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|Tuesday, January 27th, 2009|
Even though I only really use LiveJournal to spy on people nowadays
Somebody made this thing for me http://syndicated.livejournal.com/argosresource/profile
so I can put my pretentious Blog here too.
Ive spent ages trying to work out how to make a syndication thingy to post everything to this one. But I cant work it out.I think it might be impossible.
Perhaps I should cut and paste everything.
But that would take ages and all my time is taken up at the moment watching 24 or "Powerful Men and The Stupid/Evil Manipulative Women Who Drag Them Down" which is what it should really be called.
Still it is captivating. Like a very violent soap opera. I was inadvertently crying earlier when George Mason was dying of inhaling some radiation and had to say goodbye to his son and then later on I cried a little again when Jack had to fly a nuclaer bomb into the desert and was saying goodbye forever to his daughter.
It was a bit too much like a soap opera though when Teri Bauer lost her memory.After seeing that I keep expecting CTU and the FBI to fight over who owns a dog and the problem being resolved by both of them calling it from either end of the street to see who it runs to.
Its nice to see Jim from Neighbours in it too. He is in everything
|Monday, October 20th, 2008|
I seem to always find myself back at livejournal when I'm supposed to be doing something important.
either back at livejournal or making endless cups of tea
I'm meant to be writing the proposal for my book about DC superhero's.Actually I'm meant to have written it and be writing the book by now.
I'm not though I'm hiding here where the person who is expecting it from me cant see that I am seceretly writing something else.something badly punctuated and misspelt.
I've been reading a lot of books about superheros to help me write my book.I'm not stealing from them.I just dont want to accidently have a book the same as somebody else's.I recently read The Great Comic Book Heroes by Jules Feiffer its pretty amazing although I disagree with him on some points.The book/essay is from 1965 though so its all pre crisis so essentially he is talking about different superhero's than me.If you like superheros you should read it.Its an argument against Dr Wertham's "Seduction Of The Innocent" some of its really funny and its all very heartfelt and autobiographical a brilliant book.
Its my birthday next week.I will be 21.So Im going to celebrate my first legal drink watching The Mountain Goats at the Troubador in LA on my actual birthday.The perfect present to myself.hooray.
The last time I saw The Mountain Goats play was at Union Chapel in Islington about a year ago.
I'd forgotten that when I was drunk on The Hold Steady tour in the US that I'd told John I'd sing "The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton" with him at the show.When John asked mid-set "Is my man Eddie in the house?" the memory of the promise came zooming back nearly giving me a heart attack.I love the Mountain Goats and that song but I have trouble enough remembering my own lyrics.If I'd remembered my promise I'd have spent all day playing the song over and over but I'd forgotten so I hadnt.I think John mistook my pleads of "no I'd forgotten that I promised" as modesty on my part and insisted I come up and be his Bez.It was very much like an anxiety dream I sometimes have about being on stage in front of a lot of people and not knowing the words to a song.As that is exactly what was happening.I wasn't going to be Bez though.I muddled through dropping back and letting John do most the singing, joining in as I knew bits.I love that song and if I hadnt been in such a surreal state of shock I probably would have been fine.Im very glad John did insist though as singing a song onstage with one of your favourite bands is an opportunity that doesn't come along that often,if ever.
My plan on my birthday is to find John and get him so drunk that he is A)Pliable enough to be talked into promising to sing an Art Brut song next time he is somewhere near where we are playing and B) Going to forget that promise in the morning.
I'm also going to do the same to Peter.
I'm not doing that to be mean or as revenge.I had an exhilirating time.Its scary suddenly remembering a drunken promise and being obliged to fulfill it in front of a large audiance and very satisfying when you dont massively cock it up.I want them to share that experience.
Thats my brain cells warmed up.Im going to get back to my proposal.
After one more cup of tea.
|Saturday, August 23rd, 2008|
|HELLO, HELLO IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK, GOOD TO BE BACK, HELLO..
I thought i'd given up livejournal but it has sucked me back in,this has happened for three reasons.
