Archive for 2010

Merry Christmas!

// December 25th, 2010 // No Comments » // General

Merry Christmas everyone! I tried to find another picture like the one I used a couple of years ago, but to be honest they were a bit more raunchy than I expected, so I won’t post one. I’m off to open my presents now! ūüėõ

Linkin Park’s 4th November gig

// November 6th, 2010 // No Comments » // General

Remember a few months ago I’d purchased some tickets to see Linkin Park live? Well, the gig was just two nights ago and I’m still buzzing from the experience! I’d been waiting years and years for the chance to see them play live, and it finally arrived!!! It was THE most exhilarating moment of my entire life! They played a nice even mix of songs from their new album and a whole bunch of their classic hits. While I was there, I picked up a Linkin Park T-shirt, and a LP-branded CD-R which I can burn a recording of the gig onto when they release the recording in a few weeks time!

Anyone out there who’s even remotely a Linkin Park fan, should definitely go see them! As a little treat, here’s a recording from the gig I made with my phone, of the songs “Wisdom, Justice & Love” and “Iridescent”. I’ll be brutally honest, when Iridescent played, I was so overjoyed that I was close to tears. The night was perfect!!

Welcome to

// October 25th, 2010 // No Comments » // General

Hi there! Welcome to the site!

The blog is under construction at the moment. I’m in the process of porting all the posts from my old site to this one. It’s taking quite some time, because my old site kept all the blog posts in text files, whereas this one stores them in a MySQL database. There’s too much information for me to create a batch SQL query so I’m moving them over by hand using Joomla’s own UI. Please be patient.

However, the rest of the site is up and running. Please take a look around!


// September 21st, 2010 // No Comments » // General

After much searching, I’ve finally got my new car! It’s a Vauxhall Astra 2.0 DTi LS. Yes, it’s a diesel… but it’s also a TURBO!

That’s right peeps!


Linkin Park live at MEN Arena

// June 18th, 2010 // No Comments » // General

This is a quick post. I’ve just bought tickets to see Linkin Park at the MEN Arena in Manchester! I’ve been waiting for this opportunity since I started getting into their music back in 2000, and now it’s almost upon us! I’m taking my new friend Jenni with me too! I sure hope she gets a babysitter for the night!

Anyway, the gig is in November, so I’ve got quite a bit of time to wait until the moment arrives! I can’t wait!!!

New (un)official project – Top Gear “C” word video

// April 27th, 2010 // No Comments » // General

I’m starting a new project today, although because of it’s nature I’m not considering it as official.

Anyone who’s a fan of Top Gear will know that James May has an affection for saying a certain “c” word that refers to a man’s sexual appendage. I’ve decided to crawl through all Top Gear episodes and find out when he says all these profanities and put them all in a video! I’ve found a video on YouTube already with a bunch of them, but I’m positive he says it more often.

I’ll keep you all posted on my progress.

[EDIT] I can happily say that James May first says the “C” word in the first episode of Series 3, less than a minute after Jeremy Clarkson first says it. I’m sure the other presenters have said the word plenty of times as well, so maybe I should include them too.

No work and all play makes Andy a bored boy

// March 27th, 2010 // No Comments » // General

I’ve been off work for the last two weeks. Besides spending time with my family back in Middlesbrough and sorting out a couple of things that needed doing at home, I’ve not done much and as a result… I’ve been bored as hell!

Thankfully, the book club at work had something of interest this month… a Top Gear cardboard kit. Today I sat down and built Top Gear’s skiing Mini, and their Reliant Robin Spaceshuttle!

It was interesting building these. The kits were designed so that not one drop of glue was needed, nor were scissors required to cut them out. I’ve since learned that another kit is available to buy, which features Top Gear’s three aquatic cars. I’m going to look into these as well.

Personal photo shoot

// February 14th, 2010 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff, General

Instead of going on about how much of a Hallmark holiday Valentine’s Day is, I decided to do something… perhaps not constructive, but a bit of fun nonetheless!

I did this using my 10MP digital camera on a tripod in my living room and photographed myself playing the four instruments on Guitar Hero. It took a number of shots and quite some time to find four pictures where everything blended together, but it was worth it. T’was a lot of fun!!