31 July 2005

Soliders Throw Bottles At Steps

HAHAHA i found this. Geri talks about her gig in Oman just before we went to war with Afghanistan. And she recalls how the soliders were throwing bottles at STEPS. i found this HILARIOUS. Whereas they embraced Geri with open arms.

If you wanna hear it go to and it's about 5 mins in. Have fun with it and laugh out loud

30 July 2005

Kemal is Evicted and Orlaith WALKS


thankfully Kemal got evicted last night - but i feel cheated that Orlaith has walked anyway. All those fans of Orlaith (including me ) who voted to kick out Kemal - money wasted.

but it begs the question - is there going to be a new housemate? It's normal practice to replace a housemate if they walk. Or will they vote back in an old housemate? I'm saying Maxwell to go back in! or Lesley - oh how we miss her. Or Sam - she was funny


Just a quick post to advise you to check out Editors.

Great new band - ive seen them in Northampton a couple of times. They played Soundhaus and i think the union.

Check out songs Lights, Blood, Fingers In The Factories and Fall in particualr.

Blood is the current single and the album is called The Back Room - invest in it.

There's a link on this page

28 July 2005


After all the upheval in directors over the last few months, X Men 3 is officially a "troubled production". Let's just hope that they can bring it back together and deliver in time for next year's release.

26 July 2005


Mini Saffi's debut on Big Brother Posted by Picasa

It's Mini Saffi on Big Brother 25/07/05. The housemates won the task and had the decision to either play with this incredibly cute cat or have fags and booze. Naturally they decided to go for the kitten.

And for people who don't know - this is what my cat used to look like when she was the same age - ahh takes me back to the first days with Saffi.

Miss you Saff

Spread the Mini Saffi love by making your cat have Mini Saffi's - Holly i know you've done this already - cloning Saffi haven't you?!!

23 July 2005

Follow The Franz? Then follow the randomness

Have a look at http://www.franzferdinand.co.uk/ and look under Media - look how random the photos are - and you all know how much i love random photos. (think back to my Green Day pictures- if you can't get decent pictures of the band - i say get good ones of random things to remind u of the day)

20 July 2005

Boycott The iPod

Anyone else don't like the sound of Apple? I really want a Mp3 player but i really don't want to become part of a statistic by getting an iPod. I want to be different, so i'm thinking of buying this.

alas my sony craze continues - i'm tellng you. you can't beat a good Sony product.

It is cheaper, but by no means a cheap brand. This particular one is 20 gb and holds up to 15,000 songs - 900 cds. All for a deligthful price of 149£. It's on sale at the minute in argos, and hopefully i will be buying it within the next few weeks.

Was actually planning this week (tomorrow's pay day) but i've just found out that my cheque for my house in northampton has bounced (no surprise though really) so i have to pay 116 instead of 106 this week for the house.

What is it with sale's in this country. There used to be one sales a year - January sales. But they are everywhere now - Spring sales, easter sales, summer sales (lasting from June - August), January sales from December - January. Gone are the days that only the bad stuff is in the sales - now EVERYTHING seems to be in the sales throughout the year

17 July 2005

Think Back To 18th June 2005

This time last month (17th June 2005) i was preparing to leave Nuneaton to go and meet Holly at the train station to travel to Northampton to then travel the next day to Milton Keynes.

Green Day seemed such a long time ago now. It truly was the best day of my life, and i remember all the emotion that came through me when they came on. And it got me thinking about some truly deep stuff that won't share on this.

It was coming to near the end of the concert when they hadn't yet played "Time Of Your Life" and i was like - im walking away, and as i did - i heard it and went CRAZY!!!!!!

Overall this was a fantastic day, and i don't think i will ever forget it. If i do it will go down fighting.

So here are some of my photos i took - as always i go for random pictures first. All my Green Day ones from the middle where i was to start with came out really bad. So i've posted some of them i took from the back near the end. Sadly i didn't get the fireworks (only got them on my phone)

Ah Spongebob! you were the greatest!

