Moshing Madness

After taking 47 pictures at tonight’s gig at the Phoenix, I needed to sort them and reduce them down to 18 pictures for the website, which took me 3 hours, hence the lateness of the Blog update. Anyway, it was a pretty amazing gig performance wise, complete with some completely crazy people putting their bodies through extreme pain in the name of fun in the mosh pit (pictures), I wouldnt like to be any of them in the morning.

I see that Scotland got convincingly beaten 6 – 0 (6 -1 on aggregate) by a quality Dutch side in the Euro 2004 play-off’s tonight, also Wales got knocked out by a more respectable scoreline, losing 1 – 0 to Russia.

Currently listening to: Iron Maiden’s Iron Maiden album.

More Motorsports…

This time its World Rallying, the FIA is threatening to reduce the Rally of Great Britain down to ‘observer’ status which means that the event will not carry world championship points for the drivers. The Welsh police in last year’s event gave 17 drivers speeding fines. I can see both sides of the argument, on one hand there’s the law, which everyone needs to abide by on public roads, why should rally drivers be given immunity. But on the other hand, the drivers need to get the next stage within a deadline, so they have to drive faster than the law allows, so maybe an overhaul of how the race is run would be in order. Getting back to the FIA’s threat, if it was downgraded to ‘observer’ status, it would take all the spectacle of the sport away from the event, and some drivers may elect not to compete in the event at all as there’s nothing to gain, which could well kill the event off completely in the UK.

Also in Rallying, Richard Burns has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, which rules him out of driving in the 2004 WRC for Subaru, its a great shame to see such a good driver stuck down like this, but at least doctors think that with treatment he will make a full recovery. But on the brighter side, Colin McRae could be called in to replace Burns in the Subaru, but Colin’s commitments in the trans-Saharan Dakar Rally could scupper that idea before it starts, as the WRC starts only a few days after the event.

I am severely disappointed with the English cricket team, making only 88 runs in their innings, Sri Lanka easily made the required runs without loss, and winning by 10 wickets with 36 overs to spare. I think that England have gotten complacent with their recent easy wins over Zimbabwe, I really so wonder sometimes why England even bother playing cricket.

Not a lot has happened in my personal life today, so I thought that I would talk about sports, I could have gone on for hours about todays sports events, but my fingers are tired from typing, so I will leave it there.

Currently listening to: Dido’s, Life For Rent album.

And Today’s Topic Is…

Formula One, more specifically Juan Pablo Montoya’s move to McLaren, which will probably result in David Couthard being left out in the cold. I am not convinced that its the right move for Montoya either, but I can understand why he wants to move, always playing second fiddle to Ralf Schumacher, even though in my opinion, Montoya is the superior driver. Back to Couthard, with a bit of luck he will have a good season this coming year, and get a drive with another top team, maybe Williams, who knows?

Back to me, my day has been pretty slow, didnt get up until 1pm, been feeling really run down today as well, was supposed to be taking more pictures at the Phoenix tonight, but really dont have the energy, after the marathon session yesterday, I am skint as well, which doesnt help matters. Anyway, the pictures from yesterday can be found here.

Currently listening to: Queen’s, Platinum Collection.


Over the last few weeks, I have been told “…come on man, get a grip!”, and “…your’re a bit of a dick.” all within the comments on this site, do these people that post comments like that actually anything better to do, or do they feel big calling people names anonymously, who knows, I really dont care, just thought that I would share this little annoyance with you.

Right, now thats over and down with, on to more important things, England beat France convincingly this morning, although it worries me that England dont seem to score many tries and rely on the kicking prowess of Jonny Wilkinson, which I think will be a problem against a team like Australia.

Today, I have been sat in the Phoenix taking photo’s of the all-dayer event, loads of local bands came in to play acoustically which was a nice change for the extreme volumes of normal gigs. I did enjoy the event, but it was a very long day, 12pm – 11pm, leaving me really tired, especially after a late night on Saturday night aswell.

I am a little miffed at forgetting to record Scrapheap Challenge, and Enterprise for the third week in a row, one weekend, I might be able to actually put my feet up and relax, and maybe watch these programs I keep on forgetting to tape.


