Feeling glum, feeling on top of the world, wanting to to grow up, wishing I was a kid again, promising change, failing to deliver change, road trips with friends, train journeys by myself, finding a new group of friends, accidentally abandoning my old friends, meeting up with people from the internet & going to shows with them, football trips on a bus full of old racists, seeing friends go off to university, being jealous of my friends at university, visiting my friends at university.
Last minute festivals gigs & wrestling shows, long planned festivals gigs & wrestling shows, late night walks home talking about the universe, TV Thursdays & later TV Mondays, weed cookies, getting drunk and make a fool of myself, getting a drunk and make a fool of others, fast food, no fast food in the month of September, Penn & Teller taping, wondering around London the day after P&T.
Seeing new bands, seeing old bands, cramming a ridiculous amount of people in to small rooms for various FIFA tournaments, Team Hair v Team Smile, getting lost in Manchester with Jackson after DFA1979, family meals, late night trips to Tesco, getting rides from friends, making CDs for the car with Bodie, making plans that’ll never happen, convincing myself the plans will happen, buying gifts, receiving gifts, staring at Tumblr waiting for it to update, updating Tumblr because I couldn’t sleep, bowling, kick abouts in the park for hours and hours on end.
Paul Scholes’ testimonial, Gary Neville’s testimonial, Hevy’s zoo, Leeds’ Oxfam, discovering Fight Club Pro, Craig’s lapdance in the Mount Pleasant, that night at Charli’s, the days out shopping in Derby with Bodie & Beff, playing in football tournament at festivals and having a blast, watching MITB at Bodie’s, Arsenal in the FA Cup, Liverpool in the FA Cup, Blackpool on the final day of the season, sitting in bed and watching my dreams get crushed in the Champions League final, Hyslop beating me at Mario Kart, Phil showing me his gentlemen’s area, travelling to Sonisphere in a Top Gear style race with Liam & Jackson, the family in front of us at Smackdown.
Crying with laughter at Alton Towers, crying with laughter at Baker’s, crying with laughter at Gav’s, generally crying with laughter everywhere I went, West Bromwich Albion not apologising for Party Rockin’, Luke’s 21st, camp fires at Leeds, the mental rain at Sonisphere, the greatest goal of all time followed by the worst celebration of all time at Sonisphere, Daniel Powell at Download, making fun of everyone around me, making fun of myself, everyone around me making fun of me.
Discussing everything and anything with Twitter, endless podcasts, getting drunk and dancing on the train home after DFA1979 in London, bobbins, singing AC/DC to Gav, laughing at the old people who walked out of Black Swan, ping, the hot tub, rediscovering my Christmas spirit, Uncaged Monkeys, The Rocksound tour.
All the best.
I’m sick and tired of this town and it’s unrelenting dullness, I’m sick of plans being dominated by sitting around various friends houses watching them get high or going to the pub, a place which I hate ever so much. I’m sick of the same uninteresting and tiresome conversations, I’m sick of the people, I’m sick of not seeing people.
I’m sick of spending my nights in browsing the Sky listings, spending my nights refreshing the same few websites hoping for something to grab me, I’m sick of starring at various screens expecting them to entertain me and stimulate my brain.
I’m sick of these things and so much more, but more than anything I’m sick of feeling sick about them, I have a pretty good life, why am I constantly unfulfilled & apathetic to everything?
Twenty First: M83 @ HMV Institute Birmingham.
Sixth: Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan & Red Fang @ Manchester Academy
Tenth: Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan & Red Fang @ HMV Institute Birmingham
Eleventh: Justice @ Birmingham Academy
Fifteenth: Brand New @ Birmingham Academy
Twentieth: Kylesa, Circle Takes The Square @ The Temple Birmingham
Twenty Fifth: Little Dragon @ Birmingham Academy 2
Twenty Third: Touché Amore @ The Temple Birmingham.