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Thursday, October 20, 2005

the prisoner and the barber

Naturally it's a while since i've been to the barbers, but i walk past the place i used to frequent on the way to and from the train to uni.
The other day i went past there, and all four of the regualar barbers were lounging around outside having a fag break. They spotted me of course, and it was too late for me to hide my face, besides, they'd have recognised the jacket. there was nothing left for it but to mutter 'allright' and carry on walking before they chased me down the street with scissors, for it is a known fact that barbers hate blokes with long hair and it's only politeness that stops them from pouncing on you and chopping it all off. Don't try to deny it! i can see it in their eyes, the longing to cut hair, it's like a drug. Or perhaps they just see it as laziness, or a way to cheat them out of a fiver, either way i'm scared, and my hair isnt even that long yet.

Selling the movie has been pitched, after more development i shall pitch a final draft. The line up now definately includes Jesus and any dead female celebrities you would care to suggest.

todays music: Hawkwind - Lost Johnny
todays t-shirt: take me drunk i'm home

# posted by The Prisoner | 12:28 PM |

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Focus Group
The Prisoner wants your opinion

it's like this, for practical film this year i have to pitch an idea for a film, it wont nessescarily get made, in fact i'd rather it wasnt so i can do it myself with Dan and James, but i still need an idea to give to the tutors.

i have three but i cant decide which will make the best short film

1. The Chase: No Reason, Just Because
A bloke is walking down the street when three mean looking guys in leahter jackets appear aroung a corner, he runs and they give chase. essentially an excuse for gratuitous action chase scene, jumping over boxes, rolling over car bonnets etc. when he is finally caught the lead baddies says
"got you you bastard"
"why were you chasing me?" says our hero
"well...you were running..."
"only cos you were chasing"


2. The Household Games

complete with commentators, this is a chariots of fire style drama about the competitors in the 100grams mens cheesegrating championship of the household games. slow-mo's and cheesy music in abundance.

and finally...


Just a little west of canterbury is the town of Selling, which only really exists because mapmakers dont like big empty spaces. this one horse town is therefore the perfect place for people the world thinks have disappeared. i.e. Lord Lucan, Hitler, Kurt Cobain, Elvis, Jim Morrisson and JFK, who all have seats on the parish council. however their peaceful existence is put in danger when a freelance reporter discovers their wereabouts and atempts to expose them....

which one do you guys think i should do?

# posted by The Prisoner | 3:37 PM |

Monday, October 10, 2005

"...and in the grove, by gate and hill, midst merry throng and market clatter - stood the Hall of the Mountain Grill where table strain'd 'neath loaded platter."
the legend of Beenzon Toste

title comes from the sleevenotes of a hawkwind album.

Fucked if i know what i'm writing about. lets just see where this goes shall we?
i'm currently sitting in a computer room at uni, listening to two porcupine tree albums (not at once) and pondering, i have nothing to keep me occupied so i have slipped into that semi-depressed reverie i normally end up in when i have nothing to do, most commonly just as i go to bed or when i'm on the train or towards the end of the evening at the tap 'n' tin, though that could just be the alcohol, actually it probably is.
Anyway, recently it seems that i'm perfectly happy until i have a moment to myself, when suddenly i go 'oh shit' and get all depressed for no one reason that i can think of. For a long time i assumed it was cos i was bored out of my brain through being away from uni, but i don't think thats the case, as much as i hate to admit it and thought i had finally pulled myself together it's probably my continuing status as an eligable bachelour. fuck.
there should be a law against couples in public, rubbing my nose in what i dont have and constantly reminding me what i'm missing. Of course i only see the postive side of everything and wish i had that, but its not all good, i know from many of my friends that its also an incredible pain in the arse, but i'd like to be able to discover that for myself.

fuck it! enough moping!

i'm off home now, hopefully i'll cheer up a bit in time for screenwriting on wednesday, I was right in my suspicions, Goran is a genuis and his lectures are a strange and wondeful place.

todays t-shirt: I'm the Stig
todays music: Hawkwind -master of the universe

# posted by The Prisoner | 2:14 PM |

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Herald Express
The prisoner in local newspaper shocker
Picks of the Hemel Hempstead Job, click the thumbnails for big version
My Photo

The Front Page

My Photo

EXTREME CLOSE UP! Thats me on the far right.

RIP Ronnie Barker etc.

thats all for today i think. TTFN.

# posted by The Prisoner | 2:42 PM |

Saturday, October 01, 2005

The Prisoner and his co workers become hate figures in the township of Hemel Hempstead

I'm in the Paper! well, it's only the Hemel Herald but there i am! right on the front page with my co-workers, removing a giant Kodak sign right next to a headline which says "SAVE THE KODAK SIGN", is that all the heritage these people have that they're so desperate to save it. it's scrapped already anyway, so no amount of campaigning by the newspaper will get anywhere, we had to break the buggers up to even get them on the lorry.
Dad says he has a scan of the newspaper somewhere so i'll post the piccy next update.


comings and goings
The prisoner bids farewell to a friend he didnt know he had, and meets an old friend for the first time.
The first gig i've been to with Dan in a long while, the last ever show by 3 colours red. who were excellent but no longer exist, and before that gig i had never heard a song of theirs all the way through, but the set they played converted me instantly, which all just goes to show.
Supporting them were the Yo-Yo's, who i know slightly more about and who will be playing the apollo within a year if there is any justice in the world. But i digress, more importantly this evening chronicled my first meeting with the dark lord of barnet (real name Dom), whom i had been speaking to on the barbs forum pretty much ever since i joined it (best part of two years now). we talked for a bit and then the bouncers started bouncing us out the doors so we fled into the night and the pissing rain, and Dan slipped over in a truly spectacular fashion just as we were entering Angel tube station. Looked very painful so i wont mock him too much, but worth mentioning none the less.

and finally...

Join Us
The prisoner and the shameless plug

Motormouth, king of forums

Click the above link and join a great little forum. It's doing well but new members never go amiss and you'll be made more than welcome by myself and Dan the administrator.
I'm waiting....

todays music: The Yo-Yo's - The rock and roll commandments
todays t-shirt: Dear Aunty Em, I fucking hate kansas! i'm leaving right now and taking the dog with me, Love, Dorothy

# posted by The Prisoner | 7:29 PM |

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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