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This is your last dance, fuck your standing still

Spike
Date: 2012-06-09 10:35
Subject: Friends only. Mostly
Security: Public
Location:Park West
Mood:happyhappy
Music:Third Eye Blind - 'Semi Charmed Life'
Tags:friends only
Most of this journal is friends only. Keeps me out of trouble, y'know ;)

Comment to be added and all that.
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Spike
Date: 2009-09-23 19:19
Subject: Good to see you back in a bar band, baby. Great to see you're still in the bars.
Security: Public
Location:Park West
Mood:pleasedpleased
Music:Mammal - 'The Majority'
Tags:assault
Ladies and gentlemen...



We're back.
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Spike
Date: 2009-06-29 00:48
Subject: Lost a friend...
Security: Public
Location:Park West
Mood:sadsad
Music:Atmosphere - 'Trying to Find a Balance'
Tags:brian
Well, it's not an easy post to make, this. But I'm afraid the rumour mill is right for once.

An old friend of mine, Brian 'IAmNotAUserName' Shields, known on here as spasmaton took his own life some time on Sunday morning. I don't have any further details, and here's not the place for them anyway. To the best of my knowledge the important people, his family and girlfriend have been informed.

I knew Brian for the last eight or nine years, originally as part of the old Rock City, and later Sell-Out forum crew. Brian was a clubbing stalwart, first in and last out, and longest on the dancefloor. He had a habit of turning up in the most unusual places as well. Obscure gig in the back end of beyond? Yeah, there was Brian, down the front. Brian shared some good festival times with us, wandering off to find people awake when all around him were turning in. And there were some crazy clubbing missions, including the infamous 'Three All Nighters, Three Cities' some five years back. Six on a February Sunday morning, on a cold metal bench in Manchester Picadilly? There he was again. Walking into a lamp post after Nightmare? Yeah that was a good one. Throwing up in a stranger's alleyway after a night in Leicester? Well why not. Convincing the editor of Mixmag to do a feature on us entitled 'rock vs. rave', well, see for yourself...



Brian also deserves thanks for being the man to send me the first Atmosphere tracks I ever heard, 'The Bass & The Movement', 'Cats Van Bags' and of course 'Trying to Find a Balance'. It was through that I started listening to hip hop. Brother Ali, El-P, Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, P.O.S. all came from that. Also my love of the Twin Cities music scene, Lifter Puller, Brokerdealer, the Replacements, Dillinger Four and The Hold Steady, they all came, one way or another, from those first tracks. In fact the last time I saw Brian was when he came to see Atmosphere and crashed over at ours after, drinking whiskey until the small hours.

And outside the club is where we spill our drinks in memory of
all those guys that didn't make it till the dawn"


RIP, Brian.
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Spike
Date: 2008-11-23 20:12
Subject: The world could end, we won't hear it...
Security: Public
Location:Park West
Mood:happyhappy
Music:Third Eye Blind - 'London'
Tags:london, news, redeemer
A rare Sunday update? What warrants such frivolity? Remember last week when I said there was some big news? Well the big proper announcement is on Tuesday, but seeing as we don't have to keep our mouths shut any more...

Here's the newsCollapse )

I love it when a plan comes together.
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Spike
Date: 2008-07-14 18:26
Subject: It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to
Security: Public
Location:Park West
Mood:cheerfulcheerful
Music:Baby Bird - 'Losing My Hair'
Tags:birthday, drinks
A huge thank you to all of you who've messaged me today, you're all lovely :)

A few people have asked if I'm doing anything, and to be honest I wasn't going to. It's Monday today, which doesn't make for the best night out. Still, if anyone wants to come help me celebrate getting older in the time honoured fashion of pouring alcohol down my neck until I think I'm charming, I shall be touring Nottingham's hostelries this coming Friday (18th). Details? When I think of them. Probably start in the Speak Easy and spend most of the evening in the Salutation. I know it's not exciting or different, but with my advancing years I get scared by the prospect of anything new. Leicester people, I will be celebrating again at Redeemer on Saturday the 19th :)

Oh, and to avoid a repeat of previous years, I'm not having more than three types of booze in a glass at one time. And nothing with Baileys in ;)
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Spike
Date: 2008-05-17 11:37
Subject: Wendy House
Security: Public
Location:Park West
Mood:calmcalm
Music:Black Lab - 'Lonely Boy (Miss Volatile remix)'
Tags:djing, leeds, wendy house
Last call :)

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Spike
Date: 2008-05-03 16:19
Subject: Redeemer
Security: Public
Location:Park West
Mood:jubilantjubilant
Music:Senser - 'Eject'
Tags:djing, leicester, redeemer
A rare public, weekend entry to remind y'all that despite it being a bank holiday, and there being a million different things going on, all the cool kids will be at:



Redeemer in Leicester.
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Spike
Date: 2008-04-11 20:36
Subject: set yourself on fire again
Security: Public
Frank Turner then Assault. Yes.
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Spike
Date: 2008-01-11 20:37
Subject: Still young, but no longer impressionable
Security: Public
Location:Park West
Mood:tiredtired
Music:Set Your Goals - 'Mutiny!'
Tags:assault, djing
So very fucking TIRED. Still, sleep is the enemy!

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