January 8th, 2006

Manga Me

Friday Review: Inferno

(Rewind) So Friday night. Off to the Worlds End followed by a trip to Inferno at the Electric Ballroom. High hopes for the club as I used to really enjoy Full Tilt and nothing has been able to replace it since it closed just under two years ago. We've been promised a mix of songs similiar to the old club so here's hoping....

Anyway, at The Worlds End I was joined by Dave K, Dave W, Caroline, Andy R, Katie, Matt, Melissa and Cressida for a few drinks and chats. It was nice to see everyone, even if the music was fairly loud, and the drinks certainly flowed nicely :p

Only Andy, Katie, Matt and myself continued on to Inferno as the others were eitehr heading to other clubs or retiring because they're old and past it (hehe...).

Inferno certainly kicked off in a promising vein...Sisters of Mercy, Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails greeted me upon entering. Saw a lot of familiar faces from the old Ballroom days and the club filled out pretty nicely so I suspoect it was certainly a success in the managements eyes as well as most of the clubbers.

The music shifted away from the Goth/Industrial after a while into the more Techno/EBM spectrum. Danced away to CombiChrist and Covenant and generally enjoyed the tunes although I started to wish for a bit of a mix after a while (plus some of the tunes they played were certainly odd choices - Bodyrockers, Gwen Steffani???). Unfortunatelky by the time the mix changed back to Joy Division, Bauhaus, etc I'd already started to flake and my throat was starting to play up fairly badly so it was home time for me.

Also caught up with Rob, Donia, Karen, and a whole bundle of others including Harry (an old friend and former housemate) who's over from New Zealand for a few weeks!

Inferno was a mixed success. I certainly feel it has potential but it still needs to mix the music a bit better allowing people not to start getting bored if the set isn't their scene. A good mix of Goth/Industrial/EBM/etc is very doable and I'll certainly return to check it out again. Quite pleased it is only once a month at present though as that should get most of the crowd there so you'll be guaranteed to catch familiar, and old, faces.
  • Current Music
    Arcade Fire
Contemplating Cucumber

Sunday Workings....

I may have mentioned this in past entries but one of the things I really enjoy about working on Sundays is the fact that I can just yank up the stereo's volume and blitz paperwork to some good tunes.

I raided some of my favourite CDs from the past twelve months to bring in today and I must say that the last year or so has produced some amazing new msuic. Anyway, today so far has brought me the audio delights of The Subways, The Dead 60's, Arcade Fire and (currently) Fischerspooner. Roll on the next few hours and also, hopefully, another year full of great new tunes and musical discoveries....

(I will get round to posting my comments on the BBCs Top Ten New Talent of 2006 when I get a chance. It surprised me a bit as I ended up not knowing as many of the bands as I thought I would - and left out some bands that I reckon will break through! Hmm....:p)
  • Current Music
    Fischerspooner
Drawn Together

Board/Card Games Day

I'm thinking about having a Board and Card Games Day round at mine in a couple of weeks (provisionally Saturday 21st January between noon and about 10/11pm).

Nothing is set as yet but I was wondering who might be up for it if it takes place?

It'll more than likely be a range of shorter games (45 to 90 minutes) such as Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, etc, but may also include a slightly longer game such as Titan or Arkham Horror.

The likes of Diplomacy and Civilisation won't be played as I want an assortment as opposed to one mega-game this time round! :p
  • Current Music
    Kasabian; Inaura; The Subways