rosiedoes: (Sherlock: Not Good.)
A little bird tells me someone needs a wahmbulance. *snork* I'm just going to get my tiny violin, brb.

Went to see Paul again. Still love it. The Odeon here was absolutely plastered in posters from the film, upstairs. They've changed the screen to a bigger one, strangely, because none of the three viewings we saw there were sold out.

Afterward, we went to dinner at a Thai place called the Giggling Squid, which was really good, but we decided we didn't want to have dessert there. We were wandering across the Lane, talking about how we wanted a place that was just for desserts, turned a corner, and there was a brand new place called Cloud 9, which just does ice cream, cakes and teas and stuff like that. Peanut butter ice cream. Fuck yes!

We've also been discussing something very cool, which would be a huge project and I don't want to talk about too much right now. Not until we have everything in place. But if it comes off, it will be epic.

Very enjoyable day, all in all. :)

Mmm, weekend.

Saturday, 12 March 2011 02:29 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Deergirl)
God, I'm loving this weekend - apart from one obvious, serious aspect.

Had a day off yesterday and went up to Kilburn to see Iko play an accoustic set. By 'Iko' I really mean Neil and Kieran, the two members of the band who used to be in Buffseeds. They still introduce me to people as 'Buffseeds' biggest fan' which is adorable. We engaged in a little Euro Millions lottery syndicate and they played one of their old songs, Sparkle Me, deliberately disguising it on the set list so I would be surprised when they played it. I cried a little bit and remembered more of the lyrics than Kieran did - and he wrote it!

This morning, I got up, watched more news about Japan - the only really dreadful and sad part of the weekend, so far; something I really don't love about this weekend (a lot of my colleagues and our clients are from or based in Japan) - and made some American-style pancakes with bacon, eggs and maple syrup. Best pancakes I've ever made.

Later, we're going to see Paul (for the fourth time) with our friend, Faye, and then out for some food. Although I can barely stand to think about food, right now - so full. I'm supposed to be going to two separate birthday parties tonight, as well, and was invited to a third which I definitely can't make.

Tomorrow, I'm probably just going to sleep my face off. And watch The Boat that Rocked. *success!baby face*
rosiedoes: (Mood: sXe)
Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuurgh.

This is about as coherent as I feel today.

Yesterday, I spent almost 14 hours on my feet, NSOing and prancing around in pink sparkly knickers (over my jeans), arm wrestling in Mexican wrestling masks, atrocious karaoke, body popping with Betsy and explaining to Sophia why it was okay for her to take a poo in the pub toilet.

Yes. It was that classy.

And I was stone cold sober.



L-R: Neil's Girlfriend, Neil, The Mighty Mighty Bash, Bebe Bruiser (pink mask), (behind) Derby Stopout, Flash Bang Wallop, Blaze of Gory (yes, Gory), Me (blue mask), Lady Lazarus, (behind) Sal Gore, Rose Bleed, Lady Gag'er, (front) Jubacca, t'POW, Mass Janeycide.

There are so many amazing girls who were with us yesterday, who didn't make that pic. Taco Hell's little sister, Elisa, was selling Mexican sugar skulls and masks to raise money for the league she's setting up in Mexico to buy skates with.

It's so nice, that despite obvious competition - this is a competitive contact sport, after all - the leagues get on like one massive family. All the girls are so sweet. And the Rockers had a great time, freshies to the first round of girls. It was really nice.

Even if I saw a little more flesh than I really would have liked... ;)
rosiedoes: (Mood: sXe)
Across the road from our house, they're holding a talk with Gabriel Kuhn tonight, about his book on straight edge.

The book has contributions from Andy*, which makes it particularly interesting.

I'd really like to go, but [livejournal.com profile] shiny_starlight is working and I don't want to go by myself.

I'm a bit scared of the anarchists, to tell you the truth. I'm nervous that I won't be proactive enough for them and that I would be tempted to point out that organised anarchists with a designated and permanent HQ are possibly slightly missing the point.



