Monday, 19 November 2012

The Band Seen

As you have probably deduced these are the bands I have seen adding to my LIFE LIST of things done. 
(* denotes number of times I have seen that act)


JASON & THE SCORCHERS.                        THE CULT****
ZZ TOP                                                             DAVID LEE ROTH
GEORGE THOROGOOD                                POISON
TRANSVISION VAMP                                   RAMONES**
ALICE COOPER                                             MOTELY CRUE**                
FAITH NO MORE****                                   CHEAP TRICK          
CONCRETE BLONDE**                                STRAY CATS
MOTORHEAD***                                          JANES ADDICTION**
SCATTER BRAIN                                           BLACK CROWES
THE ALMIGHTY                                            HENRY ROLLINS**
IGGY POP                                                       SKID ROW
GUNS ‘N’ ROSES                                          PAUL MCARTNEY
DANZIG**                                                      BODY COUNT**
HOLE**                                                          SCREAMING TREES
OFF SPRING                                                  PRIMAL SCREAM
STEVE VAI                                                      LENNY KRAVITZ
TORI AMOS                                                   FOO FIGHTERS*****
EAGLES                                                          PRIMUS****
ANTHRAX                                                      JARVIS COCKER  
SOUNDGARDEN**                                       SUICIDAL TENANCIES
LOU REED***                                                NINE INCH NAILS***
SEX PISTOLS                                                 SKUNK ANNANSIE
GOLDFINGER                                                PORNO FOR PYROS
SMASHING PUMPKINS**                           ROGER WATERS
PLACEBO***                                                 MERCURY REV***
SEAN LENNON                                             SOULFLY
KORN                                                             MARILYN MANSON
RAMMSTEIN                                                 PJ HARVEY**
FEAR FACTORY                                            PRODIGY
PATTI SMITH                                                 OZZY OSBOURNE
FILTER                                                           THE MUSIC
COLDPLAY                                                   DEATH IN VEGAS
GOLDFRAPP                                                 MOBY
WHITE STRIPES                                            BLACK REBEL MC CLUB
LINKIN PARK                                               FRED EAGLESMITH
VERUCA SALT**                                          NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE   
LIMP BIZKIT                                                 GOMEZ
SONIC YOUTH**                                         DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
BRIAN WILSON                                           SNOW PATROL
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS                             IRON MAIDEN
MONSTER MAGNET                                   MILLENCOLIN
SLASH                                                           ROB ZOMBIE
30 SECONDS TO MARS                              SYSTEM OF A DOWN
ONE DAY AS A LION                                  POLYHPONIC SPREE**
DANDY WARHOLS**                                  METTALICA
THE STROKES                                              MARTHA AND RUFUS WAINRIGHT
BETH ORTEN                                                MOGWAI
CAKE                                                            SILVERSUN PICKUPS
BECK**                                                         MIKE PATTON
NICK CAVE & BAD SEEDS*** - w/Kylie w/Chris Bailey                                   
JOURNEY                                                      DEEP PURPLE


ANGELS******                                              AC-DC
ROSE TATTOO***                                         HOODOO GURUS***
DIVYNALS**                                                 CHURCH
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL                                 CHOIR BOYS***
NOISEWORKS                                               SKYHOOKS
RADIATORS                                                   SCREAMING JETS***
RATCAT                                                          MENTAL AS ANYTHING
SPY VS SPY**                                               DIESEL & INJECTORS**
J BARNES***                                                 IAN MOSS
JAMES REYNE                                              COCHROACHES
TOMMY EMANUEL **                                 JAMES FREUD
HARD ONS***                                               MAYBE DOLLS
CELIBATE RIFLES**                                     HUXTON CREEPERS
RADIO BIRDMAN**                                     ROXUS**
KILLING TIME                                              EXPLODING WHITE MICE***
PARTY BOYS/BOMBERS**                         TALL TALES & TRUE
CLUB HOY                                                    DUBROVNIKS
FALLING JOYS                                             LIME SPIDERS
PETER WELLS                                               THE SHARP
SOUTHERN SONS                                        POOR BOYS***
PEARLS & SWINE                                        TUMBLEWEED**
BEASTS OF BOURBON***                         CRUEL SEA**
CHOCOLATE STARFISH                              DEF FX**
SILVERCHAIR**                                           SPIDER BAIT***
GRINSPOON ***                                          GEORGE
MAGIC DIRT***                                            POWDER FINGER****
LIVING END***                                            SUPER JESUS**
VINES **                                                       LIVING END***
WOLFMOTHER                                            SLEEPY JACKSON**          
SOMETHING FOR KATE***                       YOUTH GROUP
GRATES                                                          DECODER RING
YOU AM I****                                              KASEY CHAMBERS
SLIM DUSTY                                                 SCARY MOTHER

Thursday, 1 November 2012

You SUCK Cigarettes!!

Ha nicotine, you suck and I am beating the hell out of you! Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to shout, I miss you so much my friend. I dream of the days we spent together, traveling, drinking coffee, driving to work, taking a break at work, playing games on my phone, just before bed, just as I woke up, waiting for a friend, in the courtyard at the pub, drinking beer. All that is gone now, a fading memory but I will never forget you my beloved cigarettes and all you have meant to me and done for me. Maybe one day we can be together again but no……..I must not think this way, I must let you go because I love you so.

Three weeks, three very long testing weeks. Of course the morons came out to play and push my buttons in my first few days without a smoke but something was different this time, I enjoyed the pain, I enjoyed having to endure the stupidity of mankind that was pushed in my face like a scabby strippers groin. I stayed the course through disaster and turmoil and out rightly refused to relapse though temptation was so very high. I also gained a new even more ridiculous habit, the electric cigarette. It looks like a real one. The end lights up when you draw back on it like a real one. It even lets you inhale some sort of vapour into your lungs and appear to blow out smoke but you know what, it is not a cigarette. Yet for someone so hopelessly addictive like me it has been a whole new thing for me to focus on and obsess over and has helped in some strange way in situations where I may have weakened, whatever works right?

I’m not sure at what point I can cross “quit cigarettes” off THE LIST but it feels a little too early just yet however I have a very handsome moustache of the “trucker" genus which currently is more of a Lemmy-Motorhead growth (minus the warts) that I am quite happy with and can cross “grow a moustache” off THE LIST. I will work it into a few styles over the next few weeks until I get sick of it but for now, my first moustache.
Not thinking about cigarettes with a moustache
Thinking about cigarettes with a moustache
This coming weekend is the 10km and I have done next to no training in the last week except some gym time so I’m just going to wing it and hope I pull through easily enough this time just because I’m off the cigarettes.

Next goals I am aiming at after completing the 10km are the movie oriented goals as I commence a screenwriting course next week and have recently joined discussions with a group of filmmakers. I should have a short film or two written by the end of the month and also lock in some flight tickets for the travel goals to be crossed off THE LIST early next year but more on that after this weekends run.

wish me luck - luck shall play no part!