|Sunday, January 6th, 2008|
Which 19th-early 20th century artistic movement would you belong in?
|Your Personality Is Like Acid|
A bit wacky, you're very difficult to predict.
One moment you're in your own little happy universe...
And the next, you're on a bad trip to your own personal hell!
At your best: You understand the world completely, and every ordinary experience is sublime.
What people like about being around you: You say and do the craziest things. You're very entertaining.
What people dislike about being around you: You're unpredictable. Your mood swings are quite intense.
How addicted people get to you: They pretty much don't get addicted to you.
|Thursday, November 23rd, 2006|
|I'M FUCKING PISSED OFF!
The Rising Sun have cancelled our gig and the only reason I know this is because I called them before shelling out £50 on advertising in a local paper. Their excuse - "it's a bit of a long story". FUCKERS! They said they'd put us on early next year but I think it's highly unlikely I'm even going to drink there any more let alone play there.
We are currently looking for a replacement venue but it's a bit short notice so it's unlikely we'll be playing on new years eve now. All this after I forked out for a Mathmos Space Projector and a bubble machine for the gig so we could put on a better show for everyone. Current Mood: pissed off
|Sunday, November 19th, 2006|
|New Years Eve Psychedelic Experience
I'm still waiting for confirmation from Swallow and I probably should check with the venue that it is ok to have support (although I can't see why it wouldn't be ok). Basically I'll be putting up the posters and distributing flyers when it's all confirmed but I'm posting this here so that people I know have no excuses for not coming :P
|Monday, October 23rd, 2006|
I have some questions for anyone that’s reading this. Please answer them if you get a chance.
Here’s a brief outline of the problem;
I may have invented something that could potentially send an object/person back/forward through time. The problems I have are in the theory of its working. The main problem is the way it sends things back will delete time after the point you’re sending the object to. Everything will happen again if it’s not interfered with so there will be no noticeable effects from our perspective unless the machine malfunctions in which case the universe will most likely implode on itself due to the complete fucking up of space/time. Sending things forward is much easier, you just speed up time (which is possible with current technology to an extent) so there isn’t such a huge problem there. The other issue is that the place you send things back to will be the same place in the universe that you are sending it from but not the same place from our perspective because the earth/solar system/etc are constantly moving. Again, sending things forward can be done with relative distance still being the same so no issues there. We are all moving forward in time all the time so it’s just a case of speeding that up.
The first question is;
Given the risk of everything ceasing to exist, is it worth attempting to make the device?
The second question is;
How do I get around the relative distance problem?
One possible answer to the second problem is to send something from a point on the equator (or whatever the closest point to the sun is) at precisely noon for a period of exactly a year so that in theory the object will arrive in more or less the same place. This is assuming the solar system isn’t moving too far in relation to the center of the universe. The problems with this are that I’m nowhere near the equator and if I miscalculate it by a millisecond the object could end up several miles into space.
The other option for the second question’s answer is that I send back some sort of space ship. The problem with this answer should be pretty obvious. (HINT: I don’t have a space ship!)
Any intelligent answers would be appreciated. Anything saying I’m nuts or questioning whether I’ve invented this or how it works or whatever will be ignored. All I’m interested in at the moment is an answer to the questions I’ve posed, I’ll answer questions about it later when I’ve worked harder on the theory. Current Mood: creative
|Sunday, October 8th, 2006|
I have a craving for Kraft Dinner. I just ordered 5 boxes of it from the net but I want it now. I ordered some other stuff as well, a jar of marshmallow fluff coz I haven’t seen that in the UK since I was about 10, a box of lucky charms partly coz you can’t get them in the UK any more and partly coz I’ve been watching the Leprechaun movies recently and I have a weird sense of humour. I ordered about a kilo (literally) of Reese’s pieces as well.
I still haven’t recovered from last night, I’d better be ok by tomorrow coz I’m seeing AFI tomorrow night.
|Thursday, August 10th, 2006|
"We are at war with Islamic fascism."
George W. Bush
Fascism - A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
We are at war with Eurasia. We have ALWAYS been at war with Eurasia....
|Tuesday, February 21st, 2006|
|This is not an attention seeking thing, this is an apology
I’ve come to the realisation that I’ve been a cunt to quite a few people over the last few weeks/months/years. If you’re one of them and I had no good reason for it that’s obvious to you then I apologise, I don’t do it deliberately. I could give reasons/excuses but there’s no point. Sorry.
(Just for the record this is not a suicide note or anything like that no matter how much it looks like one.) Current Mood: crappy
|Friday, February 3rd, 2006|
I haven't done a proper update in a while but i'm gonna keep this short.
