobiography “X-Ray”? Interesting read (it’s a book only Ray Davies would write) and you can probably breeze through it by the time you get better.

    Cheers –


    scott — April 28, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

  • better hes singing the Kinks than Anthrax!!!

    Jeff Topping — April 28, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

  • Captain Smith said to Pocahontas …..get well wordsmith.

    Russell — April 28, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

  • Hey- Feel better Heather. The flu sucks.

    spookycat — April 28, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

  • i hope you’re feeling well soon heather! take care..

    eric o — April 28, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

  • I hope that you are feeling better soon and thank you for the update. I was wondering if things were ok in your world. Kudos to the entertainment.

    Jen — April 29, 2009 @ 4:59 am

  • get well soon…..and lisen to ed harcourt….that always cheers me up when i’m sick!!!!

    greg thomas — April 29, 2009 @ 8:34 am

  • Hope you feel better soon, Heather…

    severine — April 29, 2009 @ 9:24 am

  • As as it wasn’t the Swine Flu I think you’ll be okay.

    Matthew — April 29, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

  • I hope you’re feeling a little better now hon xx

    last year's girl — May 2, 2009 @ 7:46 am

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