Monday, October 30, 2006

Sunday Cyclenoon

Yesterday I spent the afternoon cleaning the motorcycle and fiddling around with it. I also took the opportunity to take some good shots of it, as promised in the previous post.























PS: Please don't mind my retrostyle pose but it was the only way i could fit in that photo.

White Crimson featured on local newspaper

Local Newspaper it-TORCA this week has dedicated it's music column to a White Crimson Interview.














Fire, winners of the Battle of the Bands

Fire were the winners, followed by Mindstate and Cable 35. That means that we were honored of having competed with the best two bands last Friday ;) They were indeed the best - they provided a very good performance, although i would have chosen Cable 35 for their originality, interpretation and sense of humour despite their very young age.

These three bands won their chance to perform next Summer at the Matthew Street Festival in Liverpool. Congratulations indeed!

Whilst at the Oktoberfest, I took the opportunity to taste chocolate pancakes, banana pancakes, l'escargot, bavarian hotdogs, and many many beer. Oh...i can feel my stomach upside down again...

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Goodluck Fire, Mindstate, Retrophytes

Although White Crimson and Access To didn't qualify for the finals, I believe that overall we delivered a very good show and had a very good time. This was noted by the crowd who made us feel comfortable on stage.

I will try to post pictures of the event as soon as possible. As for tonight I'm supporting two local punk bands - Cable 35 and Cell 109. Good luck fellows!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Twangy sound

Never mind this post. It's just for me to remember something :P You're all welcome to guess what i'm talking about though.

Twangy - stainless steel
Non-Tw - nickel

Sunday, October 22, 2006

White Crimson live next Friday @ 20:30

It's a friendly battle...well it's not even a battle...we're not gonna fight! But anyways, my band, White Crimson is gonna take part at the OKTOBERFEST 2006 Battle of The Bands. The event will take place at the Trade Fair grounds in Naxxar and there will be eleven bands competing. Five bands on Friday and six bands on Saturday. The finalists will perform on Sunday as well.




















So keep next Friday free cos we're gonna kick ass at 20:30...Also remember to drink loads of beer and eat loads of food from there cos you'll only be eligible to vote for your band with every Lm1 spent on food.

Metrosexual [Urban Words]

You might be "metrosexual" if you're a male and:

1. You just can't walk past a Banana Republic store without making a purchase.

2. You own 20 pairs of shoes, half a dozen pairs of sunglasses, just as many watches and you carry a man-purse.

3. You see a stylist instead of a barber, because barbers don't do highlights.

4. You can make her lamb shanks and risotto for dinner and Eggs Benedict for breakfast... all from scratch.

5. You only wear Calvin Klein boxer-briefs.

6. You shave more than just your face. You also exfoliate and moisturize.

7. You would never, ever own a pickup truck.

8. You can't imagine a day without hair styling products.

9. You'd rather drink wine than beer... but you'll find out what estate and vintage first.

10. Despite being flattered (even proud) that gay guys hit on you, you still find the thought of actually getting intimate with another man truly repulsive.

"My brother is a metrosexual."

The Helmet

I couldn't have asked for a better birthday gift from my girlfriend - an MDS Edge Gloss Black crash helmet with tinted visor...a real jewel.














Friday, October 20, 2006

Another Maltese priest scandal

This time goes back to several years ago in the USA:
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/19/foley.priest.ap/index.html

quarter of a century old

Some couple of hours ago i turned 25 years...If you are younger than me, why would you like to be my age? Some ideas:

1) legal to visit places like the casino, adult pubs (lol..)
2) now you pay less for the vehicle insurance
3) you can own a vehicle without a license (although you cannot drive it on the public roads)
4) you are always right
5) you are legitimate to say 'From my experience..'

