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I went back, back to the future!

Now that's what i call a porn film.

Now that’s what i call a porn film.

Digging up old posts, redesigning the scrapbook from the ground up not to mention all the other stuff. Kishi Bashi, Leeds, of Montreal, Yip Deceiver, Kendal Memes.

I would have posted last week, in fact I tweeted that I would. When I came to add my of Monreal scrapbook, I forgot it was broken. So I bit the bullet and obliterated the scrapbook and integrated it into this article thing you are reading now. Basically it means you can search the website for scrapbooks now.

This took a few days to add and tweak all the scrapbooks, I even managed to find Simon Pegg’s tweet so I could date the Shaun of the Dead Rising 2 scrapbook properly.

There were a couple of pictures missing so while i was searching for them i stubled upon the original Booshambles code. I actually had 2 files named, archive2005 and archive2006. So with another few days work i have added nearly all the posts from the original site back in. It’s suprising how small they were but if i remember the way the site was designed a paragraph looked pretty big. I also found the official Booshambles Website birthday, It’s June 10th so mark your diaries. The forum is also coming back just for practice in setting one up really and to see if i can keep it bot free.

On to the actual update. I went to Leeds again, quite the adventure, I read The Body by Stephen King over the whole week off, mainly on the train there and back. Excellent story as i have said before, especially while on a train, 3 hours travel flew by, or should i say trained by ah ha ah.

I went to see of Montreal again and there was an amazing band on before them called Yip Deceiver, which is made up of 2 members of of Montreal. Go grab the EP from iTunes for £2.99. Also Kishi Bashi was there as part of of Montreal. He just released his first album and again it’s excellent, I ordered it from the US for about £8. When it turned up it came with all this stuff:

A Spring tour postcard
A Watermelon Jolly Rancher
Two Kishi Bashi button badges
A Kishi Bashi Sticker
A Joyful Noise Sticker (The Record Label)
The Album

Crazy stuff, which brings me on to Troy setting up Kendal Memes on facebook, i did three and thought i would stick them up here.

That is all.

Thought i would knock one out.

How Skins should have ended.

How Skins should have ended.

Messing around with my camera and listening to lots of music, that’s about it. Snow, looking evil, of Montreal, drawing.

Just a short update really with a fair few pictures. With all this snow we had on Saturday I took a couple of pictures including a very arty one which was just next to the garage, i think the shadow was coming from the tree in next doors garden. Also since i am more beardy than i was i thought i would update my facebook picture. I quickly took this and put my hood up to see what it would look like. Scary stuff and so i thought i would keep it.

Also Troy spotted that of Montreal are touring in the UK again and it’s in Leeds so i can go visit and see the band, avoiding the hell hole city that is Manchester. In anticipation i went ahead and bought the album from polyvinyl records. The best thing about them as a record label is that they give you instant access to a nice 320kbps album download. So i don’t have to wait two weeks for it to turn up from the US before i can listen to it. It’s one of their stranger albums but it’s growing on me although i still think False Priest is better.

I also finally finished Ashes to Ashes and it’s a great tv show if you get the chance watch Life on Mars THEN Ashes to Ashes. Anyway Ashes is set in the 80’s and i have now been listening to the best of The Human League. Especially Mirror Man

It’s just so good.

I used to have a tablet, back in the day a tablet was something you plugged in to your computer and used for drawing. Mine had a serial connection because USB hadn’t been invented, it’s that old. Anyway i thought it would be fun to get another one and do some cartoons again and just generally mess around with it. So i will add some stuff i do to the site even if it is sheyet.

Well that is all for this update, i’m not doing too bad at updating but want to try get a few more rants and raves going on. So maybe something next week….

15 Minute Makeover

Trust me once the airbrushing is done the Sex and the City 3 Poster will be great

Trust me once the airbrushing is done the Sex and the City 3 Poster will be great

Doing this update because i wanted to see if it becomes visible while i am at work. I only have about 15 minutes so as long as i keep typing it should be done in time, so here goes. Tranny Lawson, Easter Poster, Of Montreal, Air Heads.

A bit like the cheating that goes on in 60 Minute Makeover i did all the images before i started this 15, now 14 minute post. No one ever do that for me by the way i would go fucking ape shit if someone changed my room because they wanted a more Mediterranean feel.

Anyway it’s been a month and a few things have happened worth mentioning. Troy wants a Zoku Lolly maker, and i googled it to see if they were going cheap anywhere when i came across this awesome picture.

A “Girl” showing off the fun of said lolly maker. It only took a second to think “that looks like Mat”, so off to fireworks i went to knock up a Tranny Lawson… if you know what i mean.

During the Easter weekend when the weather was still nice i was out with tranny, i mean Mat and Troy for a quiet drink and some pool. On our journey through town i spotted this poster outside the local prayer group room thing. My camera was shit but luckily i found a picture of it on the net. My Easter was Jesus free but i did work every bank holiday over it. I don’t think Jesus gives out time and a half plus a day in lieu, just bad egg jokes it seems.

