Thursday, March 31, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 21

I am always pretty happy when listening to music but this one has a feel good vibe about it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 20

A song I listen to when I'm angry? I don't really listen to music when I'm angry but one that pumps me up is this tune right here

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 19

I have no single favorite album but one of the first albums I ever liked was Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation by FFAF. Biggest tune I first hear by them was shortly after it's release when I saw it on a stick on a random lamp post near my town.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 17

I don't really listen to the radio so I don't have a song for this, but I'll share this re-worked classic

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 15 & 16

So I slipped up and missed yesterday so I'm going to cheat and bang it in here. There aint much a song that desribes me so I'll put one in that most people listen to and think of me.

A song I use to love but now hate is a tricky one as there are not many songs I can think of on that basis. I went with an obvious one. Abused my nightclubs everywhere, 'oooo increased tempo to give it a club feel' fuck that noise.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 14

I have such a varied taste in music so I don't know if someone expects me to like this or not. Such a soulful tune

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 13

A pure guilty pleasure. So many to chose from but I went with the most homo-erotic melody and vocals

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 11

A song by your favorite band. It was a tough choice between Brand New and Gaslight Anthem, but today is a nice sunny day and this song came straight to mind.

And in the wild desert sun, we drove straight on through the night.
We rode a fever out of Boston.
Dreamed of California nights.
Come July, we'll ride the Ferris Wheel.
Go round and round and round.
And If you never let me go, well I will never let you down.

I also want to draw the attention to this as this was the very first song Brian Fallon wrote for The Gaslight Anthem. Enjoy the demo quality

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 10

A song I can fall asleep too. This song was a standard song of coming in drunk and passing out too. You might recognise it from Trigger Happy TV.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 8

So it had to happen sooner or later, this next one is a Gaslight Anthem song. It could have been one from many but I chose this next one as it's a good sing a long song and of course one I know all the words too as requested by the rules today

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 7

I didn't want to put this song in there as I wanted something more upbeat. I am confused as to how I have not got any Gaslight Anthem in here so far. I'll be sure to put some in soon. So this next song is again related to me growing up. When we were younger we always use to listen to this song to bum us out and piss and moan about how hard shit is when we are having the time of our lives and everything is as easy as it's ever gonna get. The exact event this reminds me of is being in New Jersey with Slaney watching this live at Bamboozle to a New Jersey sunset with thousands of other people, stellar.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 6

This next song is meant to be a song that reminds me of somewhere. It was pretty hard to make me think of a song that reminded me of some place as most songs remind me of a certain point in time somewhere. This song reminds me of the ROC. A year of Neverland. Never growing up but just growing old. It's a nice tune to start a shitty Wednesday with.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 5

Today's song is meant to be about a song that reminds you of someone. I have an infinite amount of songs that remind me about all the amazing people in my life so it's hard to actually pick just one and not offend but I'll have to do it nevertheless.

They know who it is for as it's right here on my arm.

(Note: the embedded video is the best I could find, click here for the official embedded disabled one)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 4

A song that makes you sad. Not many songs make me sad but still was difficult to chose from so I went with the standard for me.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 3

A song that makes you happy. If this does not get you up and jumping about there may be something wrong with you.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 2

Today you have to post one of your least favorite songs For me it has to be Miley Cyrus - Party in the USA. I had to hear this song like 20 fucking times a day on the radio on a kitchen shift during my placement. So hard not to go postal just to try and grab a break from it.

Here it is.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Song a Day Challenge: Day 1

So I'm getting on the bandwagon as I hope to rediscover some old tunes I have seemed to forgot. Day 1 is all about your favorite tune, it's so subjective at the time so I'm just going to pick the song that I always pick on my iPod while walking to Uni, seems logical that it might be my favorite.

Dead Prez - Hip Hop

Missing Film Reunited

I posted a while back now about some guy who had found a roll of film which was taken during a blizzard in New York. He had endeavored to find the person the film had belonged too. Anywho he has just released the third part of the video and it is truly quite amazing. For part 1 click here

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Today I was working through my Global Marketing notes try to get a grip on some theory for my report (exciting, no?) when Mr. Batho popped up online. Me and Jon have been friends since Year 7 and not once ever had an argument worthy of remembering, we have done stupid shit that friends don't usually forgive friends for, but we do anyways. We have been to plenty of gigs together and some of the best times we have spent together have been outside in the freezing cold waiting to get into the show.

Jon is an electronic hoarder too, he has so many CDs of random videos, text files, pictures and music that it is too hard to comprehend. He has just sent me a piece of writing I did about 4 years ago now and it is absolutely hysterical. I don't wanna share any of it on here as I'm in a very different place and I like to think a much better person. My writing style hasn't changed much though, still very much the same. The piece of writing he sent has literally made my day, I couldn't stop laughing about some of the stunts and the way our minds worked back not too long ago. It's amazing how much naivety and lack of life experience can make such a funny entertaining read. One day I may share it, but for now it's just a personal thing. If anyone remembers the Mansfield days of 'sarging' you will know most likely what literature I'm talking about.

Many amazing songs and little snippets of mine and my friends life have been lost in the digital ether, but it's these little bits that make us remember larger parts of the past. Little digital keepsakes that make us think of happy times and give reason to keep seeking more. A little video of me burning my pubic hair because we were bored or a little song I did because I thought I could sing, these are what make life what it is. I'm not going to apologise for being introspective and possibly pretentious right now, because I believe now and again a little kick start is what you need to get some fuel on the fire and keep you burning long into the night.

When I'm older I hope my failing memory doesn't rob me of these good times, I hope that when I'm grey and old I'll still remember what I am writing right now. My Grandad managed to write some of his life down in a book, it was insane to read what it was like when he was younger. It had left an everlasting impression on me and subconsciously this may be a driving factor of why I bother to post a blog.

I'll be honest when I first started writing this post I didn't expect anything like this to come, the beauty of opening your mind for a split second and letting it all flow out. The problem with this is lack of cohesion in writing, but for my blog and my mind, it's how I do.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Paintball Massacre

Last week was Mr Batho's 24th birthday and we had arranged to go shoot each other with little balls of paint forced through a little metal tube with the aid of a renowned killer, CO2. Paintballing.

It was a mint day, awesome group of guys, who all shared a common trait, a huge competitive nature. Having won the first game very easily we had to play another with only 5 of us against 8 which is safe to say the reason we got tanked on the next game we played. So the day went back and forth and points were shared. Ultimately we won in the end and got our little TopGun certificate along with an invitation to return.

It wasn't so straight forward during the games, there was a lot of paintball etiquette simply thrown out by the opposing team, namely this guy dressed in camo (tool?) who kept wiping paint after being shot or not 'realising' he had been shot. Needless to say he became a target. By the end of the day his head was absolutely battered, it was the only place that he didn't have a single bit of protection. Needless to say during one game, I triggered about 4-5 successive blows right to the shining orb which was his head, it was a glorious moment, lit him up like the night sky on the 5th of November. I came back pretty unharmed, just a battered knee from diving around and crawling in prone position, not realising I was playing in real life and no on Black Ops.

The next night we spent it celebrating Batho's birthday a little more traditionally, drinking with good friends in Mansfield and dancing our little socks off in Liquid. It was an absolutely awesome night, got to see a lot of old friends, some I hadn't seen in years, some a couple of months. There are some really funny photos flying about on the 'book, go check them out.

Updating has been slow due to me being quite busy or being hungover, a huge combination of the first and second, predominantly the first though. This week I'm hoping to get into the Peaks just for a day and I'll endeavor to get some photos to share with you all!