February 10th, 2009

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10 Thoughts from this evening...

1. Have Zeromancer always sounded shit? Tonight is the first time I've heard them and they really aren't my cup of tea. What type of music would you call them? I thought they were more EBM/Industrial before listening to them but they're more crappy electronic metal.

2. I was so busy sorting out updating my computers anti-virus software that I lost track of time. I was going to have potatoes, pork chops, broccoli with lashings of gravey tonight. Instead I discovered I'd overcooked the potatoes whilst working upstairs and ended up having mashed potatoes by themselves for dinner (no time to cook the other bits by then!). Still, I like mash - but was well in the mood for a nice warm, tasty and filling meal to keep the cold at bay...

3. Project Pitchfork. Love them. Always have done. They've produced some brilliant music over the years, Sadly their forthcoming album isn't conforming to my expectations. Bit shit really if I'm honest.

4. Watched Ghostbusters 1 and 2 over the last couple of nights. One of the things that really struck me was the amount of smoking the characters were doing. Standing around discussing things all puffing away. Wouldn't get that  in a kids film these days.

5. After a year of having an iPod and iTunes I've just brought my first downloaded music - Lily Allens 'The Fear EP'. I feel this could be a slippery slope downhill now I've popped my cherry.

6. Sean and Kara are both great to work with. I'll miss them, Mike and David.

7. Dominion (the Card Game) has consumed my soul. It's a fantastic game and we keep having 'after work' games of it and it seems that everyone I;ve played it with so far needs MORE!!! I've not seen such addictiveness in a game since Magic: The Gathering.

8. Something smells like it's burning. I should give up thinking of ten things to write and go and explore...

9. Ah. Natasha is cooking a baked potatoe in the oven but Ray hasn't cleaned all the meaty gunk that's dripped to the bottom of the oven so it's making the stink. One month to go :p

10. I came back upstairs with strawberry yogurt so all is right in the world. Well, for the next couple of minutes anyway.
  • Current Music
    Lily Allen
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iTunes Purchases...

Hmmm... it seems that my first batch of iTunes purchases have been a bit varied...

Lily Allen - The Fear EP (The Fear; F*g Hag; Kabul S**t; F**k You)
Blink 182 - I Miss You
Creaming Jesus - Ditchdweller V EP (Stray toasters; Temple of Love; Skinny Head)
Saxon - Ride Like The Wind
The Shamen - Move Any Mountain
The Grid - Swamp Thing

I can see iTunes being very dangerous for songs that I used to like years ago but don't own - or atleast don't own on CD.

Anyway, enough of that. I'm supposed to be doing some writing.


(EDIT - Of course it was 'Texas Cowboy' by The Grid that I actually wanted - but iTunes doesn't seem to have that. I should really have checked my tracks first :p)
  • Current Music
    The Shamen; Saxon
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Gameforce: London - 15th February 2009

It's that time of month again! :)

Last month we hit 50 people and had a whole variety of games. This month the pub should have some new - larger - tables in for us upstairs so hopefully we won;t need to overspill into the downstairs bar :)

Amongst the multitude of board games last month (with Battlestar Galactica proving very popular with two tables running that at the same time) we also had two D&D RPG games going on and we should also have a Mouse Guard RPG joining the fun this week.

Anyway... the details...

The GameForce Network Presents:

Next London Meet: Sunday 15th February (And every third Sunday of the month)
Time: noon to 9.30pm
Venue: The Black Horse, 6 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HH (Turn right off Oxford Street - http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?postcode2map?code=W1T%201HL)
Price: £2 members; £3 non-members
Nearest Underground: Tottenham Court Road (Central & Northern Lines)
Games Played: RPGs, Board and Card Games, TMG and CCGs
This months Tournament & Demonstration Games: Living Forgotten Realms
Entry also includes automatic entry into the Games Raffle to be drawn around 5pm..

GameForce: London is a brand new games club in Central London catering for Board & Card Gamers, Roleplayers and CCG/TMG players!

Taking place every third Sunday of the month the club aims to provide a regular meeting place for gamers and a friendly environment to play games both familiar and unfamiliar.

For further information please contact Angus Abranson on info@gameforcehq.org or phone 020 8346 2327 (9.30am to 6pm) or join Gameforce Community on Livejournal (http://community.livejournal.com/gameforce/)!!

Alternatively join the Gameforce Yahoo Group by sending an email to GameforceHQ-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Grab a game and Come and play!

Future Dates:
15th March
19th April
17th May
21st June
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Zombina & The Skeletones - Dracula Blood

I'd forgotten how much I liked Zombina & The Skeletones. I saw them live quite a lot a few years ago but haven't seen them once now in probably about 3 or 4 years (shame on me). I picked up their latest CD ("Out of the Crypt and Into Your Heart") recently and finally had a chance to play it this evening.

It's a great album and certainly got a great tempo to waken you up :)

Anyway, here's the video to Dracula Blood which is the first track on the album...