April 18th, 2004

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Goodbye, sweet Easter Egg....

Well, that's me finished with Easter for another year.

Just finished scoffing the last of the Easter Eggs I received (the last to go was a Terry's Chocolate Orange Egg for those who really must have that sort of info). Admittedly I still have a handful of Terry's 'Segsations' left but they are rapidly decreasing in number even as I type. I don't think they have much longer to survive (and I will not recommend the White Terry's Segment which I've currently got terrorizing my taste buds - yuk!). I will however recommend the one 'packed with light, crispy puffed rice' which I've just popped in.

Hmm, can you tell I'm slightly at a loss here atm? I have a hundred and one things to do but feel like having an early night instead. The only problem is I'm not feeling bloody tired. Oh well, two segments left to eat and the Dark Chocolate one was nice too.....
  • Current Music
    Nine Inch Nails
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Jesus Had A Motorbike

It's actually quite sad but I can remember every single bloody word to Sheep on Drugs 'Motorbike' even though I haven't listened to them in god knows how many years. The song just came on at work on an old compilation albumn I brought in to amuse myself with. Just been dancing around the back th shop singing loudly to myself (thankfully no one else is in today so I haven't embarrassed myself too much ;-p).

I used to really enjoy Sheep on Drugs but haven't heard any of the new stuff or seen them live in years. According to several friends who have I'm not missing anything at the moment either. Shame, they used to be good.

Anyway, Front 242's Headhunter has just come on.... perhaps I should change the CD to one which is a bit more work inducing....
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    Sheep on Drugs; Young Gods
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(News) Manga, Marillion, Kosovo, Iraq, Cuba and Zanzibar!

A quick round up of a few stories I decided to share....

UN troops fire on each other in Kosovo. Jordanian and US police excange fire leaving two Americans and a Jordanian dead. (UN Inquiry into Kosovo Shoot-Out; BBC On-line Sunday 18th April 2004)

The US Offensive in Iraq continues to draw criticism from within the Coalition whilst the US extends the 20,000 American troops one year Tour of Duty in Iraq by 90 days. (Polish FM Cticises US Offensive; BBC On-line, Sunday 18th April 2004)

Zanzibar has outlawed Gay and Lesbian. Lesbians will now face 7 years in jail, gays 25 years, and anyone found guilty of sodomizing a minor will receive life in prison.(Zanzibar outlaws homosexual acts; BBc On-line Wednesday 14th April 2004)

Mitsuteru Yokoyama, creator of Ironman 28 (known as Gigantor in the US) died this week from severe burns after his house caught fire. (Fire kills Japanese manga artist; BBC On-Line, Friday 16th April 2004)

The US slams Cuba over its human rights record. Cuba in turn slams the US over its human rights record in Guantanamo Bay and tables a resolution at the Human Rights Commission. (Cuba slams US over Guantanamo; BBC on-line; Friday 16th April 2004)

Rock band Marillion look likely to return to the heights of the UK charts for the first time in years. Their biggest hit to date was Kayleigh which reached Number 2 in 1985 but after an intensive internet campaign and rallying of fans their new single 'You're Gone' has sold more copies on preorder at HMV than any other single. The previous biggest preoder was for Stereophonics' 'Moviestar'. (Web fans boost Marillion single; BBC On-line Friday 16th April 2004)

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    HIM; Zombina & The Skeletons