1) I just saw a truly awful television program called "Tonightly" and felt the need to write something somewhere about how terrible Channel Four has become with its smug hoxton childrens t.v presenters in the morning and it's incredibly depressing roster of future "talent" in the evening. Perhaps television has always been awful and I just hadn't noticed.I only had it on as background noise today whilst I was painting.I havent watched television in ages what with us all living in the future and watching only what we want on the internet nowadays.Perhaps I've just gotten used to not putting up with the low hum of nothing nothing nothing thats on inbetween the few things I actually want to watch.
2)Hopefully people here will let me off my very lax attitude towards punctuation, spelling and grammar as it takes me ages to write anything intelligibly (I'd like to blame this on my dyspraxia but its more likely that i've just drunk myself a bit more stupid in the last three or four years)
3)I'm supposed to be writing something about some comics that I've read recently (all three volumes of Essex County,I highly recommend you read them,truly amazing books) and this is helping by serving as a distraction till I get back to it and by warming my brain up a little bit.
I played bass guitar yesterday in Keith TOTP's Minor UK Indie Celebrity All Star Backing Band,I've never played an instrument before and think it went suprisingly well.I might save up some money and buy a bass,I found it very therapeutic.
.............Sweet Jesus,I've just read this entry back to myself and I think complaining about television,writing about writing and painting and about the bass guitar being therapeutic is very very "Radio 4" of me.I hope I'm not turning into Sting.
Thats Radio 4 the talky radio station not the band by the way.
|Wednesday, June 11th, 2008|
I started a pretentious Blog called The Eddie Argos Resource over at http://the-eddie-argos-resource.blogspot.com/
I thought it would be funny to write about myself in the third person in a really pretentious way (although still mis-spelt with terrible grammar) but it was harder to keep up than i thought I dont know how Pete Wentz manages it.http://icecreamhdaches.livejournal.com/
I was also intending on keeping this as a blog,which seems a bit daft as I haven't really updated it in ages.
Soooo I'm going to start using the resource as a livejournal.
I always forget my livejournal exists and i stopped getting the posts sent to my email so if your using it to say hello to me,say hello to me on the resource blog thing.
oh and there are some paintings for sale and links to bands I'm in and all that business,so it's still a bit pretentious.http://the-eddie-argos-resource.blogspot.com/
|Tuesday, March 11th, 2008|
|wow been ages.
I'm thinking of writing a book,It'll be like a book of baby names but for bands when you start a band your peruse the book and you can see good ideas for band names and what they mean.
Actually thats a terrible idea for a book a much better book would be for me to sit in the dublin castle and ask every band that plays there the same question "why do you have that name?"
"How did you get that name all flies are satan's spies?"
"How did you get that name 50hz?"
"How did you get that name Hello Wembley?"
and they'll all have the same answer it was the name of our P.E teacher,well hopefully.
I'm also growing a beard and selling some paintings at http://the-eddie-argos-resource.blogspot.com/
|Sunday, December 31st, 2006|
I spent the chritmas period at my auntie's,i think the christmas period is for people forgetting your 27 which is great when you get the beano annual but not so good when your made to go to bed at 10.30pm so as you dont disturb the cat,was a good rest cure though and i did get doted on a lot.
Sharing a bedroom with my little brother again was fun too,we had to share a big double bed though,it was a bit like morcambe and wise with him typing his english essay's and short stories and me reading the beano,and smoking a pipe.
My auntie reminded me of two funny stories though.
my brother and sister colin and holly were asked to leave a message on my auntie's answering machine colin said "thanks for calling" and then holly said "thanks for holly"
also when i worked in a pub in westbourne an old man said to me "if you want to treat your girlfriend for her birthday,take her up the clipper"
the clipper is a restaurant,i didn't realise that at the time either and told him off for being rude and to mind his own buisness.
My brother lost my aunties house keys and got really told off,i felt terrible for him as i'm always loosing things,it could be my speacilist subject on mastermind i'm so good at it.
"eddie argos your specialist subject is loosing things,your time starts now...where are your sunglasses?"
"i dont know.."
"well done,one point"
"where are your front door keys?"
"pass,I dont know.."
"well done 2 points" etc.
this is begining to look a lot like bad stand up.
