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A Night In? With my Reputation
Last night was German class. I learned how to say "I am a Vegetarian, but I don't expect you to understand". I was also bought dinner and discussed the idea of dinner party that provides "something-to-do-while-many-I-know-are-at-a-handfasting" as well as having the potential to be a lot of fun in itself.

Tonight I'm almost certainly going to be in Oxford for Intrusion. What a lovely club it is, if only it was closer. Fortunately I have three women to take so surely that can't be too bad a deal? You, yes, you in Southampton - you should try it. It's about 3 miles closer for you lot than it is for me.

Tomorrow is Stigmartyr. My carefully crafted setlist is almost complete, after having loaded a couple of albums into an MP3 player and pressed "Randomise".

Erm, gosh, that was a dull entry. Perhaps I'd better see if some coffee will perk me up.
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grendelchild From: grendelchild Date: April 12th, 2005 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)
You need to be more enigmatic
berrega From: berrega Date: April 12th, 2005 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes....have a coffee :-)
kathbad From: kathbad Date: April 12th, 2005 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Were I not so completely exhausted from just getting through the day at the moment, I would be tempted by Intrusion.

Can you remind me just before the next one so I can see if I am more live by then?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 12th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC) (Link)
2nd Tuesday of the month. I'm not going to next one though as I'm in London instead.
From: mutualdesire Date: April 12th, 2005 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
What's a handfasting? Oh, and I look forward to hearing your DJing skills tomorrow evening. Start early?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 12th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm not sure what the running order is on Wednesday yet.
uberredfraggle From: uberredfraggle Date: April 12th, 2005 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh who else is coming with us? You do rock a lot!!! Really looking forward to it. It's been far too long since I last went.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 12th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
boglin From: boglin Date: April 12th, 2005 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Probably see you tomorrow, things all going smoothly.
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 12th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did I say it was a "Basic" German class... care to translate yourself for me... ? :-)
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 12th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks - I'll add it to my vocabulary!

Today - trivial comments about vegetables, Tomorrow - whole conversations...
laurah1893 From: laurah1893 Date: April 14th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Your german class

Is that the only sentence you know? :)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 14th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your german class

Pretty much :-)

Actually the class is a lot of fun, but it's hardly academically taxing. It's aimed at holidaymakers and increasing conversational familiarity rather than anything complicated.

Hello btw! Nice to see new faces on the comments pages.
laurah1893 From: laurah1893 Date: April 14th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your german class

So are you planning on going to see a bunch of shows there? Is that why you are learning German?
And Hi, I'm Laurah. I saw you on the Whitby page, and thought I'd look at your journal.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 14th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your german class

I listen to a lot of german music that I don't actually understand - so I felt like making an effort; plus I ski a lot in german-speaking Switzerland.

I've thought about WGT or M'era Luna, or just going over for bands who don't play in the UK but not happened just yet. Did have the murmurings of a trip to photo some bands but that's not happened yet unfortunately.

Have you/do you plan to come over for a Whitby - or were you just poking around the 'net?

Welcome, feel free to stay and poke around. Most of the interesting stuff is the photos!
laurah1893 From: laurah1893 Date: April 14th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)


No I'm not going to Whitby, I'm in the US. I know several people from online that are going. One of them is planning on coming here 10 days after Whitby & bringing me Cds and possibly a shirt. (I haven't requested one yet) I do plan on making a trip to London this summer though. How many of these a year do they have?
Where are these interesting photos you speak of? Are you a photographer? I am.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 14th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Whitby

Yeah - I did notice you were in the US, but people do strange things :-)

There are two WhitbyGothWeekends a year - one in Spring and the other in the Autumn. I know some people who have been going for years, but I've only been going for the last few.

The only interesting stuff I tend to post in this journal is photos from gigs I've been to - scroll back through and you'll find them, or have a look at:

Photos from last Whitby

Have you got any photos online?
laurah1893 From: laurah1893 Date: April 14th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Web sites

Wow you have some awesome photos! Very impressive. Are you going to take photos of Psychophile? I love them! And my friend would love to see some of Queen Adreena.
I have some photos of me on my vampirefreaks.com profile and a few pictures of my art on my deviant art page.
Do you sell your photos?
Well i would like to go to Whitby, but Vincent wanted to come here first, so I'd be less nervous going to London. And I agreed, that would less stressful. I think he's also been going for years.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 14th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Web sites

Thanks :-) I'm planning to take photos of most of the bands again this time - so "watch this space"!

I like some of your deviantart stuff - especially that striking blue self-portrait.

I don't really sell them with any enthusiasm at the moment - but obviously it's a possibility - why? Interested? ;-) It's not my job, just a hobby. Is it more of a career for you?