Random people who look like they are having fun Posted by Picasa

SPONGEBOB! The girl we followed to get fruther to the front. Holly? Where's spongebob? Huh? Oh there she is! SPONGEBOB!!! Posted by Picasa

hmm my photos skills that day were GREAT Posted by Picasa

One of the support bands - can't remember which. I think Jimmy Eat World - cos i think the guy in the blue shirt is the Jim Carrey lookalike Posted by Picasa

That guy looks iller than i did Posted by Picasa

We all love crowd pictures don't we? Posted by Picasa

And The Random Pictures start Posted by Picasa

Journey Part 2 Posted by Picasa

The journey from Northampton To Milton Keynes. I love this picture - wouldn't think i got that from the window of a train Posted by Picasa

Random Flying The Scottish Flag Posted by Picasa

The Stage Posted by Picasa

Watch out Posted by Picasa

Milton Keynes 18th June 2005 Posted by Picasa

16 July 2005


I'm going backwards - back to the days were i started my book LIFE AS IT WAS. And at 113 pages it remains unfinished. But i felt i had to go back to it, and start the sharing process, so i though i'd share a bit of it with you. Reading back through it - i go back to my mental state that i was in - which at the time seemed bad but with my current state, this period was heaven. Anyway here it is. It's the opening paragraph

"Don’t we all have a book inside us? Whether our lives are full of action, trauma, drama, jaunty little tunes or just plain old boring, we all can make a book out of it. This is a way for me to free all my emotion that is attached to my repressed experience – what psychoanalysts call abreaction. I have tried to render my experiences, up until now, unconscious but they always seem to bite me back in the butt. The way I see it? Is that this is a healthy way at getting rid of the experiences. Not to just lock them up within pages but to also let the world see how they can affect people who are the closest to you and also the ones that are reading this. Experiences like these can affect any number of people, most of which are unknown to us and also to which we don’t notice. Even the slightest repression can cause big traumatic events to collide in our worlds, so isn’t it the safest way to express them into any form available? This is my form. In early days, psychoanalysts said that abreaction was very therapeutic, regardless of whether the patient understood the significance of the repressed experience. So will it turn out to be? I’ll let you know after I feel satisfied that it’s over, that I can go on living my life without the pain of the memories. "

13 July 2005

Doing It For The Thrills

Another band that i like its the Irish Quintet - The Thrills. I just bought their second album LETS BOTTLE BOHEMIA and have to say - it's not as good as the first SO MUCH FOR THE CITY. But i still love this band SO much.

Does anyone know if the lead singer (2nd from the left on here) is Conor Deasy? He's gone from his Steve Jones looking face to his Mark from Uni stage. Just an observation!

12 July 2005


There has been last minute changes to the tracklisting of the new NOW here is the finalised listing

You're Beautiful (James Blunt)
Ghetto Gospel (2Pac) (Elton John)

Speed Of Sound (Coldplay)
Feel Good Inc (Gorillaz)
Don't Phunk With My Heart (Black Eyed Peas)
Shot You Down (Audio Bullys) (Nancy Sinatra)
They (Jem)
Shiver (Natalie Imbruglia)
Other Side Of The World (Kt Tunstall)

Lyla (Oasis)
Somewhere Else (Razorlight)
I Like The Way (Bodyrockers)
Everyday I Love You Less And Less (Kaiser Chiefs)
Jerk It Out (Caesars)
Smile Like You Mean It (The Killers)
Hard To Beat (Hard-Fi)

Beverly Hills (Weezer)
Lonely No More (Rob Thomas)
Forever Lost (The Magic Numbers)
Good People (Jack Johnson)
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own (U2)
Lonely (Akon)
Let Me Love You (Mario)
Rich Girl (Eve) (Gwen Stefani)
Switch (Will Smith)
Roc Ya Body (MVP)
It's Like That (Mariah Carey)
N Dey Say (Nelly)
Slow Down (Bobby Valentino)
Again (Faith Evans)
Don't Cha Wanna Ride (Joss Stone)
The Avenue (Roll Deep)
Crazy Chick (Charlotte Church)
So Good (Rachel Stevens)
Nasty Girl (Inaya Day)
Say Hello (Deep Dish)
So Much Love To Give (Freeloaders) (The Real Thing)
Giving You Up (Kylie Minogue)
Wake Me Up (Girls Aloud)
Axel F (Crazy Frog)
Avenues And Alleyways (Tony Christie)
You've Got A Friend (McFly)
Proud (Heather Small)

you've been down that road before and you know where it ends

Fans Of HardFi

Calling all fans of HardFi, they are playing the RoadMender in northampton on October 14th . Any of my gang from Hull wanna see them - come and stay at my new house and we can all go together!!