* He did come back to me, btw; next tour I have promised to stay and say 'hi' properly... looks like we [livejournal.com profile] shiny_starlight will be driving to that gig, then.
rosiedoes: (FOB: Size)
That was the most ridiculous train journey home, ever. Middle-aged women should not have to hoist husbands who are too drunk to stand into their seats. Nor should they have to do full-on, comedy face-bloats as they puke in their own mouths in a carriage full of people. Also, dapper old guys in their sixties should not stagger sideways across a platform, fall onto the train, off of the train, and then puke red wine all over the floor.

This is England! You should not reduce groups of very sober twenty-somethings, who have never met before, to giggle fits and discussing the best form of parkour to utilise to escape the train without being covered in sick.

I am disapprove, old people.

But anyway. Tonight was genuinely awesome. We were stunned and appalled by how empty the venue was, and even more appalled by the singer of the Japanese Voyeurs, because she was obnoxious. The Damned Things more than made up for it, though.

I nearly got in a punch up in the middle of the set, again. At one point some overly-made-up bint tried to elbow us out of the way - no "excuse me, do you mind if I take a photo?" or anything, just elbows and unnecessary shoving in a really sparse crowd - so I did a derby move on her and nearly floored her sideways. Then her twiggly little hipster boyfriend started pulling (lightly) on my arms and asking what I'd done that for, so I raised my fist and told him to back the fuck off. He did. And then a security guard came over and bollocked him for touching me.

Never fuck with derby girls, my friend. Never.

But yeah. Andy has completely shaved and cut his hair really, really short. Like, The Kill Pill short. He looks about 19 again. We didn't get time to chat, but he was lurking near us, so we did that little wave-grin-mouthe-'howareyoudoing?'-nod-thumbs-up-'you?'-'good!'-grin thing. I emailed him on the way home to say sorry for not stopping to chat, but it's been so long since I contacted him I don't know how frequently he uses that address, now.

Keith is getting a bit chubby, it has to be said. When I first met them, in spring, he was much more svelte, and he was oddly attractive but I didn't fancy him. Now he's plumped up a little bit I did actually find him quite cute (bizarrely, a girl I think is his sister-in-law friended me on Twitter recently - she seems to follow tons of people).

Josh kept wandering back and forth, looking annoyed; then he tweeted that BA had lost his clothes and guitars for the second time in a week, so he was notably pissed off. We would have been too; what a bunch of knobgobblers. We offered to buy him a drink when we saw him later, but he had one from the rider already.

The other three were just themselves at that point, really. We'd seen Rob through the window of the restaurant next to the Garage on our way in and given him a wave, but didn't see him in the venue. When they came on, they played Friday Night and Ironiclast to get things going and then about a song later I caught a glimpse of something bright flying at me and a sharp pain in my arm. It turned out it was a pick. Now, I was standing three people back on stage left. In front of me from right to left, were Rob, Scott, Keith, Andy at the back, Josh and Joe. Joe was at the far, far left from the audience's POV. Guess who threw it. Yep. The full width of the stage and three rows back and it hit like someone flicking my arm - it actually stung. As Lib pointed out, he's probably used to playing arenas and having to throw it that far. But my God, I was shocked. I really thought it had been Scott as he was nearest. Good arm, Bambi.

After the set, Joe came out of the backstage door right next to us, with Josh, and we stopped and chatted to them. Pleasingly, he recognised us right away and seemed pleased that we'd shown up (I guess the fact that most FOB fans had gone to MCR had left him thinking none of the fans would be there to see them). I told him about the pick incident and he poked at my old self-harm scars and jokingly asked if he'd caused them when he threw it. (Oh, Joseph... *eyeroll*).

He and Josh stood and talked to us for quite a bit until we were interrupted, and then when the girl he knew wandered backstage, we paused to say bye and asked him to thank the other guys for us. He wanted to know why we were leaving (the staff were chucking people out) and seemed to have expected an afterparty in the venue, which he was a bit disappointed wasn't happening. There was a slightly weird and awkward moment when he said something like, "So... yeah..." and lifted up an arm. I think I just stared at him blankly, not sure if he wanted a hi-five or a handshake and then he said, "Yeah, give me a hug, man, thanks for coming out to see us."

