Thursday, 31 March 2011

Good day, next Whitby and stuff

It was a good day At The Asylum today. Had a nice lunch at The Harrow pub with Paul and Stuart and discussed various work and non-related things ;o)

On the way home Toni got in touch and said that she had found us accommodation for the November Whitby Goth Weekend is it looks like we'll be doing both this year! YAY!

Sam and I ate Pizza and watched some wrestling and then The Chaperone which wasn't a bad film at all.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Last.FM listening post

Here's last week's top picks music lovers!

Top weekly tracks:

Top weekly artists:

Overall top tracks:

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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Back to life....

....back to reality! (as the song goes)

Early start today as we headed off from Dan and Laura's at 07:30 to do the run back to SWF and then Eltham.

We made reasonable time getting back even allowing for our breakfast break en route. Sadly it was a return to form on my sleeping in the car *grin*

We dropped my clothes off in SWF and then headed to Eltham to do the school run and pick up Gemima. We popped to Sainsbury's and then detoured briefly to Gail's to pick up some bits.

I did one of my rare culinary moments and cooked a lovely stir fry which we ate while watching Four Weddings & A Funeral (this was most welcomed by Toni).

Sadly the real world is now biting in and it will be back to reality and work tomorrow so I think an early night is in order!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Whitby Goth Weekend Day 5 - The Departure

Sadly today was our last day in Whitby. We got up and had one last breakfast and then loaded up the car. The morning was spent picking up some gifts for friends and family and finished off with a nice cup of tea! How goth n roll!

Before leaving we had a quick chance for me to take a few pics of a couple of churches that I missed out on last time we were here:

We then started phase one of our journey over to Leeds to see Dan and Laura. First stop was Scarborough as we'd never been there before. As we drove through we realised it looked a lot like Margate or Southend (well the seafront did anyway). There was some nice pics to be had though:

Following the disappointment that was Scarborough we then decided to drive back towards Whitby so that we could head to York via a different part of the moors so that I could see the radar installation at RAF Fylingdales:

Various pics:

We finally got to Dan and Laura's just after 18:30. It was lovely to see them again and have a catch up. Chinese and Don't Mess With The Zohan was followed by some much needed sleep!

See all my pics from our final day and travelling here: 280311WhitbyGothWeekendDay5TheReturn

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Whitby Goth Weekend Day 4 - Devilish Presley @ The Rez

After some more chill time we headed off to the Resolution Hotel to catch a set by Devilish Presley. As usual there's not a lot that needs saying about these guys! Whether it's a paid or free gig they always put on an amazing show and act as though this gig could be their last! As usual they did not disappoint. Much chuckles were had when Johnny name checked me in Hammer Horror Glamour and then used my forehead on his guitar neck as a finale to one of the songs.

If you haven't seen Devilish Presley before then you absolutely must, you won't be disappointed!

See all the Devilish Presley pics here: 270311DevilishPresleyTheResolutionHotelWhitbyGothWeekend

Whitby Goth Weekend Day 4

Tradition states that by Day 4 at Whitby your body starts to feel the strain of excess and this year was no exception! We managed to make it down to breakfast but then retired to our room and put up the Do Not Disturb sign. I sorted out my photos and blogged whilst Toni grabbed some much needed sleep (something I probably should have done too but I didn't feel that tired at the time).

We finally surfaced from our room at 13:30 and headed to Whitby Town Football Club to go and watch Real Gothic take on Athletico Gazette.

Looking a little worse for wear!

Despite the match being entertaining as usual the Real Gothic ended up losing 1 - 3 to Athletico Gazette. The only saving grace was the Real Gothic Ladies team winning 4 - 3 in a penalty shoot out against Athletico Gazette Ladies.

A nice pair:

Interesting team kit for the Real Gothic Ladies:

Action at the Real Gothic end:

Following the fun and games we then went and had a late lunch/early dinner in a lovely fish restaurant before heading back to the B&B to grab some rest before hitting the town again later.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Whitby Goth Weekend Day 3 - The Bands

It was that time again. Change of outfit plan on both our parts but as usual we looked fabulous ready to hit The Spa.

The bands were awesome tonight, here's our compere:

All female PINK HEARSE ripped the place up with some fantastic horror punk. Really bouncy catchy tunes and a brilliant cover of Touch Me from Rocky Horror Picture Show. I really really enjoyed this lot and will definitely be checking them out again.

See all the PINK HEARSE pics here: 260311PinkHearseWhitbyGothWeekend

A really enjoyable set from LUXURY STRANGER. A very Cure style sound to what they do but delivered in an original manner. Some strong songs on offer.

See all the LUXURY STRANGER pics here: 260311LuxuryStrangerWhitbyGothWeekend

I've been wanting to see THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA for a while and they certainly didn't disappoint me.

See all THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA pics here: 260311TheBeautyOfGeminaWhitbyGothWeekend

FRANKENSTEIN set the place alight with a wonderfully tongue in cheek horror punk performance. Short sharp songs with great shout outs were just what the doctor ordered in the run up to The Damned. Final song was a cover of I Wanna Be Your Dog with guest appearances from Pink Hearse and DJ William Faith!

See all the FRANKENSTEIN pics here: 260311FrankensteinWhitbyGothWeekend

No introductions are necessary here and the venue exploded as THE DAMNED hit the stage. Messrs Vanian, Sensible and co. tore the roof off with a high octane set of their classics.

See all THE DAMNED pics here: 260311TheDamnedWhitbyGothWeekend

With British Summer Time kicking in while we were out we finally got back to the B&B at 03:40 where we enjoyed tea and Haribo from a wine glass!