If your still unsure who they are go to the website (look on links) listen to tracks, particaularly Hard To Beat, and Cash Machine - cash machine is brilliant - i was like i didn't hear this at Milton Keynes but then at the end is bursted into the best bit. Listen out for it, Clue is - what's in your pocket?

HARD-FI Taking Back Sunday

These are the two bands that i really liked after seeing Green Day live in Milton Keynes (still the most amazing day of my life). Hard-Fi have done pretty well in the album charts lately - getting like top 5 album. And i've just discovered that Taking Back Sunday are on the Elektra soundtrack.

Think i'm going to buy Hard-Fi album and i'm going to look for a Taking Back Sunday one.

just found this link of Taking Back Sunday click here - its a link to the song - Bonus Mosh Part 2 ( i remember them singing this at Green Day, and i loved the album. And just remember that these were the Americans that were like "I love your accent!" I LOVE THESE GUYS! Not too heavy for me at alll. Hell i like the LOSTPROPHETS - which is probably as hard i go.

Look down my links to get to the websites of the bands.

link to the album here -

Taking Back Sunday - Where You Want To Be
Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
Hard Fi - Stars Of CCTV

The Road To 0 That I'm On

Im nearly at my first bank balance target (-£1250) thanks to Anglian Kitchens who are still paying me conseltation pay - but only for another 3 weeks.

Funny thing is - they are supposed to pay the average you have earned per week. Well i was there three weeks and i earned £160, however because i missed the first week payslot - that got put onto the second week and then second weeks got put onto the third week, totalling up to £160 but because this was all on one pay slip - it goes through the system as 1 weeks pay. So for my conseltation period pay i am TECHINCALLY supposed to get about £50 a week for four week (200 in total), but instead im getting £156 a week for four weeks (632 in total).

A Lot of difference huh? For doing no work what's so ever - so in the end being made redundant from my first job of the summer after three weeks seems a lot like winning.

Oh and i still get my £200 a week from Spar. So i'm a hundred of ROLLING IN IT.

All helps after a really bad finanical year.

I just need to stay off PLAY.com over the summer - which i haven't really been able to do as i've already preordered NOW 61 and WILL AND GRACE series 6. but they are my treats i'm saying.

Out of this money i need to buy a new PC (im going for Dell - but not laptop because Dell Laptops don't have a good rep), a new phone the 7260 - though this can wait until October maybe. And pay for my house over the summer. And little things i'm going to have to buy for the house - things like the ENTIRE linda barker range.

I'll start with paint first - Holly have u decided what your going to paint yet?

Nothing i Have To Say Is Important ? ? ?

This is an old entry into my journal which i'd like to share. I was a bit fragile at the time but i still stand firm against the reaction that i took.

"Do the things that i have to say really mean anything? Do they have an importance to other people? Do people really want to know what i'm feeling? What i think?I have the problems that other people go through but because i don't promote them doesn't mean that i dont go through them. The things that i actually talk about are the things that i care about. If you don't like the things that i'm talking about don't you(censored) say to my face that it is of no importance! It is important to me, and that should be enough to a real friend.I'm sure the person who this is about know who they are - and i'm not afraid to show my feelings.How could have i been so dumb to feel what i did back then - this future has shown me the real light. How i escaped the torment that i could have found myself in. "

Thankfully this reaction is what set me free from what seemed like a spell that i had been put under - finally was broken. And i was free.

10 July 2005

R U aware?

The affects that alcohol have on the body are consistently predictable regardless of the use pattern. Alcohol is a mood altering depressant drug. The reason that alcohol can cause such extensive damage to the body because it can go everywhere. There is no body cell resistant to alcohol. The first stop is the stomach, where without food, alcohol is absorbed directly into the blood stream. Food will actually slow the absorption of alcohol as will fruit juice and water. Vomiting, one of the body’s defenses against an alcohol overdose, and is caused when you drink too much.

