Archive for ‘Music’

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

White Flag Warrior

My ‘song of the moment’ – White Flag Warrior by Flobots ft Tim McIlrath. I’m not usually a fan of rap/hiphop but I love this song :)

We’d rather make our children (We request to negotiate)
Martyrs than murderers (We come to you unarmed)
We’d rather make our children (We desire to communicate)
White Flag Warriors (You cannot do us harm)


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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Current musical obsessions:

Rodrigo y Gabriella – Diablo Rojo – link
(classical spanish guitar – fantastic stuff)

Metro Station – Shake It – link
(it’s not big, it’s not cool, it’s not clever… but it’s SOOO addictive!)

Flobots – Handlebars – link
(it’s not even the music per se on this one – I just find the lyrics/video fascinating)

and now, some ROCK!

Rise Against – Re-Education Through Labour – link
(my favourite band, I saw them recently and they were just amazing. Even Chris, who doesn’t like them, agreed their sound was fantastic.)

Click the links, maybe discover something new. Then post your favourites! :)

*NB: all links subject to YouTube not pulling them, thanks to their current thing of taking down all official music videos for UK users.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Gig flyer

Well, here’s what I’ve been working on for Chris’ gig:

poster1

I’m… fairly satisfied by it. Some of the text is annoying me slightly but overall I think it’s okay.

The background will be toned down for black and white printing, so the flag will appear almost as a watermark.

And if you’re that way inclined (ie, you live in/near Scunthorpe), the myspace page can be found at www.myspace.com/scunthorpefreedomclub.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I have a cunning plan! (she says, BlackAdder stylie!)

In an attempt to get myself taking more photographs, I’m setting myself a challenge of one blog-published photo a day, for 28 days (01/02/09 – 28/02/09). They may of course frequently be complete rubbish, but it might help me focus myself a bit.

Anybody wanna join me?

…………………………………………. anybody?

In other news, I’ve been drafted by Chris for some Photoshop/web work – he’s returning to something he used to do some years ago and putting a gig on at the local ‘rock pub’. For this he needs a MySpace* page (ugh) and a flyer. For some reason I’ve been roped in for this – the flyer I can have a go at (though I need the initial idea input), but not quite sure why I’ve agreed to the web page as I’ve never used myspace in my life! If it was just html I could probably cope but the site is all nasty pre-filled boxes and hidden options. It’s also horrendous to navigate – you have to click several links to get anywhere, it seems. Why is it so popular??

*MySpace – the modern replacement for ye olde fashioned flyering. Apparently.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Just a quick update really….

I now officially have a job with HSBC (dependant on references etc), starting 3rd September. I have to do a week training course in Sheffield or something first. Joy. I am kinda looking forward to the change though, work has got really .. I don’t know.. frustrating really. We’ve taken on new temp staff til we close and they all seem to be (stereo)typical scunthorpian teenagers, interested in drinking and ‘clubbin’ and not much else, and with the self motivation and intelligence of fleas. I don’t know.. maybe I’m being overly harsh or something. I wouldn’t generally consider myself an especially work-driven person, but when I’m at work I try to do things right and I’d rather be doing something than stand slumped against the counter all day staring into space :P

In other news, my favouritist band in the world, Foo Fighters,  are playing in Brighton tomorrow.

Now, this is a band I am kind of obsessive over. I’ve done the queuing from 10am for 7pm door open many times before, I’ve been crushed and sweated and screamed along with them in the front row, I’ve bought £100 a head tickets on ebay for a gig in New York that started 30 mins after my 12 hour journey from home. I’ve seen them about 9 times in total – twice at V festival, 2 or 3 times at the Carling weekend, Wembley arena, Manchester MEN, a tiny gig at the Mean Fiddler in London, a tv broadcast the day before when Dave Grohl himself handed me tickets for the aforementioned show. I’ve travelled hundreds and hundreds of miles to see them. I *love* this band.

Nowadays they only really play in huge stadiums, with very little atmosphere, shitty acoustics, places where you have a one in thousands chance of being in the front row(s )(though I’ve achieved it several times)…

… and theyre playing in Brighton, my hometown, a fortnight after I last visited, in a tiny 200 person venue I’ve seen loads of little-known bands in.

*sulk* is not the word.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Rise Against

Why Rise Against are one of my favourite bands…
(Please watch these, even if you don’t like the band the videos have meaning)

Prayer of the Refugee
Ready to Fall