I'm playing acoustic at the fly on 6th december i dont know who with,or what i'll be doing,but come if you fancy some bad stand up.
|Tuesday, November 21st, 2006|
|THAT WAS A BUSY YEAR
I've been away so long,people appear to have forgoten what it sounds like when i dj,so i've been asked to dj at the enterprise in camden on thursday i cant wait,it will be the same as before although i've a new luke haines album some new helen love and a new go kart mozart album,there will probally be a lot of mountain goats too,it's pirate themed so i'm growing a beard.
for my birthday i got a dressing gown,i'm a very lazy man,and the temptation to go to the corner shop in it is almost over bearing,but i know its a slippery slope,first it'll be the corner shop then to the dublin casrle for a pint in it,then i'll be boarding ryan flights to dublin in it,after having to remove it for the x-ray machine at security.
would they make me remove it? is it the same as a coat? what if i'm naked underneath?is it still obscene if i'm wearing underwear?
these are the thoughts clogging up my mind,when i should be writing new songs.
|Thursday, December 1st, 2005|
|I COULDNT MAKE THE PHONES WORK
Spent my Birthday in Paris very hungover answering questions for french journalists,I was very thirsty and asked for a glass of water for both me and jasper,on the 3rd interview I was in the middle of saying "yes she is real..." when the journalist i was speaking to took a huge sip from my glass of water,I didnt know what to do,I wasn't au fait enough with parisian customs to know wether water was just shared at a table or wether he was stealing mine,and had to sit throughout the rest of the interview very thirsty as I didnt want to sip my water as the journalist might have thought it was his and been upset that I was stealing it or (more likely) I didnt want to sip it drawing attention to what he'd just done,I was parched and in hindsight should have taken a huge sip of jaspers water and then stared at him saying "your turn,sip it sip it".
Art Brut broke america in November,starting with New Jersey we all went to New York on the day we arrived with me and Mike deciding to go back early from the Port Authority in New York the port authority makes no sense the busses dont have destinations they have numbers there are over 400 gates also without destinations and two different companies,it was terrifying just a list of numbers with no reason I couldnt even begin to understand,luckily we eventually found a bus driver who appeared to be drunk and therefore took us where we wanted to go it took 3 hours to get back (it had taken us 15 minutes to get there)
In New jersey we stayed at the palace hotel I really liked it there the water in the shower smelt a bit like stew.
Then we played in new york for three days everyone danced, loads of fun,although I couldn't make the phone boxes understand I was trying to Phone england and Kept getting put through to an operator,neither of us knew what the other was saying even though we're supposed to speak the same language.
Played In Toronto the Bass amp caught fire and I had to do about 15 minutes of "stand up" in the middle of the set.
In Toronto I met my Internet friends the Mission and in Chigaco pawnshope and iners,this destroyed my theory they were all one person that lives in poole and my other theory the whole of the internet is run by a 12 year old boy in texas.
Played in LA mike got very Ill and the Dr that treated him had been on top of the pops, amazing,I also Bizzarely managed to do what i normally do on tour which is go for a walk buy a snapple and charity shop,and obviously it was fun singing that song and pointing at the floor.
found out America doesn't have a top of the pops which made the whole thning feel like a wasted journey,although amazing super fun.
I also got engaged to my girlfriend which means i have to become a catholic i cant wait,ive already been practicing by saying things like that charlie bucket in that charlie and the choclate factory film is such a little prod.
|Wednesday, October 19th, 2005|
|very bored in norway
LJ Interests meme results
makes me want to rock out,although i do get taken to a lot of galleries now by journalists for interviews,so i've decided to change the name of my band to brewery brut
- booster gold:
The most amazing superhero ever,stole loads of stuff from a superhero museum in the future,then went back in time to be a superhero for the money and the glory,and chose of all places metropolis (where superman lives) amazing
I only need about three comics and ive got the complete series,i did try and buy every comic he was in ever including the JLA but i started running out of space to keep them
Are amazing,I'm nearly 26
This isn't true,im scared of fighting,that'll teach me to lie in my live journal interest's
- helen love:
One of my favourite bands,we're covering Debbie loves joey for her tribute album,I once proposed to her in a pub when i was 17,she said no,very politely
- luke haines:
Amazing still cant afford his new three cd box set though which is a pisser.
