Friday, 30 October 2009

Audio Beef

Some of you may know that I have done a few shows on Queen's Radio, 1134mw. This year, as i'm on my placement, I don't have the time to do a show every week. I instead came up with the idea to have different presenters every week keeping it nice and fresh. This turned into a DJ vs. DJ battle show and Audio Beef was born!

Audio Beef - Thursday Nights - 7-9pm -

I took on my buddy Russell and got beat! Anyway had a blast, here's what went down.

Enter the Ring
R - Justice - Stress
B - Daft Punk - Robot Rock *

Driving Anthem
R - Kings of Leon - Camaro
B - Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now *

Track to get you on the Dancefloor
B - Mark McCabe - Maniac 2000
R - The Prodigy - No Good (Start the Dance) *

Summertime Beach Track
R - Groove Armada - At the River *
B - Shwayze - Buzzin' *

Awesome Cover
R - Newton Faulkner - Teardrop *
B - Pearl Jam - Reign Over Me

Track for an Airplane Journey
R - Chemical Brothers - Surface to Air *
B - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground *

Track for a Love Song Compilation
R - The Lowly Knights - Devotion *
B - Graham Nash - Simple Man

Last Song of the Night
B - The Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden
R - The Killers - All These Things I've Done *

*Denotes winning song

Ended up 4-2, I was robbed!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Oh Yes

These my friends, are AMAZING. Chocolate buttons with caramel inside! Some genius at Cadbury needs a big hug from Ben.

Thursday, 15 October 2009


Things that bug me - 1. People who ride horses along a road

I do not get annoyed because I am some asshole driver, I get annoyed because you are being an idiot. If you have a horse, you should be riding through some amazing forest or up some big mountain. If you ride it on a road, its just like you are in a really slow car. I mean come on! You drive a car on a road every single day of your life, why not take a break and use your horse to explore! Ride through some fields for goodness sake, have you never seen Lord Of The Rings??!!

Monday, 5 October 2009

I like football now?

Yes folks, I'm afraid its true. After all these years of fighting it off, I think I am falling in love with the beautiful game.

Our story begins in the small town of Comber, the Thomas Andrews Memorial Primary School, circa 1997. One frosty morning when I was chilling with my homies at breaktime, my friend Ross asked me, "Doesn't Michael look like Peter Schmeichel?" To which I replied, "Who is Peter Schmeichel?" This brought gasps of horror from my two chums, who then proceeded to enlighten me the ways of professional football. Ross was a Liverpool fan, Michael was Man United. Each tried to convince me to join them, and in the end I chose United.

It was a good timing, as the Red Devils were living through what I like to call "The Glory Days." The team was flipping brilliant, Ryan Giggs, Andy Cole, David Beckham, Teddy Sherringham, all the greats were in there. There is all sorts of great memorabilia still in my house, the little player figurines with massive heads, the completed 2000 Official Sticker Album (the only one I ever filled) and this great red shirt that said "The Treble - 1999!"

Over the years I gradually lost interest in Man U, developing much more exciting fascinations in skateboarding and punk rock. I still watched the world cup every few years, but for the most part, I was NOT a football fan.

That may all have changed ladies and gents. Fast forward about 8 years and here I am, a 20 year old IT support office worker. After a month or two in the job, the football season started and an office fantasy league was set up. I didn't really have much work to do, so I decided to round up some players and make a winning team! The players I chose were mostly the ones that scored the most points the first week and I am now sitting rock bottom in the work league. I think I may be hooked though.

The Purple Cobras
1. Shay Given (MC) - Not bad.
2. Ryan Shawcross (SC) - Started good, now rubbish.
3. Glenn Johnston (LI) - Started good, now rubbish, too expensive.
4. William Gallas (AR) - Needs to go, Ashley Cole is in.
5. Patrick Evra (MU) - Started shaky, but is a good lad.
6. Michael Ballack (CH) - Not great, too old.
7. Mark Noble (WH) - Pretty crappy.
8. Vassiriki Diaby (AR) - HAS TO GO, WE NEED GIGGS.
9. Louis Saha (EV) - Just got him in.
10. Didier Drogba (CH) - Awesome. Captain of the ship.
11. Wayne Rooney (MU) - Hasn't scored in a few weeks, now injured.
And some worthless subs.

Midfield is terrible, Defence not great either. Things don't look good.

Anyway, I have been paying a little more attention to the Premier League recently, just to check if my players have scored. One night I caught the weekend highlights and I was hooked! It was fantastic! The games seem to have much higher scores than they used to, there were brilliant goals left right and centre. This pushed me over the edge and it is now safe to say I like football.

Now, I can't be a credible football fan unless I support a team. So, I have been going over my options and these are what I have come up with.

1. Manchester United- My old team, although now they are kinda boring and always win.
2. Manchester City- The new Chelsea, got loads of money and bought all the good players. Pretty exciting to watch.
3. West Ham- My Dad's old team, currently fighting to get out of the bottom 3.

And so the decision has been made. Everyone supports Man U and I would be a glory-hunter supporting Man City, so West Ham it is! Everyone loves an underdog, Go Hammers!!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

The posts that never were...

The ole' blog posts haven't really been flowing too good recently. There are lots of things that come into my head that should be posted on here, but i never seem to get round to it. Work has been getting pretty busy so now I have no time to sit on the internet all day. Anyway here is a few of the posts that never happened.

Busiest week of my life

Had a crazy week in work, worst one so far. Half my team were off and for some reason there was about 10 times more calls than usual. Lots of cake made me forget my troubles.

The Copa Cabana

Went to a fun frisbie tournament in Nottingham with CHASE which was good times all round. I picked up my shiny new shirt and felt a surge of pride as i put it on, long live CHASE. The fancy dress theme was Science Fiction so we went as Bill & Ted, we even BUILT a phone box out of wood and pipes, complete with a real phone. I was socrates but we only got an honourable mention for the costume prize, stupid transformers.

Northern Ireland 0 -2 Slovakia

This night was hyped up a bit. I was so excited. But they lost, shattering all dreams of little NI going to the world cup. Ah well, there is always 2014. I was thinking the other day about how I will probably have kids before they ever make it. That wouldn't be so bad, then they could be excited too.

(500) days of summer

First time I have been to the cinema in light-years. Its a brilliant movie, not quite as awesome as Yes Man, but still good. Zooey Deschannel is an indie queen. Got the soundtrack and have been listening to it quite a bit. Regina Spektor has two songs on it and they are unreal, will have to check her out.

The Gaslight Anthem - Live at Park Avenue

I try and hold back my vinyl nerdiness, but when this baby arrived through the door I was almost in tears its so beautiful. Released for Record Store Day 2009, these are super rare and super AWESOME!! Sounds real nice too. Anyway had to post a picture to share my joy.

That's what you missed, now I can get back to regular posts!