Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Means...

Tomorrow is a pretty massive day for me.
For starters it's when I'm supposed to be hearing about my potential new job, which would mean I'm all set to move in January, if not I'll be pretty upset and I'll be letting a couple of people down.
Not to mention my dad will be on my back again...
Then it's Have Heart, the biggest Dublin Hardcore show to date it's still mental that we've come this far in a year, everything from Ceremony to Comeback Kid to this.
As well as it being HH it's also Real Talk!'s last show for a long time, if we even reform at all.
I know everyone reading this will be there (well the ones in the country anyways) BUT GET THERE EARLY cause we're on first :)
Also I'm getting Fallout 3 for 20 lads and money from RT! so yeah, hooray!

So much fun...
Yesterday was Ciara's Chrimbo Classic, and lemme tell ya, it was a fair aul laugh.
She really throws a good one, I heard there was drama but I ain't sure what happened I was busy havin' the laugh.
Ruthie and Olivia were pretty disappointed I didn't know the gossip when they came over to me haha.
It's amazing what calling someone a pussy can convince them to do.
Me: Yo Zach take a shot!
Zach: Nah man, maybe later
Me: Pussy
Zach: Fuck it give me a shot

Had the exact same scenario with Nelly too haha, except we made the shit real with the bottle of Power's.
Best part of the night had to be Kate's northern accent when she's drunk.
Accent displacement fuck yeah.
It reminded me of that episode of Maury where there are loads of tragic cases on, like this 15 year old girl who had her arm bitten off by a shark when she was surfing and this woman with some skin melty problem and they were really positive about their problems, getting back up on the horse.
Then this absolute idiot comes on and her problem is...she is American, and one day she woke up with a REALLY dodgy English accent. So she's sitting there talking to the big man crying her heart out about her accent displacement syndrome when the 15 year old girl with one arm that got bitten off was all smiles haha.

Not that Kate wasn't all smiles :)...until...haha.

Stayed in Ciara's with Duncan apparently I kept trying to starfish in my sleep but I don't think so, I have a single bed it wouldn't be one of my habits!
Ah well sher.
I stayed in all day today, watched football and made a d-lish pasta bake.

Can't wait to write a 2008 blog.
Prepare for a novel.
Sorry this wasn't mega depressing everyone

Friday, December 12, 2008


Most people know by now that I'm fucking plagued with hives because my mam changed the detergent we use to wash clothes and shit so my nights are filled with restless scratching.
I thought once she changed back everything would be A-Ok.
But they're progressively getting worse, as well as being absolutely awful to look at they're soooo itchy. My hips appear to be the worse, although when I scratch my belly it leaves BIG red marks.
I guess this is like late chicken pox or some shit for me.
Somebody cast Esuna on me, thx.

I'm glad we broke even on Verse, it means the tour was a success and it was a fun 3 days.
Robb's car was kinda chilly for a bit but he turned the heat on, the man doesn't feel the cold.
On the way back from Galway we got pulled over and a cop laughed at me for being unemployed a situation which I hope is remedied on Tuesday...Activision lads.
The German dude who was with Verse was a lovely fellah.
Verse are great live and FF's new songs are fantastic.

German Fellah: "Hey Duncan, why are you over here in Ireland, suckin' some dick?"
Best quote.
Myself and Mac did a lot of postering for Have Heart yesterday, well two days ago at this stage.
While we were sticking a few up in Ruallie Buaille a lad came up to us and asked what kind of music Have Heart was, generally you're reluctant to say Hardcore to people who don't really know what it is but we said Hardcore anyway.
Your man replies with...
"Hardcore, like trance mixed with bollocks?"
Hahaha that was too good.

Tonight was The Hive Benifit (how apt), it was also my first time seeing Ellie and Louise in a loooong time.
It was nice to chat to them again, they played really well too, I was too busy thinking about a goon in the crowd to enjoy it too much though haha.
Hopefully we'll be able to hang out like I said during the week.