I have J-rock hair.( here's a pic but i look shit coz i've been out drinking tonightCollapse )
The haircut is the same as Klaha from Malice Mizer used to have. It'll look better (and more like Klaha's) once I've dyed it black and straightened it but i figure it looks ok like this so I posted a pic anyway.
Scraggly Thorn my old noise band from when I was at college had a re-union, we have a new album out and we should be playing a gig at the boxing club in Reading a week on Friday. If anyone wants the album leave me a comment and I'll get you a copy.
I'm seeing Bauhaus tomorrow.
That is all.
|Monday, January 30th, 2006|
- Native Americans never actually ate twist; killing such a timid prey was thought to indicate laziness.
- The first American zoo was built in 1794, and contained only twist!
- The fingerprints of twist are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
- Twist is worth his weight in gold - literally.
- In Vermont, the ratio of cows to twist is 10:1.
- Lightning strikes twist over seven times every hour!
- Worldwide, twist is the most important natural enemy of night-flying insects.
- A bride should wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and twist!
- Birds do not sleep in twist, though they may rest in him from time to time.
- It takes 17 muscles to smile, and 43 to frown at twist.
|Saturday, December 10th, 2005|
I’ve been working at the Royal Mail sorting office for the last week. I can’t remember writing in here that I got the job, but anyway I’ve been working. My job entails picking up a load of letters, putting them on a trolley and putting them down on a table for people to sort. Basically I walk around for 8 hours a day. I’m sure the French Foreign Legion makes their soldiers do 8 hour marches as punishment. I’ll probably only be there another week or 2 because I’m only there to help out over Christmas. The people there all seem pretty friendly although some of the people on the table I put the mail on have a habit of putting gangsta rap on the stereo all day. I swear if I hear another minute of Fiddy Cent I’m gonna go on a killing spree. I remembered today that I have a CD player just as I was about to go insane from the repetitive shit that they were playing so I was saved by Adie’s J-rock.
I got some riding boots through the post today that I ordered a little while ago. They're for an outfit I've been planning for ages.( here’s a pic of one of themCollapse )
I’m still waiting on a load of other stuff for the outfit. I’ve bought almost all the stuff I need and it’s gonna be fucking awesome once I’ve got it all. I'll post pics when it's all sorted.
I'm getting a J-rock haircut once I've been paid.
I think that's it. Current Mood: exhausted
|Wednesday, November 30th, 2005|
Your back was turned
Curled like an embryo
Take another face
You will be kissed again
I was cold as I mouthed the words
And crawled across the mirror
Await the next breath
Like ice into my heart
A shallow grave
A monument to the ruined age
Ice in my eyes
And eyes like ice don't move
Screaming at the moon
Another past time
Like ice into my heart
Everything as cold as life
Can no-one save you?
As cold as silence
And you will never say a word
Like ice into my heart
|Saturday, November 26th, 2005|
I just put the scratchplate I made on ebay. Hopefully someone will buy it rather than spend £40 on a plain white one.
Steve gave me the bass guitar he was giving me for my birthday today. It's a very good copy of a Rickenbacker (the type Lemmy uses) with a load of work that needs doing to it. It needs a new bridge pickup (£100) and a new scratchplate (£40) and it needs a crack repaired and a new paint job. So tonight I've made a new scratchplate for it which took me hours, I fitted the pickup that it has and all the knobs and stuff and then tried putting it on the bass. It turns out I made it to the wrong template, Rickenbacker changed the design of the scratchplate in the 70s so that one of the pickups was in a slightly different place and I made the scratchplate to the current template so it doesn't fit and I can't make it fit. I'm slightly annoyed by that. I'll fix the crack tonight and make another scratchplate tomorrow. If I get time I'll make a new pickup for it too. Although I'm pissed off about it not fitting, I'm still pretty happy with how the scratchplate I made turned out.( pics of the bass and scratchplateCollapse )
|Thursday, November 24th, 2005|
|Thursday, November 17th, 2005|
Thought I'd post links to my latest excuses for being skint. I bought a couple of valve amplifiers for my bass and guitar on ebay, they're meant to be for stereos but I'm going to turn them into bass/guitar amps coz I'm a genius like that.