Alcohol moves quickly to the brain and passes the blood-brain barrier, which normally keeps harmful substances away from the brain. In the brain, alcohol affects the neurons, causing judgement problems, coordination problems, and a host of other problem.
Once in the blood stream, alcohol goes to the liver for detoxification, or break down, by the alcohol-attacking enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase. Eventually, the alcohol is broken down and excreted from the body.

Your Appearance - If you want to have clear skin and bright eyes, don’t drink alcohol. According to researchers, more than one or two drinks a week promote aging. Alcohol is considered a food with non-nutritional calories that quickly add up. When you abuse alcohol, you tend to be undernourished, making your hair dry, giving you cracked lips, aggravating acne, making your eyes look glassy, and giving your skin a puffy, broken vein look.

Your Brain - Alcohol is a depressant that slows brain activity down. While one or two drinks makes most people feel relaxed, more alcohol may cause feelings of anxiety, depression, and often aggression. Alcohol’s first effect as it reaches the outer brain is to distort your judgement and lower you inhibition, while producing euphoria (a sense of pleasure). As you consume more alcohol, and it reaches the cerebellum, your coordination and perception are affected, and you can have memory blackouts. As the alcohol reaches your mid-brain, reflexes diminish, you experience confusion, stupor, and may lapse into a coma. Once the alcohol finally reaches the medulla, or inner core of the brain, your heart rate drops and breathing ceases, resulting in death. Research suggests that continued alcohol use can cause depression. Alcohol robs brain cells of water and glucose, the brain’s food, contributing to a hangover the next day.
Your Gastrointestinal Tract - The stomach is irritated by alcohol, causing increased stomach acid production, causing heartburn and eventually ulcers. Alcohol use is linked to cancer of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. The liver, due to it’s role in breaking down alcohol, suffers the most damage. Alcohol use leads to destruction of liver cells, fat accumulation around the liver, and cirrhosis which is a fatal condition. Alcohol is also a diuretic, which causes the kidneys to incre ase urinary output, contributing to dehydration and your hangover.
Your Reproductive System - Although the research here is new, it is know that alcohol decreases the male hormone testosterone. Long-term use causes not only decreased function, but size. The use of alcohol in men and women causes increased sexual desire, but decreased performance. Alcohol is toxic to unborn children causing permanent tissue and organ damage.
Other - Alcohol depresses the body’s immune system making it easier to get sick. It also disrupts your sleep patterns, further depressing the immune system. Alcohol has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, constipation, and strokes.

08 July 2005

Spare A Thought To Ex Spice Girl Melanie Brown

Mel B released a new album last Monday and after a week she has sold...........wait for it.......

670 copies

And she has entered the album charts at 453

There's no wonder - when i found out this news and went looking in the shops and not one of them had it in. No Smiths, no woolies, No Sainsbury's, no ASDA. Shame on Amber Cafe!!

07 July 2005

7 July 2005 Tragedy Strikes In London

0851 Seven people die in a blast on a train 100 yards from Liverpool Street station
0856 21 people die in a blast on a train between Russell Square and King's Cross stations
0917 Five people die in blast on a train at Edgware Road station
0947 An unknown number die in a blast on a bus at Tavistock Place.

On what this should have been a day of celebration - we go into a day of mourning

Now 61 Shaping Up Good - Out July 25th

1. Candy Shop-50 Cent
2. Lonely-Akon

3. 1 Thing-Amerie
4. Half Light-Athlete
5. Shot You Down-Audio Bullys Feat. Nancy Sinatra
6. Don't Phunk With My Heart-Black Eyed Peas

7. Slow Down-Bobby Valentino
8. I Like The Way-Bodyrockers
9. Girlfight-Brooke Valentine
10. Jerk It Out-Caesars
11. Crazy Chick-Charlotte Church

