Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Here Endith 2008

This is a record equalling post. Over the last 3 Decembers I've managed no more than 2 posts for those months. I really loathe this time of year and generally speaking my communication levels drop through the floor. I dare say this will be the last post of 2008 and it's going to be brief. I'll more than likely be back to normal levels of erratic blogging come January. Expect more gigs, some trips (2 of which are already booked!!), rants, ponderings and other such stuff.

In the meantime, I'm going to leave you with a video to see in the new year with. I can't even begin to say how much I love this song, and if you don't like it, then quite frankly you do not belong on here. Originally written by Weller when he fronted The Jam, this is him singing English Rose on Jools Holland.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ham Shank Me A Fist

Not the intended post. Have had "technology" issues. Managed to contract an STI (Stupid Technology Infection) which completely killed my browser. I then had to move ALL of my valuable files onto an external hard drive (which took ages due to all the music), then reload Vista and all of the software. I then had to go through all the updates from Microshaftyouallthetime. Half way through downloading the necessaries the broadband decided to up and fuck off, leaving my laptop in limbo with sod all working. By this point it was 1.30am and I gave up and went to bed.

The next night I spent AGES on the phone to Virgin Media. We recently changed from Orange because they were utter shite (I've never known such bad customer service). Virgin Media on the other hand were completely brilliant. The woman on the other end of the line was patient, had all the right answers, and most importantly talked me through getting back online. Top marks to Virgin Media.

I've now managed to reload all the missing updates, and I'm back. Minus all photos and music for 1 more night. Normal service will be resumed shortly.

However, in the meantime, does anyone know where I can get a copy of winrar that won't cost me owt and won't bludgeon my laptop in the arse with a large virtual rubber dong?

Also...saw this HERE and as I don't think I've done one of these on this blog, and it's music orientated, I thought I'd give it a bash.

If your life were a soundtrack, what would the music be?
1. Open your library (iTunes, winamp, media player, Zen, iPod)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the name of whatever song comes up

Feel free to either post your own, or leave your answers in the comments below!

Opening Credits - Sweet Amber by Metallica

Waking Up - Ride A White Horse by Goldfrapp

First Day At School - We're Not Supposed To by Supergrass

Falling In Love - Marriage of Figaro (Act 2) by Mozart

Breaking Up - Dune Buggy by The Presidents Of The United States Of America

Prom or Similar - Listen To Me by Buddy Holly

Life's Ok - November Has Come by Gorillaz

Mental Breakdown - Sleep Now In The Fire by Rage Against The Machine

Driving - Since I First Met You from the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack

Flashback - 100 Years by Dr Dog

Getting Back Together - A Change by Sheryl Crow

Wedding - Let It Grow by Eric Clapton

Birth Of Child - Where Are My Panties? by Andre 3000

Final Battle - Blow Ya Mind (Yomanda Remix) by Load N Load

Death Scene - Married With Children by Oasis

Funeral Song - Disco Science by Mirwais

End Credits - All You Deliver by Jose Gonzalez

Wow...and there was no rigging of this either! Way too many of them are fairly apt in my opinion. Particularly like the School, Breakdown, and Birth Of Child ones. And no Weller...hmmm...