Today for the most part, I have just been sat around doing as little as possible, feeling a little like I was in limbo between being awake and sleeping, quite a strange feeling really, not tired as in sleepy, but just feeling run down. Even with this, I have taken on the role as stats co-ordinator for PCF SETI again, as no-one was able or willing to take on the role, but I hope to be doing as little in the updating stakes as possible, just organise the other guys that have volunteered, thats the theory anyway, but whether it will work out that way is another matter.

I also went along to the Phoenix for an easy night taking some pictures of the live bands (pictures here) but ended up helping out behind the bar, and later taking money from people as they came through the door, at least it kept me in free beer for the evening, and got beaten yet again at table football by Phil, I really must get some practice in.

Currently listening to: Bryan Adams’ – ‘So Far So Good’ album.

Aint I Nice…

I have designed yet another website for my mate, James for his clan, with all new php goodness, the old site which I did was looking a little dated. I spent 10 hours yesterday, putting this website together, he certainly owes me a beer or two after all that hard work. The website can be found here if you are interested.

Apart from that I didnt do much else, apart from deafen the neighbours with Iron Maiden after they decided to play some crappy dance music a extreme volumes, fortunately, they couldnt match the output power of my sound system.

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Matrix Revolutions

I went to see Matrix Revolutions in the cinema last night with a couple of mates. I found the film good, but not really spectacular, great special effects though, I wont go too much into the storyline, dont want to spoil it for people that havent seen it yet. But I will say that it left a lot of things unexplained and seemingly was left open for a continuation, Matrix 4 anyone?

Later I was talked into going to the Voodoo Lounge for moral support for a friend, woman involved (for my friend, not me sadly) anyway, I was there for 2 hours, and 4 Stella’s later (which was more than enough as I havent really been drinking lately), when I decided to go home as I was falling asleep. It was 1:30am by the time I arrived home, at which time I just collapsed on the sofa, the next thing I know its morning.

This morning, I walked into the bathroom to find that the entire carpet was soaked, the kitchen carpet was the same, and I cant figure out where the water came from, cant find any leaks anywhere, guess its a mystery, maybe I should call Scooby Doo and the gang in?

Currently listening to: The party going on in my head.

Extra Slow Day!!!

I havent done anything really noteworthy today, went into town, cashed my giro, bought Red Dwarf III DVD on the way home, paid my cable bill, then vegged out for most of the day, watching the afformentioned Red Dwarf III series, with cast commentry, which can be even funnier than the original soundtrack at times. My sleeping pattern is still completely bolloxed up, hence why I am writing this at this time of the morning.

Currently listening to: [i]Cold[/i] by [i]Statix-X[/i]

Sleepless in Plymouth

Last night, I didnt get any sleep at all as my landlord decided he was going to renovate the flat directly above me all through the night, banging, sawing and drilling, which has completely buggered up my sleeping pattern, which is annoying as I have only just managed to get myself back into a normal sleeping pattern. Most of today I have been sleeping, although I didnt watch Dog Soldiers this afternoon, which was a suprisingly good film, a must for blood and guts film fans. Also I found a website courtesy of my mate, Tomas, which is a piss take on the olympics, Trojan Games (this site is of an adult nature, so dont click it if your easily offended).

Friendly Fire

I have just watched a Panorama programme on BBC1 about John Simpson’s team involved the the friendly fire incident in Northern Iraq, where a young Iraqi photographer was killed while working with the BBC. OK, in war there are always casualties, but it was how it happened, the US Navy launched a bombing raid on a friendly convoy, which it thought were tanks, this was an error by the commander on the ground, not taking the time to give grid coordinates, how could this happen in war with all the so called safeguards and technology of modern war. A thing that annoys me is that time and time again, it’s always the Americans that are involved in friendly fire incidents, are they poorly trained? or is it just the stereotypical gung ho attitude that the Americans seem to have, who knows? but it shouldnt happen in this day and age of modern warfare.

On to something a little less important in comparison, England have beaten Wales 28 -17. England didnt look like a world cup winning team in this match, Wales out-scored England, 3 tries to 1, it was Jonny Wilkinson’s boot that won the match for England. Ireland also went out to France, losing 43 – 21. England will have to play much better to beat a quality French side next Sunday, lets hope that they can.

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