Perhaps I'll see you there at some point in the future then! I used to get down to London a lot, but less so most recently.

laurah1893 From: laurah1893 Date: April 14th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)


Um yeah actually. My friend who totally loves Queen Adrena is also a photographer, and I bet she's love a cool picture of her. Her birthday is in June. Plus I want a nice picture of Psychophile, especially if he wears those blue braids. :)How much do you charge?
Yeah I have a ton of stuff published. I worked for White Wolf for 6 or 7 years. And I do random digital portraits for people when they request them. I've done about 15 in the last 2 months.
Should I add you? I read your "disclaimer" about adding people and whatever. SO I don't want to annoy you. lol When i buy my ticket to London I will post that on my Live journal. Hopefully things go smoothly with this guy coming to see me. *crosses fingers*
Thanks for the comment on my self portrait. I never even made self portraits until last summer. They were always of friends.
So where are you? Somewhere outside of London?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 14th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: photos

I'll tell you what - see what pics I get then we'll come to an arrangement? :-)

I'd like to get some more stuff published - I've had a few pictures in magazines (in addition to the obligatory website use!) - but it'd be nice to do a little more, and differnt stuff. How did you get into it?

The "disclaimer" is really saying "add me if you like, but I don't always add people back straightaway as my friends list is huge". I'm flattered - certainly not annoyed!

Explain the London thing to me? You've got someone coming over, and will be doing the return leg later in the year?

I'm in Birmingham - about 100 miles NW of London. Where in the US are you?
laurah1893 From: laurah1893 Date: April 14th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: photos

Ok sounds good. yeah just in case all the pictures are of her feet. lol
I got into it by going to some conventions and showing my portfolio to Art Directors. The first time I showed it the guy said, "You are a lot better than the other freelancers we have." But then still didn't give me any work for almost a year. It was really frustrating. But once they liked my first job I got work.
What magazines have you been published in?
Ok My London story is this: I met a guy online. And we emailed back & forth for 4 months, and then he bought a ticket to visit me! I was pretty shocked that he was that interested in meeting me. Anyway, if we hit it off, I will go there later in the summer. I'm hoping for August. Three girlfriends have already volenteered to go with me. I also have 3 friends in the Netherlands, so that's a possibility too.
I'm in the midwest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin which is one hour and a half from Chicago.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 14th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: photos

Hopefully they'll be better than just feet - but one never knows! Fortunately one of the lighting-techies is a photographer so I'm hoping it'd be good.

Magazine wise, Alternative London, Fan Club Mags and Student Newspapers (even though I'm not a student any more!). So - not a lot so far.

Hope it all works out - if I'm in the area when you're in London we'll have to try and have a coffee/...

I know of Milwaukee - being a bit of a geography nut. I've been to New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas (go tourism!), and will probably be back to Canada next year for skiing.
laurah1893 From: laurah1893 Date: April 15th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: photos

Vincent sent me a Alternative London magazine last month. I thought it was very cool!
I don't drink coffee but I do eat cookies. :) I'd love to meet and talk about photo stuff. I emailed Vincent and mentioned you and that I was going to have him photograph you at Whitby, and that he would know you because you would be wearing a giant hat with a squid on it. I have no idea where that came from. lol
You actually knew where Milwaukee was? Weird. Most people in Europe have no idea. They usually know NY, Florida, New Orleans & LA. Some Chicago too.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 15th, 2005 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: photos

Which Alternative London was it? I didn't have anything in the last one, but did in the couple before that (I think).

I do have friends very ~into~ squid, but never really been my taste! I'm probably one of the easiest people to find at Whitby as I spend it in front of the stage with a camera, whenever there's a band on.

And yeah - too much American culture perhaps - but I like to know where places are - so if I hear the name of a place I like to know where it is. Of course, only in a general sense as the US is so huge!
laurah1893 From: laurah1893 Date: April 15th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: photos

Is this picture on your icon you? I can send him this icon and tell him you are the guy with camera by the stage.
I have the February/March issue 9 of Alternative London. Maybe I can ask Vincent to send me one each month? What issues do you have photos in?
Which places in US did you like? I've been to NYC, New Orleans, Tennesse, Florida, Georgia, San Franscisco, Chicago many times and Minneapolis. I like Chicago & New Orleans the best.
Have you been all over Europe?
Oh I liked your Cruxshadows pictures a lot and the portraits. Well they are all nice. You got some really brilliant and vivid colors. What kind of camera are you using?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 15th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: photos

Yeah - the photo icons are me - in different guises! I doubt I'll have the hair in this Whitby, but never know...

In the Feb/Mar issue - the photo attached to the New Model Army review is mine, and I arranged the New Model Army interview. Next issue will likely have Neubauten pics.

I liked New York, the temperature was much more to my taste than in the other places. I'd like to go back to the Grand Canyon again though. The last trip was a bit frantic - and I'd like to take some more time.

I've been to France and Spain many years ago, but tend to ski a lot in Switzerland (and Finland once). I know I ~should~ travel a bit more. I went to Australia a couple of years ago and that was fun. Maybe New Zealand one day... Where have you been in the world?

The Cruxshadows was one of my first shoots - I was really nervous but was really happy with some of the results. All the ones online are sized to 50KB - the originals are much bigger and more detailled. I use a Canon EOS 10D - with fast Canon and Sigma lenses. I've got a little Canon IXUS too for more portability. How about you?

btw - feel free to take this to email if you like - my LJ layout can't take too many more comments! (There's a link from my website)
laurah1893 From: laurah1893 Date: April 15th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: photos

OK I sent you an actual email! :)
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