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Therapy for Life
Another week(end)
Friday night was The Levellers. Wow. It was like being 19 again. Although I've seen them doing a "seated acoustic gig" in the last couple of years I've not seen a full show since 1993 in Portsmouth - actually might have been the second gig I ever went to (first was Fat Bob on the Cure's Wish tour). Looking at the Lev's discography they've been releasing steadily since they got together, but the gig concentrated on the catchy tunes - there was a lot of Levellers and Levelling the Land. But they pulled it off without sounding like a "Shit, we've run out of money! Best tour again!" gig.

Which reminds me, I must sort out if I'm going to try and do NMA next Sunday in London (after doing Batfink on Saturday).

Saturday I managed a little cycle without falling off and eventually headed into town for not-Goth Shite. Despite a slow start I had a jolly good night - though after getting a little tipsy I feel I must apologise to a number of people... nearly_everyone was out, there was a little dancing, a little bitching, a little conversation and some other things I don't quite know how to describe.

My alcohol tolerance must be at rock bottom though, I had ~at most~ two glasses of wine and a White Russian and felt like I'd had two or three times that. Oh well... maybe I'm getting old.

Sunday I managed to rouse myself and get into Birmingham for the local Flickrmeet. It was alas a little bit of a washout - but five of us headed to BMAG for a wander around. There was some excellent modern Islamic art by Mohsen Keiany (website is www.mohsenkeiany.com but does not do the work justice), an impressive bronze Lucifer and I caught myself actually liking some of the Pre-Raphaelite draft sketches. Most surprising - I suspect it's partly the influence of artw*nk and my newfound appreciation for the narrative of creating art. The etchings room wasn't as good as it was last time though, so I lasted about an hour before heading off to Tescos. I declined to shoot after reading the photography agreement. Draconian is an understatement so I have sent some emails offering to help rewrite already!

Torchwood yesterday was ok - a slow burn like Galactica last week. This week's BSG was not so good - a bit SFX heavy I felt; but mr_cook (damn him!) has gotten me addicted to Heroes.

Some pictures of Rotersand and The Levellers to come...

I'm also still not sleeping very well. Too many dreams.

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black_neon9 From: black_neon9 Date: December 11th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
awwww know the feeling of bad sleep, been like this all the time on my early shift. :S

be good to see the Levellers pics

lupercal From: lupercal Date: December 11th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heroes = ++good.
jacoby_swift From: jacoby_swift Date: December 11th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wheretf is Heroes on, and why has no-one brought this series to my attention before?! *Taps-foot*

Is it on a random station, or should I give in to my impatience and just search for a download?
lupercal From: lupercal Date: December 11th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not on on the UK yet; NBC have them available to download;


or get bittorrenting..e.g;


furzepig From: furzepig Date: December 11th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
It does look interesting. Can anyone elaborate on what makes it good?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 11th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Clea DuVall; Character driven; interesting; super-hero geeky; Clea DuVall...
furzepig From: furzepig Date: December 13th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent. I shall try to look it out. It would be nice to see a superhero series that works. Though you could argue Smallville is one, I guess.
furzepig From: furzepig Date: December 11th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Torchwood yesterday was ok - a slow burn like Galactica last week. This week's BSG was not so good - a bit SFX heavy I felt
Weird, I didn't get that from it. It wasn't the best but it was an interesting insight into a few of the characters. Assuming the one I've seen is the one you're referring to, of course.

Torchwood was a lot like the Dr Who one that I forget the name of, with Elton in it. I enjoyed it a lot but felt, like some of the other more down-to-earth episodes, it would have done better earlier in the series to give the agency a better grounding. Still hoping there'll be a second series.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 11th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just what I said when watching it. Well, I'm less convinced by Series 2 - but I agree with the Elton reference.
perspexavenger From: perspexavenger Date: December 11th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have it on good authority (the 'Pixie, and the boy does know his drinks) that the cocktails were somewhat generous with the measures...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 11th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah - he told me that. But still, I feel like a lightweight.
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