Complimentary Phoenix T-Shirt, so I have been accepted into the Phoenix family, fixing Rachaels computer probably helped, but hey, it is my second home, apart from the family dog, seems to have taken a dislike to me, trying to rip my arm off as I walked up the stairs, but it makes life interesting. Got some pictures of the Phoenix 5, which are the house band for the lack of a better name, although only 4 were in on acoustic day, will put those pictures up sometime tomorrow, my brain isnt working too well after being sat in the pub all day.
I managed to forget to record Scrapheap Challenge, Enterprise and Robot Wars for the second week in a row, now I have nothing to watch tonight. But England managed a cricket score in the rugby against Uruguay, winning 111 – 13, so its been a pretty good day apart from the minor dog attack incident, but we shall forget about that.
Currently Listening to: Bring It On Home, by The Southpaw Jinx (see yesterdays update)
Another night out at the Phoenix, another 3 live bands, first up was Rend Asunder, who were far too shouty for my liking, but I guess there is a market for random noise. Second up were Mockin’ Grin, another shouty type band, but better than Rend Asunder. Finally, The Southpaw Jinx were up for an hour set as another band pulled out (result!!!), what can I say about these guys, bloody amazing, impressed me so much that I bought 2 of their CDs, a bargain at £2 each. They have an early Metallica feel about them, who knows, in a few years they could be the next Metallica, good luck to them is what I say. I did remember to take some photo’s inbetween enjoying the music, they can be found here, then click on the ’01/11/03′ link.
Also today, I pulled my finger out and created a proper site for all the pictures that I take while out at live gigs, so you can now take a leasurely stroll around my live world.
In sport, Plymouth Argyle could only manage a 2 – 2 draw against Oldham (a bit disapointing after the recent run of big wins), but despite this, they are still top of Division 2. Ireland almost managed to turn over the Aussies in the rugby, only 1 point in it at the end of the game, the Scots scraped through to the next round by beating Fiji by 2 points, so things are looking good for the home nations at the moment.
Last night, I ended up at the Phoenix yet again, with a dozen of my mates as they were all going to the Halloween bash at C103, but unfortunately I couldnt go, as I am banned for life, which doesnt normally bother me, but when all your mates are going and you cant, it tends to really hit you. Just as well I couldnt go really, early mornings and late nights dont mix, left the Phoenix at 11:30, got home, turned on the TV, and fell asleep within minutes, hence the lack of updates last night. No bands were playing last night, so no pictures this morning, but will be out at the Phoenix for 4 live bands tonight, so pictures either tonight or tomorrow.
Well, this morning felt like a cold day in hell for me after last nights belated birthday festivities, take some advice from me, dont drink to excess, its not big, and its not clever, and I am never gonna drink again, well until next time anyway. I managed to get some great pictures of the live gig at the Phoenix before going clubbing, pictures here.
But later in the day after taking some drugs (not the illegal type) I felt much better, and I got a visit from my good friend, Dave, that I havent seen in 6 months. Not only that, but he asked me to be his best man at his wedding to his better half, Lynne. So its been a generally good day, although I am still feeling a little fragile, thanks to the demon drink, should be back to normal tomorrow hopefully.
It’s an early update from me today, as I probably wont be in any state to even sit at the PC, let alone type something! I am going out to celebrate my birthday, OK, it’s 2 days late, but the lack of cash on Monday was a killer, also all my my mates got paid either yesterday or today, so my birthday ended up on a really bad day this year. Click here to see if you are a geek or not, I only managed 43% which suprised me as I consider myself quite a geek, but the test says that I am not, so I am happy.
Canabis is to be downgraded to a class C drug, about time in my opinion, I personally dont touch canabis, or any other drug (unless you include alcohol) but I have plenty of friends that do. It’s not anymore harmful than smoking in my opinion, and I think it should be legalised fully, or make smoking tabacco illegal as well, but thats never gonna happen as the government would lose too much money is extortionate taxes on tabacco.
