Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Russell Brand is citing and barrassing

I bought tickets for Russell Brand at the Hippodrome, when all Russell was famous for was shouting ‘Hare Krishna’ on ‘Big Brothers Big Mouth’. Therefore I ended up with front and centre row tickets. The fear of being picked on by him, was overwhelming.

He is a very interesting looking man. A modern goth fop is a reasonable description, with unfeasibly tight 80’s black trousers. I remember wearing those trousers, and back-coming my hair just like his (and I wince with embarrassment - or barrassment, as he says, when I remember the amount of effort, pain and hair spray it all took).

He has armies of girls who’d love to be his conquests. And I believe, this perception is pushed forward by his constant comments about his previous activities and the invitation at the end of the gig to ‘meet him at the stage door’. I saw Bill Hicks 6 months before he died at the Victoria Rooms, and he said the exact same thing – so it’s a little unnerving that he died shortly after.

Our little party of 3 recommended him thoroughly, catch him while you can!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Ahh The Raconteurs……

Ahh The Raconteurs……Jack White…….Brendon….. the geeky looking bassist who looks like Joey Ramone. Its’ so nice to be watching accomplished, passionate musicians who love all things, guitar, Nashville and 70’s rock, even down to their embroidered cowboy shirts and slack pants. There was a lot of brown clothing going down. And Jack was sporting a strange cravat beard. In the photo you think it's a shadow, ohh no, it's facial fuzz - yeuck.

The support band were a three piece from Norway called BigBang. And they totally back up my theory (have I not bored you with this yet!), that a) 3 is a magic number and b) 3-piece bands are the best. Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Jam (I will think of others). But anyway, their sound was magic. Great harmonies, very tight. I’m sure they were hand picked by Jack, it was like they had swallowed all the great 70’s rock band (Led Zep, ACDC, The Who etc) and out came this wonderful familiar sound. The downside, they looked very Scandinavian – think Bjorn Borg, and Bjorn from Abba.

The Raconteurs rocked the house. They were so together, it was great. Played a stonking version of Cher’s ‘Bang Bang’ with their brilliant ‘Broken Boy Soldier’ interspersed into the middle of it. Sorry the pix are a bit naff. My camera wasn’t up to the job. But ahhhh Jack White.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Beaded dogs

Three evenings later, and beads stuck to the dogs and all over my bed, I have completed one strawberry and a couple of leaves. To those who say this is too much for me, I will make them eat their words! Or the beaded strawberries.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Knit n Stitch – Strawberry Bracelets and Knitted Ferrari's

My annual foray to Alexandra Palace, to worship at the alter of all things crafty ended in a few purchases (of course). One of which was this bracelet. It’s apparently the hardest level, and I was advised not to attempt it by the sales person and my mother. But I like a challenge! I hope to post progress, and prove them wrong!

Not sure what you’d do with a knitted Ferrari, but here it is.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dogtown's Rising Star

Daisy on the dex!

(This is a bit of an optical illusion, as she is a very small dog, so that must be a very small skateboard)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Deal or No Deal Audience Member – ME!

How excited am I. Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve been watching Deal or No Deal since the beginning. And although I can’t quite face being on it, I quite fancy being in the audience. I’ve been trying to get in for quite a while, and I finally got the call today! Sad but stoked! (and no, I don't like Noel Edmonds).
Here's the game if you want to play it on the web (for all my overseas chums)