Thursday, June 5, 2008

And On Today's Agenda...

Well...here's a right mixed bag of stuff. Several different things to divulge today, especially as I've been absent for a while.

First up...I'll get the "aggression" out of the way...had yet another UNWANTED visit. Enough is enough. How can I put this in plain English? How about...erm...FUCK OFF! DO NOT DROP BY AGAIN!!!

Cool, got that out of the way.

Next up...the last post. I'd like to say thanks for the comments, especially to those people that contacted me out of Blogging World with ideas & suggestions & generally kind words. You know who you are & thanks. It's appreciated. Viking, you're fat and have Moobs (see his comment on the last post).

My plans for Canada have been somewhat scuppered. Basically, the visa that I'm after comes with an age cut off...namely, the end of my 30th year. Which is in July. In order to get this visa, I have to have a job organised in Vancouver, an offer letter of employment, and have paid for my flights (there and back). And I also have to have all of this sorted out and landed IN Canada BEFORE I'm 31. 6 weeks to do all this? I don't think so. Anyway, I'm going to keep trying and I'm going to give it a go by going straight to the Canadian High Commission in town. Maybe I can work something out to get the specific visa I want. Failing that, I'm going to save a little longer & get a holiday type visa and leave in Feb of next year. Which is significantly later than I wanted, but needs must and all that. Anyway, I'm not giving up, so keep checking in and I'll give updates as and when they happen.

Next on the Agenda is the MIGHTY Paul Weller! Again! A couple of posts ago I revealed I won tickets via XFM to see Weller at the Koko in Camden. Well, a few days after winning those I woke up to XFM again and at the ungodly hour of 7am I heard that they were doing another competition for a gig at the IndigO2 (the O2 arena, formerly the Millennium Dome). The first 5 people to text in would win 2 tickets each...needless to say, my Golden Fingers raced across my phones buttons. They said they'd notify the winners by phone around 9am. Well, no call. And this was the same gig that the Viking said he was going to try and get tickets for.

Later that day I get a message from the Viking saying that he'd come good for tickets! Sweeeet! Yet another Weller gig! 20 minutes later, I get a call from the record company saying that I'd won tickets too! So now we had 4 (2 of which we kindly gave away to Weller fans that hadn't been able to get them, because we're bloody nice like that).

Well, neither of us had been to the IndigO2 before, and didn't realise just how small the venue was. Intimate doesn't even begin to describe it. We arrived, and I headed straight to the front, no more than 12 feet from the microphone stand!! I could hardly believe it.

I could go on to say how utterly brilliant the gig was, describing it in every detail, but I won't bore you that much as I'm sure there's going to be more opportunities to do so...especially in 3 weeks time when I head off to the Koko. In the meantime, I'll leave you with a couple of photos that I managed to get...




8 comments:

Princess Pointful said...

Eep. I'll keep my fingers crossed about a magic job offer. At least there's still a way for you to get here!!

arbyn said...

GET YOURSELF SORTED OUT AND GET OVER HERE! Six weeks, no problem.

Beth said...

Lesson learned. If you want something badly enough and are pro-active, it will happen.
Paul Weller tickets and/or Canada.

Beth said...

OMG! You are SICK with luck!!! I need to rub your head..or something...and then go play the lottery!!

Crashdummie said...

U sure live an eventful life. Remind me to get some popcorn for your next post!

David said...

What is the attraction of Canada? Like, as a British person you have a whole continent of countries you're allowed to live and work in.

SMARTBuddy said...

Fingers crossed for you. Good luck, and get busy!

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Man, that looked like it was a great gig. Within spitting distance rules! Good luck withyour application. I'll try and kidnap a high ranking dignitary when I get to Vancouver. My ransom will be your visa.