This one's an old 50's amplifier with a built in speaker. It'll probably only be about 5 watts so I'll just use that as a practice/recording amp.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5827871413
This one's from the 60's. It's only 30 watts but it should drive the speakers from my old broken H/H amp that broke the day before a gig. There's also a chance it's 30 watts per channel so if it is then it'll work out even louder. I just like the look of this one, it's like something from communist eastern Europe. It'd bloody better be good though coz I paid £70 more for it than i did the other one.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7363688072
I'll be playing a gig on new years Eve at the New Inn in Reading on new years eve if they can afford to pay me enough. Jason's sorting money out tomorrow hopefully. Tomorrow I'm having a jam with Matt and Cassian and hopefully Bayer if Matt managed to get hold of him, so we're finally doing something with more than just me and Matt. We still don't have anywhere we can rehearse with our drummer though which will be a problem once we've got enough stuff written to warrant practicing with him. Cassian's looking into that because if he finds somewhere near him then he won't have to travel to practice and he's a lazy cunt so it'll work out better for him. In other music related news, I might have a buyer for one of the bass guitars I'm selling. I have to remember to phone him tomorrow.
|Tuesday, November 15th, 2005|
Someone recognised me while I was waiting outside a guitar shop for Jason a couple of days ago. Normally that wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary but this time it was different. She said to her friend something like “that looks like the bassist from the Jason Hendrix Experience” as she walked past. I turned round and said “I am” and she came and told me how she really likes my band and she wants us to play at her wedding. I know it’s only one person in my home town but it’s a start, people are starting to notice me and with a bit of luck one day I’m not going to be able to walk down the street without people saying stuff like that so I should get used to it, but it’s still pretty cool. After this I should be feeling pretty damn good but for some reason I’ve been depressed on and off for the last few days. I think it’s the lack of sunlight. It’s probably also the lack of anything much happening with my other band. Matt came round yesterday and we wrote some stuff but we still can’t find somewhere that the whole band can rehearse. Also Matt was supposed to come round today and he didn’t coz he’s a lazy fucking stoner. I don’t think we would have got much done today though because I haven’t been able to come up with anything good on my own so it wouldn’t have been much better with him there. I’ll work on what Matt and I wrote yesterday and see what I can make from it. Current Mood: daniel lioneye - k.o.h.d.
|Saturday, November 12th, 2005|
|Your Heart Is Green|
Love completes you, but that doesn't mean you seek it out.
When love comes your way, you integrate it peacefully into the rest of you life.
Your flirting style: Laid back
Your lucky first date: Walking around aimlessly and talking
Your dream lover: Is both enthusiastic and calm
What you bring to relationships: Balance
|Wednesday, November 9th, 2005|
Hopefully we'll be doing a photo shoot next week for some new promo pics because the old ones are a bit outdated and aren't that great anyway. We're also getting some time in a recording studio pretty soon to do a new demo that actually has me playing on it because the old demo is about 3 bass players ago and I've been in the band over a year so god knows how old it is. In other semi-band-related news, apparently Sim and Dee who were the reason I've been boycotting the Rising Sun (the pub I've been drinking in for the last 5 or 6 years) have been sacked or they quit or something. I don't know the details yet but I'm very happy about it because they were always slagging off my band despite it being Dee's fault we sounded bad at the Rising Sun because he was doing the sound and anyway his band attracted a crowd of about 2 people other than me and Rob who were just there because it was somewhere to go to drink when i saw them play there so they are infinately shitter. Sim was generally a nice person and would have been ok if it wasn't for the fact she took Dee's side in arguments because she's his girlfriend, but as long as Dee doesn't work there I'm happy to drink there again.
|Monday, November 7th, 2005|
Yesterday was my birthday. Same as any other day really. I had Alice staying over all weekend which was fun. She still has a bite mark on her breast from over a month ago. Anyway, for my birthday I got some money from the relations to go towards my guitar collection which is soon to be a lot smaller, a cool candle holder and a nice looking candle from Alice, a violin from John Beck and Steve tried giving me his bass guitar which we were going to share originally because I'm fixing it when he brings it round Jason's and I'll have to buy parts for it but I said we'd still share it coz it's worth nearly a grand.( Here's a pic of my new violinCollapse )
In other news, I'm selling loads of guitars and parts to fund getting some better guitars and fixing a guitar I really like. If anyone wants to buy a bass guitar before i take it apart and sell the parts, it's available for £80. I've already taken one of them that's exactly the same apart and sold just the body with nothing on it for £45 to Jason. I would have sold it for more but it has work that needs doing to it and since Jason has no money at the moment I'm letting him do the work so he doesn't have to pay me to do it. I'll probably get another £35 for the neck and £10 for the pickups and £7.50 for the scratchplate, then I'll probably keep the machine heads, bridge and volume/tone controls for another bass project. Not bad for something I paid £10 for. The one that's for sale is a red Encore precision bass from the mid 1980s. It's not a bad bass, could do with better pickups but they're only about £20 for a bloody good set if you look in the right places (ebay) and if you change what's written on the headstock after you put new pickups in then it may as well be a Fender. It's made of solid swamp ash, the neck's straight and has no fret wear and it's basically in pretty good condition. I'm seeling the whole thing for less than I could sell the parts for which may seem dumb but since I spent quite a while doing this one up I'd rather it stays intact.