Saturday, 19 April 2008

Aurora Borealis

I'm glad English Russia is back online... I was sad when it seemed to go down for about a week (and perhaps this is why! hahahaaa.) But it's a beaut, simply because there's so many different aspects from a different part of the world.

I've heard my housemate sneak in, quickly shower, and duck straight out again. So no, not yet have I been able to catch him and sit him down on his arse. Harumpfh!

Box of Sox rehearsal tomorrow. No-ones' heard hide nor hair of Eddie all week, even after his no-show to last Saturday nights' gig. Hrmm... very very strange. Anyways, even if it's just Julian, Matt and myself tomorrow, it'll still be fun (and that's why we're doing it - it's bloody good fun!). Oh... Julian's added a photo and details of his amazing drum kit on the band page as well - good on him! It's an amazing kit - seriously!

I know Mick and Matt are somewhat jealous that I have some great-sounding and playing guitars - for a fraction of the prices they paid for theirs! Nyah nyah nyah! It's about time I actually own some really nice guitars I can use and play with confidence and pride... I used cheap rubbish for so many years - I honestly don't know how I put up using them for so long. Oh yes, that's it... I was so broke for so many years! that'd explain it.

Not that I'm rolling in money these days either.... but this old fart is having a whole lot more bleedin' fun.

Tis 'bout bloody time, huh, Paige?

1927 - Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play "Sex". Isn't it amazing how far social values and attitudes have changed, even in the last 10-20 years? Oh my gawd... I sound like my mother! Gagh! lol

1943 - World War II: In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Having a passion for the plight of those victimized by the Nazi regime, this is a somewhat dusky star in an otherwise-horrid time in civilized history. Thank goodness the Warsaw Jews stood up and fought for their freedom, and died with some dignity.

1961 - The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders. Lucky it did... quite possibly could have bought on WWIII otherwise... sheesh!

1985 - Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.

1995 - Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168.

Today is Bicycle Day.
Peas be with ewe

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  1. That's some drum kit Julian has got! Seriously. Does he keep both snares in the kit when he plays, or does he alternate them depending on the song?

  2. Yes, he keeps and uses both snares at the same time! he alternates, as each has a different tuning/pitch/timbre. he uses the outside one (to the left) like a timbale sometimes. I love the way he's always ready to try anything and mix things up. that's great!
    Mal :)

  3. a beautiful picture of the aurora borealis.
    hope you have a great rehearsal.
    sometimes you just gotta spoil yourself...sometimes you lose yourself in what the kids need or want that you forget about yourself... i just depressed