December 19th, 2004

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Sin's Gathering

Glad to say I've had a great night in some wonderful company. Many thanks to sinbadsilk for hosting a pleasent little get together this evening. It was good to see some old friends, some new friends and also meet some new people.

Sunk a few drinks (I think i promised myself I wouldn't drink tonight after yesterdays excursions but I seem to have forgotten that fact - whoops!) and chatted loads with ant_girl, gothguyx, djpsyche, oscar, danny, anki, daver2323, pond823, angelalyce, Yota, _prawnstar_, and others.

It was what the doctor ordered. I hope all the club goers from the party have a great time at either Sliemlight or Strength Through Joy which were the final destinations of many this evening. Me? I'm back home as I'm working tomorrow and didn't want to chance bumping into Sarah at Slimes in any case. Would have loved to gone to Strength Through Joy though, must try and make it next month after the Christmas rush is finally over and done with.

Night night sweet folks, one and all.....
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Gigs, Gigs and More Gigs

First Five Gigs
1. Whitesnake, MSG (Wembley Arena; 29th December 1987)
2. Def Leppard, Loverboy (Wembley Arena; 12th April 1988)
3. Fleetwood Mac, The Adventurers (Wembley Arena; 25th May 1988)
4. Transvision Vamp, Fuse (Town & Country Club; 18th October 1988)
5. Ghost Dance, Rose of Avalanche, Ides of March (Town & Country Club; 6th November 1988)

Last Five Gigs
1. New Model Army (The Astoria; 17th December 2004)
2. Screaming Banshee Aircrew, Syaranosui (Water Rats; 26th November 2004)
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Brixton Academy; 12th November 2004)
4. Within Temptation (The Scala; 29th September 2004)
5. The Mission, NFD, Xlover (The Marquee; 5th August 2004)

Top Five Gigs
(This one I have no idea about so I'll list five of my favourite live bands - although to be honest this list could easily be 25 and is certainly not in order!)
1. The Mission
2. Fields of the Nephilim
3. Tori Amos
4. Portishead
5. New Model Army
(Yep, make it 50 and I might be getting somewhere. I feel such a bastard not being able to mention loads of other bands/artists such as Bjork, Garbage, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Republica, Creaming Jesus, Ghost Dance, The Sisters of Mercy, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Levellers, U2, Puressence, Clannad, Dream City Film Club, Faith No More, Project Pitchfork, Bella Morte........... etc........ etc)
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Test Message

Sorry folks, this is just a test message to see if my Friendster homepage is now receiving my LJ feed. Apparently I can link my LJ so it also shows up there. This is in theory I add..... :]
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Paid Account

I'm a sucker at heart. Always have been, always will be.

I just brought myself a Paid Account on LJ so I can play with Polls, attempt to create many more little User Pics of various 'States of Angus and Other Weirdness', and also attempt to upload some photos in a gallery section if I can get it working.....

Anyway, $25 reasonably well spent considering the dollar is so weak at present it cost me next to nothing in good old British Sterling!
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Todd McFarlane Files for Bankruptcy

PHOENIX - A $15 million jury award against "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane has pushed his comic-book business into bankruptcy court.

Todd McFarlane Productions Inc. of suburban Tempe filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

A jury in St. Louis awarded former NHL player Tony Twist $15 million after concluding that McFarlane and his company profited by using Twist's name without permission and that Twist's publicity rights were infringed.

McFarlane gave the name Antonio "Tony Twist" Twistelli to a New York mob boss character in his "Spawn" comic books in the early 1990s.

The U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) in January rejected without comment an appeal by McFarlane arguing that his work was free speech.

Last year, he said his McFarlane Cos., then an umbrella of seven businesses, had annual sales exceeding $50 million.

The bankruptcy filing allows McFarlane's company to continue to operate and reorganize its finances while freeing it from the threat of creditors' lawsuits.

In 1999, McFarlane paid $3 million for Mark McGwire's 70th home-run baseball. He also paid $450,000 last year for Barry Bonds' record 73rd home-run ball and owns Sammy Sosa's 66th home-run ball.