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Friday, December 31, 2004

Bumper post-xmas post!

Thanks for the massive response to my last self-pitying post. Cheered me up no end.
Had a v.good xmas in terms of material wealth recieved (woo hoo!) but a little unusual, christmas day was fine but my parents had to work boxing day, so it was just me and my sister, all day.
My Mum is now very popular in silver screen entertainment, on account of buying me a shedload of obscure dvds, the reviews to which i present to you now, with house of flying daggers thrown in for good measure.

Sorry boys, I'm a Derek...and Dereks don't Run!
Ah, Bad Taste. Peter Jackson and the boys from Wingnut films in their embryonic years. No budget and no plot but still, you can see why it's a cult classic when some of it's so brilliantly shot (more or less), and then there's the sicko humour. If eating brains with a spoon wasn't enough then there's Peter Jackson wearing a top hat to stop the back of his head falling off, or the sheep that get blown up with a bazooka. Thrown up yet? if not there's always...

Wingnut's next movie, this time it's zombies, and this time they actually had money to spend on actors and effects. Far more accomplished than bad taste and shows perhaps what they would have done with their previous effort if they'd had the resources. Favorite moments? Kung Fu priest ("stand back boy, this calls for devine intervention!" "I kick arse for the Lord!") The Zombies having diner, and the whole of the chapter entitled 'The Lawnmower' i'll leave you guys to work that one out.

Bill Bailey-Part Troll
I've said it before and i'll say it again, Bill Bailey is a genius, or at least a madman. This time though, he has a much bigger satge show and more effects and stuff than he did for bewilderness and you can tell he's having fun with them, like when he does the scale of evil and stuff. And then there's the tribute to Kraftwerk, playing the hokey kokey "mahct die linke arm eine. die linke arm aus. ein aus ein aus....etc

The best of the films i got for xmas, the fight scenes are wicked and very different from the usual due to beat takeshi's fighting style, and the representation of japanese peasant life is cool cos it is so light hearted even as it is serious, go and buy it.

House of flying daggers
FOr a long time i've harboured a secret unrequited love for Zhang Ziyi, wow, she's great, and she gets all the best scenes on this movie.....sigh.......
More of a plot to it than hero, but less of the crazy outlandish action sequences, the fights are smaller but still as well choreographed. The bit with the dancing and the drums is the best, but the climax in the snow is also very good, even if it does get silly when everyone appears to die and then gets up again about three times each!
still, well worth the investment.

All in all i feel a lot better and much less subdued (as my mate becca puts it) than i did last time i updated.

Kayleigh? Kayleigh who?

todays t-shirt: Available
todays music: Interpol-Evil

# posted by The Prisoner | 2:18 PM |

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

cant' be bothered with a clever title
you may remeber this entry, well, even as she sent those messages it turns out Kayleigh still had a boyfriend, something that would usually come up if you tell someone you really like em, no wonder he got paranoid and accused her of cheating on him this week after Dan and i met up with her at the pub (did she? pfft i Fucking wish...). so basically i've been heavily deluded for some time now, and have come out of it just in time for christmas...great.

i'm not that upset (at least not in the hysterical flood of tears sense) i just feel really stupid, like everyone else could see it but me, what a fucking loser.

Well, Merry Christmas to all the rest of you anyway, i intend to get heavily drunk on Christmas eve so that should help (at least Mr Daniels still loves me)
hopefully i'll have cheered up by the next time i post.


# posted by The Prisoner | 11:29 AM |

Monday, December 20, 2004

Fortune Favours the bold?....PAH!

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Aus) (1976)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1981)
Who Made Who (1986)
Bonfire: Volts (1997)
(Young, Young & Scott)

It's another lonely evening
And another lonely town
But I ain't too young to worry
And I ain't too old to cry
When a woman gets me down
Got another empty bottle
And another empty bed
Ain't too young to admit it
And I'm not too old to lie
I'm just another empty head

That's why I'm lonely
I'm so lonely
But I know what I'm gonna do -

I'm gonna ride on
Ride on
Ride on, standing on the edge of the road
Ride on, thumb in the air
Ride on, one of these days I'm gonna
Ride on, change my evil ways
Till then I'll just keep ridin' on

Broke another promise
And I broke another heart
But I ain't too young to realize
That I ain't too old to try
Try to get back to the start
And it's another red light nightmare
Another red light street
And I ain't too old to hurry
Cause I ain't too old to die
But I sure am hard to beat

But I'm lonely
Lord I'm lonely
What am I gonna do -

Ride on
Ride on, got myself a one-way ticket
Ride on
Ride on, going the wrong way
Ride on, gonna change my evil ways
Ride on, one of these days
One of these days

Ride on
Ride on
I'm gonna ride on
Ride on, looking for a truck
Ride on
Ride on, keep on riding
Riding on and on and on

One of these days
One of these days...

# posted by The Prisoner | 10:56 AM |

Friday, December 17, 2004

All Right!
Your Are A Knight Who Says 'NI'!
You are one of THE KNIGHTS WHO SAY 'NI'! Tidy and
orderly is just the way you like thing. You
have a place for everything and everything in
its place...but the demands you set for others
are a bit far fetched. Cut down a tree with a
herring? And you wonder why you and your fellow
knights live in the woods!

