memories

WATCH: The Hobbit (Trailer)

http://youtu.be/JTSoD4BBCJc I don't know how I feel about this, as I loved the book so dearly when I was little. I read it more times than I could count, and I had a very specific idea of how it all looked in my little head, that I still have to this day. The Hobbit was one of the first substantial books I read (unless Just William counts as substantial, which perhaps it does, despite its episodic nature). I think I was six, but I'll have to check with my Mum. Either way, I flipping loved that book. It spoke to something deep inside me, in a way Lord Of The Rings never did. Actually, very little has in quite the same way since.

That trailer does sure look purdy though. And I like the song in the middle, that shit goes ultra.

RIP THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER

For a brief moment in time, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster were the best band in the WORLD.

I went on tour with them and Ikara Colt and The Parkinsons nearly a decade ago, when I was a music journalist.  I have fond memories of Guy hanging out the bus door as we sped down a motorway at 3am.

Good times.

The guy who signed me to Interscope was trying to sign them too.

It nearly happened as well.

Oh what could have been...

Now they are dead.

RIP.

Image by Supersweet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrROZRbeap8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoTlDPFuy0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20CCTpU_Mdg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f90mnD5IXTA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szR6kf_t9p4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRJ2fChqClE

RIP THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER

For a brief moment in time, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster were the best band in the WORLD.

I went on tour with them and Ikara Colt and The Parkinsons nearly a decade ago, when I was a music journalist.  I have fond memories of Guy hanging out the bus door as we sped down a motorway at 3am.

Good times.

The guy who signed me to Interscope was trying to sign them too.

It nearly happened as well.

Oh what could have been...

Now they are dead.

RIP.

Image by Supersweet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrROZRbeap8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoTlDPFuy0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20CCTpU_Mdg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f90mnD5IXTA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szR6kf_t9p4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRJ2fChqClE

Bye Bye Astoria! Bye bye Metro!

(Bollocks, i can't get that video to work. I suppose you can go see it here. It's some ITN thing about The Astoria and Metro closing. Maggot from GLC says something about playing the last night at Metro.)

Back in the day I used to spend up to 5 nights a week in the Astoria, or, more specifically, the Keith Moon bar, blagging drinks from PR types and engaging in banter with members of Coldlay and The Wildhearts. I couldn't stomach that place, post-smoking ban. It was too heavy, man. I do not miss it.

As for the Metro, Crack Village played their first gig there, as part of me and Wade's "Saturday Spitroast" night. The PA was a disgrace, and we ended up having a massive fight with the guy running the venue, who was a gigantic puckering arsehole. Awesome gig though. I still have it, on VHS. Ikara Colt, Erol Alkan, The 80s Matchbox all came down and danced, and we gave everyone who came in the building a free tequila shot. We knew how to throw parties in those days.

Bye Bye Astoria! Bye bye Metro!

(Bollocks, i can't get that video to work. I suppose you can go see it here. It's some ITN thing about The Astoria and Metro closing. Maggot from GLC says something about playing the last night at Metro.)

Back in the day I used to spend up to 5 nights a week in the Astoria, or, more specifically, the Keith Moon bar, blagging drinks from PR types and engaging in banter with members of Coldlay and The Wildhearts. I couldn't stomach that place, post-smoking ban. It was too heavy, man. I do not miss it.

As for the Metro, Crack Village played their first gig there, as part of me and Wade's "Saturday Spitroast" night. The PA was a disgrace, and we ended up having a massive fight with the guy running the venue, who was a gigantic puckering arsehole. Awesome gig though. I still have it, on VHS. Ikara Colt, Erol Alkan, The 80s Matchbox all came down and danced, and we gave everyone who came in the building a free tequila shot. We knew how to throw parties in those days.