Today I found out that my brother had accidentally thrown out my Telewest/Blueyonder bill, I called Telewest to request that a copy of the bill be sent to me, and guess what, £10 administration charge. For £10, I expect the bill to be embossed onto gold, what the hell is this world coming to, the bill is only for £27. Also today I have been playing the Weakest Link Online game, managed to win the £10k after several attempts (31), a lot harder than it looks, just a shame that its virtual money, rather than hard cash, £10k would be very handy at the moment.
Other than that, I havent done too much today, played a little Gran Turismo 3, watched a dodgy Japanese dubbed movie, fixed a minor glitch in the site, installed Steam, so a return to playing TFC is likely, and been looking into some noise pollution, thinking of getting myself a drum kit.
…And I dont have any money to celebrate it. :crying:
My computer decided to give me a shock earlier, when the PSU decided it had enough and rather spectacularly nuked itself, just as well I have a side window in my PC so I could see what happening and hit the power switch before it damaged any other componants. Luckily I had a spare power supply from a previous case, although, its only 300watts, the nuked one was 400watts. So looks like its gonna be more cost to me as I really need to get a more powerful PSU, another £40 I really cant afford to spend, damn frustrating, nothing goes wrong when I have the cash, and as soon as I have no cash, something goes wrong.
Also today I got a call from BT demanding that I pay my bill immediately by debit or credit card, which is impossible as I cant get a bank account, because of stupid bureaucracy, I need a passport or drivers licence, they wont accept anything else. Anyway back onto BT, its only 4 days overdue, and I intended to pay the bill in full tomorrow, how greedy can a company get, it’s only £40 FFS, whats this world coming to?
Something amusing this morning, I was listening to my local radio station, Plymouth Sound, and they seemed to be an hour ahead of everyone else, so I thought that they must have forgotten to set their clocks back. But unlike 2000 other people, I resisted the temptation to call the station about their time keeping error, just as well, as the station were winding people up, some people rushed to work thinking they were late, but were infact early, but I thought that it was a cracking joke, top marks, Plymouth Sound.
Getting back to my birthday, if anyone from Plymouth is reading this, and you want to buy me a birthday drink, send me an Email, probably wont work, but worth a try :wink:
I have just compiled my last stats update for PC Format SETI@home, I have been compiling the stats for the last 12 months, and had become such a big part of my life, but due to other commitments I am no longer able to devote as much time as is required, so I thought it best to stand down as statsman.
In other news, England have made it through to the last 8 of the rugby world cup, although not very convincingly, the 35 – 22 scoreline flattered the English, I hope they can up their game for the upcoming matches or else they will be dumped out of the cup.
Currently listening to Metallica’s ‘Reload’ album.
Argyle are doing exceptionally well at the moment another win against Blackpool today, only a solitary goal separated the teams, which is quite disapointing with the recent goal rush, but at the end of the day, it’s a win, and it puts Plymouth 3 points clear at the top of division 2.
In rugby, Wales are through to the last 8 teams with a 27 – 15 win over Italy (who said Wales were rubbish), Scotland havent been so fortunate, losing 51 – 9 to France. Their best hope for qualification now is second place in the heats. England play tomorrow, hopefully it will be another convincing win.
On the personal front, there isnt much to report, being totally skint I cant afford to go out and do anything, and the Phoenix is out of bounds tonight, they have some wierd fetish night going on, I think I will keep my distance from that. I have been having a lazy day really, sat down watching TV for most of the day, notably the Rugby this morning, Charmed and Alias tonight.
Currently listening to Avril Lavigne’s, Let Go album.
It’s a sad day for British aviation (I know the French helped to build it) as Concorde takes to the skies for the final time, I hope Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airlines can buy Concorde and keep supersonic travel alive for at least another 10 years. I have been to see another 4 live bands tonight, Fog Donkey, Klay, Opium, and Serenity, pictures can be found here, it’s a great shame that hardly anyone came to the gig, dont know why, all the bands were quality bands, guess there’s no accounting for taste. I had planned to go home at 11pm, but those plans were blown out of the water by the offer of free beer. Ended up spending a further 2 1/2 hours in the Phoenix, talking to the members of Klay, really nice guys. We managed to drink the place dry, although not really, the beer had to be drunk, or it would have been thrown out, because the lines are being cleaned tomorrow, pointless wasting perfectly good beer.
Currently listening to silence, as I am going to bed.