I was taken aback and clearly everyone noticed because on the way out Lib said, "You weren't expecting that hug at all, were you?" No. Nope. Definitely not. Joe's not traditionally that huggy; in fact, I'm sure he's been quoted as saying (or maybe even tweeted) he doesn't like hugging people he doesn't know.

He's a really good dude, though, and I'm glad that even though certain members of bandom went out of their way to try to make the guy hate me, he doesn't seem to at all. Just goes to show, I guess: be genuine and people are going to be much more accepting.

One last little bit of cute: he wasn't wearing a ring, but he referred to Marie as his 'wife' so I'm guessing they married over the summer. I'm honestly so pleased for them, I've never seen the guy look as happy as he does now - both on stage and off - and that makes me so happy. It's almost like a big-sisterly fondness. I'm really proud of him. I'm proud of all of them, of course, but especially Joe, because I feel like he's come out of his shell much more and found his confidence. He spoke on stage twice tonight; he used to chicken out the second he stepped up to the mic at FOB shows. I feel like that says a lot.

Woop woop!

Sunday, 31 May 2009 03:21 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)
Moving to Brighton and taking the job at Babel was clearly the best thing I've ever done.

The people I work with are awesome. Brighton is awesome. This summer is going to be brilliant.

Throw back/up.

Friday, 23 January 2009 11:45 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Ew)
Ah, how this reminds me of Saturday Coffee, years ago...

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Saturday, 18 October 2008 10:39 pm
rosiedoes: (CS: Religion)
I've just been to an unexpected gig to see my cousin Stevie's band, Over and Out.

We checked my MySpace over dinner, at about 18.35 and were at the venue - remember that one at the end of my road? - within fifteen minutes.

While we were there, we discovered a band called Out of Sight. Their singer, Jake, is lovely - they sound like Spitalfield with a very young Patrick on vocals. You should definitely check them out.

We also discovered that at least two members of Over and Out live in the street that runs parallel to ours, which is really weird.

It was a surprisingly good day, today. We had a shit ton of fun. And we think Matte needs to come and live in Brighton, for serious.

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Sunday, 28 September 2008 02:12 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: On the Road)
Americans, or people who have travelled to America: your input, please.

Julie, (possibly) Matte and I are considering a roadtrip across America. The current idea is to start at San Francisco, head down to LA, then visit the Grand Canyon before heading - via and undecided route - to New York, via Chicago.

The question is, does anyone have any place they think we should visit between the Grand Canyon and Chicago?

We're going to hire a car (convertible=super tempting) and it will probably be in Spring, around Easter to maximise the number of days off from work we can get.

Any suggestions?

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Thursday, 21 August 2008 11:25 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Pout)
Living in Brighton would be fine, except for one thing: BBC South Regional News.

Come back, rizzla teeth, all is forgiven! I miss your daily stabbings and Boris's botchups.

It's all a bit "Some senile old granny left her glove on the number 6 bus", here.

We don't have proper internet yet, so I'm depending on Matte and TFL for updates on the CFOB wank, and terrestrial TV. BT fucked up and failed to show today, so we still have no landline. We go to Ireland in a few days, to pick up Julie's stuff, and so we might not have internet until after we get back.

Thank God I have my sidekick, or I'd be screwed. That and Ju letting me user her 3 mobile internet earlier.

She also helped me put my bed together today, which felt somewhere between a Greek tragedy and a Carry On farce (yes, we were screwing on my bedroom floor all morning, blood was spilled and my tool wasn't quite big enough). I'm glad to have a bed and at least SOME television to watch, though. It's worth hours of annoyance and four skinned knuckles to have the place feel like home. I have my memorabilia shelf back up as well, where a semi-naked Amanda Tapping leers at four FOB dolls perched on Chicago mugs, with Stackham USMC name tapes, an authentic 1942 miniture VAT69, a signed packed of Xo ramen, some maple syrup, a `Loose lips might sink ships' 1940s repro propaganda flyer from Seattle, a leaping stag road sign from Vancouver and a Rosie Riveter lunchtin from Navy Pier. Oh, and a chrome zippo with snowflakes on.

