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|Saturday, December 1st, 2007|
|the Chris FAQ
I thought this might clear a few things up in a few peoples' minds.
Q: Why do some people call you Chris Blood?
A: Because some big fat drunk lump knocked me flying at a Mistress gig four years ago. I landed on the stage and smacked my head against a wedge monitor. Having been led away pouring blood, I took 4 stitches and now have a lovely scar across my right eyebrow. The name was given to me by (Mistress guitarist) Drunken.
Q: Name your five favourite albums. Now!
A: Oh god. This changes weekly, but right now:
Cocteau Twins - "Four-Calendar Cafe"
Lovesliescrushing - "Xuvetyn"
Pink Floyd - "A Saucerful Of Secrets"
Sonic Youth - "Evol"
Judas Priest - "Defenders Of The Faith"
Q: What colour is your hair?
A: Auburn. Don't accuse me of being in denial, you ignorant prick. Ginger is a shade of red, not the other way around.
Q: What does Coybito, the name of the band you play in, mean?
A: It's a bastardisation of "koibito", which is Japanese for "sweetheart" or "beloved". Not to be confused with "Coygito", "Koi Vito" or "Coyriti", all of which we have been billed as on posters and gig guides at some point or another. I wish I were making this up.
Q: If I constantly get in your face about how much I hate a band you like, will you eventually cave in and turn on them?
A: No. Now, go and play in the traffic.
Q: C'mon, though, seriously, PARAMORE? Liek OMG that's gay!
A: If being into Paramore is gay, then bend over.
Q: If I work with you on a musical project, spend a year seemingly thinking I'm your boss, dismiss you as "selfish and uncaring" when this doesn't fly and then leave to become a full-time gobshite, will anyone listen to me?
A: Keep dreaming.
Q: What actually happened with that Dog & Trumpet bouncer?
A: My friends tried to gain admission after they'd stopped letting people in. Being rather drunk and extremely tired, I said something to a bouncer that was rather ill-thought out. I apologised, shook his hand and assumed that would be it. I did not expect the owner of the Dog to cancel the RockSoc's regular night there, nor did I imagine he would go around telling everyone I called his club shit to his face (which I didn't). The only reason I even set foot in that place these days is if I happen to have been booked to play there. Otherwise, it can take its rude bar staff and illegally expensive water and go fuck itself with a carrot.
Q: What happened with you and Matt Harrington (of the Danger Brigade) and that bunch of chavs on the Singer Hall forecourt?
A: Matt and I were assaulted in broad daylight at 4pm by a bunch of chavs who had evaded security and found their way into the complex. We called the police, who took us to the station so we could give statements. We did not "have a talking to from the police after a drunken brawl with some chavs", as it was reported by a certain someone else.
Q: I've noticed you're quite the fan of McDonalds. Have you seen Supersize Me?
A: No. If you think I'm interested in watching a documentary about a man who eats a super size meal three times a day for a month and then complains that he's fat, you're mad. Firstly, from what I've gathered from people who have seen it, it's mainly aimed at overweight people to whom it's news that fast food isn't especially heathy. I eat there as an occasional treat to myself. I do not eat there every single meal time. Secondly, that guy was a moron. If you have liver disease because you drank too much, do you blame the liquor store?
Q: Will I be able to co-erce you into doing something you don't want to do with a bunch of cheap emotional blackmail on LiveJournal?
A: Fuck off.
Q: You're 25 years old, and I can count the number of women who've ever been anywhere near you on Django Rheinhardt's left hand.
A: And your point would be?
Q: Come on, enough of this whiter-than-white facade. You're a red blooded male. You must be at least a little bit perverted.
A: Go die in a fire.
Q: So you aren't interested in listening to me blather on about my sex life, then?
A: I'd rather kiss a toilet seat.
Q: Have you ever asked out a woman who turned you down in favour of her domestically abusive ex and then turned out to be certifiably mad?
I hope this answers a few peoples' interminable questions. I hope I don't have to write a part two, but I will if I find it necessary. Have a nice day. Current Mood: okay
|Thursday, November 1st, 2007|
|Chickenshit conformist like your parents
This isn't going to be popular but I don't fucking care.
I'm glad Halloween is over. I despise it. There are many reasons for this, but here are the two main ones:
1) The number of people who seem to think it's some sort of license for vandalism and harrassment is appalling. I can't even remember how many reports I have heard from my friends of experiences they've had of themselves and their property being damaged by idiots who think it's somehow acceptable because it's Halloween. Let's take trick-or-treating as an example. The very concept of it truly worries me. You don't have the divine right to demand money and confectionary from me in the first place, but if I don't give you anything, you're going to smash my windows and chuck eggs at me? What? That aside, my housemate informs me that a) he has witnessed someone who had just been beaten with a baseball bat for no reason as some sort of Halloween prank, and b) his local supermarket were repremanded by the authorities for selling "Halloween eggs". I find this absolutely disgusting and don't see any excuse for it whatsoever.
