Top Tens of 2003

Happy New Year everyone!

Albums
1 Hybrid - Morning Sci-fi
2 Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
3 Muse - Absolution
4 Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The love Below
5 Linkin Park - Meteora
6 The Darkness - Permission to Land
7 Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
8 White Stripes - Elephant
9 Metallica - St Anger
10 Peaches - Fatherfucker

Singles
1 Outkast - Hey ya
2 Blur - Out of Time
3 The Strokes - 12:51
4 Muse - Time is Running Out
5 Panjabi MC - Mundian To Bach Ke
6 Hot Hot Heat - Bandages
7 White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
8 Muse - Stockholm Syndrome
9 Beyoncé - Crazy in Love
10 Electric Six - Gay Bar

Films
1 The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King
2 Kill Bill part 1
3 Matrix Reloaded
4 Matrix Revolutions
5 Animatrix
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    Hybrid - Wider Angle

A Death in the Family

I just found out that my Grandma died last night. She was 98. I was sort of expecting it. Weird thing was, I was thinking about her last night, wondering what to buy her for Christmas...

This is only my second bereavement, the other being my other Grandma. I'm strangely numb, although sad that she won't be around. She moved into an Old People's home about a year ago, and last time I saw her she was very frail.

RIP, Laurentia Armstrong, I will miss you.

Three things

Grigglefnarped from elves_uk

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE ME
01 - Needles
02 - Things happening to eyes in films
03 - AIDS

THREE THINGS I DON'T UNDERSTAND
01 - Car mechanics
02 - How to save
03 - travelling hours a week just to work

THREE THINGS I'D LIKE TO LEARN
01 - How to save
02 - How To chat up women :)
03 - How to fly

THREE THINGS I AM WEARING RIGHT NOW
01 - Long sleeve Orange T-shirt
02 - Black Jeans
03 - Green pants and socks

THREE THINGS ON MY DESK
01 - Bag of new CDs
02 - Bottle of diet coke
03 – The latest NME

THREE THINGS I WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE
01 – Get Married
02 – Have Kids
03 – become financially solvent

THREE WAYS TO DESCRIBE MY PERSONALITY
01 - Eclectic
02 - Open minded
03 - Generous if I have it

THREE BAD THINGS ABOUT MY PERSONALITY
01 - I get silently furious
02 - Can be preoccupied
03 - forgetful :(

THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE
01 – England
02 – Yorkshire
03 - Sheffield

THREE THINGS I LIKE ABOUT MY BODY
01 - My hands
02 - My eyes
03 - My height

THREE THINGS I DON'T LIKE ABOUT MY BODY
01 - My facial hair (please make it stop growing)
02 - My belly
03 – My metabolism

THREE THINGS MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU
01 - I split my head open when I was 10
02 - My earliest memory is of visiting my Grandad in hospital at age 3
03 - The first person I slept with was my best friend's girlfriend

THREE THINGS I SAY THE MOST
01 - Fantastic
02 – Jolly Good
03 – Take Care

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO
01 – Japan again
02 – Greece when it's not too hot
03 – a decent Club (yeah I know, they don't really exist)

THREE NAMES THAT YOU GO BY
01 – Pete
02 - Greblord
03 - Greb

THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU HAVE OR HAD
01 - Greblord
02 - Greblord00
03 - Greblord_00

MUSE

played Wembley Arena last night, and I was there.
It was very loud indeed - I can hear whistling today.
Great selection of tracks, about 6 from Absolution, 3 or 4 from Origin of Symmetry and 4 or 5 from Showbiz (my favourite).
From opener 'Apocalypse please' to the last two of the normal set 'Time is Running Out' and 'Plug in Baby' the crowd were captivated - the number of bodies being pulled from the front showed a few down there were getting excited too :)
In TIRO a mass of black balloons were released into the standing masses which was an awesome sight to see, even better were the huge 'rover' weather baloons released to them during Plug in Baby - these were filled with ticker tape too, and occasionally one would pop, showering the crowd below.
The Encore was 'blackout' and the storming 'Stockholm syndrome' which involved matt creating as much feedback as he could from a guitar, a mike and a big monitor speaker :)

Some fine reinterpretations of well known bits of songs made for fun listening. Some of it was so good it made me cry :)

Pity about the acoustics and distortion, but I loved it anyhow. Got a nice Charcoal grey t-shirt too :)

Dave Gorman tonight :D
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    MUSE back catalogue

Memey meme meme

Rebellious
You're a natural born trouble-maker. You hate
authority and do everything you can to get
around the law, or in some cases, break it.
Naturally stubborn, you hardly ever sway once a
decision is made. Your nature is fiery and
courageous, and always out-going. You love
attention and usually have kinky fetishes
you're not afraid to explore. People either
love you or hate you.


What Type of Soul Do You Have ?
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My inner child is sixteen years old today

My inner child is sixteen years old!


Life's not fair! It's never been fair, but while
adults might just accept that, I know
something's gotta change. And it's gonna
change, just as soon as I become an adult and
get some power of my own.


How Old is Your Inner Child?
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flarpsprenched from knoxedamia

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    ¤ Lemon Jelly ¤ lemonjelly.ky ¤

On my own

Liz moved out Saturday so I finally have the flat to myself. Now I've just got to get it tidy and ship-shape again. Don't know how I'm going to afford it after this job finishes next month though :/
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    MUSE - Showbiz

Booked my flights

I'm going to two events in Central Europe this month. The first is on the 22nd-26th and is the big games convention in Essen. I really enjoyed this last year, so just had to go again.

The other will be Amsterdam at the end of the month, off to see people from the Online game I play, Everquest. Should be an eye opener...

Working again now, hence why I'm filling in entries here - bored as usual...

Looking forward to getting some painting done when I get home.
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    ¤ Hybrid ¤ Morning Sci-fi ¤