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30 July 2009 @ 02:05 pm
Surely Paul Banks could've picked a less stupid sounding name. Not heard it yet. Let's see if it's any good...

P.S. I love you Paul! :P
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: surprisedsurprised
Current Music: Alone, Together - The Strokes
16 October 2008 @ 04:15 pm

Courtesy of Julieanne for putting me onto this.
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Ken Lee" apparently
14 July 2008 @ 01:47 pm
23 June 2008 @ 11:55 pm
23:23:37: J: Why don't you hand deliver those CDs? :P
23:23:45: Chris: :D
23:25:28: J: I really should've gone to Europe instead of North America...
23:25:34: J: Then I could've come and stalked you.
23:25:38: Chris: YES
23:25:52: Chris: reciprical stalking
23:25:56: Chris: is the way forward
23:26:20: J: How does that work?
23:26:33: Chris: you come to Europe and stalk me
23:26:38: Chris: the i go to Aus and stalk you
23:26:47: J: How can I stalk you when you're stalking me?
23:26:48: Chris: then8
23:26:52: J: Oh, I see...
23:27:10: J: Not simultaneous stalking...
23:27:30: Chris: no, consequential stalking?
23:27:37: Chris: is that the word?
23:27:41: Chris: possibly not...
23:27:50: J: I don't know... I was trying to think of what the word was...
23:27:57: Chris: erm
23:28:10: J: Then changed my wording to say "NOT simultaneous stalking"... :P
23:28:21: Chris: haha
23:28:22: J: Round robin stalking?
23:28:37: Chris: could be
23:28:55: J: Round robins involve more than one team though, like a group of 4 a la Euro.
23:29:13: J: Well you could bring Jones into it...
23:29:27: Chris: a 3-way stalk
23:29:46: J: The triangular stalk if you will.
23:29:58: Chris: oh, i will
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
23 June 2008 @ 02:41 pm
... I have to say I'm completely in love with Tim from Cut Copy

Current Location: Our new work office
Current Mood: soremenstrual
Current Music: Crimewave - Crystal Castles
06 June 2008 @ 12:57 pm

We all love a bit of Alessandro, but the proper exciting bit is:



Current Mood: hyperhyper
Current Music: It's You - P J Harvey
29 May 2008 @ 10:30 am
"Enemies & Immigrants" - Modwheelmood.

"Teenagers" - The Thrills.

"In/Casino/Out" - At The Drive-in.

"So Tonight That I May See" - Mazzy Star.
Current Mood: poor
Current Music: Black Milk - Massive Attack
08 May 2008 @ 11:11 am
After a bit (or a lot) of freaking out about the inconvenient presale date and time for NIN tix, I was able to convince Sir Nicholas to get up at 7:50am (as opposed to the usual 11.30am...) and buy the ticket on my behalf, by way of my fantastic tango skills the night prior. (We are seriously ripping it up now. Seriously, we rule the school.)

SO, Nick got my ticket - YAY! And I'm organising a flight from Vancouver to Dallas as we speak. I get the first direct flight out (8:45am o_O). By the time I get to the venue, it'll be like 4pm or something. Hope the line up isn't too long by then (it's all ages)... But it's the best I can do.

Anyway, it is dear Nick's 24th today (old man).

Happy birthday Nicky!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Corona Radiata - Nine Inch Nails
04 May 2008 @ 12:26 pm
I thought I'd be clever, but that play on words didn't work at all. It doesn't even make sense.

What's with people who feel they need to name drop? Does it makes you/your life sound more interesting? Yeah, to an extent, but when you do it ALL the time in that "superior than thou" way, it just makes everyone roll their eyes and turn on their selective hearing. Retards. I pity them. They just make me laugh.

Anyway... (at this point, I waffle on for a bit):

So Maddie and I went to see ze boys, i.e. The Silents at Spectrum. When we arrived when doors opened, there was no one there but bar staff, so we went for a little walking excursion down Oxford St. People with horrifically bad dress sense kept walking by and inflicting it upon our eyes and Oporto beckoned so we stopped in for some food even though neither of us were particularly hungry. The power of Portuguese chicken.

We rolled back in at quarter to 10. There were a few more people there by this point. The second support band was on. They were this weird alt-country sounding thing; it made me rather sleepy and I was wishing we were back on that bench with a badly shaped back rest, people watching... The Silents finally came on. They were great, very tight, and played two new songs (not off the album) which were awesome. The crowd was a bit weird - it was almost a full house, yet everyone looked really bored and disinterested. Even the crazy dancing girls had stopped and were sitting down. I suppose there is something be said for the story of the tortoise and the hare.

Afterwards, we said an hello and hugged the boys and got moistened with third party sweat. It was rather sweet - they were selling their own merch. They had new t-shirts for sale. The black one was a men's shirt and Alex pulled out the small which was still really big on me and dress length, so I went with the other one which was a girls' shirt anyway. I liked the design on the front (a couple of guys riding a cart, whipping another guy who was pulling it) but it's this odd colour. Alex said it was meant to be red, but turned out pink. I thought, "yeah, I can deal with pink" but that was in the dim lighting of a bar... In natural light, it's this oddly salmon colour, like pink that really wants to be red. I'm going to feel self conscious in it, but I will wear it... feeling self conscious.

Jamie said they were doing a DJ set somewhere afterwards, but I had to go to get the last train home (thus is the frustration of living 2 hours out of the city). I would've stayed all night till the first trains tomorrow (4.30am), but I had to get home and feed MJ, our guinea pig. She's been sick and won't eat, so we have to handfeed her every four hours. Anyway, so yeah, we chatted a bit with the guys. I got them to sign the album for me. Lloyd was being super careful because he'd cut his finger before they went on stage (don't know how...) and there was blood all over the frets of his guitar. So gross. He was careful not to get blood on the album sleeve. :P

We ran into Craig and Brad as well. Maddie talked to Craig while I talked to Sam from The Silents. I don't think he actually knows who I am because I didn't talk to him much on that '06 (?) tour. I should probably introduce myself one day. Craig was all happy and chirpy, and went and bought a Silents t-shirt. I mean, how cute is it that he buys his own t-shirts? I would've thought they'd just give him one. I didn't even actually see Brad; we were on our way out and he waved at us and said hi. We chatted a bit about their tour plans for the year; they're having a meeting this coming week to discuss it - I begged him to object to touring in August/September until I'm back from OS to which he said: "Yep, no to Tibet and touring in August and September in one go". Then I formally met Bronnie. She's so adorable and pretty. ^_^ Then we left.

I want The Silents to move to Sydney so they can do more local gigs. I also want to be more succinct.

P.S. I realise the irony of that first paragraph preceding my "name dropping". :P
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Ophelia - The Silents
04 May 2008 @ 02:08 am
"At the specified time, local time in Sydney is 15 hours ahead of Dallas

Location Local time Time zone
Dallas (U.S.A. - Texas) Tuesday, 6 May 2008 at 5:00:00 PM UTC-5 hours CDT
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Wednesday, 7 May 2008 at 8:00:00 AM UTC+10 hours EST"

This is when the Dallas presale for NIN tickets is happening... I'm usually stuck on a train at 8am on the way to work and don't have access to internet til 8.45 when I get in the office door. The only solution is to get to work REALLY early, so it seems it's going to be a 5am train for me.

Oh, apparently some dude from Eighties Matchbox is the new guitarist in NIN. Since Robin's back, I'm assuming this other guy is replacing creepy Jeordie. Is this right? I haven't bothered to verify.
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: Ghosts I: 5 - Nine Inch Nails