K, so I read laura's post and got intrigued. I couldn't find any chart info till today, so here's what i discovered:
On the day i was born, the No. 1 artist/song was the man himself. The king, Elvis Presley. He was number one all over the world because it went to number one a week after his death, after being number 42. wow.
Artist: Elvis Presley Song: Way Down Date: 3/9/1977 Country of Origin: US Weeks at the Top: 5 Writer : Layng Martine Jr Producer : Elvis Presley and Felton Jarvis
Comments: Released just before the King died on 16/8/77, it shot from #42 to #1 a week after his death.
Artist/song at number 1 on my eighteenth birthday: Fairground by simply red.
Artist: Simply Red Song: Fairground Date: 28/9/1995 Country of Origin: UK Weeks at the Top: 4 Writer : Mick Hucknall Producer : Mick Hucknall and Stewart Levine
Comments: This was the only uk #1 single for simply red
I remember it coming out too. Not a bad little tune. For simply red.
Most people think you're ineffective, but you are trying to completely save the world from itself, so there's always going to be a long way to go. You're always the one trying to get friends to talk to each other, enemies to talk to each other, anyone who can to just talk instead of beating each other about the head and torso. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, and you get very schizophrenic as a result. But your heart is in the right place, and sometimes also in New York.
10 firsts First best friend: Claire Limbert First concert: Garbage First screenname: jazz4ryan First enemy: Andrew Smurfwaite First piercings: Nope. Needle phobia. First crush: Helen Reid First music: Ace Of Base - The Sign. Regrettably. First school: Sherburn Hungate Primary School
9 lasts Last cigarette: 5 hours and 59 minutes ago Last kiss: 6 hours ago Last movie seen: Wedding Crahers Last phone call: Matt Field - Yesterday Last album played: Sweet Billy Pilgrim Last bubble bath: about 4 weeks ago Last hug: Lloyd Last time you ate something: 8 hours ago
8 have you ever's Have you ever dated your best friend: No Have you ever skinny dipped: No Have you ever been on TV: Once. Very briefly Have you ever kissed somebody and regretted it: Yes Have you ever fallen in love: Yes. thankfully Have you ever lost someone you loved: 2 times Have you ever been depressed: as a chronically depressed lemming looking for a cliff. Have you ever woken up and not known where you were: No
7 places you've been to 1. Amsterdam 2. Scotland 3. Wales 4. Hastings 5. Lake District 6. Filey 7. Tesco’s in Pontefract.
6 things you've done today 1. Watched Neighbours 2. Bought guitar strings with £2 off! 3. Took Alice for Fish & Chips. Winner. 4. Went to open mic and played geetar, drums and harmonica, and sang a bit too. 5. Smoked. 6. Filled this in.
5 favourite things in no order 1. Alice 2. Family 3. Music 4. Maxwell House coffee powder 5. Gibson SST chet atkins special edition: Retail £1500. mutha fucker.
4 people you can tell anything to 1. Alice 2. Mum 3. Matt 4. Lloyd
3 things you want to do 1. Get a record deal 2. Get a haircut 3. Visit the great barrier reef.
2 wishes 1. To spend my life in a way that benefits others 2. To earn my living with music and my family and friends to share it.
1 thing you regret 1. Scratching my arse and then forgetfully biting my nails.
A - Accent: Yawk-Sha! B - Breakfast Item: 1 cup Maxwell house (powder). Well stirred. 2.66 sugars. C - Chore you hate: Pulling other people’s dirty pubes out of the bath’s plughole. D - Dad's Name: Pete E - Essential everyday item: House Keys. F - Flavour ice cream: Chocolate G - Gold or Silver: Silver. I ain’t a chav. See? H - Hometown: Pontefract / Wakefield I - Insomnia: Every night. J - Job Title: Music Teacher (secondary) PT. K - Kids: Throw chairs at me. L - Living arrangements: Share with my mate Dan. 2 bedrooms each. Marvelous. M - Mom's birthplace: 12 Rookhill Road, Pontefract. N - Number of significant others you’ve ever had: 1 before Alice. Alice is hopefully the last. O - Overnight hospital stays: 1. Broke my wanking hand once. P - Phobias: Breaking my wanking hand. Q - Queer?: no. fuck off. R - Religious Affiliation: I don’t affiliate anyone. God? Pah, he can kneel before me. S - Siblings: 1 sister – Slightly confused. T - Time you wake up: 1pm Friday to Tuesday. 6am Wednesday to Thursday. U - Unnatural hair colors you've worn: Silver. V - Vegetable you refuse to eat: Fucking Turnips. W - Worst habit: Swearing at turnips. X - X-rays you’ve had: probably one too many. Y - Yummy: My fuckin stew mutha fucker. Z - Zodiac sign: Libra – It’s all in the balance.
hehe.. anyhow - Back at school now with full armour plating and anxiety pills. God it's tough. Got loads better today though. Sticking at it. Teaching is the lowest thing in my life right now, everything else is amazing. Oh, i really miss Ant though. And everyone else.
