Charnel House Playlist March 9th 2011
Mono Inc. - Admiration Hill
Beauty Of Gemina – Rumours
The Chapman Family – Something I Can't Get Out
Luxury Stranger – NMQP
Ulterior – Big City, Black Rain
Dommin – My Heart, Your Hands
Within Temptation – Sinead
Delain – Stay Forever
The Dreamside – Open Your Eyes
Zeromancer – V
XP8 – Luv Your Dolly
Apoptygma Berzerk – Trash
Within Temptation – Empty Eyes
Blutengel – Uber De Horizone
Epica – Beyond Belief
Nightwish – Whoever Brings This Night
Katira – One Wish Away
Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl
Martin Kesici – Hang On
Depeche Mode – I Feel You
Inkubus Sukkubus – Heart Of Lillith
The Cruxshadows – Cassandra (Ego Likeness Remix)
The March Violets – You're So Pretty
Faith And The Muse – Battle Hymn
Romance – Paris Is Burning
O Children – Dead Disco Dancer
The Last Cry – Haunting Me
Suspiria – Night Time
New Model Army – Bittersweet
Lords Of The New Church – Lord's Prayer
The Men Who Would Not be Blamed For Nothing – A Traditional Gentleman's Boasting Song
Action Directe – Singing For The Clampdown
Project Pitchfork – Timekiller
Angelspit – Elixir (Tenth Stage Remix)
Vast – Pretty When You Cry
Avoid Kharma – The Worst Day
Deathboy – Cheapshot
Pitchshifter – Hidden Agenda (Remix)
Rob Zombie – Dragula
The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)
Faderhead – Dirtygrrls/Dirtybois
Combichrist vs Lady Gaga – This Poker Face Will F**k You Up
Pain – Same Old Song
Necromancer Vs Vulnavia
Miss Constitution – F**k You Bitch
The Sisters Of Mercy – This Corrosion
Absolute Reflection – The Great Depression
Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf
Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me (Right Round)
London After Midnight – Kiss
Siouxsie And The Banshees – Dazzle
The Damned – Shadow Of Love
Spear Of Destiny – Never Take Me Alive
Bauhaus – Passion Of Lovers
The Velvet Underground – Venus In Furs
The Sisters Of Mercy – First And Last And Always
Mobiles – Drowning In Berlin
The Passions – I'm In Love With A German Film Star
Joy Division – Dead Souls
The Smiths – Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Snakeskin – Waking A Lie
O.M.D. - Enola Gay
Alice Cooper – Poison
The Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Madness – House Of Fun
Echo And The Bunnymen – People Are Strange
Sid Vicious – My Way
Placebo – Pure Morning
David Bowie – Jean Genie
And surely "diced" pork usually means chunks that are less than three square inches in size???
- Current Location:in living room hacking at "diced" pork with a Knife & SPOON
Can I not be both?
After all, i've been performing in one sense or another for longer than I can remember.
OK. I might not class as "genius", but a lot of my other pastimes can be seen as fairly intellectual, and they pretty much go hand in hand towards fulfilling my idea of a more fulfilling career and social life.
Meanwhile - entertain yourselves whilst I try to resist the temptation of chucking my effects unit out of the window!!! I've lost count of the hours I've been fiddling around with the damn thing, and I'm still not happy ... and I'm still trying to finish the first set....
The idea is - if, for any reason, I need to use a backup instead of the amp Jon has kindly lent me for the duration of my time in the band, or any venue we play actually offers me an amp to use (instead of lugging one up/down stairs or through the venue), then I've got the effects I need to hand with me.
Although, as the effects unit has stereo outputs, I could always be greedy & use two amps onstage... yay for big noise!!!
- Current Location:the bomb site that is my living room
- Current Mood: frustrated
- Current Music:Momento Mori - Big Nadir
So I reaced for the first thing that came to mind as an alternative, and ended up with a username that sounded more like I was addicted to rapidly moving blue hedgehogs...
I had a rehearsal last night at the Pigpen practice rooms near Hartlepool - a converted pig farm. Dring the day I'd found myself praying more and more fervently that a) the ice wasn't too bad, and b) the car park wasn't turning into a quagmire.
So I get there, closely followed by my fellow band members, and promptly get stuck on the ice at the gate.
After managing to get through on the third attempt, before the gate losed on me, I got confused and turned left too early - partia;lly due to the wagon parked ahead of me. At the same moment I realised my I got caught on another patch of Ice, which stopped me in my tracks and also prevented me reversing out into the entry road. My only option, try to turn the van around before I ran out of gravel and get a run at the ice patch. Here's where it gets fun.
The gravelled section is as wide as the van - although you can't see that under the ice and in the dark, so, sure enough, I'm now in a field that appears to be immune to freezing temperatures. And getting rapidly bogged in.
Jon and Mark, barely managing to stay upright on ice, make their way over and after repeated attempts have to admit defeat.
We get another band to agree to try and help n they finish rehearsing, and go and make the best of the practise as we can. Come 10:00, there are now 6 people pushing the van, and me inside trying desperately to get it out. At one point, we thought we'd done it. The van crept forwards, then, after showering Jon in a load of mud in a Carry On Camping ind of way, fell into the ruts created by the front wheels. After this, it was going nowhere.
End result, lock the van up overnight, and crash at Jon's overnight (who ended up travelling home in his boxers)...
Fast forward to this morning - Mark brings me back to the pigpen, where, thankfully, we meet a farmer and his daughter who kindly agree to extricate the van with their tractor. It appears that this is a common occurence and they have it down to a tee.
In daylight, it looks even worse, especially after the warmest night in 2 weeks, and what appears to have been some heavy rain. The field is now a swamp, and the van has sunk to the rims.
I can't thank everyone enough who helped us out, especially the farmer who made towing us out look easy, and who modestly refused the £20 I offered him, asking instead for just a tenner if I insisted on paying him .
So, I'm finally home, just had breakfast, the van's caked, and all I want now is a long hot bath. Roll on the gig on Friday!!
Now, its getting a bit samey - Masterchef, Celebrity Masterchef, etc… So I got thinking...
What we really need is Celebrity Chef Masterchef!!!
I’ve got episode 1 planned - Delia Smith, Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver competing against each other. The Beeb could make this one interactive as well. “Just press the red button to place your bets on who wallops who first, with which implement, and how hot it is.”
Then, we could have the Masterchef: The Professionals Comic Relief/Children In Need (delete as appropriate) episode, where Bodie, Doyle and Cowley compete to find out who makes the best meal in the local nick canteen, using the best ingredients that you would find in a police station in the Seventies….
I really need to get out more….
- Current Location:here
- Current Mood: mellow
- Current Music:Frank Zappa - Valley Girl