June 5th, 2005

Angus May 2005

Six Fav Songs

I got tagged by nesf to do this so here goes...

List your current six favourite songs, then pick six other people that have to do the same

1. Nouvelle Vague - Guns of Brixton
2. Stereophonics - Dakota
3. Motley Crue - If I Die Tomorrow
4. Marilyn Manson - Coma White
5. Nine Inch Nails - Closer
6. Foo Fighters - Everlong

Bear in mind that my favourites change on almost a daily basis but the above are my 'currents' and that's what was asked for :p

The six of you that I choose to follow in my footsteps are as follows..... tooth_fairy  karohemd iamnikchick sea_cucumber anyeone and d_floorlandmine
Old Friend

Auxerre Manager Retires After 44 Years In Charge

It's rare to stay in a single job for any length of time these days. Even more so if you are a Manager of a football club. Christ, we see some teams go through two or three managers a season sometimes!!

This makes Guy Roux even more remarkable. He announced his retirment as manager of Auxerre (a top French team) yesterday after winning French Cup. He's been manager of the team since 1961 when he was 23 as Player-Manager when the team was a small amateur side and took them on to become one of the best sides in France.

44 years as a manager. In a climate of big money luring people away and loyalty amongst officials and players being at an almost all time low, Mr Roux, I salute you. Congratulations and enjoy your retirement!

Roux Stands Down As Auxerre Boss (BBC News Online; Sunday 5th June 2005)
  • Current Music
    Dogs D'Amour; Primitive Radio Gods
Old Friend

GigMania VIII: L

To be honest most of the bands I saw beginning with 'L' have been pretty unmemorable to date. Obviously there are exceptions (the utterly amazing 'Levellers' and 'Lacune Coil' for instance) but most of them I can't remember well, if at all.

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  • Current Music
    The Mars Volta
Angus May 2005

(Poetry) A Gift

It's been a while since I last posted up a poem so I thought I'd kick off again with 'A Gift'. This was written back in 1991 inspired by a combination of early advertising for a brand new roelplaying game called 'Vampire: The Masquerade' which ended up becoming a milestone in gaming history as well love for Anne Rice's "Interview With A vampire" and Poppy Z. Brite's brilliant "Lost Souls". Coincidently "A Gify" has been the most published of any of the poems I have written, which on one hand is good but on the other is a bit of a shame as, whilst I like it, I certainly don't think it's the best of my work.

Anyway, here it is.....

A Gift

Kiss Me sweet now
With lips of deception.
You close your eyes,
So I can’t see
What lies behind them.
You never let me see.

I turn from you
And see a night,
In distant motion,
Where people dream
While others scream in comfort,
And some drink their wine.

 Dream of darkness.
Dream of passion.
Dream of freeing the beast
From where it’s caught,
In the guesthouse,
From where it waits inside.
My life closed twice
In the arms of different lovers,
But there’s still a chance
That I’ll live again.
There’s still the lust
That I feel inside.

They say your life is blessed
But, in truth, it’s cursed with hunger
That is never satisfied,
And don’t you wonder,
Why you bleed?

 Naked and dead
In the streets of a city,
Your fingers clutching
At all you own now,
Your last possession, a gift from a lover,
Of a necklace of blood.
Now life is elsewhere,
If living was what you did,
And you can tell your lies in silence,
If silence is what you receive.
No more kisses will be given
From your lips the colour of wine.


By A R J Abranson
(Taken from 'Wild Card Symphonies')