Saturday, 30 January 2010

Star Struck!

We went to see Rolo Tomassi the other night at Barfly in Camden. They were so much fun and seemed to spend more time in the audience than they did on stage. Now I wish I could say seeing them play live was the highlight of my night but it really wasn't and this makes me a bad person. The highlight of my night was seeing Stephen Carter working behind the merch stand!

I'm a crazy Gallows fan, their music is so important to me and from what I've seen they're all really nice guys. I know the Carter brothers hate the whole fan thing, when people put them up on pedestals as something they're not but I couldn't help being star struck when I saw Steph. I'm not going to lie, I do have a tiny crush on him but it was just so cool to see someone who puts out the most amazing music stood a foot away from you.

His gorgeous girlfriend Eva Spence is the singer of Rolo Tomassi and she was selling her cute accessories from Night of the Living Thread. I bought an ace headband and necklace. She was really sweet as well and I really wish I'd asked for a photo with her. I'm hoping she has a merch stall at the next Gallows gig so that I can ask her for one. If you haven't heard Rolo Tomassi you should take a listen, I don't know how such a huge voice can come out of someone so dinky!

Monday, 25 January 2010

Abandon Ship

The SS Death lost everything
No one here can fucking swim
So baby, baby hold me tight
While I drown myself in you tonight

Mayday Mayday
The ship has hit the rocks again
This isn't going to fucking work
We're heading to our graves

Friday, 22 January 2010

Sweet Talk

Let me fly
Man I need a release from
This troublesome mind
Fix my feet when they’re stumbling
And well you know it hurts sometimes
You know it's gonna bleed sometimes

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

2010 Will Be My Year...I Hope!

Sorry for lack of updates yet again, although I don't have many readers so I'm sure it's no big deal. I think I'll be packing a few things in this blog post I'm afraid.

Firstly, happy new year! Last year I wrote a
blog post saying how great 2008 was and how 2009 didn't hold as much promise. It did and it didn't I guess. Nothing hugely exciting happened to me in the first half of the year, the second half was definitely more eventful! Due to a few changes at work I managed to progress further in my job than I'd expected and things have gone from strength to strength there in the past 3 or 4 months. A good team of great people is a valuable thing indeed and I'm proud to work in one.

I was introduced to some great music last year and I hope it continues in 2010. My new favourite band has the be The Darling Buds who did a great acoustic set at Victoria Gate a few months back. Their music is stunning and you should check them out immediately. I managed to go and see Skint & Demoralised quite a lot and that's just always great fun, I can't wait to hear new stuff from Matt Skint this year. My two favourite bands, My Chemical Romance and One Night Only have had quiet years but should be back in 2010 with a vengeance! I can't wait. So far this year I'm all set to go and see Gallows (I'm very excited about this gig) and Rolo Tomassi. I still plan to get a Gallows inspired tattoo this year if I can afford it and get an appointment with the amazing Valerie Vargas.

Talking of music, have you seen the Lady Gaga video for Bad Romance? Best video of 2009 by far...

Things got really great for me just before new year week when my gorgeous boyfriend of 7 years proposed to me! Having spent a fortune on amazing xmas presents for me he waited until 1am Boxing Day morning to present me with a card (with a photo of Bob Dylan on it) declaring that we were going to Rome for 3 days. He popped the question next to a beautiful ancient fountain on the Palatine Hill and of course I said YES! So it looks like 2010 will be filled with bridal magazines, wedding shows and money saving for me. Bring it on.

That's it I guess. Maybe I should set a new years resolution to update on here at least once a week and make it more topical....I think I'll fail outright but I'll give it a go.