Mar. 15th, 2010 04:20 pm
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my chum Johnny just pointed this out to me:

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
TJ's Woodhouse Club
Monday, 22nd March 2010

hmm - no price or time. have asked Johnny to get me a ticket anyway.

SMZ are a side-project/continuation of Godspeed! You Black Emperor.
sarah_orange: (mehico!)
Hello! How are you?

I rather enjoyed the Smurf final floorshow gig on Friday - it was somewhat immense - they played for about 2 and a half hours and i stood on a table and sang along loudly for most of that. The club was packed and everyone seemed transfixed. :) Flock itself was a bit of a blur afterwards - I'm sure there must have been embarassing dancing. There were definitely Mexicans present. In hats. I believe one of them picked me up and sat me on the bar - some sort of personal life goal of his I think. :D As it was my last night out in a while I thought I'd enjoy it ;)

Wasn't too hungover on Saturday tided up and ligged around til [livejournal.com profile] eddy_ and [livejournal.com profile] pyropaws came round for tea and boardgames. Sneakily won at Munchkin. Watched Tropic Thunder which I rather enjoyed - I suspect I'm a fan of Ben Stiller... the shame... Tom Cruise's dance at the end amused me far too much - he's not allowed to do stuff that makes me hate him less! Reminds me that I need to get a copy of Risky Business on DVD though...

For some reason I have yet to ascertain, I was up at 9:30 on Sunday morning despite drinking wine and cider and being up till 3am the previous night. Oh well - WOWfest time! People came round, we played the game of munchkin that wouldn't die (it lasted *hours* and Lee won) and then watched The Man with Two Brains - such a fine fine film :D

Monday bought a freebie visit to the cinema (followed by a walk home - see - still being frugal!) to see District 9. We missed the very beginning of the film so I don't know if there's an explaination about the circumstances at the beginning of the film or not. It was, all in all, a good film but I have to say I'm getting fed up of directors using hand-held shakey cam. I had to spend the majority of the first half of the film with my eyes shut and even then I actually nearly gipped at one point. Thankfully the plot was quite listenable but even so... I only stopped feeling sick halfway home!

I think the crazy wobbly cam thing is a bit of a lazy technique in film-making - if a percentage of your audience is actually rendered ill or uncomfortable by your film you can claim it's the exciting or scary content that's doing it - this was the case with the excorcist where serveral of the early scenes induced motion sickness in the susceptable and it was presented as people's reactions to the subject matter. it wasn't - when I first saw it I was rather embarrased to slope out of the cinema cos I felt ill (I wasn't used to the fact that it was just motion sickness and I should just cover my eyes and ride it out) because I thought people might think I was leaving cos it was scary - which it wasn't! it's not necessary to cut film this way to present a hectic and 'on the fly' feel to a film - it's managed perfectly well in many films such as 28 Days Later (and conversely not well in 28 weeks later where they over use the technique artlessly) without inducing nausea! bah! cinematography rant over.

I reckon I saved at least £40 quid over the weekend, possibly more, by staying in - am currently being quite good at spending less generally. yay!

there you are - that's a big bunch of boring whiffle for your delectation. enjoy.
sarah_orange: (super moody)
In a departure from the normal Wednesday night type schedule, [livejournal.com profile] fuzzygoth, [livejournal.com profile] cloneboy and I went to A-Rock-A-Lips last night to see the pole dancing Ladies. The bands dragged on a bit - I think the format needs tweaking as people were definitely there for the dancers but were faced with 3 hairy rock bands in a row and so quite a few people had left before the dancers started. It was great to see [livejournal.com profile] cat_in_a_box there - she's lost loads of weight and the pole dancing has really helped apparently. Fuzzy and I were blown away by the sheer athleticism of the tutor's dancing (the girls there were from the lessons she runs on Monday nights down the club - I am very tempted to go give it a try althought the idea of wearing shorts in front of Will or Kieran gives me the fear) especially when she crucified herself on the ceiling of the club :) A potentially good night - needs a bit of work but has the ingredients :)

The next few days are going to be hectic. [livejournal.com profile] daevid is up tonight (and should be cooking my tea whilst I'm teaching the senior's class at taekwondo tonight)(eek!) and I have tomorrow off for a wedding - got a dentists (eek eek!) appointment in the morning and then the wedding in the afternoon in Castleford - Rome Burns are playing too :) - after that we'll be heading down to Flock (woo! FLOCK!!) to strut our funky stuff - will miss the Zeitgeist Zero gig unfortunately :(

Saturday may see me getting my hair done although probably not as I've not booked anything yet... then it's off to Manchestah with [livejournal.com profile] daevid, [livejournal.com profile] selectnone, [livejournal.com profile] viciouscabaret and Amanda to see Uberbyte, Deviant UK*and Covenant. I think, due to having a bunch of other people with us, that all we'll be able to do in terms of meeting Manchester Types for a beer is to see them near the venue for an hour before hand (from 6:30?) if they can make it. Can you make it Manchester Types? Can you?

*was amused to note that the 'UK' had been added to all of the tickets by hand in black felt pen :D

And finally - this weekend is the weekend of Team [livejournal.com profile] attack_monkey's Coyote Rally across parts of Europe.
The brief is to do it in a sub £500 car so they managed to obtain this beautious beast (Decorations deigned by [livejournal.com profile] fetishman) for £300:

Tim's the bestest Monkey a girl could know and, as many of you know, he developed Lymphoma a few years back and after a very painful, trying and tiring time for him and his loved ones he's now been cancer-free for well over a year which makes us all very happy. Please support your local Tim and donate to one of their worthy causes:

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curse you [livejournal.com profile] emma_emily



ABC are one of my favourite bands of all time and Human League aren't far behind.
anyone else want to go - it's not cheap but....

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