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Emilie Autumn & The Transfromers...

I headed down to Camden last night to see Emilie Autumn at The Underworld with corone. The Underworld was fairly crowded (packed in the lower stage level - you couldn't get down the stairs!) but not overly so that you couldn't get to the bar. Which even if the bands are great is still something to take into consideration :p

We missed the first support band but caught Lahannya whom, even though the lead singer was ill, were impressive. I really liked their sound and reckoned that a decently produced and mixed CD would be very good (and I wasn't entirely wrong as I picked up their CD "Shotgun Reality" after the gig and after one listen it's certainly made me want to listen to it again with positive thoughts).

Emilie Autumn herself was a bit of a mixed bag. She was very good but the performance was blunted for me a bit by the fact that she HAD NO BAND and was SINGING TO BACKING TAPES which played the music. Instead of A BAND on stage she was joined by three women who put on more of an art performance show as well as providing some backing singing. Now as fun as it might have been I still prefer LIVE music where if the artist uses real instruments to record their album those instruments are utilised in their live performance. I want guitarists and drummers and whatnot!

Still, Emilie's was vocally very good and was quite witty and was definetly sickeningly cute. Plus I got to bump into loads of old friends whom I'd not seen in ages - including a few of my poor suffering LJ friends (poor and siffering because they my friends on LJ not for anything else you understand...).

Also bumped into Seth and Ollie after the gig and ended up in the Worlds End for a pint before heading homeward.

Today was Transformers Day! The previews are being shown this weekend in the UK before the full release next week. Despite what was initially going to be a fair sized posse going to the film it ended up with myself and alexmatt- not that I minded as Alex was fine company. Also to the others who said they'd come but couldn't make it for whatever reason - you not only missed a VERY VERY good film but a sneak peek at "The Pitch" I've been talking about recently as Dom and Elaine were also at the cinema for the Harry Potter film at the same time and Dom passed over my copy of it. It's very nice (and I'm still not saying what it's for :p).

Transfromers is FAB! I've never seen the cartoon but the film was brilliant. Pretty much everything I could want from a giant robot action film really. I'm certainly up for seeing it again on the big screen so feel free to invite me!!!

I also received the latest Harry Potter book through the post but unlike some of my friends list who devoured it in seemingly a couple fo hours I'm a slow reader and it'll probably take me the best part of a week or so before I finish it. Partially due to my slowness and partially due to me having other things to do and not being able to just sit down and pour over JK's words. So, anyone talking to me about the new book is still likely to be thumped hard as just because it's now been released doesn't mean everyone's read it! Thanks to those of you who have read it and put your thoughts behinds cuts though. I caught a few minutes earlier to read the first chapter and a half.

I had a weak moment about an hour ago when I actually considered going to Slimelight of all places.

Luckily that has passed and I'm going to stay in my nice dry warm home this evening and try and do some work - or maybe decide which I should be reading first - Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows of the new Order of the Stick: Start of Darkness graphic novel.

Oh the decisions...

Bye! xx

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spanderama
Jul. 21st, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
Autobots in disguise!
We just got in from seeing Transformers! Really enjoyed it, although the cinema was uber crappy and smelly :(
The action sequences were great, personally, I would have like a bit more time to see what was going on, some of the shots were so fast it was a bit hard to see which bits of metal were which! I was a bit disappointed in the soundtrack, it should have been more robotic! Other than that it was indeed fab!
cyber_child
Jul. 22nd, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
Hey Angus!

Got in VERY late Saturday morning from a party the night before, and as I was working on Saturday night elected to get some sleep instead!

Will definately be seeing it soon though, so I'll keep you posted. Let me know if you decide to go for a re-run!
angusabranson
Jul. 22nd, 2007 09:36 am (UTC)
I think I'll almost certainly go for a rerun. Maybe even next Saturday morning (although I am also tempted to go and see The Simpsons Movie :p).

I'll certainly let you know though. Are weekday evenings any good for you? I rarely hit the cinema during the week but it has been known...
alexmatt
Jul. 22nd, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
The Simpsons say I !!!
angusabranson
Jul. 22nd, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Simpsons it is then. When I know times I'll post them up! :)

How was Invocation last night?
alexmatt
Jul. 23rd, 2007 11:27 am (UTC)
Quite empty, 3 floor slimelight and other things going on, but still good... quite good for being a little more sociable as there you can talk to people properly in comfortable sofas...
lareinemisere
Jul. 22nd, 2007 11:07 am (UTC)
>considered going to Slimelight of all places

You don't wanna do that...

I only go Sliming these days when there's a gig at Electrowerks first and free 'entry' afterwards. For Saturday night fun in the Islington area, I recommend Feeling Gloomy, which is prety much a goth-free zone and most entertaining. See www.FeelingGloomy.com.
angusabranson
Jul. 22nd, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
No, I didn't really wanna do that. Slimelight's been really disappointing for me over the last few years and I, like you, only tend to go if there is a gig on these days - and then dash out for the last train home!

I've been meaning to check out Feeling Gloomy for a while as a couple of otehr friends spoke about it ages ago and anotehr friends band played there a year or so back.

Should really make the effort and go one weekend I guess!
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