I can’t remember if i mentioned this a few months ago but i bought some Of Montreal CDs from America. One of them was a preorder so the company wasn’t going to send them all out until the preordered one was released. Anyway a month or so later they turned up, all looking great and i will add a picture in the next update. For some reason they sent over an apple flavored taffy bar, apparently it’s a popular brand and it just reminded me of Wham! bars without the crispy bits in.

With one minute to go i will finish off by saying that i got more updates queued up so they will just appear over the next few weeks like magic.

Off to work now… actually i am already at work and it’s about 4:30 so yeah.

New Year Roundup

 

If you tell anyone it was a wet dream, so help me god...

If you tell anyone it was a wet dream, so help me god…

I can put it off no longer, i must update before the year is out. Of Montreal, Asian Investors, Booshambles Mugs, Plans, Red Dead Redemption, False Priest, New Phone and Fifth Element. Probably even more too when i start writing it.

Wow how many i will update it tomorrows have been going round my mind. I even started this intro about a month ago and didn’t finish it. The problem was new thing kept happening then Christmas and what not kept me busy i was going to do it last week then i was ill. With the excuses out of the way let’s get on with the update.

First of all i never said how my Trip to Manchester went, well if you want the film version of how i got home just watch “Planes, Trains and Auto Mobiles”. The gig was excellent and i have already posted a few pictures in the scrapbook. When it came to sleeping at Robs, that was a different story, i ended up sleeping in the Kitchen for 3 hours then it was up at 6am to try get a train home. 3 hours later i finally made it, never again. Unless Of Montreal are on in Manchester in 2011 then all the hassle will be worth it.

Also i bought some posters from America the picture isn’t that great but the red one is the album cover.

I’m self employed half the week while the other week i work in a warehouse, it’s a nice balance. The best thing about being self employed, isn’t the extra money or even being your own boss, it’s the stuff that comes in the post.

Scams, 15 year olds CVs, Business Junk mail i have it all. This is a new one though (see the image on the right) It is a letter from a company who gets around the hassle of immigration buy buying a business in the UK then filling it with immigrants. I was almost tempted to sell them my business for £200,000 just to see if they would pay. I wonder how many Asians can fit in my bedroom?

Christmas was crappy this year, i avoided the shit weather by sacrificing a week off in march so i could have two weeks at Christmas. I ended up being ill from about the 23rd to the 27th, i was going to go out Christmas eve and Christmas day and boxing day. Instead i watched die hard while uncontrollably shaking and coughing, to be fair i never realised how good that film is when your just too ill to do anything, give it a go next time you’re rotten. I found the last Booshambles mug so gave it to Troy, i think he likes it.

For some unknown reason i got totally addicted to Red Dead Redemption, ended up going for achievements i couldn’t be bothered with and now everyone i know has bought it. The “West-Dickens Mobile” travels the countryside grabbing land and killing scum. Mat threw a tomahawk at my crotch and from the right angle looked rather flattering for old West-Dickens.

I also got a new phone an Orange San Francisco, the customer service is awful and rude so i bought it online and instantly unlocked it and went back to Three. Fuck you Orange.

I will talk about what i got over Christmas in the next update but i managed to get my hands on a region free Fifth Element on Bluray which i bought from America. It hasn’t been released here for some reason and it turned up 3 weeks later, completely forgot i ordered it. Going to watch it over new years.Think that will do for now. I have some plans for the site with updates and features so should be good…

Happy New Year!

of Montreal @ Manchester

of Montreal are amazing and they hardly do any UK tour dates so it was a big thing for me to go to Manchester and see them especially because i hate cities. Sadly i forgot my phone which has a decent camera. But a few people in the audience had decent phones and i managed to get some pictures from some youtube vids of the gig i was at.

 

When will I, will I be famous?

Although Shia broke the stock exchange looking at porn, it was never as bad as Indiana Jones 4.

Although Shia broke the stock exchange looking at porn, it was never as bad as Indiana Jones 4.

I am actually looking a bit like Shia in that picture at the moment, wondering what to write. Well i will start with Birthday stuff first, i turned 27 and if you search Booshambles for Birthday you should find the last 4 years of birthday posts, this one is a bit more special though.

Chris yet again Surpassed his usual bunch of shit films with “cock” wrapping paper. Luckily our meal got cancelled but if we had gone i would have had to unwrap these beauties. Not to mention Ian buying me “Labia: Warrior Princess” or the High School Musical 3 bedsheets from Chris. Only Carl took my Birthday seriously and got me lots of zombie films.

I also went to see Scott Pilgrim at the Brewery, not knowing anything about it i was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it, it will look amazing on bluray methinks.

I’m venturing to Manchester on Tuesday to see Of Montreal. It looks like it will be at a student spot but i think i still got the moves to pass for 18…… honest. So it will be quite the adventure for me since i don’t leave Kendal well ever.

Gaming wise Halo Reach came out and i got my brand new xbox for a whopping 6 quid because of the amount of shite games and 2 refurb consoles i traded in. If you have the old ones i recommend the new ones; cooler, use less power and nearly silent. It is actually quieter than my pc which is very hard to top.

