5/31/2005 01:47:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|My God, did I ache this morning. 33 year old bodies were not supposed to be hurled around moshpits like their younger models. My first NMA gig for almost four years (!), and it was a doozy. Justin seemed particularly fired up and lairy, and the rest of the band matched him. I remember the lights coming up during "No Rest", seeing this seething, roiling mass of flesh in front of me and thinking "ah, this is good". And then, during the intro to "Green And Grey", feeling the space around me open up as the crowd began to form their traditional towers and pyramids, I looked out at the rising forest of people, and thought "nah, this isn't good. This is beautiful". Of the other acts, The 80s Matchbox B-line Disaster were the most entertaining. A kind of Cramps/Birthday Party confection, with an engagingly mad singer and a good line in songs about cutting off puppy dogs tails and putting them on the fire. At least I think that's what he said. Turbonegro were a bit disappointing. I had high hopes for all kinds of onstage mayhem, having read about fireworks being lit in places where they shouldn't be, and the tarring and feathering of the crowd. We didin't get any of that though, apart from a few desultory handfuls of glitter thrown from the stage, and once you get past the amusing costumes, bad 80s cock rock is still bad 80s cock rock. Maybe I was just a victim of my own expectations. I am blogging to: Calexico|W|P|111747242364685741|W|P|In Which Encroaching Age Narrowly Fails To Get The Better Of Our Hero|W|P|danpawley@gmail.com5/31/2005 10:06:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Marcus|W|P|Glad you had a good evening. I would have popped up (unless the text about the free ticket was just getting me back from the astoria gig :) )but having just had a 41cm metal rod taken out of ness' leg was causing her a bit of pain (read bit for huge amount).

Am going to see if I can get along to the Chumbawamba, Justin and Dave gig in Croydon once it's rescheduled. If you want to come that would be cool.5/28/2005 03:45:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|A beautiful summer's evening. The sun is shining, people are are gathering outside pubs in the early evening light, and a delicious warm breeze is blowing through our windows. I could almost call it a zephyr. If I weren't stuck in a decaying industrial South Walian hole. New Model Army and Turbonegro on Sunday night should be good. I am blogging to: the clue is in the title|W|P|111721979624563147|W|P|Xi Dingir Anna Kanpa, Xi Dingir Kia Kanpa|W|P|danpawley@gmail.com5/28/2005 05:41:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Marcus|W|P|See interesting things do happen to you.5/31/2005 12:45:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Rainey|W|P|Yes. I agree! Interesting things happen to you. Think I'm going to have to descend on you and Esther soon and then you'll be blogging about the really wonderful things that happen :)5/31/2005 02:09:00 AM|W|P|Blogger dan|W|P|You descend away, girl. Whenever you like!6/02/2005 01:01:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Rainey|W|P|Hooyar! How are you fixed for a weekend in late June/early July?5/26/2005 06:58:00 PM|W|P|dan|W|P|Had to break my blogging silence (look, nothing interesting happens to me anymore, OK?)to share this gem. It is good to know I am not the stupidest person in the country. Two Star Wars fans are in a critical condition in hospital after apparently trying to make light sabres by filling fluorescent light tubes with petrol. A man, aged 20, and a girl of 17 are believed to have been filming a mock duel when they poured fuel into two glass tubes and lit it. The pair were rushed to hospital after one of the devices exploded in woodland at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. (cite your source) Wow. I am blogging to: The Nephilim. Again.|W|P|111710163560215474|W|P|Natural selection in action|W|P|danpawley@gmail.com5/09/2005 03:40:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|Well I should be on my way to Bristol now to see The Arcade Fire. Instead, we've got bastard horrible colds and neither of us want to drive so here I am blogging to myself while the latest pop sensations get jiggy 50 minutes down the road. Bah. We went to see the H2G2 film last week.I had mixed feelings about it. I thought it was really nice visually, with a bit more imagination than your average special effects colossus. The whole plot felt a bit rushed though, and I wasn't keen on some of the casting - I thought Martin Freeman was a bit poor, despite going "ah! perfect!" when I heard he was going to be Arthur Dent. Conversely, I liked Mos Def as Ford Prefect, although I'd initially thought it was rubbish tokenistic casting. The jury is still out on Zaphod, and probably will be for a very long time. The weird thing is, I haven't read the books or watched the original TV series for a very long time, probably about 15 years, and it all came back, to the point where I was mentally finishing bits of dialogue before the actors, which made it double frustrating when the script didn't continue as I knew it should (like mentioning Oolon Colluphid and then not doing the black/white/zebra crossing thing). I guess that shit is just hardwired into my brain by now. I am blogging to: Bruce Springsteen's fantastic new record.|W|P|111557784859925892|W|P|Curse those dratted germs|W|P|danpawley@gmail.com5/03/2005 01:46:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|Another entry with not much text and a big picture, but so what? It's not like the internet needs another place where you can read someone's opinion of the new Doctor Who series, is it? I like it, for what it's worth, but on with the main event... Beautiful. Just beautiful. Might go and see Weird War tonight, and am definitely going to see Arcade Fire next Sunday.|W|P|111505255842859495|W|P|I find your lack of faith disturbing|W|P|danpawley@gmail.com