2) The number of people who sneer at me for not feeling the need to dress like a moron just because it's Halloween. This isn't aimed at those of you who just like to dress up and don't bother people who don't. It is aimed at those of you who behave like sheep and dress up because it's Halloween without stopping to think about what you're doing and why you're doing it, and then call me "boring" for not following the herd. What is more "boring"? Doing something because it's the done thing and everyone else is doing it, or growing some balls and thinking for yourself? There are one or two parties I'm going to in the not-so-distant future, purely because I like spending time with my friends. If I decide to dress up, it will be BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT and not because if I don't, I'll be ostracised and slagged off on LiveJournal. Get it? Got it? Good.
Free will over pre-determinism, people. It's not difficult.
EDIT: Purely because I know full well that the wrong people are going to get all butthurt over this post, IT IS NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK ON ANYONE. It's merely food for thought on the table. Current Mood: blah
|Tuesday, June 19th, 2007|
|A new level
Chris Blood has reached his 25th year of existence on this planet.
Can I get a Hell Yeah
??? Current Mood: chipper
|Thursday, February 22nd, 2007|
|To here knows when
As those of you in the know will be aware, Kevin Shields is infamous amongst those of us of the old-school indie persuasion for allegedly taking three years to make the masterpiece that is My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless", allegedly costing Creation Records a quarter of a million pounds and allegedly almost bankrupting them before being given the grand order of the boot, signing to a major label and then not delivering them a single note of new MBV music since. Here, then, is Kev's side of the story (as recently told to Magnet magazine): ( Read moreCollapse ) Current Mood: tired
|Wednesday, October 4th, 2006|
|Going gold or down the hole
Okay, this is IT. The big one. Tomorrow morning Chris Walker faces The External Examiners. Will they have any love for "The Gift Of Asperger Syndrome" (that's my latest short film and my main MA submission, for those of you who haven't been keeping up)? The internal assessment board had nothing but praise for it, so that's a good sign. I think. Who knows?
I'm excited and nervous in equal measures. I myself know in my heart that it's a good film. I just hope the powers that be think so, too.
Incidentally, I gave my tutor a hard copy of it yesterday. He seemed really chuffed and told me to "give 'em hell!" Don't worry, I will.
Wish me luck, people! Current Mood: nervous
|Tuesday, September 26th, 2006|
|Thursday, September 21st, 2006|
|Saturday, August 26th, 2006|
|The marker snapped and I said quiet on the set
So it seems that "Asperger Syndrome: A Positive Perspective" has won an Honour on YouTube. That is to say that it's been extremely highly rated and thus I am awarded with a place on the top rated board for Arts & Animations. Top rated out of probably thousands of submitted videos. Not bad going, eh?
My thanks to those of you who have voted for me. For those of you who still haven't seen it, please click the image below if you so desire:
Thanks to devereux1880
for alerting me to this :) Current Mood: cheerful
|Friday, August 25th, 2006|
|What do you see in Patrick Swayze, there must be something I don't bloody know
I love the Market Tavern. I love the fact that it’s on a really scary back street of Digbeth, Birmingham. I love the fact that its awesomely dingy upstairs room where gigs are held is called “The Minerva Suite”. I love the fact that this upstairs room until recently seemed to serve only Carling and Woodpecker, and the fact that the last time I was there, the taps were switched off and they were serving cans of Carling from behind the bar. I love the fact that there’s always an underlying sense of danger that you might get your head kicked in, except there isn’t, because beneath it all, everyone in the upstairs room is just there to get twatted, watch some quality punk bands and have a great evening out.( T.V. SMITH/The Garden Gang/The Upstarts/Eastfield @ The Market Tavern, Birmingham, August 16thCollapse ) Current Mood: tired
|Friday, August 18th, 2006|
|Some might say we will find a brighter day
So it seems that my life has had something of a resurgence since the last time I posted here (or as firemasque
puts it, I've "gone all weird", apparently :-P).
1) Some of you know, some of you don't. The time has come for me to announce to the world in general that devereux1880
and I are together. Words cannot express how I feel about this. I just hope I can make her as happy as she has made and continues to make me. She is awesome. And I love her :)
2) My creative muse has returned with a vengeance, and I'm writing music again. This isn't something I intend officially releasing. It's just something I do for myself that makes me happy. Some people like to write in their diaries after an interesting and/or trying day. I pick up my guitar and see what happens. Oh, and if you've ever wondered what a Syd Barrett song would sound like if turned into a shoegaze piece, I can now safely assure you that it can be done successfully.
