December 9th, 2007

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VNV Lego

I've realised that I probably/almost certainly won't be able to go to next Sundays London VNV Nation gig as I'm running the Christmas Gameforce that day.

So these pictures of a Lego VNV gig will have to do along with a VNV backing soundtrack (which will have to wiat until I'm home as I didn't bring any VNV with me to work today).

Thanks to faerierhona for discovering these :)







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Golden Compass and London Wanderings

Am working today - doing loads of stock taking and ordering for the last Christmas purchases from a number of the smaller comapnies we deal with. If we don't do them this week the chances are we wouldn't see stock until January because of either the time they take to deliver or the fact that they have long Christmas breaks.

Anyway, this weekend has been a largely quiet one. Caught up on lots of sleep (I tend to find I go to bed earlier in the weekends than I do in the week these days?) and was so knackered yesterday I didn't go to Seth's house warming which I had planned on attending in the evening (sorry sir).

I did go and see The Golden Compass with Jasmina on Saturday morning though. Very good adaptation of the first book. I especially loved the way they portrayed daemon death when their human died. There were a few things that niggled me a bit but then His Dark Materials is one of my favourite series so any film adaptation was bound to not be perfect in my eyes. Overall though it was excellent and a joy to see the witches, amoured polar bears, Gyptians, Flying Airships and the rest :)

The worst thing (by far) about the whole film was the end song - my god was it awful. A seven year old could have probably written better lyrics!

(EDIT: Apparently it was Kate Bush who not only sang the end credits song but actually Wrote and Produced it too! My God, has she fallen a long way! (Kate Bush Song In Golden Compass; BBC News Online; Wednesday 14th November 2007))

Post-film we popped into the British Museum for a bit (went to see the Greek-Roman era exhibits) and then wandered the centre of town for a few hours with Jasmina going on one of the rides in Leicester Square (I avoid fairground rides that fling you high in to the air and spin you round as they make me feel very sick) in the pouring rain and then I traeted myself to some DVD purchases in HMV as there were tons of films on special offer that I'd wanted for a while and have never seen (The Fountain, Smokin' Aces, Stranger Than Fiction, etc). I also picked up the complete Sharpe DVD set (15 Discs) as that was down to about £30 and I've always fancied watching that (and not only because of Sean Bean in Napoleonic costume :p).

Anyway, back to doing some work...
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Portishead Jealousy

I saw Portishead at Brixton Academy back in 1997 and they were one of the best bands I've ever seen live. Beth's voice is so strong and really suits the live circuit. She, and the band, completely blew me away.

It's the only time (so far) that I've seen them as I don't think they've played London since and the time they played Glastonbury Festival when I was there (1998 I think) everything had been delayed and Delphine and myself were so muddied and weary that we were back in the tent and asleep when they played some distant stage in the early hours of the morning (I think they ende dup coming on stage about 1am!) so we missed them then.

I just got a phone call from Lady Bug who's been down at the All Tomorrows Parties Festival in Minehead this weekend where she not only saw Portishead but saw them TWICE!

I am so jealous right now!

Lucky girl :D
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Filler Bunny

Meme 1: Band Meme

(Two little Meme's doing the rounds caught my interest earlier today and now that I am home, and alone, I decided to do them before I lost the links to the depths of my Friends pages - I'm just glad weekends are a time few post as it made finding them again alot easier!)

Go to the Wikipedia home page and click random article. That is your band's name.
Click random article again; that is your album name.
Click random article 15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.

The new album from IVONNE COIL: The Toad Who Would Be Prince!


1. Cambuur Stadion
2. Thames-Clyde Express
3. Cellularization
4. Vestas
5. Don't You Wanna Feel
6. Gene (Disambiguation)
7. NRJ Russia
8. Ready
9. New Liberalism
10. Ul Imair
11. Monsieur N.
12. West Down, Devon
13. Prior Lake Laker Lines
14. Flatscan
15. The Voyage (Short Story)

Hidden Track (UK Edition Only)
16. Sporting Punta Alta

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Meme 2: Cover Star!

Hey! Guess what! Our Doctor Who RPG announcement has made the front cover of PC Gamer!!!!

Why they decided to cover star a traditional tabletop Roleplaying Announcement and not some electronic computer thingy I have no idea - but still, it's nice to be loved :)

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Hey, I can dream can't I? :p

Ok, how about our mysterious alien from Jacinto making the front cover of Cosmopolitan magazine?

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