Friday, 21 July 2017

Waited For The Right Time, Place And People.

As I head ever-closer to retirement, I remember at school (Yes 40-odd years ago) a Games teacher said to me “Come out of your shell and join in” … That didn’t  work, but after leaving school I discovered alcohol and Punk Rock, which did. Fast forward to now, I am ‘Post Punk, Post Mortgage and having the best time of my life, whilst I am still Pre Alzheimer’s and Pre Arthritis. That’s why you’ll see me at the front.
(Pic from Gary, taken at a Rhombus gig)

So UP YOURS Ian McLeod !!!!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Not Me, For Once


Working today and I noticed a blue car go into a drive up the road, three women got out, two started getting vacuums and dusters out of the back while the driver went to unlock the house door. Nothing wrong there, they were the cleaners. Then the house alarm went off. Again nothing out of the ordinary there, done it myself, but it went on and on. I put my ear protectors on. Next, they put their gear back in the car and all three women got in, drove to the next house and went in. A bit later, a neighbour came out and asked me what had happened, I told the above, she decided to go see them, when she came back they confirmed that they had gone to the wrong house, but their key HAD opened the door, they put the code they had been given for the alarm but of course it did not work, rung their client who told them they were in the wrong house. 
The most worrying thing was that the same key fit and opened two house doors next to each over!
Here`s a pic of a lock full of stones, I couldn`t open and had to take the faceplate off to empty.

As I said glad it was not me, for once.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Day Of The Goths, Leeds

Saturday was the start of Goth City Festival 2017, with a fund raiser event made up of local(ish) bands entitled The Day Of The Goths.

The Black Riders Cult
The room was dark, hot and, well damp, so I guess had a real sense of the `Batcave` to it. Outside there was a beer garden ideal for cooling off between bands and to be able to talk and hear people.

Jan Doyle Band. (Not my pic)
If I started to wax on about how amazing the night was, I just couldn`t do it justice. It`s impossible to put into words just what happens when `We` get together.

The Lost Souls
So here are some snaps I took of the bands though the smoke.
Dawn of Elysium
Many thanks to all the bands, DJs, stage & sound crew and everyone who helped make this a truly magical evening
Quasimodo
Especially Joel, who not `only` promoted / run the whole event, played in Quasimodo and DJed into the small hours. “Cheers pal”
Zeitgeist Zero


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

If Only The Whole World Could Work Like This.


On Saturday night, I went to see three great bands, at my regular Goth Club.

Sunday,

I received a `Friends request` from the lead singer of the headline band.

I accepted.

Monday,

I received an invite to like his `Band page`

I accepted, and sent him an invite to like my `Works page`

He accepted, AND then shared it on his timeline with a lovely recommendation for me!

If only the whole world could work like this.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Spear of Destiny + Rhombus + 1919 at the Brudenell Club Leeds

Some pics from last Tuesday`s gig.
1919
You can tell for which band I made sure I was at the front for
Rhombus

Spear of Destiny

And the (Unknown) Soundman

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Date Night

With Chris been away on our actual wedding anniversary we decided to go out for a meal last night a bit like a Date Night.
Finally we found somewhere.  Pic from Google
There is a new(ish) Italian restaurant opened just up the road from our house and so despite Chris not liking Pasta, Pizza or cheese, we thought we`d try it. However it was fully booked.

Finally we found somewhere.  Pic from Google

So we walked the whole length of the High street stopping at all the pubs and eating houses and saying “You won`t like that” or “I don`t like that” till we reached the last pub and went in anyway. Part of a `chain` it was another `cooking by numbers` type place but the food wasn`t too bad. It was half full with a mix of `lonely old men` and a few dubious rough looking types. Not a place to relax and enjoy yourself! We ate and left, a nice walk home but not what I`d planned.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

'Trip Advisor review


Somehow I doubt if this is true,but worth sharing anyway.
Not my pic.

'Trip Advisor review: Deserted Cabin, Tennessee – 1 night's stay 31/10/1981
(ashboomstick81)

Having booked in for an overnight stay we were appalled by the lack of facilities waiting for us – no TV or radio or other basic entertainments, and only one book which turned out to be this gross orange thing written in some foreign language or something. Plus some crazy dude had already read the book and left a tape there for us of him reading it! Also, terrible neighbourhood as immediately after we played the tape the cabin was attacked by strange people dressed as demons! We fled through the forest only to be set upon by a bunch of rednecks hiding in the forest who tried to make out that the 'trees' were attacking us. All in all the worst place we've ever stayed in. Great views though. (1 out of 5).'

Waited For The Right Time, Place And People.

As I head ever-closer to retirement, I remember at school (Yes 40-odd years ago) a Games teacher said to me “Come out of your shell and ...