- mika bomb:
I love them so much that when we played with them,I dedicated every single song to them,"this songs for mika bomb because i love them..." even rusted guns..whoops
The only band I listened to when I was 15\16\17 when i left home i had to sell nearly all of their records for cider and bus fare,i miss some of them a lot,it was a very stupid thing to do.
- the chalets:
sound like the B-52's QUIRKY POP,NOVELTY BAND,I'm going out with their drummer,Dylan.
- the modern lovers:
The band of the man I hero worship too much Jonathon Richman,sometimes I only Listen to the modern lovers and Jonathon Richman for months at a time
Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.
|ALL OF THIS IS TRUE
Im in Norway its beautiful,but very confusing for example, oranges are called applesin here,I just went into town to change some money and went into a building called banksdan I que'd inside for 15 minutes got to a cashier only to find out i was in an estate agents.
I had to write a review of the first franz ferdinand album for visions magezine in germany (Its a bit like Q or MOJO in england),i thought this was ridiculous so wrote this
I'd never heard a Franz Ferdinand song before i sat down to review this
album,I like it,its kind of post punk, a bit like Edwyn Collins' mid
eighties band Orange Juice or Talking Heads both of whom i like very much.
If they choose to release Take Me Out as a single, I predict big things for
these boys. The whole album is very danceable but this track especially I
can imagine dancing to at my local indie disco.
The music on this album is taut and mathamatical. I can see the have put a
lot of thought into their image, music and lyrics. They are a very stylish
band. Also, I have heard rumours they put on a great stage show.
I predict that between this, their first album, and their second, lots of
other bands will copy them and try to follow in their footsteps. Although
some may call them a one trick pony, I have confidence that the second album
will be a great success and remind people who began the craze of referencing
Orange Juice and mid eighties bands of a similar ilk who's boss.
All in all, it's a very good album but it must be quite hard for the
drummer, Paul Thompson, to follow up his classic album, Sexy World, recorded
with his previous band, The Yummy Fur (still available on Guided Missile),
Good luck Paul.
just re reading it now i realise it makes little sense in some places,but you get the gist.
we're the main support to OASIS tommorrow in hamburg,that is hysterical,im gonna try and make Noel sing my little brother.
Um i went out last week,with my long suffering girlfriend,she made me go to TRASH not because she's daft or anything,but because her friends who she hadn't seen in ages were there and she wanted to see them,I was very very drunk and rude to a few people,so if anyone hears a rumour of a man WHO LOOKS LIKE ME being rude to people at trash,tell them it couldn't posibly have been me you were with me at the dublin castle that night,or if it was you i was rude too,im sure the person who looks like me is very very sorry.
Im going to have to stop drunkenly falling out of taxi's in short skirts too.
one more show tonight in norway,before we get the night train to hamburg or there abouts I'm going to sing the guns and roses song all the way.
Im definetly coming back to Norway,I have to I now own a house here. Current Mood: by booze
|Saturday, June 11th, 2005|
|I had a dream baby,a dream about you baby
Ive been listening to a lot of billy joel recently especially tell her about it,on billy joel's advice I told my girlfriend "all my CRAZY dreams" she told me to see someone and now isn't answering her phone,i think billy joel is wrong and you should keep all your CRAZY dreams and thoughts to yourself.
art brut have been at keith top of the pops writing and recording b sides, normally the gear gets left there but this conversation took place
chris;"is it ok to leave the stuff here keith,dont you have a band in at the weekend?"
keith;"yeah but its fine i can work around it"
chris;"cheers whose the band by the way anyone we know?"
keith;"THE ART GOBLINS"
everybody packs there stuff up hides it and carries away as much as possible,or so i was told i wasn't there i was at home in bed "writing"
The art goblins are recording the hit single disco,i want to release it on 7" cd and 12" club remix,we haven't got a label yet,although we'll probally get offers from sony and emi which we'll only take if guided missile turn us down.I wanted the video to be exactlly the same as the shoot the ridiculant video by the yummy fur and to get the same fella's to do it although one of them's busy being the singer in franz ferdinand apparently.
