Sunday, May 10, 2009

Did the Cookie Monster predict 9/11?

How's this for proof of a 9/11 conspiracy theory, which I found on David Icke's website no less.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Slovenia

I thought I'd take the opportunity to visit another capital over the Bank Holiday weekend. I'd left the plans to the last minute and not being able to get flights to Riga or Zagreb I got lucky with Ljubljana in Slovenia.

You can click the panoramic pics to see the full version. For some reason the site is cropping them.

More images can be found on the flickr page at the following links.
The city
The graffiti


Slovenia is a tiny city with a population of around 27,000 a significant percentage of which is made up of students. This makes getting around the city without needing to speak Slovenian very easy indeed. I'd arranged for having 3 days here but being so small I got around the heart of the city in a couple of hours.

Alongside the main river that runs through the city.

Looking within the castle, which sits atop a hill overlooking the city.


A view from the castle looking over the city.




This is Lake Bled, an absolutely stunning picturesque lake with cliff top castle and an island with a church on it. Having got around Ljubljana much quicker than expected this detour proved to be a good idea. It's an 80-minute coach ride from the main bus station and costs around 6 euros by coach to get there.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Bangface 2009

Last weekend was spent at Bangface, a rave event down on the South Coast.
Great crowd (a lot of whom had travelled from abroad), really nice weather and some super live acts. I doubt Pontins would ever be this exciting again!

Best acts for me were Luna-C, Kentaro, Assault (so wrong!) and Noisia.

It was a shame that they couldn't get Speed Dealer Moms to play. They had been the only must-see act for me.

I was going to post some pics but instead will blatantly steal youtube clips from people who preferred to film the sets on their phones rather than rave with the rest of us.


The opening ceremony compared by The Legend Normski saw the world's biggest glowstick record being set. It came in at around 8ft tall.


Ceephax Acid Krew (can one man really label himself a crew)


Altern8 (remember them?) were one of the main draws for the Saturday.


KJ Sawka. First time I've seen a guy play drums and laptop at the same time.


Bizzy B was one of the old school D&B DJs. This music really gives my joints a pounding. Great though! I'll deal with it in my old age :)


DJ Kentaro was more incredible to watch than dance to







Main event on Sunday was 808 state. I was surprised how good they sounded live. Very little production needed on the album really. People were pretty shattered by this point, which explains the tired people in the third clip...and just how big was that inflatable at the end.