Becca is the business, listens to me moan all the time and puts up with me.
Her and Jonathon always let me stay in their house too, it's my home away from home only this one I don't have to pay rent at...maybe I've spoken too soon...
I just wish she wouldn't go away so much! Ah well sher, gives me a Jon lad time to be lads round the gaf.

Everyone who has a band should jump on The Effort or The Carrier because we're really running out of ideas here haha.
It's stressin' me the fuck out.
Looks like we're going to come out of the Cold Winter on top though, at least I should hope so...


Thursday, December 4, 2008


Keeps getting colder and colder.

A fair bit has happened since my last blog.

For starters...
I had been looking forward to this gig so much since it was announced and it really crept up quick.
As Robb said I wish it was still happening.
It was really something special, it was my first time seeing Ceremony live, lived up to every expectation AND AND AND they dedicated He-God-Has Favored our Undertakings to Real Talk! that was really something.
Apparently they were really into our Macy Gray cover haha.
Anyone who wasn't can get fucked, Macy Gray is the knees.
I had the best time playing and a lot of people who hadn't seen us before were really into it, it's a shame we're going on this break if we even end up getting back together I'll be surprised.
There was the weirdest debate that I'm sure everyone who reads this has already read on Moshspace about photographers at shows.
I dunno sher Becca took a nice one of me so I didn't real mind.
Thanks again Becca, she's a quality photographer and PROBABLY the best person around.
There were a couple of low points at Ceremony/Never Healed though like their set being cut short and Demented losing over 200 euro...but they weren't enough to taint the night it was THAT good. Oh and thanks for the scarf Fiona, sitting at the door was fucking baltic shit.

On Monday I went over to Mac's house for a bit of a sleepover with him and Fab, but she sold out and went home. Probably because she let Mac Kell order a pizza, a massive Wagon Wheel from Mizzoni's, there was only one problem with the pizza for her, Mac forgot to mention he was getting a barbeque base haha.

Mac: "I thought you LOVED BBQ base!"
Fab: "I hate it..."
Good call Macko, 20 minutes later she was gone and the lads had the gaf to themselves.

I learned all about NFL and came close to beating Mac in NFL but the scoreline ended up 32-20 or something, anything can happen in NFL apparently.
"Nice catch Blanco Ninio, too bad your ass got saaaaaaacked"
I beat Mac in 7 games out of 9 in Prevo but it doesn't mean shit because he beat me at Prevomania, oh well.
Superbad is the best fucking film.


Today these two go hand in hand because...
I got a call from Activision today, I have an interview in 10 days, fucking stoked.
Getting paid to play games, how are ya? Grand.
I really had better brush up on Guitar Hero III though, it's been a fair while, I just hope they get me to play that Killers song, I can get 100% on that on expert, not to shabby.
Oh yeah the job interview involves playing Guitar Hero III, I wasn't just saying that...

I'm going to start playing Mass Effect again, I never got around to finishing it and it's a quality game. Only problem is it's not really pick up and play and I have no idea where I left off.
Something to do with robots and guns.

I watched [REC] today, that's some scary shit.
I hope no one quarantines my gaf.
When I heard Quarantine was a remake of it, I decided to download it before I saw Quarantined, it didn't disappoint.
There's a film coming out called The Wrestler it's supposed to be incredible, I saw the title and thought it'd be a comedy with Will Ferrel or Rob Schneider or something, turns out it's a drama with Micky Rourke in it and it's gotten pretty incredible reviews, flawless ones.

Yesterday Kate came over from Glasgow to hang out, I'm pretty stoked to be hanging with her this week.
Liam treated us to Ramen yesterday, lad is a saint.
Giving me an excuse FINALLY to say ITIDAKIMASU before a meal. Hooray!

This morning, I went to Ruthie's Christmas musical, it was so good haha, Ruthie was great in all her roles, so was that lad, the only lad in the play.
Ruth played the Cinderella one of the little pigs some girl in the woods and the wolf, seeing her bark at kids was fucking hilarious.
So was me Olivia and her friend doing Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes because we were called out on not doing it the first time round.
I love fun, me.
That's all.
Talk to ya.
Watch this show.