Havent updated in ages as have been away although we worked out that the more trouble you are the higher they put you in a jury's inn,we were on floor 7 in leeds god knows what was going on the three floors above us it must have been like the end of ghostbusters. Current Mood: chipper
|Wednesday, April 20th, 2005|
|gentleman of leisure
I spend a lot of a time at home without much to do at the moment and today sent my friend caroline a text about the channel four programme without a trace;
HELLO CAROLINE I THINK I"VE BECOME ADDICTED TO WITHOUT A TRACE,IT MADE ME CRY YESTERDAY AND VERY NEARLY CRY TODAY I THINK THE SAD ENDING AND THE FOLK MUSIC IS THE TRICK.
Its only after i had sent the text i remembered that just the day before,I'd been joking with caroline that i use without a tace as slang for wanking 'dont come in my room for a bit,i'm watching without a trace' she hasn't texted back.
If anybody that reads this bought a painting off me,i'm posting them out on monday,if anybody wants to buy one email me firstname.lastname@example.org
A version of the art goblins is playing at the quiet loud festival bethnal green pleasure unit this sunday,we will be playing a few of the original fallingovers songs too hopefully, deffo theseanimalmenswear and possibly while my keyboard guitar gentely weeps,which i wrote the words too when i was 19 and is very twee so no teasing.
oh and wasn't my birthday in the post below it was the live journal drama generator,but thank you for the e mails Current Mood: embarrassed
|Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005|
|We are the lollipop kids
Back in london after the tour which was fun although the bottle a brandy a night did make me a little ill(according to chris,i still claim the fruit i was made to eat made me ill)
I've taken to going out to the shops at about three in the afternoon which has caused a conundrum as that is when the lollipop ladies for the schools are out and I never know wether Im supposed to use them or not (Do I use them as an example to the young children,or will the lollipop people think i'm patronising them as I'm clearly old enough to cross the road alone) it got to the point last week when i walked a very long way around the park to avoid the lollipop ladies as it was making me anxious,and ended up nearly being hit by a car.
The Art Goblins have two gigs coming up Rythym Cracktory 30th of march and guided missile at the buffalo bar 9th of april then we change our name to THE ART NAIFS (I feel its good to stick to a system)
I feel like I'm so pissed off! Wednesday was my birthday and nobody noticed or gave me presents or wished me happy birthday :-(.
Oh and everybody has asked why I'm leaving the punk community but the answer is simple: Some of you know who you are and why I'm leaving FOREVAR.
This entry automatically generated by the LJ Drama Generator
|Monday, February 14th, 2005|
|Have you been to cities have you had enough, well have you been to Paris France...
Went to Paris with my friends Keith totp and Rebecca Ciccone,we speak varying levels of french Rebbeca appears to be quite fluent(although as I'm not I dont know what she's saying so it could be a trick)I sort of muddle through'Bonjour deux vin de blanc.. um and a beer merci'Keith doesnt bother'Hello Fella 2 pints of beer and a wine for the lady, cheers'he says this is because french would sound riddiculous in his northern accent,I think it would sound great.
I always get embaressed when I'm abroad and cant speak the language especially somewhere as near as france I want to learn the french for'I'm very sorry but the area I grew up in wasnt paticularry good so the standard of education was quite bad probally due to departmental funding,a lot of the people I grew up with can barely speak english and are probally in prison,its suprising i succeded filling out the application form for a passport,thank you for letting me visit your country' which i could say before I badly ask them for the way to the train station/the time/how to get to the eiffel tower in misprounounced broken french.
Had great fun though,I love Paris.
|Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005|
|ha ha ha
|eddie_argos's LJ stalker is chrischinchilla!|
|chrischinchilla is stalking you because they think you are the one who made anonymous abusive LJ comments. They are also not very liked around here!|
|Sunday, January 30th, 2005|
|Dream I had last night
I've just remembered that last night I dreamt,I was about 10 years older than I am now and I had a wife (who I didnt recognise) and a daughter called Petal(i've never thought of calling a child that before but ,I think I quite like it now)I realised I was in my future and was using live journal to see what was going to happen to me cant remember what it said but found it a very comforting dream when I woke up and made me smile just now when I remembered it.
