Revitalised

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Picture too big to post so...

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/philbooth/How_To_Be_A_Ninja.jpg

'nuff said,



Friday, July 30, 2004

A snigger to all those who are employed.

Sure it gives you money, but at the same time you spend endless hours of your time working your ass off doing degrading jobs for a mere pittance. Sure I was all for payed employment awhile back, but since then. I've rejected several jobs on moral grounds, or other problems.

Waitrose
:

Reason: They Wanted me to cut my hair...

Flipping sexist pigs. People always go on about how woman are at the end of all sexism in employment, but this just isn't true. Imagine this, almost every female working in Waitrose has long hair, very few of them have it tied up, even the employment officer has her hair 'flowing'. And then all of a sudden they say...

"One other thing, you will need to cut your hair"
"Errrm, why?"
"...Hygene reasons."

Now this bit I just didn't get...Hygene reasons....you've got long hair too...mines just been washed 30 mins ago....you've been at work longer than that, hence forth mine is cleaner and yours poses as a hygene risk. Now theoretically I 'could' take them to court, but alas, I have better things to do, like ranting about how sexist the company Waitrose is, and how the managers have stereotypical views on sexes and are employing in relation to that.

BCS:
Reason: 'Know It All'
I'm not going to deny that I don't do this a bit, but I am proven right a lot of the time. As for this company, hes been proven wrong several times. I was given a few PC problems to try and solve, just so he knew what I was capable of, both times my reasons were different to his, but mine were right as we eventually found out. And he got a bit annoyed that after 30 minutes of re-fitting the PC, we tried my idea of configuring the BIOS again (about a 2 minute job) ... and what do you know...the CD drive boots up on system-boot.
And so he offered me the job, which I turned down a) because I didn't feel keen working in this small environment, b) Wasn't really any employment benefits, c) He didn't even say nice one for being able to determine several problems that he couldn't.....nob.

Clarks:
Reason: 'Feet'
Not sure why I bothered applying for that in the first place....I hate feet.

McColls:
Reason 'In Birmingham'
^ Obvious Reasons...never stayed up there long enough ^


All in all, I may be poor, but atleast I don't waste time working for others...and hey who said anything about being poor... *counts* £125 in my wallet.... :D

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Banned Music Videos



Everyone should go and watch it tonight, especially for the 'Prodigy - Smack my Bitch Up' video. God bless my brother for letting me see that when it came out.... Yes it was a lesson in sex education and 'alternate' ways.

On the note of banned music things, there have been several album covers that have been banned... for example... some of them obvious... some of them you'll understand, and others you'll just say "What the fuck?..."

In 1991, Cannibal Corpse had their album, 'Butchered at Birth' banned due to what was known of the front as a 'gorefest'. Pretty foul if you see the cover (Baby been taken out of a mauled women)

In 1993 the album Anarchy by Chumbawumba was banned in several shops, for having a picture of childbirth on the front...*shudder* (Why do I have that album???) .... (Yet Disturbed's album 'The Sickness' was absolutely fine??)

Also 'In Utero' was banned in a few American stores due to the song 'Rape Me' on the rear of the cover. Nirvana then changed the name of the song to 'Waif Me' as so not to ruin the amount of sales of this album.

Now, in 2001, Slayers album 'God Hates Us All' was banned in several shops because of a picture of the Bible with nails hammered through it. And instead was replaced with this more well known cover. (The first edition of the album was only sold very limitedly, and so if you have the copy, either keep it in mint condition or sell it on Ebay for thousands)




Finally in 2003, P.O.D's album 'Playable on Death' wasn't allowed ot be sold in several christian shops due to the bindings around a butterfly, and it was said to have things to do with an occult......

.... right ....

Take a look for youself





Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse



Woaa....

Resident Evil 2 : Apocalypse

As if the first one wasn't good enough.

  • More Zombies

  • Bigger Guns

  • Army and Police Involvement

  • Expanded to the entire City rather than just the Umbrella Complex

  • More directly injected projects with the T-Virus

  • Possibly Nemisis?



