Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Drawing again

Well it's taken years, and an actual investment in a "How to draw" book, but I finally started back into some "art". While I did create a "Grogman and Pisshead" cover for the never-even-started Shenanigans comic project (you know who you are, K & G), this is the first serious attempt at drawing I've made since I last gave Liv a Wonder Woman portrait, by request. I've definitely drawn better than this, and extra points for anyone who can actually tell who I've drawn, but hopefully I'll pursue this hobby further over time... to fill the gaps in my sad, lonely life ;)

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[Music] Reise Reise - Rammstein

Rammstein's latest, Reise Reise, isn't quite as frenetic as I've come to expect from this German metal outfit. There are some excellent tracks, such as Keine Lust (which also has a great video clip) and Amerika (another indication these guys don't take themselves too seriously), but there are too many "ballads" and not enough guttural shouting and hard rocking. I'd definitely put their earlier albums Mutter (with the incredibly catchy Links 2-3-4) or Herzeleid (their debut in 1995) ahead of this.

[Music ] Kingwood - Millencolin

I'll put it simply: Kingwood, the latest album from Swedish punk rockers Millencolin, is awesome. Hardly stopping to take a breath over the course of the album, this is exactly how I like my punk. If you liked their earlier work (e.g. Home From Home), you'll lap this up.... with your ears... Hmmm...

Monday, May 30, 2005


I spent a couple of hours on the weekend trying to fix the comments (via my blog template design) when I noticed they'd disappeared from my page. Turns out it was something weird happening to a whole lot of enetation users, and nothing to do with my template. A couple of button clicks on the enetation site later and everything works. Learned some more about HTML/JavaScript while fixing the non-problem, so I'm not as annoyed as I might have been otherwise.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Day ... something

Very light on for exercise updates, I'm afraid, mostly because I've just been chugging along, doing at least 30 minutes walking each day for the past week but only doing more intense stuff like cycling or jogging a couple of times. Still, I've been feeling quite energetic, and coped fine with my first two days back at work, so I'm feeling confident I can build on the regularity of the walking to do something more soon(ish).