We are not a chemist or pharmacy. We do not sell plasters or aspirin or ibuprofen or paracetamol. I know that some touristy places do but we don’t. And don’t look so put out when we say we don’t sell medication. If your child had a reaction to it, you’d sue us.
I work at a museum in London. Sometimes customers ask us for crazy things, I think they think we’re something we are not. Here’s the first in a series…
1. Post Office
We did sell stamps up until last year but…they were only sold as packs of six first class U.K. stamps. Customers usually wanted one or two postcard stamps…oh and they were usually for overseas’ addresses. So we stopped selling stamps, oh yeah and the price of stamps went up too.
Everyday, my co-workers and I get asked if we sell stamps. Or asked what kind of stamp their card or postcard needs. Or how much it would cost to ship something they bought to the U.S. or Australia or Timbuktu…as I said to a nice old lady the other day; ‘I’m sorry but I don’t know, you’ll have to go to the post office.’
Sounds like: The Raincoats meets Elastica-style sing-a-long harmonies with the rough guitars and driving, catchy beats of 90′s grunge bands (plus, the girls in the band dress like it’s 1993).
Why you have heard of them: These Brits have made the trek to SXSW two years in a row now, their records blast out on Rough Trade and NME recently called them “London’s newest DIY shit-storm.” Noted.
What’s the deal?
Throwing Up started in 2010 after Camille Benett (vocals/guitars) and Clare James Clare (vocals/bass) finished up with their well-known four-piece Headless. They recruited Ben Rayner (formerly of Shitting Fists, The Permanent, Fading Fast) on drums and released their first single “Toothache” in March of last year. Buzzing around London, Throwing Up were quick to get over to the USA and spread their puke around. “There’s practically no examples of a bad girl group but they don’t get taken nearly as seriously,” Benett told MTV this year. “With guitar music, a band with just boys isn’t considered a “boy band” – when do people ever say, ‘Do you know that boy band, Radiohead?’ “We’re clearly in the same league as Radiohead, btw.” Maximum Rock n’ Rolllikes them and we do too. Watch out for their new record Over You which drops in July.
n. a relationship or friendship that you can’t get out of your head, which you thought had faded long ago but is still somehow alive and unfinished, like an abandoned campsite whose smoldering embers still have the power to start a forest fire.
Only hang around people that are positive and make you feel good. Anybody who doesn’t make you feel good kick them to the curb and the earlier you start in your life the better. The minute anybody makes you feel weird and non included or not supported, you know, either beat it or tell them to beat it.