Daily Archives: 07/22/2011

Cultural Activities

This weekend, I will mostly be reading….

Page one made me throw up in my mouth a little - how are these people not dead?

Whilst listening to quality, Anglo-Swedish Pop/Deathcore/Harsh/Clean Vocal splendour in the form of…

Sonic Syndicate - the old Shizz...


Sonic Syndicate's new, metalhead-confuddling direction.

and going to see Iron Maiden and Airbourne. Did I mention that I was going to see Iron Maiden and Airbourne? Must have plumb slipped my mind.

Whatever you’re doing this weekend, have a good one, won’t you?

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An unholy abundance of Van Halen

Online shopping can get confusing...

This stack of discs represents five copies of Van Halen’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” album, as supplied to me over recent weeks and months by the lovely and confused folks at Amazon shop, Zoverstocks.

The short version of a thus far long story is that I ordered the CD, the copy allocated for despatch to me wasn’t playable, and so a replacement was sent. And then sent again. And then sent – you get the picture. Look! Five copies! I’ll bet Ed and Alex don’t have five copies to hand, that they can form a rudimentary doll’s house from. Ahem…

I’m sending back the pictured copies and I’ll keep you up to date to see if this is the end of my multiple ‘Van Halen/Tribble’ situation or if I end up building an extension to our house made solely out of latter-Van Hagar-era discs. I’d say that stranger things have happened, but this is pretty darned strange all by itself…

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Heavily Metallic

Since last we spoke, Rupert Murdoch’s once imperious empire has appeared to built on proverbial foundations of sand, E3 has come and gone with only Nintendo’s kooky Wii U console making much of an impression and I’ve only gone and applied to take my driving test. Things, they have been a-happening and no mistake. Perhaps the biggest thing of all to cross my desk over the past few months is helping me fulfill a teenage dream (and not one of the ones that Katy Perry is talking about)…

Iron Maiden are playing in my neck of the woods this week! Huzzah!

Eddie surveys his flock

Eddie surveys his flock...and then eats them

(Live Maiden image via the Minuto HM blog)

Yes, come Sunday evening, I shall be heading along to Sheffield’s glamorous MotorPoint Arena to take in an evening of the finest British metal, with fine support by those Antipodean scamps, Airbourne (who never met an AC/DC record that they didn’t like, and who can really blame them?).

I’ve wanted to see the band since I was a gawky youth and, as an only slightly less gawky adult, I get to join my denim, leather and hoodie-clad brothers and sisters in an evening of communal metal ass kicking. Can’t wait – specially given that this “Final Frontier” tour is using a lot of awesome Science Fiction imagery. #NerdHeadbangerCatnip is the hashtag that I would be using if I used hashtags.

Here’s a review of the Glasgow SECC show from Wednesday, from the Daily Dischord blog.

I’m so excited that this post is being written to the dulcet tones of Blaze Bayley-era Maiden’s “The Sign of The Cross”. Yeah, that excited. Have a Maiden video to be going on with – I’m sure that I shall return in days to come with obnoxious fanboy wittering on the subject of Sunday’s performance, which is something to look forward to…

Woo! Maiden!

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