bogwitch: (Love and Rockets - Terry)
There was no Glastonbury Festival this year, so to fill the void, I made my own!

Well, sort of. There was only one band...

Evidence of my insanity within... )
bogwitch: (Love and Rockets - Hopey)
The Good

The trip into London yesterday went textbook perfect, despite all the protests close to the Royal Albert Hall. In fact I didn't see a single protester the whole time. I was thinking I should have joined the protest, but as I didn't know about it until the day before, it wasn't very practical with my pre-paid parking and my cranky knee.

Editors were great though! I definitely want to see them again. This was all boosted by my unbelievably awesome seat about 3 metres away from the stage (unbelievable because I bought it well over halfway through the sale and even the people next to me were a bit surprised by how close it was - they went and checked the back of the hall to check they were in the right place! The only way I could have been closer would have been if I'd been in the row in front. Wow). That's eye-contact with the bassist distance (not that I really wanted that...). Anyway, great band, great gig, great night out.

And because more people need to experience the awesomeness (film not taken by me btw, I was much nearer than that!):



That's enough squee. Normal service will now resume.

The Bad

It's been awhile, but personal injury never stays a away from me for long. Knackered this morning after the late night, the cat standing on my head at 4am and the clocks going forward, I managed to scrape my arm along the spout of the just boiled kettle. Thus hours of icing my arm and the resulting owness that is still owing me now. :(

ETA: Blisters! Eek!

Ow!


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bogwitch: (Love and Rockets - Hopey)
The Good

The trip into London yesterday went textbook perfect, despite all the protests close to the Royal Albert Hall. In fact I didn't see a single protester the whole time. I was thinking I should have joined the protest, but as I didn't know about it until the day before, it wasn't very practical with my pre-paid parking and my cranky knee.

Editors were great though! I definitely want to see them again. This was all boosted by my unbelievably awesome seat about 3 metres away from the stage (unbelievable because I bought it well over halfway through the sale and even the people next to me were a bit surprised by how close it was - they went and checked the back of the hall to check they were in the right place! The only way I could have been closer would have been if I'd been in the row in front. Wow). That's eye-contact with the bassist distance (not that I really wanted that...). Anyway, great band, great gig, great night out.

And because more people need to experience the awesomeness (film not taken by me btw, I was much nearer than that!):



That's enough squee. Normal service will now resume.

The Bad

It's been awhile, but personal injury never stays a away from me for long. Knackered this morning after the late night, the cat standing on my head at 4am and the clocks going forward, I managed to scrape my arm along the spout of the just boiled kettle. Thus hours of icing my arm and the resulting owness that is still owing me now. :(

ETA: Blisters! Eek!

Ow!


.

Finally!

Apr. 4th, 2006 12:01 am
bogwitch: (ape sex terry)
Depeche Mode


::worships::


.

Finally!

Apr. 4th, 2006 12:01 am
bogwitch: (ape sex terry)
Depeche Mode


::worships::


.
bogwitch: (ape sex2)
Yesterday, ah yesterday. Where to begin? At the beginning, of course…

Got to Belgo's restaurant a bit early and they were closed so went for a walk. On the way back, met [livejournal.com profile] hesadevil who'd come to a similar conclusion. We found somewhere to sit and waited for [livejournal.com profile] calove and [livejournal.com profile] gamiila to arrive and the restaurant to open.

We'd been seated at the table for awhile when [livejournal.com profile] calove turned up. She'd been delayed due to car hitting a bridge. We settled in and waited for [livejournal.com profile] gamiila. After some more time we decided we'd better start lunch in case we got kicked out. Hah! Little did we know that we would be mid-meal.

The restaurant was on FIRE!!! [livejournal.com profile] calove saw the smoke in the basement.

Where was [livejournal.com profile] gamiila?

We were all evacuated and told to leave the vincinity as three fire enginees turned up. [livejournal.com profile] gamiila was still MIA, and [livejournal.com profile] calove and [livejournal.com profile] hesadevil needed to check into their hotel. Not knowing when or if [livejournal.com profile] gamiila was going to show it was decided to move and call her to met us elsewhere. Except we couldn't get though. [livejournal.com profile] calove spent most of the afternoon in the hotel trying to ring or leave a message.

[livejournal.com profile] hesadevil was due to meet the CDS crowd in Islingston, so [livejournal.com profile] calove and I tagged along. [livejournal.com profile] gamiila had still not been located, and we thought we'd probably find her at the venue. The CDS "crowd" turned out to be three people, but they were very nice.

Got to the venue, and [livejournal.com profile] gamiila was located safe and sound.

Waiting for the gig to start... )

On to JM. With caution. )

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bogwitch: (Ape Sex)
Just back from seeing Dead can Dance.

Fantastic. Even if I missed three songs because I had to go to the loo and they wouldn't let me back in until the songs finished. They are the first musicians to move me to tears by a performance.


I was amused when a gourd was shaken.
bogwitch: (p kitty)
Um, looking back over the week, it doesn't look like I've had much to say. It not been the most exciting week, a night bowling aside I haven't really done much. We did finish Gauntlet: Dark Legacy on the PS2 though. I'm now bereft. Does anyone know of anything similar for the PS2?

