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or, a young gentleman's guide to goth, kittens and general nerdiness





April 16th, 2009

Bill Bailey in Dublin

Tickets for the Saturday duly purchased for me and herself. Who else is going?

Mind you, even I consider *six nights* of shows in Dublin a bit excessive!

So that's BB, Dylan Moran and Eddie Izzard lined up to see this year.

March 18th, 2008

Another DJing anecdote

Not quite on a level with the last one however :)
This time, as is usual, had a few people ask what various songs were. One of those songs was First and Last and Always by the Sisters. On one hand, it's a bit worrying that punters in a (supposedly) goth club don't know an archetypal track by a seminal band like SOM. On the other hand, fair dues to the guy for asking about a song which he didn't know and obviously liked. It's all a learning curve I guess...

I've done similar things myself. For years I had no idea who sang Cuts You Up, despite hearing it every week at Slimelight. And I remember I once asked Alex in Red Eye in Luton many moons ago which album the Sisters track he was playing was on, only to be informed it was the Merry Thoughts. But if you know those bands it was an understandable mistake :)


March 9th, 2008

When djing, you think some things are just fables, but I guess not. I finally had someone request a song, me play it, and the same person request it again whilst it was playing.

Sometimes humanity just amazes me!

September 28th, 2007

I'm a big fan of the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, so was glad to find this rather cool panoramic view taken in it, showing the back of some rather interesting structures. You can zoom right in on the details.



*edit* for some reason I remember reading about the coloured buildings shown here being in the Iveagh Gardens... this is of course nowhere near there!

September 17th, 2007

Bad news for fantasy fans

Robert Jordan has passed away :(


February 21st, 2007

For those of you following my Year Long Trying To Buy A Frigging House Saga, I got the keys to my soon-to-be babe-lair (or sad batchelor pad) today. Yay! I'm going to paint sooo much stuff black, silver and, naturally, purple.
However, my morning was somewhat ruined by the solicitor for the Council, with whom I am getting the mortgage for half the flat, and renting the other half. She was adamant that if I sold within X years I would have to pay Y amount of the profit back to the Council (a "clawback"), in a sliding percentage up to 20 years from now. This is the case for the Affordable Housing Scheme, but *not* the Shared Ownership Scheme. We were getting quite irate at each other, as I wasn't going to sign anything while she was saying something I knew to be wrong, whether she was the expert or not, and I was also really starting to doubt myself.
As you can guess, when I got someone from the Council to talk to her, she was talking bollix. But very upsetting to have a professional telling you you are wrong when you are sure you aren't. Good job my degree finally turned out to be useful for something.

February 8th, 2007

American pix

Mainly of snow and Questionable Medical Devices - see also http://www.mtn.org/quack/welcome.htm


btw I'd only just got the camera and hadn't set the date, so I *know* the dates are wrong on the photos :)

January 3rd, 2007

18 days and counting...

...'til I get to hop on the plane and go and see the cute American One. So, if you Dubliners have stuff you want to send to Gabriel start getting it gathered up now, kiddiewinks.

December 9th, 2006

Linky McLink Link

For Firefly fans - some good news!


And if you want to keep of track of your books... and get suggestions from other people's libraries...


November 26th, 2006

Nicked from the_fi

You scored as Batman, the Dark Knight. As the Dark Knight of Gotham, Batman is a vigilante who deals out his own brand of justice to the criminals and corrupt of the city. He follows his own code and is often misunderstood. He has few friends or allies, but finds comfort in his cause.


Batman, the Dark Knight


Lara Croft


Neo, the "One"


Indiana Jones


The Amazing Spider-Man


The Terminator


Captain Jack Sparrow


James Bond, Agent 007




El Zorro


William Wallace


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