Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Alkaline Trio is making it into the Top 10.

Current ipod playlist currently is:
Paramore - Decode
Alkaline Trio - Over And Out
Alexisonfire - No Transitory
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Ladyhawke - My Delirium
Backstreet Boys - Incomplete
The Bronx - Six Days A Week
Amerie - Gotta Work
The Bronx - History's Stranglers
Razorlight - Wire To Wire
Oasis - The Turning

Still reading:

That's the Count Of Monte Cristo for all without a mirror.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


With only x weeks until the end of the year (insert applicable number), it may aswell be time to draft the album of the year list. There's not much still to come (that I haven't heard) and I'm not holding out much for the Killers album after the first single.

So here we go

1-5 (in no order - yet)

The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement: A late surge after the Electric Proms show - watch it HERE
Panic At The Disco - Pretty. Odd.: Best reinvention of 2008
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago: Released last year I know, but not in UK.
The Bronx - The Bronx: Third album, just got it, still listening to it. Expect a climb after the gig tomorrow.
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges: Brilliantly 70s. How about the Black Cab Session of Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt 2 HERE (and Bon Iver too)

6-10 (in no order - yet)
Metallica - Death Magnetic
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends

That's all at them moment. I'll need two more albums of course. And Fall Out Boy is still to come.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Here is my desk (without the computer which is being used to take the picture while Pulp plays on Adam & Joe on 6music in the background. I used to think I liked Pulp but it's not me - too British).

Things to note about the photo:

1. Everything's reversed for some reason. Does Photobooth always do that?
2. Files - You may notice that the Option Module and Maths Specialism are upside down. I will have to rectify that.
3. Hole punch with NEATO written on it in tippex. That's so you know it belongs to NEATO.
4. Videos - there are four on the desk. One is a pre recorded VHS by the Red Hot Chili Peppers called Psychedelic Sexfunk Live From Heaven. I don't think it is available anymore. The other three contain bits I've recorded from the TV. I would like to put them onto DVD one day but I'm not sure what the quality is. I haven't had a VHS player for three years. But what is on the 3 I hear you ask. Well I'll tell you.
The first one says Glastonbury on it. I think it is from 1995. I recorded a lot of clips from channel 4. Listed are: Oasis, Supergrass, Prodigy, Reef, Ash, Live, Boo Radleys, Jeff Buckley, Jamiroquai, Tommy Cockles, Noel Gallagher, Offspring, Bootleg Beatles, Morphine, Verve, Elastica, Tricky.

The Second One says Will's Tape Bog Off. Included are: Pearl Jam Unplugged, Wicked Garden - Stone Temple Pilots, Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms, Insane In The Brain - Cypress Hill, Soul TO Squeeze - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Farnborough 1st Round FA Cup Report, No Rain - Blind Melon, Creep - Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots Unplugged, Life Of Agony Report, Oasis on Jools Holland, Without Walls The Kinks, Ozone Oasis Special, MTV Oasis, Wonderwall - Oasis.

Finally the third one says: Live Unplugged, dEUS live, Green Day live, David Letterman w/ Oasis (written Dave Letterman), Beatles Thing, Oasis on Jools Holland (a different one).

Also on the desk are:
Bumblebee Man
Rubberband ball
Business Cards
Some CDrs
Purple stapler

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Dorian Gray: I enjoyed it but it was almost too Oscar Wilde. Obviously that book (and others) are what he's known for but it was like he was stuffing it full of as many epigrams as humanly possible. I was quite impressed with myself of remarking to Chester that I thought the three characters were the three sides to his personality, and then I read elsewhere afterwards that that is what he said himself. Or maybe that is so obvious that anyone could see it.

Dig Out Your Soul: Maybe the first album without the almighty lighters in the air moment that you're waiting for. I like, but I see it as a sound rather than an album. Almost a project for them rather than the album you've been waiting the last two years for. And now we have to wait another two years for the next one. 

Only By The Night: There's another small step towards being the next U2. It's no Joshua Tree but in Use Somebody they have their first stadium anthem. I think there will be more to come.

X Factor: I like Diana the best, but by week 3/4 they'll start saying she's a one trick pony. There's only so many indie ballads you can turn into floaty acoustic numbers. God help her on the Abba round.

Maths: College has given me a renewed interest in Maths. I watched the History of Maths programme and now I'm obsessed with Fibonacci and the golden ratio. If I could cut and paste properly, I would imbed the youtube video of the Fibonacci series in Lateralus, but instead I'll just link it here.

College: Since school fortnight, the group is now quite chatty and the divides are being breached on a daily basis. Hopefully we can all be friends and not just the people that seemed to have paired up. 

A Thrice gig I'm planning to watch is here.

I need to organise my room a bit as it seems to contain my life at the moment.

Since I bought the Mac and all the iTUnes history got deleted, the most played song is Metallica - The Unforgiven III (27 plays)

I'm contemplating a Facebook purge. Haven't you all got a load of 'friends' who you either met once, were friends of people you no longer talk to, or people from your past who you have no intention of seeing ever again? And will they know if you delete them?

Current reading: A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
Current playlist: Oasis - Bag It Up
Kings Of Leon - Be Somebody
Paramore - Decode
Tool - Lateralus
Funeral For A Friend - The Sweetest Wave
Oasis - The Turning
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Backstreet Boys - Incomplete
The National - Apartment Story
Oasis - Falling Down
Fall Out Boy - I Don't Care
Coldplay - Lost

Current watching: Entourage, X Factor, The History Of Maths, Spongebob Squarepants (especially this bit)