What a night. Apart from the obvious drawback of not having Alice there
to join in the fun and games, this New Years Eve was amazing. This
Christmas generally has been stunning. Christmas Eve gigging with Dr
Blue was fantastic. Boxing night gigging with Antonio was just
brilliant, but New Years Eve. It was all about New Years Eve. Antonio
had gone up north and had claimed to be spending New Years Eve on his
own at his home in London. I thought it a little weird and wanted
nothing more than Antonio to be here with us as the clock struck
midnight. As it turned out, at about 6 ok on New Years Eve, I’m on the
phone to Alice in Ireland, and there’s a knock on my door. Antonio is
the surprising figure on the other side, and my heart jumps into my
mouth as I jump up and down still holding the phone. He arrived in good
time and arranged secretly going to a meal that Elly and Jharda and
Woo-Ha were organizing. All very hush hush. I continued to try and get
everyone in the same place at midnight, which was O’Donoghues at
midnight. We managed it. Me, Ant, Matt, Jharda, Rik, Fee, Jim, Lloyd,
Meg, and Rosie all jumped up and down and gave big hugs at midnight in
the back room of O’D’s, which was totally our room. We then started to
get silly. I started necking vodka red bulls, and I rang Alice, at
12:01, and got through first time! Better than last year!! I got very
very very very very very very very very very very pissed. We stayed at
O’D’s till about half 1-2ish, but by then we were joined by Elly,
Woo-Ha, Andy, Gnome, Rik, Laura, and possibly other people who I don’t
know. So 16 people trekked back to my house, where earlier I’d cleaned
and prepared glasses and drinks and set up my vodka and red-bulls. I
smoked a bit and at approximately half past 2 I lost recollection of
I do however have an account of what transpired:
1. We all started playing guitar. Antonio did a version of Hallelujah which I shouted over and totally ruined.
2. Antonio then played some blues, and in my pissed state, I managed to
do a solo over it, in the right key with a few fluffed notes, but then
at the end, I played 2 notes next to each other
gradually slowing down, until I finished on the right one, and then in
a timely fashion, I fell off my chair.
3. Jharda then took a video on her phone of me rolling my arms around
shouting the words “Rock ‘n’ Roll”, it then panned to Lloyd, who was
looking at me, thinking how much I reminded him of his friend Mark. It
then panned back to me as I screamed “Shamone Mutha” then the video
ends. Oh Dear.
4. Then Jim went to the door with Lloyd for some fresh air. I
discovered that the door had been opened and I proceeded to run out
into the street, stop in the middle of the road, turn left, run full
tilt up the street, I then ran into someone’s garden and tried taking a
piss on their front door. Jim tried to stop me, but I got free and ran
to someone else’s door and pissed on theirs instead.
5. I lost my brand new 256MB USB flash drive.
6. I smoked more.
7. I went to the bathroom and opened the window at speed.
8. I tried closing my window incorrectly and broke it leaving a wide 30cm opening at the bottom as it stuck.
9. I wrote the words “MUTHA FUCKA” on my bathroom mirror using Vaseline.
10. Rik (fawn) went around my house writing the word CUNT on my walls
in navy blue insulating tape. I found 4 instances the next day.
11. Antonio went around after Rik and removed the top bar from the C of
CUNT so now everywhere said the marvelous and now much treasured word
12. I hid in the scullery.
13. I fell into the scullery.
14. I fell over and kicked Gnome in the face.
15. I ate something red.
16. I fell into the scullery.
17. Matt threw his mobile phone at me and it hit me in the chest,
winding me a little, at which I disagreed with him that it was a good
idea and we had some sarcastic cross words.
18. I fell over, and landed miraculously in the scullery.
19. I shouted things.
20. I regained some consciousness and remember telling people at half past 6 that I was going to bed.
21. I shouted for Lloyd after realizing 2 things. 1. I was upside down. And 2. I couldn’t untie my shoes.
22. Lloyd rescued me by untying my shoes.
23. I discovered to my dismay that some fiendish acquaintance of mine
had written the word CUNT on my bed. The full length across, in huge
letters, in navy blue insulating tape.
24. I fell asleep.
25. I woke up.
26. Matt made me a coffee and threatened to open my curtains.
27. I told matt to fuck off.
28. I looked at the clock. 2pm.
29. I got out of bed and found the word “LUNT” all over my walls.
30. I found a tissue version of the word “LUNT” on my video shelf carefully torn.
31. I went downstairs and found my kitchen cupboard handle broken.
32. I discovered my new hat was missing.
33. I discovered my USB flash drive was missing.
34. I discovered my house was VERY messy.
35. I spoke to Matt on msn and apologized for being a big grumpy head and for telling him to fuck off.
36. I apologized to Ant for being a grumpy head too.
We are talking folks about a mammoth victory of a new years eve. I
would not change any one thing of what happened, other than Alice being
there of course. It was godlike in proportions and hilarious!
Although I lost about 4 hours, and a full roll of navy blue insulating
tape, it was simply the best New Years Eve I’ve ever had. And I’ve had
a few corkers.
Here's some pics of me and Graeme on Christmas Eve:
DOG - Your daemon may be a dog if you are loyal and caring, and like to know what is expected of you. You probably are very family oriented, and have a small group of friends that you are very close to, rather than a large group of acquaintances. You dislike confrontation, but you will stand up and fight for the people and issues that you really care about. You may prefer someone else to take the lead in a situation, although you would rather take the lead yourself than have the situation fall apart. You probably enjoy routine and order, but that doesn't mean you don't like to have fun. If anything, your friends probably know you for getting intense, child-like pleasure in the small things in life.
Well.. looks like i need to stretch my legs a bit. south west... hmmmm
As a young lad, i used to daydream about what it would be like if we left a small trace of ourselves with each step we ever took through our lives, and what it would be like to see our footpaths on a map when we were older...
hmmm yup, i was a daydreamer.. and a silly one at that!!