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Shaki

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  1. Camie :-( Here we go: https://depeche-choad.bandcamp.com/album/i-hate-cats-dead-mole-party
  2. Shaki

    Pet Hates!

    I haven't seen Brew Wars but I still hate JJ Watt. I actually can't drink beer because it gives me gout. Some of these beer places don't sell Cider - there's a pet hate for ya. In related news, Depeche Choad, Min Diesel and Lenin Death Mask are playing Underdog tomorrow night. Come and hate, love or be indifferent to the bands, surroundings and beverages.
  3. Just read this Graham. Thanks for the kind words and for coming down to the gig
  4. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway. A struggle in places but has the best passage I've ever read.
  5. East of Eden - John Steinbeck. I maintain it's his best, as did he, and is therefore the best book ever.
  6. Interesting and pleasing review http://toxiconline.co.uk/unsigned-return-to-girth-depeche-choad/
  7. Shaki

    Pet Hates!

    Qualifies as a pet hate in itself. Also, as someone mentioned "I'm a bit OCD". I'll also throw in the use of the word "schizophrenic" metaphorically to describe inconsistent behaviour or the likes. Get your illnesses right.
  8. Shaki

    Pet Hates!

    In the world of public sector procurement the equivalent is a "PIN Notice". PIN stands for 'Prior Information Notice'. Deeply depressing.
  9. Shaki

    Your current read?

    Recently read 'First Time Solo' by Aberdonian writer Iain Maloney. It's about an Aberdeenshire farmer who joins the RAF during WW2 and tells the story of his training and forming a jazz band. I wasn't that keen on his writing style - he used a lot of short or one word sentences for impact but it didn't really seem to fit. There were some good passages and one liners and it was obviously well researched but I can't say it really grabbed me much. It was not bad for a debut and I'd read more from him to see how he develops. I then tried 'Jazz' by Toni Morrison Great writing but I couldn't get into the story so shelved it for now. Hoovered up 'Dead I Well May Be' by Adrian McKinty and really enjoyed it. It's the second one of his I've read and both have really stuck with me. The stories are probably fairly stock yet enjoyable anti-hero crime but the way he tells them and his understanding of the human condition sets him apart. If you like noir and a want a bit more to think about than Stuart MacBride and Lee Child I'd recommend this guy. Now reading 'The Cider House Rules' by John Irving. Lovely so far.
  10. Aye, this is her full length debut.
  11. I'm going to be bold and say it's a masterpiece - a modern classic that will be revered for decades to come.
  12. https://depeche-choad.bandcamp.com/releases Debut album available for streaming or download. Feedback and pounds sterling welcome.
  13. I like it, hecan write a tune that boy. Where did you record it? Sounds affa nice.
  14. Shaki

    Your current read?

    I struggled to the end of this and got a bit bored but it was nae bad. Just finished "Galveston" by Nic Pizzolatto (creator of "True Detective" which I've yet to see). It is wonderfully written. A bleak but very human tragedy with a fair bit of action. I'd recommend giving it a go if you like stuff like James Ellroy, Dennis Lehane etc. On the side I've been reading "Paddle your Own Canoe" by Nick Offerman for some light relief. If you like him you'll like the book. He's a good guy.
  15. Shaki

    Your current read?

    The main thing is you are now qualified to describe anything that happens in modern society as "a bit Orwellian"
  16. Shaki

    Your current read?

    What did you think? It's one of my all time favourites.
  17. Shaki

    Your current read?

    Will try to get into this thread again. Recently finished 'HHhH' by Laurent Binet which was excellent. It's very unique in that it's an account of a historical event (the assassination attempt on leading Nazi Reinhard Heydrich) but the author gives a running commentary on his own thoughts whilst researching and writing the book. It's difficult to explain so you should just read it. I'm now reading 'Fall of Giants' by Ken Follett. It's an epic saga based in WW1. I really liked his medieval series (Pillars of the Earth and World Without End) and this is in a similar vein. He writes a ripping yarn and is pretty educational too.
  18. Shaki

    Pet Hates!

    The hyperbolic use of the word "that", as in "that goal from Messi", "that touch from Ronaldo". Perhaps I should just un-follow 'the football bible' but I'm sure I've seen it elsewhere and it's becoming a common figure of speech. Basically, I totes hate the evolution of the English language that's happened since around 1998.
  19. Calvin Zola was the best release of the year lol. Here's my top ten, as copied and pasted from Facebook before the release of Das McManus' record which may just edge out Tom Petty. 1. Night Surfer - Chuck Prophet 2. Benji - Sun Kil Moon 3. Smalltown Heroes - Hurray for the Riff Raff ... 4. The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett - Eels 5. Acoustic Classics - Richard Thompson 6. Popular Problems - Leonard Cohen 7. Meat the Shithawks - the Shithawks 8. I'll Swing my Hammer with Both Hands - Cahalen Morrison & Eli West 9. Poor Things - Poor Things 10. Hypnotic Eye - Tom Petty
  20. As well as what Jan has said I would add Das Macmanus and Lenin Death Mask. I'm sure there are more...
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