Thursday, 28 May 2015

What I learned yesterday


You can have cheerful music at funerals.

How I will use this knowledge

Update my funeral playlist, thus

Change the Rhombus track from Into the Rain, to Anywhere. (And make sure everyone does the hand actions)
Change the Sisters track from Some Kind of Stranger, to Floorshow. (It’s more me Mundane by day, inane at night)
Change the Kinks track from See My Friends, to Come Dancing.
And Change the Damned track from Love Song, to Captain Sensible Happy Talk.
Out will go Lost and Found and in will go Balls of Everything I Do.

This most likely will change again.


Thursday, 21 May 2015

World Goth Day 2015

Enjoy the day everyone. I`m posting this a bit early as I won`t have internet on the 22nd.

My Caravan
 I`m having a short break in the multi- historic city of York, and also going to see Rhombus who are playing there on Saturday

Whitby. Picture not mine
Here are a few random pictures, some are not mine!
Whitby Abbey. Picture not mine
So however you celebrate WGD

Goth Chick?
Be happy

Picture not mine from Rhombus
Be Goth. 

Be careful

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Tia Greyhound Rescue at Otley Show.

Not my Pic.
Otley Show is a local Agricultural show for the small Yorkshire Dales town of Otley, that is, when it started 200 years ago it was for farmers to get together and show off their livestock.

Starting to set up. Pic from Phil, Tia Rescue at Otley Show.
Over the years trade stands were added and it grow to be a family day out with children`s and craft competitions  fun fair and stalls selling just about everything you could think of. I saw Mexican Pizza ovens to plastic gorillas !

Nearly ready. Pic from Phil, Tia Rescue at Otley Show.
 Amongst all this Tia Greyhound Rescue had a stall; this is where I came in.

Just about done. Pic from Phil, Tia Rescue at Otley Show.
I think the show has got to spread out now over 3 or 4 fields a lot of people seemed to be rushing somewhere instead of spending time to look at things. So all in all, not the best days takings, but still every little helps.

Tia Rescue at Otley Show.

Tia Rescue at Otley Show.

A doggie with new coat from Tia

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Time For A New Shed.

My old wooden shed is beginning to rot! Rats have been in, but I think the local cat population have dealt with that problem. So after nearly 17 years it is time for a new one. I don`t want to have to go through all this upheaval again in another 17 years, by then I`ll be 72 so I`m going for a plastic one, which should “See me out”
The old Shed
For the last 2 months I have been trying to sort-out what I can get rid of. That`s harder than it sounds. I have realized that I or we could never empty, demolish, replace and put everything back in it over a weekend. So I have had to buy a small temporary one.

A very small looking box
Worryingly this came in a very small box for an 8 be 6 shed!

Some of the parts
It contained 103 parts / panels and 165 nuts and bolts.
Can you tell what it is yet?
The reviews on Amazon said it took 2 normal people 2 days to make! I did it on my own in 6 hours.  (My wife had gone to see the family for a few days.)

The new shed
Phase two is emptying the old one, I`ll let you know how that goes………….

And a proud owner of a new shed

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Viet Bong + The Black Riders Cult + Kittinger Freefall at The Fox and Newt, Leeds

It seems to have been a while since I went to `The Fox` but just getting over a touch of food poisoning I wasn`t going to over indulge in the Brickyard beer tonight.
Joel had also promoted this as “A Black Mass Against the Cuts” being very left wing he doesn`t agree with the current government spending polices. But as a disclaimer quickly added on Facebook, We don't actually even believe in Satan but it can't be any less useful than anything else the movement has done over the last 5 years. It was either that or another march in London.
All proceeds to go to Leeds food banks. No animals or people will be hurt during the event. Sense of humour required and cannot be provided on the door.

The room wasn’t quite open when I got there, but Joel let me in and took my money. My first surprise was his Monk-like robe
Kittinger Freefall
Back to the music, opening act was Kittinger Freefal, described as Post Punk, they are a young band and were adequate for opening.

The Black Riders Cult
I had a quick talk with Jason Smith, The Black Riders Cult vocalist, this would be the third time I`d seen them, they are really becoming one of my new favourite bands now.
Their sound is that of true Goth, not screaming, either the guitars or vocals, it`s deep, dark, clear and meaningful reminds me of something, but I`m not sure what. A false memory from somewhere within. Of Corse when they play Anaconda it takes me back to 1983 and a night in The Warehouse nightclub, but that’s for another day. I love this band`s sound I want a CD when they make one, I hope they include their cover of Wanna Be Your Dog. 
Then The Black Mass itself… well, Joel at his most camp! It went well over the laughing till he kept telling us to “Drink from your chalice” maybe too many times. As he said “If the government falls he can claim it was him, if not we all had a laugh” Yes we did.
The night was rounded off by Joel`s latest band Viet Bong. Rather good guitars and drums.

Grooving In Green + October Burns Black + Auger at Carpe Noctum, Leeds

I had looking forward to this gig ever since I knew about it, but on Saturday morning I didn`t feel up to it especially with having to wor...