3) I finished work on this not so long ago:
It's a short animated film, featuring an all-too-rare look at the positive aspects of Asperger Syndrome. The wave of interest in this has been, frankly, unbelievable. It's already getting rave reviews on YouTube and being plugged profusely by friends and their associates. If you'd like to see it for yourself, click the photo above. Incidentally, if anyone would like to see any of my other work, do let me know :)
4) I've got back into writing music reviews again. I shall be posting the first fruits of this tomorrow.
5) I finished laying down my guitar parts for the new Coybito CD this week. This will feature five all-new darkship
-penned gems, including several current live favourites of mine. It should be good to go soon. Watch this space!
So yeah, that's what I've been up to over the last couple of months. I hope all of you are doing well. I hope to catch up with those of you I don't regularly speak to soon enough. For now, though, I'm off for some much-needed sleep.
Take care :) Current Mood: happy
|Monday, June 19th, 2006|
|Wednesday, April 12th, 2006|
|I wasn't born with enough middle fingers
In response to devereux1880
's post about junk e-mail, I thought I'd share this with you all. I wrote it three years ago and for some reason have never posted it before, so here it finally is:
2003-04-17 – 13:39 p.m.
Every FUCKING day I'm forced to wake up to this CRAP. I mean, have you ever actually LOOKED at some of the subject lines? Let's see what I'm being infiltrated with today, shall we?
1) "hi kgs"
I'm not kgs, nor do I know who kgs is or what kgs stands for. Let's open it shall we? Oh, it's blank. No content. No indication as to where it came from. Erm, no point?
2) "Get more from your mobile and win £10,000!"
My mobile what? Assuming this is referring to my phone, it already makes phone calls, thank you very much. What "more" would I want from it?
3) "Haven't you wanted to pee on a girl?"
4) "pussies with no hair"
Wouldn't they get sunstroke? The RSPCA might want to have a look into this one!
5) "Don't waste your money on dates"
What does this person have against dates then? Do they work for an apple or a banana firm? Fruitist alert!
6) "Tired Of The Credit Card Treadmill?"
No, just tired of my e-mail account being clogged up with your pointless rubbish.
7) "FREE CHILD PORNO"
Okay, I'm not even going to joke about this one. I'll leave it to the relevant police department.
8) "Play this cool animation and win a clubber holiday!"
Why, so I can be jetted off to some horrible island full of ecstasy-filled wankers and be subjected to some of the worst "music" ever made? No ta.
9) "Get a free month with your order"
A free month, eh? Cool! Someone finally figured out how to slow down time! What shall I call my free month? Dectober, maybe?
10) "What are you doing tonight"
Clearing all your unwanted shite out of my inbox, if you must know.
Ahh, off my chest.
P.S. Regarding more current affairs, there's a new Coybito song up on our MySpace called "The Day Before The Revolution". Personally, I don't think we've ever sounded better. Check it out: http://www.myspace.com/coybito Current Mood: chuffed
|Wednesday, March 1st, 2006|
|You make me wanna pick up a guitar
I'm three songs into the new Devin Townsend album and I already want to cry with happiness.
Thank you, Devin, for being the only musician who can make me want to sob my eyes out and piss myself laughing over the course of one song. Please come back to the UK soon. You are a real inspiration to me. Current Mood: cheerful
|Tuesday, February 7th, 2006|
|Friends are evil
A note to certain members of the RockSoc with whom I arranged to go to the Colosseum tonight:
I may not be the most interesting or entertaining person on Earth, but it would have been nice of you to, y'know, TURN UP. I wasted an entire evening listening to crappy music and searching for you lot before finally giving up and going home. It's not as if I could have missed you either; I know I don't live as near to the Colosseum as all of you, but I left the house pretty much as soon as I saw you sign off from MSN, and I refuse to believe that you ALL managed to cop off and go home with someone within the first hour of being there. So, like, what gives?
I really hate people sometimes. Current Mood: pissed off
|Wednesday, January 25th, 2006|
|Mopish morning, halation wiper
Grief, what a way to start the year.
For those of you who don't know, I'm a Master of Arts student at Coventry University. I WAS full-time, but I eventually changed my status to part-time as doing an MA in one year proved to be too much. I was informed that, if I made this change, I wouldn't be required to pay any more tuition fees as I'd already paid the full cost of an MA. Sounds simple, right? Oh wait, this is Cov Uni. Due to the left hand not knowing what the right hand's doing, so to speak, I've recently received a number of letters informing me that if I don't cough up the remainder of my tuition fees (which, as I mentioned before, I've already paid), then I'll be expelled. Having quite rightly ignored them, I've now been informed that I'm expected to attend a meeting in my department this morning to discuss what can be done about my so-called "debt". At something of a loss to know what to do, I phoned my Dad, who informed me that, get this, it's ILLEGAL for them to be sending me these letters; I have Asperger Syndrome, which technically means I'm disabled, and according to the Disability Act, the finance office should have informed the Disability Unit before sending them, which by all accounts they did not. So in precisely 6 hours' time, I'll be showing up at this meeting with Walker Senior in tow and informing them of the legal action I intend to take against the Uni if they do not cease to demand money from me that I was told BY MY TUTOR that I do not owe. Wish me luck, everyone.
