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Catching up on the last fortnight's antics...

Busy fortnight...let's see if I can put the pieces together - the ones that led up to the God Forbid show in New York on Sunday... Aside the retarded variety of fabulous comments on my Facebook page (care of a lot of hilarious mates scattered across the globe) and a major overdose on two series of 30Rock in my "spare" time, I actually went out with this super sexy guy the previous Sunday - comedy club in Manhattan first, then off to see a jazz / funk instrumental British band in Brooklyn where the audience actually shook booties and boobies (and I am not just talking about the ladies here). The fun didnt stop on the dance floor, however, as Hot Stuff got invited to hang out with the band afterwards and dragged me backstage with him. Any opportunity to hang out with a bunch of dirty Brits. Their sense of humour is second to none as far as I am concerned. So, one thing leads to another and all of a sudden Hot Stuff is kissing the band's drummer on my request and I am

Bee Gees metal tribute band Tragedy gets the Brooklyn Bowl dancing yeah!

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While watching films for a lot of people is a pasttime, I have recently turned it into a full-time job. So I watched the Star Trek movie and Paranormal Activity on Friday. I had to catch up with the best material around...  Paranormal Activity featured lots of action in the bedroom. Not the right type, though.   Glad it was only midday when I finished watching the latter - cos I actually had an unexpected physical reaction to it. Goosebumps the size of hard-ons. I was confused as to who I really was after that film. I felt shaken and stirred - after all, a horror film had not had such an effect on me since I had watched Dario Argento's 'Profondo Rosso' in 1981!  A scene from 'Profondo Rosso'. He didn't get there on time. Ugh. Though I was not as baffled as I felt after I watched the Star Trek movie - there were scenes that caused me to sob and chuckle uncontrollably.   The new Enterprise crew - hawwwwwt! But who didn't laugh at the scene of a young

Paper Aeroplanes shake NYC's National Underground's beer mats

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I wasn't going to write a 'review' for this show cos I am far too busy these days but I have to vent my frustration over something else somehow so here we go. I found out a few minutes ago that this guy I dated earlier this year has a girlfriend now. Oh god, why do I care. After all, I know the size of his penis. So, that helped. I am over it now.  An introduction to the band I saw last night. Only it was two of them on stage. Last night I got invited to see Brit pop band, Paper Aeroplanes perform an acoustic set at National Underground by PR geezer, Michael Mazur. Michael also manages Mortiis whose latest album, 'Perfectly Defect' I have been promoting in the UK and Scandinavia since the end of September (news features / reviews in Bizarre, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Terrorizer and Q so far and without a marketing budget, that is stuff of dreams). Prior to last night, I had only spoken to Michael on the phone and since I live in Brooklyn and he is based in New Jers

The Left Rights' video for new single 'Free Porn' - watch it here!

Mindless Self Indulgence vocalist Jimmy Urine and guitarist Steve Righ?'s side project, The Left Rights released new album, 'Bad Choices Made Easy' on November 9th. Directed by Poz Lang, the video for first single, 'Free Porn' features a man whose porn obsession gets him into trouble with his boss, wife and ends up losing everything - even his own action figure. I was honoured to be asked to shake my booty on here next to two real dancers. Watch and giggle: Fun. Miss Pee

Keith Richards' 'Life' - an audio book narrated by Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley

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Rolling Stones' guitarist and songwriter, Keith Richards has recently released his autobiography, 'Life'. Narrated by Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley, the book is a chronicle of the guitarist's colourful career with his legendary band and an insight into the personal life of the ultimate rock 'n roll rebel. At the age of 66, Richards has very little to lose. That should offer an explanation as to why he felt at liberty to wash his associates's dirty linen in public, discussing his band's vocalist Mick Jagger's "small todger" (an allegation that made Jagger's ex, Jerry Hall retaliate in her previous husband's defence), spilling the beans about Brian Jones as a wife-beater and other gossipy stories. The fact that Richards felt he had to repeat he is not the type to seduce women, therefore justifying how he snatched Anita Pallenberg from Jones's hands, should make you wonder as to how he truly feels about that chapter of his life. But wh

The Fourth Kind - the truth is out there, just not in this film

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This film was recommended to me by a friend who is aware of my fascination with all things grey. And as I heard good reviews from a bunch of other buddies, I rushed out to Best Buy earlier this afternoon and purchased the only copy they had left on the shelf. "Phew," I thought. "So lucky I made it." After nearly two hours in front of the tv, I am not so sure. And I say this with the utmost respect for all the people I know who really enjoyed this film. It just didn't do it for me. Here is a short recap of what it was all about and the reasons why I believe it to be utter tosh...  The original movie poster. 'The Exorcist' meets 'The Cell' without Satan or J-Lo. The film opens with Milla Jovovich introducing herself as the actor who will be portraying Dr. Abigail Emily Tyler, a psychiatrist from Nome, Alaska. Jovovich warns the audience that what they are about to see is a reenactment of actual events and that the footage may be disturbing.

'Hereafter' - do not believe this nonsense

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In a nutshell: this was a waste of two hours of my life. Here is a recap of the overall movie plot: ‘Marie has a near-death experience and … writes about scientific evidence for an afterlife… Marcus’s twin brother dies in an accident and he goes looking for a psychic who can communicate with the dead… Lonely George (Damon), whose supernatural gift has wrecked his chances with a giggly beauty …  goes to sleep listening to Charles Dickens audio books. Indeed, Dickens turns out to be the improbable thread that will bring all three characters to the London Book Fair, where Sir Derek Jacobi is reading from Little Dorrit.’  The subject of what happens after we die has been investigated by the media, the film industry and sundry for yonks. Few of us have any evidence about where we end up after we take our last breath and yet it is a subject that has fascinated the human race for millennia. It is a subject that should be treated with finess and yet, this film is so banal and su

Nightmare: Superstitions - America's #1 most haunted house...in New York...

I got invited to join a friend for a visit at this haunted house on Bowery in New York last night and in a bid to do something exciting by myself tonight, I followed it up by going to the cinema to see Hereafter (Matt Damon etc). While the haunted house was actually quite a lot of fun, the movie was so disappointing that I left before the end credits rolled up. The haunted house in New York featured a maze of dimly-lit rooms with a mental asylum theme. My friend and I were pushed together with a group of four people and were asked not to harm or grope the performers. Boring. That's exactly why I wanted to visit the haunted house in the first place. As we walked into the first room, I got punched in the face by a sinister figure with a heart-shaped pillow - I did not enjoy that at all. Then this odd green alien walked out and sniffed our legs - I got all excited that I smacked his tail twice. We were then invited to walk through this tight corridor and at the end this nurse with d

German pop sensation Sportfreunde Stiller take over Brooklyn's Carrol Gardens!

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There are times when you just cannot shift that black cloud from over your head and then there are times when your wishes turn into reality via a complex web of synchroniticities. Right now, I am like a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva etc.  Sportfreunde Stiller - hot piece of (b)ass, guitarist, drummer Never heard of this German popstar bunch before but in a bid to widen my musical and cultural horizons, I decided to attend the show on Halloween. This is even though the four buddies I was supposed to go with cancelled due to bad hangovers from the night before. So when I got to the venue - the picturesque Bell House in Brooklyn - and the clipboard nazi lady saw my name with a +4 next to it and she asked:-"Do you have any friends?" I had to face up to the truth - I had none. Tim Wheeler from Ash sings in German Nominated for two MTV Awards and having reached number one in the German charts with their latest album 'La Bum', Sportfreunde Stiller could be