(If you think that's nerdy, the shelf above has my comic collection, sci-fi trading cards and a talking Sauron still in his box... And my Kyle-style ushanka. Ftg.)

We went to the night club/venue at the bottom of our road, yesterday; the owner showed us magic tricks, bought us a drink and we left before the band came on because we aren't adjusted to the air down here and we're always tired - but it's a nice place and we will go back on a weekend, for sure.

Alas, it does not have its own Troh MCing. The owner reminded me of the bastard love child of Orlando Bloom and Brian Molko, after a lot of cigarettes and possibly some acid. Nice guy though.

I guess that's about it. If anyone speaks to Wentz, tell him I said stop the douchery and just fucking admit you're doing a Decayfest in Chi with TAI and (a reformed) Midtown. And that Copeland can suck my balls (although I hear the drummer's a chubster, so he needs to come and see me, plzkthx and I'll find other things he can do).

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Thursday, 14 August 2008 02:19 am
rosiedoes: (FOB: SrsBiz)
Okay, so - we've got the contract, now, and I can finally say: remember the flat we were going to move to in Brighton?

Change of plan.

We will begin moving into our new house on Saturday. It's closer to the sea (yeah, I know - even closer) and closer to the centre of Brighton; maybe five minutes from the shopping centre. It's like a little, old fisherman's cottage; two really good sized bedrooms, a really decent sized kitchen and lounge (especially for the two of us) and then a kooky little bathroom with low ceilings and a sunken bath in the basement. It doesn't have a garden, but it does have a balcony, and our neighbours seem quite friendly.

For anyone who knows Brighton, it's between Regency Square and Argos on Western Road.

We're really happy with it. It's in the right area super-close to loads of Far Eastern restaurants, it's basically perfect for us, and the landlady is really nice.

There are no plans for a leaving or warming party (because it's going to be a strictly DRY house and I know that with the exception of [livejournal.com profile] likethepaint and [livejournal.com profile] bikerkiller, who lives in Chi anyway, you're all a bunch of fucking pissheads) but for those of you in London, we could meet up for coffee.

[livejournal.com profile] jackie_brown, whenever you're not studying/writing/trying to decide which Transformer has the most gravitas, we would love for you to come down and bestow the happy. We will of course return the favour in the form of goat's cheese.

(Anyone who does not know what the fuck we're talking about... well. The irony is, none of it is that cryptic.)

Matte and Lib have already booked their sofas, or expressed an interest in doing so - if anyone else wants to visit (you're not obliged to camp out, although, given that we're moving to Brighton it does seem somehow apt) you know where we are.

On Saturday, we'll record a before video, and then later we'll do an 'after' so you can see what we've got and what we've done with it.

But for now, to bed, because I feel like I have bleach in my eyes, rather than just mascara.

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Friday, 27 June 2008 05:01 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Heritage)
Does anyone want to come to the farmer's market at Ally Pally this Sunday?

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Wednesday, 25 June 2008 05:48 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: SrsBiz)
Hey - guys, I was thinking, what about a little private community for those of us embarking on or already eating non-mainstream diets? Something where we can all bounce off each other and share tips, without the epic craziness of the mainstream comms?

Would it be worth it, do you think?

I know a lot of my friends on here have stuff in common, but don't necessarily know each other...


Edit: I went ahead and created [livejournal.com profile] alt_kitchen. Come join!

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Tuesday, 27 May 2008 03:59 pm
rosiedoes: (CS: Meh)
Ugh. My sorethroat is turning into a cold, so anyone who was expecting to see me at the Seeing Scarlet show, tonight, I just won't be making it (and I doubt you need me infecting you all, anyway).

Have fun, kids.