In other news, it looks like Rock Out 54 (previously Gigantic) is about to bite the dust, leaving me without a DJing gig. Following the shockingly poor attendance at the last one (the fault of our interminably-feuding promotional team), the Students Union is almost certainly going to refuse to renew our contract. They're having a meeting about it next Monday, but I'm not holding out much hope. Oh well.
What a depressing entry. I'll lighten it somewhat by informing you all that I'm off to Nottingham tonight to see the alt-rock legend that is Bob Mould, so yay! Current Mood: sleepy
|Tuesday, November 1st, 2005|
|Friday, October 28th, 2005|
|I see your pretty face, smashed up, dead, on the bathroom floor
Dear Generic Local Paper Editor,
So the government is changing the law so that teachers can restrain disruptive pupils, eh? About bloody time, I say! We've all had enough of today's little fuckers being responsible for everything that's gone wrong in society since those wishy-washy liberals took away corporal punishment!
When I was at school, the teacher kept a brick behind their desk and if we stepped out of line they'd smash us in the fucking face with it until we behaved! And if we then followed their example and beat up someone smaller and defenceless? Why, they'd smash us in the face with the brick again! Unless you were REALLY disruptive, in which case there was always Old Snipper, the teacher's castration tool. I bet the little bastards of today would soon learn right from wrong if they saw a classmate screaming his head off and bleeding everywhere if he misbehaved! We had Old Snipper in my day, and look at me, I turned out alright!
And how dare those politically correct lefties blame the parents! If my kids misbehave I grab their heads and smash 'em against the wall! They soon quieten down after that, because they're unconscious! My parents did it to me and it didn't do me any harm!
In fact, we should go the whole hog and bring back National Service! These little brats should be forced to go out and learn to shoot and bomb and kill Middle Eastern people in wars that are nothing to do with us! THAT'D teach them to be respectable members of society!
Oh, and I'm fed up with all this rubbish about Autism, ADHD, dyslexia and whatever other disorders they've made up to excuse badly behaved kids. There was none of that in my day, just good behaviour and bad behaviour! If a child wouldn't sit still and refused to learn anything, they'd be kept back after school and locked in the classroom dungeon where they'd be tortured until they screamed and pleaded for forgiveness for being stupid and promised to do better next time. So what if it never made them any cleverer? It taught them not to bring standards down!
Right, I'm off down the pub, and when I come back I'm going to drunkenly beat the shit out of my wife for being late with my dinner, and then kick the crap out of my kids just for good measure!
Mr A. Thugg
P.S. No Daddy, I don't want to keep any more little secrets! Please don't hurt me! AAAAAAAAAAARGH!!! Current Mood: cynical
|Tuesday, October 4th, 2005|
|Love to hear your song on the radio
So you thought you'd finally seen the back of Daydream Nation and now you could safely tune into Source FM and waste away your pathetic life tarting yourself up ready for Club Flirt whilst listening to aural wallpaper, did you? Well fuck you, you miserable ingrate, because we're back. Yeah, I said "we". Not only will I be back on the air, but my errant co-host Bob will also be making his return to DDN. That's right, the team that launched the careers of The Darkness, Shatterhand and... erm... OOIOO is back.
Tuesday 11th October, 6-8pm, http://www.sourcefm.net
- turn on and tune in or be hideously normal and excruciatingly boring.
Oh, and for those of you in the Coventry area, I now have a regular DJ set on Mondays from 10pm to 2am in the Chiller area of the Cov Uni Students Union on Cox Street. You know what to do.
EDIT: So you're a DDN virgin? Check this out for an idea of what you're likely to hear: http://d-nation.diaryland.com Current Mood: triumphant
|Monday, September 12th, 2005|
|Makes a pencil run smooth
You Are...My Bloody Valentine.
You tend to be a bit distant and reclusive. You are
a leader as opposed to being a follower. You
are a perfectionist and pay very close
attention to detail. You have the tendency to
be lazy, which sometimes get's in the way of
you achieving whatever it is you may be trying
to perfect. You don't really care about what's
typically looked upon as the norm. You really
don't care about what people think about you at
all, or at least so you try and make it seem.
You care most about just being yourself. what Creation Records band are you? (complete with text and images) brought to you by Quizilla Current Mood: contemplative
|Thursday, August 18th, 2005|