P.S. According to blogger Beta, I am 249 years old:














Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Jelly and the Art of the Motorcycle

This is not a counterbook for Zen and the Art of the Motorcycle which seven years ago I had to study for the most repellant sixth form subject ever - systems of knowledge. The irony is that seven years ago I never imagined myself riding a steel horse. Over the years, particularly after my car driving experience, I now appreciate the fact that having a motorcycle one can go beyond where the four wheels can take you.

My type of bikes are the cruisers - this motorcycle just reflects my personality - lean, relax and aggressive at the same time. To cut it short, I just bought myself a nice birthday present - a Daelim 125cc cruiser:















I know...you're curious to see a real picture of my babe sitting in my garage until i get the license! So here is a crappy photo of my cruiser:

















As you can see it has some custom airbrush done by their previous owners John and his fiancee` Jane, both very nice persons. Can't wait to get the license and ride the beast on the road ^_^

Explosive week

This is a week to remember for sure. I don't remember whether i had another week crammed with sensations, like this one. Let's just take today...This morning I handled my letter of notice to the boss, and less than an hour ago i bought my first motorcycle...What else? Ah yes...on Monday my band was shortlisted for the Battle of the Bands of Oktoberfest 2006 and we are standing a very good chance to win a trip to Liverpool to perform at the Matthew Street Festival. And next Friday is my birthday. Should i go on?

Monday, October 09, 2006

Switching to blogger beta

This weekend i decided to migrate the blog to Blogger Beta...Although the steps were simple, there were some hiccups. ****place geeky comments here*** Anyhows, I'm having trouble logging in the dashboard from windows...so I'm using Linux, once again. There are some nice features like the 'labels', although i dunno if i shall introduce them in this blog. I recommend you to give Blogger Beta a try.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Commandments (Maltese)

This morning I received an email from Ms. Bzara and i think it was worth to blog it. Sorry Maltese only:

Kmandamenti bis-sens

Dawn veru bis sens u jgeghluk tirrifletti.Kieku
kellna niktbu l-Kmandamenti mill-gdid, kif niktbuhom b'mod li
japplikaw ghal kulhadd u kulhadd jifihom?

1. Jiena hu l-imhabba. Thalli lil hadd u lil xejn
jikkmandak

2. Sejjahli biex nghinek u mhux biex tizfoga fija
bid-dagha.

3. Il-Hadd hallieha gurnata libera. Ahdem biex tghix
u mhux tghix biex tahdem. U bilhaqq... nhar ta' Hadd ejj' oqghod!

4. Il-genituri la titlifhom, tapprezzahom.
Taghmlilhomx hajjithom infern.

5. Hares l-ambjent ghax minnu trid tghix. U tinfed
lil hadd bi lsienek, lanqas bic-cajt.

6. Minghajr ir-rabta ta' l-imhabba vera, is-sess
jigi bla sens.

7. Dak li hu tieghek gawdieh, dak li mhux tieghek
hallieh

8. Nehhi l-bluff u l-faccolizmu. M'hawnx isbah
mill-verita'.

9. Fedelta' fiz-zwieg ifisser ferh fl-ulied.

10. Ifrah bil-gid ta' haddiehor, tkunx materjalist.
L-aqwa mhux x'ghandek, imma x'int.

Jekk ma' tridx tghix qiesek l-indannat/a, segwi dawn
t'hawn fuq!!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Lesson on two wheels

I had my first motorbike lesson today...actually i started on a 125cc peugeot scooter. It was easier than i thought, and quite fun and thrilling. In the next lesson I'll learn on a 125cc motorcycle with manual gears...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Bassist [Urban Words]

1) A person who has probably banged your girlfriend, because girls cannot seem to resist them, because deep sounds are arousing to women.

2) A female bassist is common and is usually underappreciated visually, and is often stereotyped as a lesbian.


God is a bassist
Jesus plays drums

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Private geeky posts

Now that I discovered the existance of Blogger-Beta, i can create a private blog where i can put all the geeky stuff there for myself...so for those complaining about my latest techie entries, you can stop whining :)