I do belive a lot of odd things,when I was about 17 I impulsively left a pub to get my head straight,I was quite drunk,and had a chat with an unusual old man with a beard he used both my names (eddie argos and the one I was born with) and when I asked him if I knew him he said 'not yet' I went back to the pub to tell my friends who laughed at me and said I was making it all up,citing something else I'd told them unusual had happened to me to prove i was a liar,both things were true and i remember being indignant at the time,i've completely forgoten what the first one was which is frustrating,but I remember the old man as I still get angry no one belives me or says it was the drink,when it was such an unusual experience.
There was also the time I guessed about 6 times in a row what numbers would appear on the roulete on the drinks promotion game thing at the casino royale club night thing in camden
And whatever the thing was in my hallway when I was a child that meant I had to have my bedroom door shut because I didnt like seeing it if I woke at night,i can still clearly see it in my head now so it exists.
I dont know what I'm trying to say maybe just that I have an overactive imagination,the dream was ace though. Current Mood: content
|Saturday, January 29th, 2005|
|Maybe once was enough
The art Goblins completely fell apart at the elbow rooms,a combination of too much booze and complete lack of sound check are to blame apparently,if we play again I think we should rehearse,we were considering changing our name to the art naif's but I dont think Jasper ever wants to get onstage again.
I've been trying to write the words for some new songs for the brut looking around me for inspiration I was in the park near my house the other day looking at the pigeons and the sparrows and people walking hand in hand i had a great Idea for a song and it was pretty much writing itself it wasnt till i got to the part where the joggers are running around and around that i realised,I was just singing Parklife in my head,I did a similar thing the other day when I was wondering what to do with all the letters from my ex girlfriend that I keep in a HEART SHAPED BOX,I like my song more though as it makes sense, although i do like the fact that a lot of the 'lyrics' in the nirvana song are just taken from the letters billy corgan wrote courtney love,that is the easiest way to write a song i can imagene (apart from just shouting aloud the words that come into your head ie.the fall)The worst example of me accidently stealing a large chunk of song is when in my old band with nicky biscuit(the original fallingovers)we wrote a song called Bethany says it wasnt till I heard Stephanie says by lou reed a month later at a party that I'd realised what I done
Im going to have to stop typing now asi feel like i'm living strange and I'm finding it increasingly hard not to look over my shoulder out the window and in to the sun,hmm... Current Mood: embarrassed
|Monday, January 24th, 2005|
|LOOKS A BIT LIKE A TOUR DIARY
LOADS HAS HAPPENED
Part Brut played in a highgate pub for my friend senay's birthday with the vessel from david devant on piano (he had just been playing with german mike the irish drummer as mikey and mikey)it was great fun especially turning round and seeing the vessel stood on the piano stool big smile on his face hammering away like jerry lee lewis.
The barman obviously enjoyed it too ,as he offered the band free drinks if we played Olivers army,we managed to work it out in record time and even though our version was just the chorus and the words check point charlie shouted over and over again he delivered.
On the way to frog after on the tube I forced The Vessel to sing me david bowie songs from Labrynth and convinced myself and others we should take part brut the Labrynth stage show spectacular on tour,I made The vessel say 'what babe?the babe with the power, what power? the power of who do you do voodoo ,the power of the babe' about a 1000 times even though i'm sure this is misquote and bowie dosent say it in the film.
The new david devant/carfax songs were very good,i convinced senay to give me lots of unreleaed baxendale on cdr.
Made a big drunken fool of myself at frog may never go there again.
The real band played the garage I lost my shirt and ended up playing topless all i could see was my wobbly belly bouncing around in the mirror behind the bar,tragic.my coat also went the same way as my shirt it was my only winter coat,i'm now quite cold.
Afterwards I managed to convince paul artrocker to give me the entire hefner back catologe,and to convince the chalets we should tour together,good work.
The Fallingovers,played g fest in bethnal green,dave gorman was there i drunkenly slurred nonsense at him,art brut 4 played and were magnificent,lebovici played outside and were very very good too.art brut 69 are my friends.
The g fest was a roaring success all the bands were ace,rhesus were the best i've ever seen them,and of course ciccone and the fades were totp.
Made a bit of a fool of myself though, may never go there again.
THE ART GOBLINS ARE ON MIDNIGHT 27th JANUARY ELBOW ROOMS ISLINGTON Current Mood: embarrassed