Best CD of recent times purchased
Amberian Dawn - The Clouds Of The Northland Thunder
David Gilmour - Live In Gdansk
Epica – Design Your Universe
FM – Metropolis
Kiske – Past In Different Ways 2008
Pendragon - Concerto Maximo 2009
Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire 2009
Saga - The Human Condition
Treat – Coup De Grace
Loving the Kiske reworking of his old Helloween songs and also his vocal presence in Place Vendome. Treat have also done a great album after nearly 20 years.
But also with a great comeback we have FM – Metropolis. Great UK melodic soft soulful catchy rock that your parents might even like.
Best CD from ages past purchased
Fates Warning – Awaken The Guardian 1986
Fates Warning – Parallels 1991
Genius - Episode 3: The Final Surprise 2007
Gowan - Strange Animal 1985
GPS – Window To The Soul 2006
Grand Prix – Grand Prix 1980
Gravy Train - Second Birth 1973
Gravy Train - Staircase To The Day 1974
Guns 'N' Roses - Lies
Fates Warning evolved into good intelligent easy listening prog metal!? But it was the Govan/Payne/Schellen album GPS – Window To The Soul from waaaay back in 2006 that I liked the most. They are basically the non-classic line up of Asia without Geoff Downes on keyboards but with Ryo Okumoto instead :)
Best best of CD purchased
Goons - Unchained Melodies: The Complete Recordings1955-78
Great White - Greatest Hits: Great White
Billy Idol - The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself
Gary Moore – Out in The Fields: The Very Best Of
Rick Springfield – Best Of
You know what, even though Idol, Moore and Springfield are great artists I can’t help grinning every time I here the songs on Goons - Unchained Melodies: The Complete Recordings1955-78. All together now – Ying tong ying tong Ying tong ying tong Ying tong iddle I po.
Gig of the Month
FM / Romeo’s Daughter
Absolutely brilliant stuff all round. But I must be getting old as the least loud was the one I favoured, although dare say that the others might possibly go through to gig of the year along with FM / Romeo’s Daughter
Cinema film of the Month
I didn’t get chance to see more than one film (I think the other might have been either Robin Hood or hot Tub Time Machine). But A Nightmare On Elm Street was enjoyable enough. I wasn’t scared of the new Freddie at first but he started to creep me out more as the film went on.
Film on TV
He’s Just Not That Into You – Interesting romantic comedy
Blindness – Interesting everyone goes blind drama
Horton Hears A Who! – Funny long cartoon about an elephant and a Who!
Los cronocrímenes (Time Crimes) – Interesting foreign time travel drama
Bee Movie – Funny log cartoon about a, umn
Drillbit Taylor because it was funny and also a little touching. The writing of Seth Rogan probably has something to do with that.
Best DVD bought
In Bruge is a damn fine dark comedy thing but Iron Man has guns and can fly and all that shiny Marvel stuff I’ve liked since young.
Night At The Museum 2 - Battle Of The Smithsonian
Be Kind Rewind
I didn’t get chance to see Kick Ass at the cinema but now my life is complete as I actually really enjoyed it. I kind of wished I had seen it on the big screen so I could support it, although I think it’s doing well enough without me anyway.
I finally got to see Billy Collony as an alternative 1950’s zombie slave in Fido. An odd film but possibly a cult in the making.
Iron Man 2 has guns and can fly and all that shiny Marvel stuff I’ve liked since young. The baddies of the film have grown on me as has the film itself.
I’m not apologizing this month as I really haven’t had enough time. Next month I might just say ‘Meh!’ (unless my impending journeys give me time).
I’m torn between 2. One helps tidy my house up a bit and give space to other things due to take up space soon. But the other also saves me a little bit of space but can also weigh my food while I’m trying to lose weight. So Electronic kitchen scales have it and better luck next time to the Small shelving unit.
June has only 7.5 days at work, a wedding and 2 gigs but one of them lasts 4 days :)