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Apparently this film isn't out over here until Wednesday, but I guess that someone didn't inform Vue Cinemas as I was able to book a ticket and watch a screening this morning.

I've been a fan of Hergé's series of comic books The Adventures of Tintin, having read many of the comics in their 90s printings and having watched The Adventures of Tintin, produced by Ellipse and Nelvana, every week when I was growing up.
As soon as I saw the trailer for this film on YouTube I got seriously excited. Not only was it being remade by Spielberg and Jackson but Stephen Moffat, Edgar Wright, and Joe Cornish were writing it.

Deciding to go to the cinema to see it was a pretty last minute decision. I saw a picture on Twitter from the premiere of the film of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell, which reminded me that the film was due out. I immediately looked up times and bought a ticket to see it today. I wouldn't usually do this as I've fallen out of favour with the movie going experience due to the rudeness of other patrons, plus not being able to smoke, but I knew I had to see this.

I don't regret it either. This film is a fantastic and faithful adaptation of the first three Tintin books. The mocap CG was beautifully done, leading me to double-take a few times because of the incredible amount of detail used. Hergé's art style was kept in the character designs, which I loved, and the effects were never over the top. The actors were fantastic in their respective roles and the writing brought all three books togtether quite well in it's 107 minute run time.
There were also numerous nods and homages to the comics and previous works on Tintin, which made me smile.

I would really reccomend this if you've a liking of Tintin at all. Spielberg and Jackson seem to have an amazing chemistry that reminds me of when Spielberg was working with Lucas on the first three Indiana Jones films, and it really shows in how beautiful this film is.



In other news I decided to pick up a copy of Metal Hammer, a monthly Heavy Metal music magazine, on Saturday whilst on my way to work. I hadn't really looked at the cover until I got on the train and then saw what was inside it... a 10" record of Machine Head's song Locust (YouTube).



This massively surprised me. I was not expecting to have a record as a cover freebie with a magazine. Unfortunately I didn't have a record player to play it on, but a quick trip to Cash Generator sorted that problem. I picked up one that has a USB connection for audio transfer to a computer for £15!



I've yet to hook it up to a proper amp (will probably use my Fisher CA-224), but it sounds pretty awesome through the headphone socket on the front of the player. I look forward to hearing how it sounds through some nice speakers!
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Unsurprisingly I'm gonna be playing lots of Rock and Metal at one of the dances at ConFuzzled this year. :3

So, any requests? Leave a comment. :D

ConFuzzled

May. 26th, 2009 12:18 am
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Back from CF now. My feet hurt like hell, but it was damn cool to work it again.

Unfortunately, due to multiple circumstances, both "Furries Rock!" and Swolf's Dance on Saturday night was cut short. My set ended up being an hour long and Swolf's was just over an hour and 15 minutes.

For those who are interested in what the full playlist would have been, you can find it behind the cut below.

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As it went I was only able to play the following songs:

AC/DC - For Those About To Rock
Cheap Trick - Mighty Wings
Van Halen - Right Now
Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark
Royal Vendetta - Hopelessly Lost
A Day To Remember - Fast Forward to 2012
Nightwish - Wish I Had an Angel
RATM - Killing in the Name
Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright
P.O.D. - Sleeping Awake
Rammstein - Ich Will
Metallica - Stone Cold Crazy
Disturbed - Down With The Sickness
SOAD - Vicinity of Obscenity

All in all though ConFuzzled was fun. Next year should be much better, especially with the new venue. :)

At ConFuzzled a video (created by myself with the help of [livejournal.com profile] calihusky, [livejournal.com profile] exiledwolf and [livejournal.com profile] frost_t_wolf) was shown prior to the Charity Auction to show off the new hotel. It was quite nice to hear/see the reactions of people from the video. :D
The video will be put online once I can find somewhere to put it (youtube is out of the question, unfortunately).

Now I'm going to go to bed and get some kip. I won't really be writing any sort of con report as most of it is a blur to me now, like some sort of waking dream. XD

Thanks to everyone who came, those I got to hang out with (even for a brief period of time), and to my fellow staff members. :)

I leave you with a few memes that were making the rounds this year. I'll add more as I remember:

"FETISH!"
"Charlieeeeeeeeee!"
A furry song done to "500 Miles" by The Proclaimers (expect a video sometime).
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I may be behind on the times with this prodigy, but holy shit; 9 years old and he can crack out Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" perfectly (except for the singing).



The best guitarist in the world? Quite possibly when he gets older. I'm really expecting good stuff from this little dude. :3
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Wow.

Just wow.

I had a slot of one and a half hours to inject some metal into the con. Not only was it my best set to date but a lot more folks turned up than had done at FC this year. I was seriously buzzing with excitement; every song got everyone dancing hard.

Seeing people dancing and soaking in sweat is... awe inspiring, because you know that they're loving the music so much.

I'll do a proper post later, right now I'm gonna sleep. XD
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RatRace by Skindred.

One can listen to it online on their myspace page (ick).

I need to get the album this is on (Roots Rock Riot). <3
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Yep, it's that time again. I'm DJing at FC and I'll playing a load of metal and punk.