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Whats with all this Fuckin' rain!?!?!?! i am soaked goddammit!

no updates for a few days cos i was working for beck and pollitzers again, on a landfill, that smelt, and had rats and many seagulls, joy.

done with that now though so am much happier. but i have lost the ability to write in even a vaguely gripping manor about anything. i have developed something i call engineerspeak. ones voice becomes very gravely and you say 'faakin' in every other sentence and never use too many polysyllabic words like polysyllabic. it'll take me a while to get over it...

in other news, i'm goin out tonight to the tap 'n' tin, and if all goes well SHE will be there, i daren't say anything else unless it tempts fate and somethign else buggers up again (for example last week she asked me if i was going on friday and then fell very ill during the week, i had my suspicions about this but then concluded that if she were trying to avoid me then why ask me out in the first place.) i try to be optimistic but my inner pessimist won't let me have a moments peace. still i'm hoping i'll tip the balance in my favour, i've got me lucky boxers on, the ones with the little shamrocks all over them. fortune favours the bold i say.

todays t-shirt:I'm the only Gay in the Village!
todays music: Green Day-Warning

# posted by The Prisoner | 11:47 AM |

Monday, December 13, 2004

well i never part 2
You Are A Fooking No-Rules REBEL!
You are a No-Rules Rebel!

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i swear i don't just press random buttons and see what comes up...

# posted by The Prisoner | 2:58 PM |

was a bit busy the last few days of uni so i din't get to update properly. *prostrates oneself on floor and begs forgiveness*


On Wednesday MotormouthDTM and i went to see the wildhearts live at the astoria, oh me oh my what fun! The first support band Deckard were ok, solid and pleasing to the ear, they were also instantly forgetable. the cardiacs on the other hand could be quite possibly the weirdest thing i have ever seen in my entire life.

here they are...
they went on stage dressed like that too.

righto the sound....ultra heavy squeaky gay prog rock that has decided carnival music goes with everything. :S made no sense to me at the time either but it was
actually not that bad, though all the diehard wildhearts fans were not so enthusiastic. to find out more for yourself (if you dare) go here

Then came the wildhearts...i think it's enough to say my ears were still ringing more than 48 hours later. loud, simple and very easy to sing along to, and ginger is a class frontman and has fantastic dreadlocks observe, when he headbangs they go everywhere!
and a good time was had by all....

In Other news i can strongly recommend you all go and see the phantom of the opera, it is a class film and the soundtrack can best be described as rollocking. It's also refreshing to see a film where the producers have resisted the compulsion of "WE MUST HAVE A STAR WHO IS VERY FAMOUS AND/OR EXPENSIVE!!!" both christine and the phantom are played by complete unknowns and the biggest american star in there (minnie driver) is essentially comic relief. Joel Shumacher I salute you!

am off uni for a month now so my access to pc's is rather limited till jan 10th. i'll update if i can but don't expect much till then


todays music:Jimi Hendrix- all along the watchtower
todays t-shirt: www.getalife.cunt

# posted by The Prisoner | 1:51 PM |

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Do me a Favour...
visit this link and comment on his bloggy, cos he's finally started updating and will only keep doing so if people read it, and i want him to keep updating.


# posted by The Prisoner | 9:47 AM |

Friday, December 03, 2004

i have the coolest advent calendar, behind each door is a single malteaser, and come christmas eve i'm blessed with a whole fun size bag!! class or what? Plus i have the reusable one my mum made,shaped like a christmas tree which contains sweets in little pockets. Genius i tell you!!!

As you can see, when it comes to christmas i am a very big kid :P

Everyone say hello to new comrade MotorMouth DTM, he's not written very much yet but he's a mate of mine so i'm going to badger him into being decent.

thats it for now, i promise i'll have a worthwhile contribution after the weekend :)

todays t-shirt
todays music: The Offspring- Spare me the details

# posted by The Prisoner | 1:37 PM |

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Only way to feel the noise is when it's good n loud...

Man Alive! i got my tickets to the Wildhearts today!!:)
*dances happily and recieves strange looks from library staff*

Man Those people in the high street who bother you annoy me! Y'Know, the ones with matching red jackets saying "shelter" or whatever. I wouldn't mind if they were shaking a bucket and collecting change but no. They bother you for your credit card number. and they get paid to do it, how is that charitable?

see, i'm seething so much i've developed bad. grammar

todays t-shirt
todays music: Motorhead- Iron Horse (born to loose)

# posted by The Prisoner | 11:51 AM |

Y'know i'm born to lose, and gamblings for fools, but thats the way i like it baby i dont wanna live for eva.....and don't forget the joker!.........Daddy.......Do you call me daddy cos im old? do you call me baby cos im young? and i could be the one, who gets to take you home. Honey.....do you call me honey cos im sweet? sweet like the sugar in my tea, and i take more than three, and thats what makes me sweet. and i would like to say today it would be nice to run away, monday to thursday every week, we can see what we can be. and you wont serve another drink to lonely men who think they own a piece of you, they snap their fingers, tell you what to do. and they would like to take you home, well i guess their not alone.....................This aint murdermile its just the way i smile. Kiss all your fingers, whats that for? You'll never get to heaven with your shirt all torn..........Not a prisoner, i'm a free man, and my blood is my own now, dont care where the past was, i know where i'm going!......On Iron Horse he flies, on iron horse he'd gladly die.....Change, everything you are and everything you were, youre number has been called, fights battles have begun revenge will surely come, your hard times are ahead.......We're all living in amerika, amerika ist wunderbar......FUCK YOU I WONT DO WHAT YA TELL ME......Sandy why can't we look the other way?......Where's my Elvis?.....Don't try rules cos they do not apply.....She got me with a suckerpunch.....
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