Also the game that got me into Xbox in the firstplace, Dead Rising had it’s sequel come out. I completed it over the weekend and it is just brilliant, story wise not as good as the first but as a game far better.

This leads me to welcoming potentially 500,000 more people to the site although highly doubtful. I was going for 1000 zombie kills barehanded and got myself a new outfit for doing it. I follow Simon Pegg on twitter and thought he might like it so told him about it. Celebs don’t tend to talk to us working class scum but good old simon replied:

@simonpegg just so you know there is a shaun of the dead outfit in dead rising 2 if you kill 1000 zombies barehanded.. it has red on it.

@Booshambles No shit?! That’s very cool.

@simonpegg http://www.booshambles.co.uk/scrapview.php?id=19 a picture of the outfit, just for you…

Simon Pegg:
I gotta get me Dead Rising 2 ASAP!! RT @Booshambles: http://bit.ly/a32sVW a picture of the outfit, just for you…

He only went and retweeted to his 500k+ followers a link to the bloody scrapbook! I got a whopping 8 random followers because of it. So who knows, people might actually be reading this now and looking at the cock drawings and everything. Exciting times.

Today i went and got myself 18 bottles of Henry Westons for £18 quid a saving of £18! and they are the 1880 edition. Things are definitely looking up… now where did i put Labia: Warrior Princess?

…it’s gonna be a long long time..

Fat Damon

Fat Damon

Updates coming in thick and fast now people. Birthdays, touching up, drums, irony, forums and batman. Finally getting this site fully up to date.

So let’s see i was going to do this update on Thursday, then Friday, then last night and now it’s Sunday night. On Saturday night (when this update was supposed to happen) I ended up getting the Booshambles Forum back up and Bot-porn free. This afternoon fixed all the missing graphics, need to change a couple of things still but it’s usable at least. Sign up now and give it a go!

I have also sorted out of a few dead links on the home page and a few trailers that youtube took down have been restored.

In my last update i said how i was going to buy the Call of Duty 250gb Xbox and i quote:

“Only getting it because the 2 xbox’s i have are chugging away on their last legs”

Well exactly 3 years and 2 weeks after the xbox i was going to keep was made, it died. So off to Frankfurt, Germany it went to be repaired. Hopefully i get another refurb, will just have to wait 3 weeks or so.

Troy finally turned 18, and i say finally because he has been counting down for about half a year now. Next week i will add a select few pictures to the scrapbook, the full set is on facebook if you know me. It was a very good night, i ended up talking to Paddy most of the night but i bumped into “Silky Dave” as we used to call him. Dave Aspinall was our Key Skills teacher at Kendal College 10 years ago this year and i haven’t really seen him since. He is a genuinely nice bloke and talked to him for a while.

From one of my youngest friends to now one of my oldest… Chris is turning a whopping 28 this week. I have most of his presents ready to give him. This bad film present idea should never have been started but i know for a fact he won’t have any of these beauties. At least i hope so because if he doesn’t they have to go on my DVD shelf. Postal strikes might hold off the others arriving we will have to see.

It has been a VISA melting time xbox wise, i bought a Rockband drumkit for £16.99, a microphone stand for £16.99 and Halo 3: ODST for £29.85. Thanks to the postal strike it has been “lost in the post” which means some fat posty down south has either sold it in the pub or he is playing it on his strike/week off. I have to wait until next Wednesday before i can get another one sent out to me. In the meantime i am borrowing Batman: Arkham Asylum; a superb game which goes to show you can make a good comic book game if you put the effort in.

I am going to work on the site some more as i have a few things that still need to go up including the long overdue redoing of the friends section. (I have more friends now you see).

I will hopefully be going to see Niteflights On the 23rd at The Yorkshire House in Lancaster. Not seen Sam in over a year so will be good to catch up. Go to his bands MySpace page and listen to the new song Chopin vs Montague, it’s super smoothly hot.

I will leave you with this awesome song from Of Montreal, the lyrics are just amazing.

I’m in a crisis
I need help
Come on mood shift, shift back to good again
Come on mood shift, shift back to good again
Come on, be a friend

Nina Twin is trying to help, and I
Really hope that she succeeds
Though I picked the thorny path myself
I’m afraid, afraid of where it leads

Chemicals, don’t strangle my pen
Chemicals, don’t make me sick again
I’m always so dubious of your intent
Like I can’t afford to replace what you’ve spent

Nina Twin is trying to help, and I
Really hope she gets me straight
Because my own inner cosmology
Has become too dense to navigate

I’m in a crisis
I need help
Come on mood shift, shift back to good again
Come on mood shift, shift back to good again
Come on, be a friend
Come on, be a friend

Chemicals, don’t flatten my mind
Chemicals, don’t mess me up this time
Know you bait me way more than you should
And it’s just like you to hurt me when I’m feeling good

Come on chemicals
Come on chemicals
Come on chemicals
Come on chemicals
Come on chemicals
Come on chemicals
Come on chemicals
Come on chemicals
Come on chemicals
Come on chemicals
Come on chemicals