Also the new soundtrack is absolutely amazing, quite a few rare releases on it as well. (The last soundtrack everyone loved due to Marilyn Manson doing his part with the scores)

1. Slipknot - Vermilion
2. Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache
3. Lacuna Coil - Swamped
4. A Perfect Circle - The Outsider (Renholder Mix)*
5. Rammstein - Mein Teil*
6. DevilDriver - Digging Up The Corpses*
7. Cradle Of Filth - Nymphetamine*
8. CKY - Escape From Hellview
9. Deftones - The Chauffeur
10. The Cure - alt.end
11. H.I.M. - Join Me In Death
12. Demon Hunter - My Heartstrings Come Undone
13. The Used - Just A Little
14. Thrice - Under A Killing Moon
15. 36 Crazyfists - Bloodwork
16. Cold - End Of The World (acoustic)*
17. Rob Zombie - Girl On Fire (Resident Renholder Mix)*
18. Massive Attack - Future Proof

* = Rare or Unreleased.

Not a single band I haven't heard of on it either... one of the first soundtracks I'm 'deffinately going to buy.

Friday, July 23, 2004

New Films



These are just my opinions of them - and I will try and refrain from giving the plot away.

I, Robot


Deffinately a 'very' heavily animated film, possibly a bit too much some might say, but generally a lot of eye candy, so deffinately worth watching for that. As for Will Smith...well it depends if you like his acting. I personally find him alot better in the Bad Boys series over the Wild Wild West attitude. That could just be because as a cop in urban areas...is his scene.
Same with most films out at the moment, Shrek 2, Spiderman 2, this film also comes with its handfull of cliched endings and moments in the films... writers could really do with stop making films for a bit, and having a rethink about origional plot ideas that make people go 'Wow' rather than 'Groan'.
Now the Plot... its deffinately got a whole Matrix theme to it, except for the fact it focuses more on the Robots individually rather than the essence (there never really was that much focus on the robots in the Matrix until the latter releases). If you've seen the trailers you'll also know it takes into account the probablilty of A.I. evolving, which I feel is an overly used and overly predicted topic... wait until it happens before creating film after film about it.

Overall I'd give it a 5.8/10 some nice Eye Candy, but not the best well known actors, and a bit too surreal.


King Arthur



Now this was a film I liked. Sure this will be a biased release, as I am fond of anything to do with History - with facts to base films on, rather than predictions of the future, and estimations of what things will be like.
This film had also been released at a reasonable time - a short period after the 2 part drama of Merlin, and its worth comparing the two, and seeing just how different they are! It's based near the end of the Romans hold on Briton, with the oncoming of a Saxon invasion from the North. This immediately gave me the feeling it was going to be much more focussed than the Merlin drama (Had no real time scale, and was more fantasy than anything else). It also contained many other changes trying to remove itself from the fantasy world, with the idea that Arthur's sword wasn't infact Magical, just an incredibly light weight alloy. As well as that, Arthur also went by the name Artarius and wasn't seen as a king during this period, but more of a Commander in the Roman Legion.
Moving on, the comparisons between this and The Lord of the Rings are also clear, as the Knights of the Round Table (although I never managed to see 12 of them?) may be heroes, but are not fictional masters who never get hit let alone die such as the incredibly overly fake Legalos and Gimli.
Also Merlin hardly appeared in this film, and when he did, there were no signs of 'Magic' that he used giving it a much more realistic approach.
Overall I'll rate this film with a much desereved 8.2/10 - Go watch it!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Internet Music Releases



Side project of Britains best Doom Metal act 'Anathema'
'Antimatter' release a full 'virtual' album available for download from their successful virtual EP released a few years back.

Antimatter - Unreleased 1998 - 2003

Also, new on the scene metalcore act 'Moments in Grace' released an online EP in 2003. Any fan of Emo/Slow Rock/Melodic Metal should download... at the minimum 'Curtain Call'.

Moments In Grace

Average Joe


Degrading Geeks?



