Best CD of recent times purchased
Caamora - She
Bob Catley - Immortal
Alice Cooper - Along Came A Spider
Crucified Barbara - In Distortion We Trust
Frost Experiments In Mass Appeal
Guns n Roses - Chinese Democracy
King's X - XV
Magenta - Metamorphosis
Metallica - Death Magnetic
Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
Queen With Paul Rodgers - The Cosmos Rocks
Phenomena - Psychofantasy
Excellent prog from Frost & Magenta but the one that floated my boat was Caamora – She. A double concept rock opera created by Clive Nolan (Arena, Pendragon) and staring Alan Reed (Pallas), Christina Booth (Magenta) and Agnieszka Swita (from Poland). I might just have to by the DVD of the stage production they did of the album (costumes, death scene and all that stuff).
Best CD from ages past purchased
John Cale - Paris 1919
City Boy - The Day The Earth Caught Fire 1979
Gilby Clark - Pawn Shop Guitars 1994
Alice Cooper - Muscle Of Love 1973
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies 1973
Crow, Sheryl - Sheryl Crow 1996
King's X - Out of the Silent Planet 1988
King's X Dogman 1994
King's X - Tape Head 1998
King's X - Manic Moonlight 2001
Nash Graham - Songs for Beginners 1971
Nash Graham - Earth & Sky 1980
I like the Gilby album, it’s just a pity he was rubbish when I saw him live. Muscle Of Love and Billion Dollar Babies are among the best of Alice’s stuff.
But Nash Graham - Songs for Beginners & Earth & Sky are very nice indeed (I must be feeling mellow this month).
Best best of CD purchased
Cactus - Cactology
The Cardigans - Best Of
The Cars - Just What I Needed
Crash Test Dummies - The Collection
The Cars are a classic band and have plenty of good songs but I’m quite fond of The Cardigans - Best Of(I must be feeling mellow this month).
Gig of the Month
The Mighty Boosh
Frost* / Magenta
Mick Pointer & Friends: Script For A Jester's Tour
Kings X / Tomera
The Mighty Boosh was the only comedy thing I saw.
All the rest were very good but I do like my new wave old school UK prog and Frost* + Magenta delivered the goods.
Cinema film of the Month
Yes Man was nice but Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans had vampires and werewolves.
Film on TV
The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei)
Starter For Ten
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales
Alone In The Dark
The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
The Lake House
The Darjeeling Limited
Codename: The Cleaner
I'm Not Scared
Codename: The Cleaner
40 Days 40 Nights
Starter For Ten – Gentle, nice
Venus – Peter O’Toole = Old pervy Legend
The Lake House – Keanu & Bullock love story with time travel twist.
The Darjeeling Limited – Quirky
The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei) – German film about people who break into empty homes and move things around, until someone comes home…
Snow Cake – A bittersweet film about death and autism. Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver & Carrie-Anne Moss in a film that will make you smile and cry.
Reatched Film on TV
The New Guy
I Am Legend
When A Stranger Calls
Meet The Spartans
The Zombie Diarys
Slumdog Millionaire was interesting (even if that final question was easy). The Wrestler had something about it (and a great rock soundtrack)
But I think I liked Defiance the most. Nazi’s, explosions, James Bond, Billy Elliot, and the innocent guy from Scream.
Dawn Porter - Diaries of an Internet Lover had some interesting accounts of her exploits but I connected more with Sean Thomas - Millions of Women Are Waiting to Meet You maybe because it’s written from a man’s point, maybe because it had a little more humour, maybe because 1 or to of the things he wrote did remind me of people I knew or brief events in my life.
Lego Batman on the Wii
Blue Moon beer :)~
Grill pan – on which I will make cow edible :)~
February has 14 days at work, 2 gigs and a reprogramming.