12. Speed Of Sound-Coldplay
13. Technologic-Daft Punk
14. Like Toy Soldiers-Eminem
15. Again-Fatih Evans
16. So Much Love To Give-Freeloaders
17. Wake Me Up-Girls Aloud
18. Feel Good Inc-Gorillaz
19. Rich Girl-Gwen Stefani Feat. Eve
20. You're Beautiful-James Blunt
21. They-Jem

Disc Two
Provisional Tracklisting
1. Everyday I Love You Less And Less-Kaiser Chiefs
2. The Other Side Of The World-KT Tunstall

3. Giving You Up-Kylie Minogue
4. It's Like That-Mariah Carey
5. Let Me Love You-Mario
6. Roc Ya Body-MVP
7. Shiver-Natalie Imbruglia
8. N Dey Say-Nelly
9. California-Phantom Planet

10. So Good-Rachel Stevens
11. Somewhere Else-Razorlight

12. Lonely No More-Rob Thomas
13. The Avenue-Roll Deep
14. Trouble-Shakin' Stevens
15. Signs-Snoop Dogg Feat. Justin Timberlake
16. Hate It Or Love It-The Game Feat. 50 Cent
17. Smile Like You Mean It-The Killers
18. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own-U2
19. Beverly Hills-Weezer
20. Switch-Will Smith

03 July 2005

She Returns

Tomb Raider: Legend could i be anymore excited?

I've still gotta finish Tomb Raider: Angel Of Darkness though and i haven't played on it since Septemeber - i can't even remember where i'm up to.

Tomb Raider was the very first game i got for my PS2 which i bought on the same day that i went to see "the village" which was in August. And for people who remember, yes this WAS nose bleed day.

Lara Croft returns sexy as ever, however i'm feeling cheated because her breasts keep on getting smaller - and it was always tradition for her breasts to get bigger - and they did from the first to Chronicles.

Anyway this is the apparent story line for Lara Croft's Tomb Raider: Legend

"Travelling to several continents in search of a mystical ancient artifact, Lara Croft is pitted against corrupt forces led by a figure from her past...long thought dead"

God - i hope this is Natalie from the first - i loved her so much. Though it could be Pierre (maybe he's gone bad)

I've actually only ever played on the first game and this one but i'm such a big fan of the games, i'm thinking i might hunt down the older ones. But for now i'll get back to Angel Of Darkness.

Bad news is that it's not out til 25/11/2005 (according to Play.com)

02 July 2005

So Today Is The Day

Today is LIVE 8 - and i've just got in from work to find my Dad enjoying it so much that he couldnt hear me knocking at the door.

Luckily for me - he's recorded it so i can enjoy it - and Holly - you can enjoy Madonna once again.

Support the cause by clicking here. Sign the petition!

Its That Time Of Year Again

Yes i am on the look out once again for a new phone - i have had my other one for 6 months now, and the screen has begun to crack cos some of the ink stuff has begun to leak onto the screen - which from experience will only get worse.

I'm thinking of moving on from Nokia - and so far this is my favourite

However i still am a Nokia lover at heart, and i'm contemplating this one

The only thing that WILL remain is that i will still be with o2 - completely loyal to them - ive been with them from the start except for a 6 months turbelent relationship withVodafone.

I will have it by August hopefully

01 July 2005

Coming Soon...From The Makers Of Bo Selecta

click here

How Can They Change Such An Institution?

Friday nights at 7.30pm on BBC1 has been the same for as long as i can remember. We used to sit down and watch the week's chart rundown with Number One being played last, which blended into Eastenders.

But all is now changing. New time, new day, new channel - i think it's wrong to change something that for the past (at least) 20 years has remained the same - what are they going to fill the spot with now? Some repeat? Or some reality TV show?

The only way that i will except this change is if the Beeb give Linda Barker her own TV show SIMPLY LINDA.


Apparently in 1996, Spice Girls named July 1st GIRL POWER day. However, how are you supposed to celebrate something who's founding members no longer believe in the slogan, let alone still together.

There are several MILLION rumours that they are going to do a surprise turn up at Live 8 tomorrow on Hyde Park - but i very much doubt it.

Can't wait for next year. Did you know that it's 9 years since the start of the Spice Girls - however they were only together for 4 years - not longer really considering what they actually achieved