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I have *finally* managed to get back online at home on something other than my laptop. Since Dave moved in at the end of August I've no had my desktops connected to the web which has been mildly iritating (to say the least) due to the fact that all my documents, emails, bookmarks and a host of other things were on them.

My little laptop coped well but I'm glad to have finally sorted the connection to the new desktop. The old desktop still has a few items I want to copy over from it (most notably my emails) and then it is probably going to the little electronic graveyard in the sky. It's very old and slow now. It'ss erved me well but I reckon I inherited from work back in 2002 and it had been in service there for probably a good couple of years. Ok, so I've upgraded and added bits to it - but at it's core it's still (probably) a machine from last century!

Anyway, hopefully the email situation will be resolved in the next hour or so and then I can launch myself fully into catching up with a million things and probably being a hermit because of that for the next millennium!

Went to B-Movie's Borthday Bash last night at Canal 125 with Dave, Rob and Becky. It was great seeing a whole bundle of people and catching up with them (mainly  LJ peeps - it seems everyone I know in clubland seems to also be on LJ :p), also met Dee's partner Nick for the first time which was nice (although didn't really get muchm social time with them).

I think, however, my love affair with B-Movie as a club may be over. This was the second time I've been since they moved from The Water Rats to Canal 125 (the first being their opening night at the new venue) and I must say I really don't like the venue. The Water Rats was, in my mind, a much better place to have a club. The layout was better and the place was more intimate (and usually bigger as B-Movie usually only have two floors instead of the entire building like last night). The Water Rats also had a much better dancefloor.

The upstairs room (where the better music was) was packed solid so we ended up decamping to the ground level where we managed to get a table and spent most of the night chatting and fooling around with wax (I like wax :p). The music on the gorund level was (and I'm sorry as I know and really like the DJ) not to my taste. I'm not sure what it was. It certainly wasn't anything akin to the music I'd expect to hear at B-Movie - a sort of light jazz, 50's/60's Christmas carol sort of affair you'd expect to hear in an OAP home during some celebration perhaps? With the music and downstairs layout we felt like we were at a restuarant and the only real reason we didn't go elsewhere was because we weren't looking for a late one in anycase. Great company, great ctaching up with people, but a disappointing 'club' night and one I sadly probably won't be returning to unless it's for a very special reason (or they change venues). This saddens me as B-Movie was my favourite club for 2-3 years.

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thumper341
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
Semi random but if you swap boxes often and hate losing your links try using firefox with foxmarks. It store all your favorties up on a server then you can auto aynch those fav's from box to box. I've been using it for a few months now and adore it.
angusabranson
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... might look into that. Thanks for the tip :)
imagnocean
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
At last! 9 months after I bought you the PC it's finally getting used! YAY!

I hope it's wonderful! :)

xxx
angusabranson
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Seems to be so far! :p

(I've actually been using it for games and DVDs/Music for a while but really needed to get it connected and all my data transferred across so I could *really* use it properly).

Have a good BBQ tonight! x
imagnocean
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
Until that old bucket of jolts has been thrown out, it won't count. Playing dvds on it doesn't count either!

Thanks for the best wishes - so far only my mate Baz is coming! :D But i haven't seen him for over a year so it'll be nice to catch up :D

xxx
darransims
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
I am about to change my computer once I work out some finance. My old computer is nearly ten years old!
cookwitch
Sep. 15th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is a shame we don't have the old venue but we were utterly tricked and cheated out of that place by an absolute bastard of a promoter and there is no way at all for us to go back there unless he leaves, which he won't. It's extremely annoying but I'm just thankful that H & S managed to at least find somewhere that would have us.
angusabranson
Sep. 15th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
I'm not saying 'go back to The Water Rats' as I know that is not possible. I'm just saying that The Water Rats was, sadly, a much better venue in my opinion than Canal 125.

B-Movie had a great feeling and atmosphere and the new venue has, for me atleast, lost so much of that.

It is a shame as I loved the club and if Simon and/or Helen do something at another venue I'll certainly try and support them but I just really don't like the new venue.
danny_e11
Sep. 15th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
totally with you re: b-movie; I hate the new venue, it's just another jumped up trendy bar with crap beer (no beer, actually, as all they have is pissing lager!) and high prices, like you said the upstairs is small and claustrophobic and the bar only does bottles, which is not an option I'm prepared to entertain, meaning you have to go downstairs to get your pints anyway.

I will carry on going when I can (I have only missed one or two since it's moved) but it's sad cos back at the Water Rats it used to be my favourite London club, whereas now it's just another club I go to only cos of lack of better alternatives...
snesgirl
Sep. 17th, 2007 10:19 am (UTC)
I know entirely what you mean...
but having 3 floors was better than just having the top two....
I think the vibe of b-movie is still present it's just not got the same great phsyical layout.... whcih is a shame but unavoidalbe.

It was lovely to see you and my blokey finally knows who you are in real life now (btw his LJ is metastatis). Its' ironic, but because of the music / layout, its actualy hard to socialise at b-movie due to noise / lack of places to sit. ! You dont' converse with people at B-movie, you just meet them there.
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