February 14th, 2008

Alien vs Kitten

Status of US TV Series

The TV Guide is listing the status of shows now that the Writers Strike is over. News is coming in all the time about status of pre-strike projects. Some of the news has disappointed me (for instance they have cancelled the Bionic Woman series which from the pilot I saw looked pretty good and also got the highest ratings for a first new episode than any other show in years!).

Heroes isn't getting any new episodes until Autumn, production on the second half of Battlestar Galactica's final season is starting in March but has no screen date allocated as yet, etc.

For the current list check out After the WGA Strike: When Your Favourites Will Return! (TV Guide)
Old Friend

1 thru 4

1. Just discovered that Nouvelle Vague are playing at The Scala next Wednesday (Feb 20th) - tickets are sold out but I might head down to see if I can get grab one. They are also playing The Forum in Kentish Town in December.

2. I'm sure there was going to be a 2 but I can't remember it now.

3. Oh, it might have been that my grandmothers house sold via auction this morning - almost a year since she died. It does mean that the estate can finally be wrapped up which not only helps financially but also allows some of the emotion to finally be laid to rest. My mother and uncle are also heading up to Lowestoft tomorrow to finally bury the ashes in the grave next to my grandfather.

4. Must go eat and then have another house to view which sounds good.
Goth Angus

Cries of Tammuz

I used to have an old friend called Paul Nemeth back in/around '92. We met when he was in a band called Cries of Tammuz, I can't remember why we started chatting and then hanging out - a lot of the early 90's was a blur of gigs, clubs, socialising and partying like there was no tomorrow. It was a hell of a good time in many ways.

Anyway, Paul and I ended up hanging out a fair bit with my then girlfriend Sue and another gril called Fran whom was one of Paul's best friends. We got along very well but for some reason our paths ended up seperating and we lost contact. I bumped into Fran every few years at a random gig or festival but hadn't seen Paul for ages. I caught up with Fran again outside the New Model Army gig last December and since then we've been exchanging emails - gotten back in touch with Paul - and are trying to sort out a gathering one night for a drink and a catch-up. I can't wait as Paul is someone I certainly consider an old friend and am keen on catching up in the flesh after so many years.

Anyway, I just discovered that he (thankfully) didn't give up music completely after Cries of Tammuz disbanded and still dabbles occasionally. He has one of the finest male voices I've ever heard and I really wish he'd managed to make a career out of singing and writing. I just discovered some live footage of him from 2001 at The Underworld when he was adding vocals for a band called Seventh Harmonic (an ethereal band I've not heard of before).

Anyway, this is me havign a blast from the past - and lookign forward to meeting up with old friends again :)