Posts Tagged ‘hotel’

neon video

Finally its here, i say finally because it took more than once to get this right. Big thanks to Andy Hylton and the crew for this little slice of a Neon night ;)


vampires, homebrew & expensive condoms

TM10 Base  DirtyPhonics

Twas my first time in Romania last weekend alongside Kabuki for the TM10 Base Festival in Timisoara, met some great people, extremely kind and a lot of fun thanks to all that got us over there for the show :)

Now Im not trying to be ignorant at all (i was made to choose between history & geography in high school and saw myself as a historian rather than a traveller back then) but until looking in the back of the inflight magazine on my way to Romania i actually had no idea where i was going. In fact to sound completely ignorant the most i knew about this distance and quite romantic sounding land of Romania was that Dracula had once lived there…if you believe all you read or see in Hollywood epics you’ll also find the grounds of Highgate, Hampstead and Whitby quite hallowed however here i was en route to Transylvania…ok ok i know stupid it was Timisoara and i knew this shallow teenage vampire fantasy of mine was based on tired media steroetypes and so i was on my best behaviour on leaving the airplane and tried my very best not see Dracula references EVERYWHERE…..

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R.I.P accessories….

RIP Lost stuff

This year touring with the Qemists has took me all over the place, we’ve played and partied quite hard, in so many cities & clubs it was inevitable that some of my possesions were gonna go walkabouts. This is just a small dedication to some of my favourite pieces no longer with us, well no longer with me some lucky f**kers found them…hope their being nice to my babies! (more…)


Tour Diary – Day 7, Bochum

Leon in Second SonIts a beautiful day here in Bochum, we’ve all just arrived at the club  Zeche after a lovely morning buying crap in the small city centre of Bochum, big up to the first Starbucks of the tour, bliss!

Im sat back stage whilst Enter are sound-checking my favourite song Juggernaut, i keep waking up singing this bitch seriously the choon is the shizzle! Has also been first day with the Shikari crew after our riot bonding sesh in Brussels, has been some jokes this afternoon i tell thee.Anyways here goes tour diary day 7, which by the way was another day off here in the bountiful Bochum!

After an amazing day n night in Brussels (where im sure the ankle first began to hurt) we headed on over the border to Bochum, which we all thought was in Poland but is actually in Germany, go figure genius’s! On route we watched Chopper as we finally had the dvd player working, all it took was a little slap and a poke from Timmy two dinners, he the man!

So Bochum….is interesting, our first experience of a Formula One hotel aka swingers town! This hotel was my worst nightmare for real, bunk beds, communal toilets (VD’S) and showers (verruca’s), with red and green lights over head…like that was suppose to be cute, in my first 30 mins in the hotel i seen 4 men roaming the corridor in their undies, very tight white undies and they weren’t even fit!! (more…)


Tour Diary Day 5 – Paris, Lille & Brussels

The Lille Balloon

Bruno, Leon & the balloon

We’ve finally made it to a hotel, thank the lord! What a day indeed, we’ve been all over the show in France on what was suppose to be a day off at a heavy metal festival in Lille. However fate didnt have it that way instead we are in Belguim a day early, shacked up at an Etap hotel near an airport after ooo maybe 5 hours or more driving in the van with a dvd player THAT DOESN’T WORK! (Nice one Tiger Tours).

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The Age Of Understatement – OMG

Bought a couple of CDs in the airport on route to OZ, Robin Thicke, Sam Sparro and The Shadow Puppets which i have just opened and put on the player dans mon hotel chambre…nearly shit a brick though when i seen my friends name on the inside credits…Produced by James Ford, who i used to jam with in King Rib!! Omg your smacking it like in every alternative genre, reppin the Manc student connection it was always obvious he was gonna be massive :)


When the planets aligned

Im so tired, drunk and elated right now plus I think im a little bit in love….. (more…)


Midnight at Situation HQ

Ok so election day is in full swing, Slugworth is doubling up as a pundit on CNN (top pic in middle). 7pm in the evening state side and the votes are coming in thick and fast….not looking good so far for Obama but theres a fair few more hours of voting and results to go. Loving being holed up in the hotel with Sam, Nic and Orly so far debates have covered the obvious…Obama the black hope, racism in America, chav styles of the UK, Wiley and his professionalism, Sarah Palin’s stupidity and the styling errors in the new Virus Syndicate video….breathe and theres still 4 more hours to go!


Roll on election night!

NBC Rip!

Im not that up my politics…all i know is that they have power and we mean nothing to them. The USA election however is as good as celebrity gossip so i’ve got a few things to say about that….not as eloquently as my good friend Samantha who will be in the UK (home) for election night. In tru ‘shes turned American, lets have a party for anything’ style shes made banners (ok their just pictures but still) and organised a party/gathering at an exclusive Manchester hotel, where the focus will be the incoming election results live on CNN and the liquor keeping our debating well watered! Im soooo looking foward to this, more times cause i havent seen Sam in ages but also cause i believe talking about politics will make me seem grown up, lol and feel mad irresonsible lately! Not even gonna get into it on here, saving the passionate debate for the confines of the hotel room on the 4th of November. If you are an American and havent yet registered DO IT, Benson…and if you need convincing to get involved check out Sams political boffing!