Friday, 12 February 2010

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: EDIT

Old friends keep crossing paths and i'm glad to see that they're still wishing it was the old days. But i'm wondering if we're all moving on, or thinking about what it would've been like if we stayed the same. One more night alone is the last thing that we need because everything else is way too temporary. So i'll meet you at the diner at 11 o'clock and we'll start to talk about the old days, because we both know we're not happy with the new ones. Keep holding on to everyone that makes us happy.

- Spraynard

This week i will mostly be...




Thursday, 11 February 2010

Things to look forward to in 2010

1. Nothington UK tour
2. The Lawrence Arms UK tour
3. Brendan Kelly/Joe McMahon - Wasted Potential 12"
4. Hot Water Music UK tour
5. Toy Story 3
6. Turkish Techno full length
7. The Great St.Louis full length
8. Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland
9. Sons Of Anarchy Season 3 (Hopefully)
10. Peepshow Season 7
11. Weddings galore, and all the stag parties that go with them.
12. Fest 9
13. "Predators"/ Re-invention of the Predator franchise.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


Stolen off Steph, who stole it from carmee, who in turn stole it of "Something Vague That We're Not Seeing"

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?

Had a sober Christmas Eve (well not since 2000).
Left the country on my own.
Killed a fish.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Kind of, I made a New Years resolution when i was about 15 never to make another one. Still keeping it.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


4. Did anyone close to you die?

At least one good person went, but we weren't close.

5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?

A good job.

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Friday the 13th of November - Graduation
Halloween Weekend - Fest!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Final graduating!

9. What was your biggest failure?

Using the above fact to get a job, and Mothers beer wall... AGAIN!

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

A few cuts, bruises, a fire ant bite and the flu.

11. What was the best thing someone bought you?

Souper spoon - Thanks Dave!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Difficult one, i will come back to it.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

No one really, i mean the award should go to Gaz or Mike, but i'm pretty hard to offend, i've seen it all before.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Beer, records and shows. (the holy trinity)

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?


16. What song will always remind you of 2009?

Apologies, I Have None - Green Green Mabley Green

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? I'd have to go with sadder - but i'm not sad.
b) fatter or skinner? About the same, belt holes say thinner though.
c) richer or poorer? Poorer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Working, both college and employment.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?


20. How do you plan to spend Christmas?

At home with family unless i get a better offer by then!

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?

Nope, i never made past the lust bit.

22. How many one night stands?

Just the one.

23. What was your favorite TV program?

Sons of Anarchy!

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No for two reasons. one, i don't think i hate anyone. and two, i give everyone a clean slate on New Years Eve.

25. What was the best book you read?

Born to Rock - Todd Taylor

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?


27. What did you want and get?

A lot of records.

28. What did you want and not get?

A driving license.

29. What was your favorite film of this year?

Drag Me To Hell

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I was 25 and didn't do anything exciting, just had a meal with my Family (Me and my twin were born on my Mum's Birthday)

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Getting to go to the Lawrence Arms 10 Year anniversary show in Chicago.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?

Keep it simple, keep it grey, keep it the same.

33. What kept you sane?

The soothing words of Bob Ross and the ever insightful advice from Roger.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Lucy Porter

35. What political issue stirred you the most?

I don't think i was "stirred" by any.

36. Who do you miss?

Zoe and my uncle Sam.

37. Who was the best new person you met?

Jay Insult. He has to be the most positive/happiest dude in punk rock i have met.

38. What was the best thing you ate?

Five star pizza.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009?

Make friends where ever you go, you never know when your going to need someone to drag your drunk ass in to a taxi and get you home.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

This is how we live and spend our lives,
just one day at a time.
When the City shakes with the sound we make ,
i know i'll hold on to these days.
The stories run so deep,
nights we didn't sleep
Untill the end,
i'll keep these memories inside.
They're the ones that keep me young

Sunday, 7 February 2010


I know it's a bit late but pretty much every blog i read has posted some kind of "best of" list for 2009. So, here's mine, records first.

Apologies I Have None - Two Sticks & Six Strings
Rumspringer - S/T
Banner Pilot - Collapser
Teenage Bottlerocket - They Came From The Shadows
Iron Chic - Shitty Rambo
William Elliott Whitmore - Animals In The Dark
Various - The Savage Sound Of... 4 Way Split

Because i'm too lazy to write a zine.

So, here goes, blog post number 1.

For years i have wanted to to put out a zine, nothing special, or radical not even with the intention of getting other people to read it, just something to document the places i have been, the people i have met and everything i have been a part of. Countless times i have sat down to write page one, create a layout, design a front cover or simply come up with a name just to sit back and read what i have written, feel like a complete dork, screw it up and and take a shot at the bin.

Hence this blog.

I have taken the easy way out. I have it in my mind that if i can get away with writing small snippets as and when they happen it will some how be easier to compile in to something more cohesive. Plus knowing i don't have x amount of pages to fill it is a less daunting task. (Saying that i signed up for this blog in November it is now Feburary and about the 5th revision of post no. 1)

I have seen so much shit, and have so many stories to tell, some barely believable unless you were there to witness it, yet with the exception of some beer stained ticket stubs, a hand full of badly composed photo's and a bunch of hazy drunken memories, i have nothing to show for it. I spend an abnormal amount of time reminiscing about the past and reciting stories to people who already know the outcome that i have come to realise my memory isn't as reliable as i once thought. So with that in mind i thought it was about time i actually did something constructive... Here goes!

What to expect in the future:

Good stories told badly
Random musings
Vinyl record geekery
Stolen Recipes
Web comics
and anything else i feel like sharing.

I'm not really expecting anyone to read this, but if you are, enjoy!