Sunday, 30 December 2007


I was just reading about the blokes who jumped out the planes on D Day... reading the stuff they went through is amazing. It makes my life seem pritty pathetic though. I don't think anyone who is around my age group will ever in their lives achieve anything as amazing as these blokes did 60+ years ago. They deserve more respect then what's given.

The thought just came across my head so I thought I'd share it.


Thursday, 20 December 2007

My New Band

Last week it was finalised that my last band Cheap Dirt is no more. Due to the lack of guitar players who can play rock n rock we chose to call it quits. It's a real pitty but our rhythm guitarist just didn't seem up for it anymore.

Luckily for me, my services was hired by a fellow musicians and friend who previously played for the well known local band Open Air. We have been in talks about starting a band for a while now and we should be having our first "jam" tomorow. On bass we convinced my sister to fill in and prey something will come of it.

If anything comes of this group tomorow I'll update it in my blog :)


Thursday, 13 December 2007

Photo Walking

Today in our Web Blogs class we tried out Photo walking. This basically involved walking places and taking interesting photos int he space of half an hour before we returned to class and this is what we found...

This is the first thing that certainly caught my attention. Signs like these are usually focused on the driver of the car saying things like "You should not speed" but when I look at this I can't help but think that the kid should of used a zebra crossing.

A group of smoking sheep. This picture I really like because of the originality. The point of the picture is good as well but I love the originality of smoking sheep.

Now this picture was also my idea. Why?! To be honest I took it because it's one of the ugliest corridors I have ever seen in my life. The use of colour is disgusting and the wallpaper is worse. It's probably made to be like that but for me, it's horrible. What amazes me is the contrast it has with the other half of the corridor...

If you look closely to this picture the other half of this corridor is grey and white. Now, I don't know about you but WHAT WERE THESE PEOPLE THINKING?!?!?!?!

It's like The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy walks out her Black and White house into a beautifully over the top techno colour world. I'd really like to know why they done this.

Now we travelled down "the Land of Oz" to find this elevator. Why I did I take the picture of the buttons?! Well I don't know really. The lights are pretty and it's shiny.

On the 6Th floor we found this... it was funny and colourful so I thought it was worth taking a photo of.
So now we decide to take a travel up to to the 7Th floor and see what kind of weird discoveries we can make.

Unfortunately all the buttons were pushed by someone so it took us an unfortunate amount of time to get there.

We have arrived. We are now back to the white and grey look of the corridors... there's no place like home. The group started looking for some groovy snap shots and we found...


This photo is quite good because you don't notice how high up this college goes until you see something like this. It's a long way down when you think there's 5 or more floors below these 2 sets of stairs.

So we travelled down to the ground floor and found...

This corridor is rather nice and cosy don't you think?! Nicer then Kansas upstairs

This is where we took pictures like this:


Now I took a picture of this plant because it's famous. In case you didn't know this plant had a previous acting career. It made his claim to fame appearance in Leonor Nemoy's music video "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins". Mr Plant is feature in a seen where they recreate a battle Bilbo once took battle in. Unfortunately due to a reoccurring leaf rash the plant had to retire and settle for a career in college.

Unfortunatly I have run out of time to type... I will update my blog later :)


Thursday, 6 December 2007


So this past month I've worked some interesting events and met some interesting people. I worked a Mcfly concert which was quite good. They played a highly energetic set which involved a great light show and a stunning amount of pyrotechnics. I also witnessed an amazing show called War Of The Worlds. The show was a full orchestra accompanied by a rock group recreating the classic double album from the 70's.

If you don't know I work for Rock steady which is a company that provides popular events (Such as concerts) with Event Stewards who are better known as security.

I've been working this job for a year now and have worked at nearly every pittodrie football match since November 6th last year. Usually you find me in the cold and run down South Stand. I enjoy working with the locals there because they always seem to give the most work. They're usually quite tongue in cheek so it makes my cold football days a bit more interesting then they should be. Here I take up jobs like taking people to their seats, taking any possible weapons off of people, keep anyone from running onto the pitch and just try to stop any bad behaviour in general.

My favourite place to work is definitely the Aberdeen Exhibition Centre (AECC). Here is where they hold the big concerts such as Status Quo, Lionel Richie, McFly and Westlife to name a few. My job here is literally the same as the football with a few extras in the place we like to call the pit. The pit being the area between the crowd and the stage. This is where we tackle stage divers, crowd surfers, drunks and generally annoying people. It's quite a fun place to be. If I'm unlucky I get positioned at a fire exit where the only thing to do is get cold.

I really enjoy the job. I get to meet lots of different people, who always have something interesting to say. There's also the fact that every now and again you get to see parts (or all) of a fantastic show (Like Lionel Richie).

Tonight I'm going to the AECC to work Madness. I've been told they've got quite a fun, enjoyable crowd so I'm really looking forward to work.