Last night though Bob and I went to see The Selecter, the old Ska band playing a pub in Harrow. Ska always reminds me of junior school and of being chased by glue sniffers in the woods. What happened to glue sniffers? They seem to have disappeared. I think maybe they are either dead or were at this gig. I've never been to such a testeosterone filled evening, I think was only a step down from boxing! You know the type of man of whom people say "That's guys a nutter!"? Well he was there, with all his identical pit bull mates, and I never felt threatened once. Good evening out.

Three fifths of Bob's "band" were there last night. The band now has a name: CRISIS CULT (Don't laugh), and they're aiming for their first gig in December, God help us. PG, the "frontman" kindly provided me with an exclusive interview for their web site. Watch this space.

Dunno about this film JM's supposed to be in, doesn't sound like my sort of thing at all. Good luck to him though, it's a good step for his career. Does this mean he'll only be in AtS for brief visits then? What about the hair? I like the hair as it is, but somehow don't see it in facist Italy.
bogwitch: (p kitty)
Um, looking back over the week, it doesn't look like I've had much to say. It not been the most exciting week, a night bowling aside I haven't really done much. We did finish Gauntlet: Dark Legacy on the PS2 though. I'm now bereft. Does anyone know of anything similar for the PS2?

Last night though Bob and I went to see The Selecter, the old Ska band playing a pub in Harrow. Ska always reminds me of junior school and of being chased by glue sniffers in the woods. What happened to glue sniffers? They seem to have disappeared. I think maybe they are either dead or were at this gig. I've never been to such a testeosterone filled evening, I think was only a step down from boxing! You know the type of man of whom people say "That's guys a nutter!"? Well he was there, with all his identical pit bull mates, and I never felt threatened once. Good evening out.

Three fifths of Bob's "band" were there last night. The band now has a name: CRISIS CULT (Don't laugh), and they're aiming for their first gig in December, God help us. PG, the "frontman" kindly provided me with an exclusive interview for their web site. Watch this space.

Dunno about this film JM's supposed to be in, doesn't sound like my sort of thing at all. Good luck to him though, it's a good step for his career. Does this mean he'll only be in AtS for brief visits then? What about the hair? I like the hair as it is, but somehow don't see it in facist Italy.
bogwitch: (Default)
I'm knackered.

Just as well I took the day off to watch the Buffy finale (yes really!), as I'm feeling really awful. What could be the reason for this?

The bloody trains, that's what. Who in their right mind co-ordinates the last Tube train to Euston to arrive about two minutes before the last train out into the country? Come on, London is supposed to be an international city for god's sake! An Olympic sprinter couldn't make it from the underground to the mainline platform in the amount of time they give you. And this isn't the first time I've been stranded by useless public transport either.

OK, to be fair a lot of my grogginess has to do with cigarette smoke from the gig we went to (I swear I didn't drink a drop), not the fact I got to bed about half two last night, but still.

As mentioned above, Bob and I ventured out last night to see Katastropy Wife(new band of Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland)/Siobhan Fahey/(somebody or other who was boring)/The Suffrajets/Hooker/(someone else who were crap), at the Highbury Garage. The last time we saw Katastrophy Wife they were so bad it was embarrassing, more people were there for the support band (the Suffrajets) than the headliner and by the time they come on there were about 50 people left (not enough for a decent mosh pit). They then proceeded to play really badly and get annoyed. This they were much better and the whole gig had a much better atmosphere - except for gaggle of annoying girls who pissed us off last time getting absolutely wasted. Next time I see them I'll punch their smug attention seeking, faux lesbian faces for them.

That felt much better. Back to bed, I think.

Bogwitch
bogwitch: (Default)
I'm knackered.

Just as well I took the day off to watch the Buffy finale (yes really!), as I'm feeling really awful. What could be the reason for this?

The bloody trains, that's what. Who in their right mind co-ordinates the last Tube train to Euston to arrive about two minutes before the last train out into the country? Come on, London is supposed to be an international city for god's sake! An Olympic sprinter couldn't make it from the underground to the mainline platform in the amount of time they give you. And this isn't the first time I've been stranded by useless public transport either.

OK, to be fair a lot of my grogginess has to do with cigarette smoke from the gig we went to (I swear I didn't drink a drop), not the fact I got to bed about half two last night, but still.

As mentioned above, Bob and I ventured out last night to see Katastropy Wife(new band of Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland)/Siobhan Fahey/(somebody or other who was boring)/The Suffrajets/Hooker/(someone else who were crap), at the Highbury Garage. The last time we saw Katastrophy Wife they were so bad it was embarrassing, more people were there for the support band (the Suffrajets) than the headliner and by the time they come on there were about 50 people left (not enough for a decent mosh pit). They then proceeded to play really badly and get annoyed. This they were much better and the whole gig had a much better atmosphere - except for gaggle of annoying girls who pissed us off last time getting absolutely wasted. Next time I see them I'll punch their smug attention seeking, faux lesbian faces for them.

That felt much better. Back to bed, I think.

Bogwitch

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