Currently the music I will be taking consists of the following albums:

AFI - The Art Of Drowning
Bloodhoung Gang - One Fierce Beer Coaster
Bloodhound Gang - Hooray For Boobies
Celtic Frost - Parched With Thirst Am I And Dying
Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
Dethklok - Dethalbum
Faith No More - The Real Thing
Fear Factory - Obsolete
Gallows - Orchestra Of Wolves
Goldfinger - Stomping Ground
Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies
Korn - Issues
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Manowar - Warriors Of The World
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Metallica - Metallica
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
One Minute Silence - Buy Now, Saved Later
Offspring, The - Americana
Offspring, The - Ixnay On The Hombray
Offspring, The - Smash
Opeth - Damnation
Opeth - Deliverance
Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Opeth - Morningrise
Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth - Orchid
Opeth - Still Life
Orgy - Candyass
Primus - Fizzle Fry
Papa Roach - Getting Away With Murder
Papa Roach - Infest
Rammstein - Mutter
Rammstein - Sehnsucht
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle For LA
Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
Skindred - Babylon
Spineshank - The Height Of Callousness
Static-X - Shadow Zone
System Of A Down - B-Sides
System Of A Down - Hypnotize
System Of A Down - Mezmorize
System Of A Down - Steal This Album
System Of A Down - System Of A Down
System Of A Down - Toxicity
Ultraspank - Progress
Wolfmother - Wolfmother

Of course I won't be playing everything there, it's just what I'm taking to use and take requests from. Speaking of taking requests, the main reason I have so many Opeth albums there is that most of the requests I got last year were for Opeth songs. ;)

My question to those of you who are going, what would you like to hear that isn't in that list? All will be considered. :)

So, comment plz. :>
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This is a prime example of why Dethklok are so awesome.

I was speaking to a friend last night who hadn't heard of them or Metalocalypse, so without telling him anything about it I played "Hatredcopter" and "Murmaider" to him. He admited that, although it wasn't his kind of music, he found it interesting.

However, when I told him that Dethklok are a virtual band his reaction was priceless: "...you're shitting me. o.o"

Muwhahaha!

Now I need to introduce more people to Dethklok. :D
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Some of you may have noticed that I'm heading up the Metal/Punk/Rock shindig that's happening at ConFuzzled, entitled: Furries Rock.
This I am quite happy about. :D

The question is, does anyone still think [livejournal.com profile] twitchwolf and I should do the same thing again at FC08?

Comments appreciated.
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Sorry for spamming your LJ friends page again, just wanted to post some lyrics from my current favourite song. I'll hide them behind a cut for you.

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Tuesday

Jan. 16th, 2007 09:30 am
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Today's my last day of work for two weeks. Tomorrow is packing day and Thursday moring (around 5am) I shall be setting off to the USA.

Interestingly enough by the time I arrive at the Doubletree in San Jose it will be 5am (GMT) Friday morning, so I will have been travelling for at least 24 hours.

I spent a few hours last night organising the 60GB worth of mp3s that I have collected in my Discography Drive, which was a bit of a pain. I'll take another crack at it again tonight and tomorrow.

In other news the Doomsday Clock is set to move closer to midnight tomorrow, which is just my luck considering I fly out the day after. I'm really starting to get freaked out that international military/terrorist actions happen on or around the times when I fly to the US.
The change of the clock is due to be announced at 14:30 (GMT) tomorrow.

My next post will contain my FC Do's and Don'ts.
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My discography list has been updated with the artists that have been acquired. As you can see I have made quite a dent in that list.

I'll have to make another one once this is finished. XD
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Two weeks until FC now. o.o

In the mean time, here's a list of the artists (mostly Metal) I want to get discographies of.

Click here to read )

If anyone has any suggestions for some more Metal artists, please feel free to comment. :)

EDIT: I'm OK getting all of these myself (thank you to those who have offered to give me them though). All I looking for are reccomendations of artists that are not in that list.

O_O

Oct. 16th, 2006 02:06 pm
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Some of you may have heard that FC007 will be having a Punk and Metal dance-thing. Those of you who read my journal regularly will probably remember that [livejournal.com profile] twitchwolf, [livejournal.com profile] bearknight and I had volunteered to do this.

Well I've heard rumours from FC that we have got the OK for this. So I'm currently working out a playlist along with some backup songs, just in case. :)

I will be playing music from the following bands/artists:

Bloodhound Gang (Not "The Bad Touch")
Evanesence
Faith No More
Goldfinger
Greenday
Gun
GWAR
KMFDM
Incubus
Linkin Park
Marilyn Manson
Nightwish
Orgy
Operth
Rammstein
Skid Row
Static X
System of a Down
Ultraspank
VAST

I think that's a pretty decent selection of music; some soft and slow, some hard and fast. If you have any artists/songs you would like to hear at FC, then please leave a comment. :)
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If anyone remembers the opening titles/promo sequence for Manga Video for the old skool stuff (Cyber City OEDO 808, Dominion Tank Police, etc) there was a really awesome piece of Death Metal being played.

I've scoured t'internet for ages in an effort to find it, and now (thanks to Jerome at Manga.co.uk) I know what it is. :D

"The Heart Beneath" by Celtic Frost.

Sufficent to say I'll be looking for that when I get home this evening. >:D

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