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  • Great gig, brilliant new comedians found

    6. Feb. 2011, 10:32

    It was a really good gig. Mary Bourke did the bits inbetween the acts, and was very quick witted, and her funniest exchanges were with the crowd, picking on a few poor souls at the front. It then properly started off with Liam Mullone, who although sounded and looked quite nervous, and after the microphone failed on him, he pulled off some funny jokes.

    It was the turn of Chris Lynam, and my friend Tom and I at least had no idea what was coming. Chris executed a short little set of hilarious slapstick jokes, which also included the crowd. My friend Tom and I were the only ones laughing most of the time, no exegeration. But we didn't care. We simply couldn't stop laughing. The highlights were his fight with a plastic bag..yes, a plastic bag, his attack on two crowd members with an even biggier bag, and an array of funny tricks that came out of his suit. We are both now fans of Chris, and hope to see him live again. A great find.

    Mitch Benn finally appeared near the end of the set. He performed a few songs from his new album. But what Tom and I really wanted was his brilliant single, released last year, Proud Of The BBC, but unfortunately it did not come. The songs he did perform were very funny though, and we'll both be getting his new album at some point.

    A fantastic gig: a great new find in Chris Lynam, motivation to get Chris Benn's new album, and a second gig under my belt. A good night's work.

    Mitch Benn
    Chris Lynam
    Liam Mullone
  • My Life According to Muse

    26. Jan. 2010, 17:00

    Pick Your Artist:
    Muse

    Are you a female or male?
    Uno

    Describe yourself:
    Starlight

    How do you feel:
    Feeling Good

    Describe where you currently live:
    Supermassive Black Hole

    If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
    City Of Delusion

    Your favourite form of transportation:
    Butterflies and Hurricanes

    Your best friend is:
    Jimmy Kane

    Your favourite colour is:
    Shine

    What's the weather like:
    Dark Shines

    Favourite time of day:
    Blackout

    If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
    Agitated

    What is life to you:
    Bliss

    Your current relationship:
    Ashamed

    Breaking up:
    Yes Please

    Looking for:
    Knights Of Cydonia

    Wouldn’t mind:
    Micro Cuts

    Your fear:
    The Gallery

    What is the best advice you have to give:
    Sing For Absolution

    If you could change your name, you would change it to:
    Assassin

    Thought for the Day:
    Time Is Running Out

    How I would like to die:
    In Your World

    My motto:
    Hate This And I'll Love You

    Muse
  • My Favourite Albums

    26. Jan. 2010, 16:58

    I've decided to start a blog on my favourite albums ever. I say start because there's surely albums out there that I haven't listened to yet that deserve a place on the list. Because of this, they are not in order.

    1. (What's The Story) Morning Glory?[/album], Oasis
    An amazing album. I think each track has it's own message and special individuality. Each track is just a complete and utter stunner in its own right. The album reeks rock and roll class, swagger, lyric confidence, and even better than the first Oasis album as well. A great album, which is rated five star by myself, and many others surely.

    2. Black Holes And Revelations, Muse
    Muse are my favourite band, so surely at least one of their albums had to end up in this list! However, funnily enough, it isn't an album that I thought immediately with great enthusiasm, "BHR must go in my Top Albums list!". I just looked at the standard of tracks on the album and thought "it has to go on really". It is also rated 5 stars, but it didn't get on here just because of that. Albums such as In Silico by Pendulum and The Resistance also by Muse are rated 5 star but didn't get on here. They're good albums, but still not good enough. Anyway, BHR is a great album! Songs of love, war, politics, and "not taking anyone alive" was able to persuade me to include it! The album includes what I think is perhaps my favourite track ever to date, Map Of The Problematique.

    3. West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Kasabian
    Another stunning, flawless album. Great, inventive lyrics and addictive beats. There are no faults to the album in my opinion. The instrumental track isn't their best, but it's not bad. W.R.P.L.A. is the third five star album on my list. I see each track and the album getting a lot of plays quickly in my iTunes and on Lastfm as well.

    [finished for now]

    MuseKasabianOasisWest Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumBlack Holes and Revelations(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
  • Jon Richardson Gig

    26. Jan. 2010, 16:53

    I went with some friends, and I have to say it was a great show. Having been lisetning to his podcasts and recordings of his, I wasn't surprised by his gags, the jokes he told and lines he came out with. That didn't make it too predictable for me however, it was still a great show; extremley funny.

    Jon Richardson
  • Songs that really Inspire me

    26. Jan. 2010, 16:45

    I believe that most songs can inspire you in some way. I wanted to make a playlist about songs that inspire me but didn't want to add every song in my library! So I decided to think again. I then thought about the songs that really inspire me, the songs that I listen to when I am, for example, not feeling very liberated or feeling a bit down perhaps, which I'll be honest happens every now and then, so it's good that I have them. Instinctively, without thinking, I'd say I had two at the most, possibly only one.

    I've decided to only include Invincible by Muse, as the other one, which incidentally is Roll With It by Oasis, as it didn't really do enough for me to put it in.

    The first one is "Invincible", by Muse. An outstanding song. I must say that all of the lyrics in the song actually inspire me, but to pick out two:

    "'Cause there's no one like you, In the universe"

    This inspires me to be who I am and to not listen to other people and their criticisms of myself. It also makes me feel unique. The next bit is just as important:

    "You should make a stand, Stand up for what you believe"

    Believe it or not, this inspires me to stand up for what I believe(!) I sometimes have trouble with this, so I love that lyric particularly.

    I just wanted to express my feelings on songs that inspire me, as they're an important part of my music library. That's more or less it! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and I hope you can connect with this in some way :)

    P.S. Thanks to Tom Mayhew for suggesting to write a blog on my inspiring songs!

    MuseInvincibleRoll With It