February 28th, 2006

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(Gig) Boy Kill Boy

Went and saw Boy Kill Boy at Kings College this evening with Mel, Louisa and Leanne (heh - felt like a sugar daddy surrounded by gorgeous women...;p). Ended up in the guest lounge for most of the night (ok, all of it apart from a couple of trips to the toilet and a bar that actually sold pints and not just cocktails!). This was largely because of the following:

1. The View
The bar overlooked The Thames and you could see everything from Canary Wharf all the way to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. London's vista was stretched before us in all of its wonderful noturnal glory. Things like this remind me that I live in one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. I've always been a sucker for London at night.

2. Less Crowded
The gig was a sell-out and it was packed everywhere else! Plus we had seats and a table. Nuff said.

3. The Company
Apart from the three young ladies (Louisa and Leanne actually wandered off to see the band properly as opposed to through the balcony window - but then Louie has a crush on the lead singer who she met in the lift on the way up and also spoke (very briefly) to at the after party) there were a number of promoters, etc, there. One of the guys is convinced that I was actually drinking with him a few weeks ago in Soho as when I introduced myself he said "Yeah I know, don't you remember Garlic & Shots a couple of weeks ago?". "No." I replied "I've not drunk there in a bout a year." "Yes you have, think about it, we were there a couple of weeks ago". Hmmm....I certainly know I wasn't drinking in Soho a few weeks ago so I've no idea who he's talking about (although he did know my name) - I just hope we had a good time and I was interesting company a couple of weeks ago!!!! Another guy I ended up chatting to loads was really nice and we ended up reminiscing about loads of old goth/industrial gigs from the 80's and early 90's. It turns out he used to promote many of the bands I used to see around that time (Fields of the Nephilim, Ghost Dance, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, etc) and still knows many of them. That was a very interested chat!

Anyway, Boy Kill Boy were pretty good. They were a lot more rockier than I thought they would be (admittedly I've only heard one or two of there songs before tonight and whilst noticed them hadn't really "listened" to them) and a couple of there tracks reminded me a bit of some of Terrorvision's songs from years ago. Don't know if they'll break into being one of the Big Three new acts this year but no doubt I'll listen to the CD when it's released as Louisa will certainly be picking it up.

All in all a very, very nice evening (even if Leanne didn't end up flashing her tits at me - shame...:p)
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Icons....

Oh yeah, found a few new icons earlier when I was doing something for work. Even though they are from Duel Masters (which I've never played or seen the cartoon series) I liked them. I think this one is probably one of my favourites from the three I took though!

(For readers of my Journal who don't read me through their Friends pages you won't be able to see the icon, sorry...although you can go to my userpage and click on my icon to see all on offer if you so desire to...)
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Doherty Arrested Again .... This time for Car Theft as well as Drugs!

The man is a pure idiot.

I still have no idea why he is "famous" as he can't sing and from all accounts he's not a nice guy (certainly many of his hardcore fans aren't anyway).

Nevermind, hopefully the judges will get bored seeing him and give him a lengthy sentence to get over it.

Doherty Arrested For Car Theft (BBC News Online; Tuesday 28th February 2006)
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The ANGSCARS: Best Film Awards 2005

Following on in time-honoured tradition (well, I did it last year...) this years ANGSCARS Best Film Award is now open for voting!!

The ANGSCARS were founded after a Poll based upon the Oscars Best Film Award that I ran only received FOUR VOTES because many of my Friends list claimed not to have seen the nominated films! In dismay at the uncultured friends I have I ran my own awards ceremony based upon my own Top 5 Films of the previous year which had a much greater success rate. Last year we had a tie in first place between "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind" and "The Incredibles", with "Lost In Translation" coming in a very close third.

This years Award Nominee's, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

(EDIT: PLEASE ONLY VOTE FOR ONE FILM - I just realised that you can ticky lots of boxes which wasn't what I planned!)

Poll #681955 ANGSCARS Best Film Award 2005

Best Film 2005 AWard

Batman Begins
7(9.2%)
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
3(3.9%)
Serenity
32(42.1%)
Sin City
31(40.8%)
Vanity Fair
1(1.3%)


So please start casting your votes for your favourite film from those listed above! I'll allow a few days voting before wrapping it up and declaring the winner! I must say this years five are a very good crop so I'll be interested to see the final pecking order!