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Friday, 25 April 2008 01:02 pm
rosiedoes: (CS: Gabesus)
My gigs of the next few weeks:

Sunday, 18 May - Cobra Starship @ the LA2, London (SPARE TICKET, U GUISE!) with [livejournal.com profile] moondarri and friends.
Wednesday, 21 May - Cobra Starship @ The Orange Box, Yeovil with [livejournal.com profile] shiny_starlight, [livejournal.com profile] likethepaint and her sister (in theory)
Thursday, 22 May - Four Year Strong @ The Islington Academy, London with [livejournal.com profile] fadefromblack, [livejournal.com profile] shiny_starlight, [livejournal.com profile] likethepaint and [livejournal.com profile] harps (SPARE TICKET!)
Monday, 26 May - Cobra Starship @ the Concorde 2, Brighton with [livejournal.com profile] fredtheguava and someone whose username I can't remember.


It's going to be a good week. XD Not least because Lib and I will be interviewing FYS at the London show, and Julie and I get to do a roadtrip to Yeovil. It's going to be awesome.

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Monday, 14 April 2008 06:49 pm
rosiedoes: (CS: Gabesus)
[livejournal.com profile] shiny_starlight and I are going to see Cobra Starship!

We're doing at least Yeovil and Oxford - the former with [livejournal.com profile] likethepaint. We got our tickets this afternoon - I didn't even realise they were on sale until Matte told me.

It's going to be awesome - sixth and seventh time in barely more than a year. More than I've seen Fall Out Boy (six times between the end of January and August).

It's going to be like my birthday holiday all over again. XD

Also: I will be going to London on 18 May if anyone is coming.

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Monday, 7 April 2008 01:25 pm
rosiedoes: (CS: Gabesus)
I've decided I really want to start going to see gigs again. Not just the huge ones at Hammersmith Apollo, but local gigs, at places like the Dub and the former Monarch.

Problem is, I moved out of that social group a long time ago, now and the bands we used to be into aren't really what I'm into at the moment.

Is there anyone around who'd be up for checking out bands in London? I'm used to hanging out in Camden, but I guess I could go further afield. I mostly want the chance to get talking to soundtechs and roadies, to start making contacts and stuff. I really want to push for a new career, now. I can't stand being in the office all the time.

I'm not into that new folk crap that's everywhere at the moment, though - I'm talking real music, please!

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Friday, 28 March 2008 11:34 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Gigz)
[livejournal.com profile] fadefromblack and I are going to the ****-Live premiere. We have seats reserved and everything. It's going to be ridiculously tacky but so much fun.

Fortunately, the showing is at 12.30pm so we'll go see it and then go off and see our respective families afterward.

Man.

We went to Chicago together when we won the HCT competition, so this is going to be brilliant. Like a bit of a trip down memory lane.

We met at a FOB show last January, so... all our memories are of FOB shows, now!

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Friday, 28 March 2008 12:18 am
rosiedoes: (FOB: Size)
I can't decide if I want to go and see ****-Live at the cinema not. It's going to be on in Camden (near me, really) and tickets are only £9.00 - but I dunno. I went to the HCT, so if that's all they're showing - the live version - it's hardly worth it.

That said, it's also on my cousin's fourteenth birthday (her presents? TTTYG and FUCT, as requested, plus The Sufferer and the Witness, The Longue Duree, which they signed for her ♥ and ****-Live on DVD with the bonus CD, which is on pre-order). If she was old enough I would have taken her and a friend to the cinema thing, as well.

The younger one is getting Guitar Hero III, with the cool black guitar because her birthday is just after Christmas, so she gets my presents on Jasmine's birthday so she has something to look forward to as well.

I totally spoil these kids. I gave them £50.00 each and took them shopping in London with their mum, last year. They're very cool kids. Jas is a dancer and Saffron is a rock-climbing prodigy. As you can tell, they lean toward pretty good music, as well. XD

I should be in bed*.




Heads up, by the way FOUR YEAR STRONG ARE ABOUT TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD. Via my journal. Beards this way, chaps.







* No, I really, really should, because I just looked at Dan and thought, "Hm. I might grow a beard, you know..."

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