For starters theres the on going phrase of 'Beauty and the ... Average Joe'. Which clearly gives the viewer the interpretation that they're actually talking about is that of the 'Beauty and the Beast' because it is well known.

Secondly, its clear that almost every one of those geeks has self esteem issues and so the program shows them as week and pathetic.

And if anyone saw the first episode its clear that just about every single person is judgemental on first impressions. And that she was incredibly shocked and scared when she saw the blokes coming out of the bus.... damn her preconceptions that this was going to be a perfect show.

.... I just hope that Dennis bloke gets the girl ;-)

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British Music -

It Hasn't always been rubbish!



We all now that the Music industry in the UK has been obliterated by the massive comercial American industry. But it wasn't always like that.

In the 60's sure America had a few decent bands around such as 'The Stooges' and 'The Beach Boys' but they couldn't live up to the standards that British rock soon invented.

When bands such as 'The Beatles' emerged everything changed for us Brits. We were put on the map.

In the 70's competition increased with America's input of Aerosmith in 1970. But once again, us Brits wiped them out. In the following years, came about the Brits music era. Queen, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, Status Quo and Deep Purple all made their mark.

This rise in the British music industry maintained itself for the next 20 years or so, until the controversial American band 'Nirvana' hit the shelves. This is just my opinion, but before Nirvana, the Punk scene was flourishing at the same time as Metal and Rock. But when Nirvana became the face of 'Alternative' music, this caused all other genres to plummit.

They had been able to offer a different sort of music for the youth of the World, who generally prefered this music, hence diverting them from the traditional British Rock. This therefor lead to the decline.

And to top it all off, Kurt Kobain then had to kill himself/murdered in 1994 to forever keep Nirvana as the legendary band that they 'were'. Where as every other band slogged it out through thick and thin, showing determination that with these new styles emerging they were able to maintain their fan base... Pity that didn't happen.

To think that one of the most influencial bands couldn't even last a decade...

Monday, July 19, 2004

Reading Festival





Bands to look out for

Friday

- Main Stage
- The Darkness
- The Offspring
- Hundred Reasons
- Taking Back Sunday
It is confirmed that the Hives are 'shite' live.

- Radio 1 Stage
- Graham Coxon (A Legend in itself)
- Super Fury Animals
- The Donnas (Even if they're not to your liking - they're great live)

- Carling Stage
- Danko Jones?!

- Dance Stage
- Anything if a) You're into Dance
b) You've taken enough e's and your up for it
c) If your tripping on Acid

- Comedy Stage
- If your hammered enough, anyones funny.

Saturday

- Main Stage
- The White Stripes (Despite my hate for them)
- Morrisey (What a LEGEND! As if the 80's band 'The Smiths' wern't good enough)
- Franz Ferdinand (A new arrival in the music industry, are they capable of a decent live performance?)
- Razorlight
- Thursday

- Radio 1 Stage
- Funeral For a Friend
- The Bronx
- The Icarus Line
p.s. If anyone goes and sees 'Dizzie Rascal' I will employ people to hunt you down

- Carling Stage
- Mondo Generator :-)

- Concrete Jungle
- A (Annoying High Pitched singers - still worth the watch...better than Blink 182 any day)
- Dillinger Escape Plan ('nuff said)
- Avenged Sevenfold (For all those Metalcore fans)
- *Cringes* Coheed & Cambria

Sunday

- Main Stage .... hmmm
- Greenday
- Placebo
- Lostprophets
- The Streets
- Dropkick Murphys
- The Rasmus
- Thrice
- Yellowcard

- Radio 1 Stage
- Supergrass
- Von Bondies
- The Stills

- Carling Stage
- The Kills
- Soundtrack of our Lives
- yourcodenameis:milo



And that as they say... is a wrap.

*I do not hold any responsibility for influencing your decision on what to go and what not to go and see. Everyone is a free person, and is willing to go and see as many shit bands as they want to, and come back very unsatisfied with the knowledge that they wasted a weekend of their life as well as over £100 of their money*


Friday, June 11, 2004

Europeans and Italians



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