Saturday, September 26, 2009
Coldplay, Jay Z & Girls Aloud - Wembley 18.9.09
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Dollhouse & other stuff
I was disappointed with Derren Browns lottery show, despite normally being a big fan. As he did not reveal his prediction before the draw, it is more than likely there was a switcharoo somewhere along the line. (he did say in the trailers that this was 'misdirection') so a good magic trick. However, his explantion on the Friday was rubbish, though some of the tricks in the build up were impressive. Hopefully this Fridays one based on suggestion and hypnosis will be better. Also to look forward to (& setting the video / skyplus for) on Friday is the new series of Peep Show, one of the classic comedies of recent times. Just hope that as it is the sixth season, they haven't run out of ideas or get stale.
Has a good crawl of London on Saturday evening. After the draw at Charlton, where the pre-match pub of the Antigallican had some nice young barmaids in tight vests, we did the Chandos, Roundhouse, Lamb & Flag and Dehems where they had Lindeboom now on draught. Nice stuff.
I bought Dot Allison's new album (her fourth) and it's on a par with her debut. After going trancey on her second and far too acoustic on the third, she is back with more of a band sound whilst remaining dreamy meloncholy voiced it is more melodic. It has Pete Doherty and Paul Weller on it which may have helped. Finally, talking of music, if you get a chance type in 'Taylor Swift Def Leppard' into youtube and get songs from the US series crossroads where they duet on great versions of Photograph, Pour Some Sugar, Hysteria and Taylor Swifts songs Love Story and Should've Said No. Though you could say its slightly disturbing a 50 year old hairy bloke from Sheffield singing about pouring sugar with an attractive female teenager. Depends what your take on it is!
Friday, September 11, 2009
What's that coming over the hill?
Had a trip to Notting Hill record & tape exchange spending £42 on 17 albums which was bargain hunting to the extreme. Included in my purchase, although feeling it as a guilty pleasure, was Taylor Swift's Fearless album. Having played it last night it really is good! Other bergains were the aforementioned Automatic, Brett Anderson's solo album, Tina Dico and Gabriella Climi, alongside some classic rock albums not previously got to fill out my collection such as def Leppard's High & Dry and the best of Cheap Trick.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
I Hate People
Been a quiet two weeks mainly cause I've had a virus that made me dizzy if I stood up or turned my head, which at the beginning was accompanied by vomiting. Not nice, and lasted just under two weeks. To be honest I still get a bit groggy if I suddenly stand up so not fully recovered yet. This did allow me to go down to Dorset for a long weekend and make a fuss of my parents new Golden Retriever puppy who is lovely.
Illness also made me miss Saints home game v Brentford. In fact, we've played six games so far and I've only seen the opener v Millwall. It must be at least five years since I last missed five games on the trot! Therefore I can't comment on how we're doing though results aren't inspiring. Looking forward to Saturday's home game v Colchester and my first chance to see Rickie Lambert. I will also purchase Le God's autobiography then (taking Le Tiss!).
Also been very quiet on the gig front with one not for over two weeks, and another stadium band who I've not seen before nor particularly am a fan of, Coldplay. However, at the end of the month I reacquaint myself with Rose Elinor Dougall who is playing a pub in Shoreditch followed by a good run of Mott The Hoople, Luke Haines, Skunk Anasie and The Cult in quick sucession. All should be good (oopps forgot Hi Ho Silver Lining Jeff Beck too!)
Also excellent news in December when Skin are playing another gig, when the support is an acoustic set by Toby Jepson!
When I fully recovered I have been looking at how to fill the days whilst also looking for a job, and have remembered that most London Musuems are free. Therefore may have a few days coming up being a tourist in London entertaining myself for no money.
Finally, wasn't the ashes great! Superb and hopefully we can dominate the less important one days too that start tomorrow.