So what have I been doing this past month? WELL, I started the dreaded process of flat hunting, have attended many 21st birthdays (there must have been something in the Bournemouth water January 1990 ;)), spent too much money, (unsuccessfully) confronted the biggest spider I've ever seen, signed my first autograph (don't ask) and pulled my first pint!
Oh yeah, did a few nights down the O2, one of which included club night "Bedlam" - eight hours of idiots leaning over the bar shoving me fistfuls of whatever left over shrapnel they can find in a desperate bid for one more drink, whilst all the while the constant beat of shitty drum 'n' bass plays in the background.
The whole night had a bit of a Nathan Barley "Rise of The Idiots" feel to it.
...Despite how awful I'm making it sound, though, it wasn't actually too bad. The night went pretty quick and I got a few tips so who really cares, only need to do a couple of them a month and then the rest of the time I can get on the good gigs, like BOWLING FOR SOUP. #1989
What else? Oh, I bought myself a new bag. ;)
It's great, like an old doctors bag and holds just as much as Mary Poppins'. The only downside of the thing is that the useless arm strap that came inside it doesn't actually attach to anything. Now I'm aware of fake pockets and fake zips and all that crap ("so that's the way it is? let's just put a zip here, a swastika there. who knows what these things once stood for? who the hell even cares?") but a fake arm strap? Surely not. Took it into my local Topshop and got told that apparently it's a fault with all the bags, that they're getting in touch with head office about it and that I could email customer services if I liked.
...effort! Good job I like the bag with just the handles.
So how have you guys been? I've missed you!