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the Simpsons

Posted: May 2nd, 2002, by Greg Kitten

Matt Groening is apparantly a step closer to finishing the Simpsons. the stuff he’s been saying doesn’t make it out to be doomsday just yet, but it’s on the horizon, deffo. BAH!

dammit. i so love the Simpsons. it’s the only show really worth watching, the probably the best thing on tv, in my opinion.



Trail of Dead

Posted: May 2nd, 2002, by Greg Kitten

i made the journey up to london last night to see trail of dead. woo! funnily enough, they were bloody great, playing a long set with a good mix of new and old songs. jason was suffering from a bad stomach & wearing a pet shop boys t-shirt, conrad was looking cuddly as ever but sounding rather ill, but it all came together really well as usual, before everything got torn apart. twice. damn them, can they do no wrong?

hirameka hi-fi & electro group, colchester

Posted: April 15th, 2002, by Greg Kitten


i saw hirameka hi-fi and electro group in colchester on saturday. i got drunk but i remember electro group being great and an excellent soundtrack for drinking. some rilly drunk guy liked them so much he threw beer at them and got thrown out. hawhaw! hirameka were fantastic, playing mostly new tunes and pulling out guest guitarist Chris Baldwin for a chaotic version of the Formalists. can’t wait for the new album.

i saw Belle & Sebastian last night

Posted: April 4th, 2002, by Greg Kitten

it was pretty fun. not tremendously exciting or anything, but entertaining enough. today i’m very, very ill. food poisoning or something. i attempted to watch Akira on dvd but ended up falling asleep for about the 7th time today.

things i like:
ice cream: doesn’t everyone? i want some. but i’d never keep it down.
stephen king: why did i never read anything of his before? great stuff.
signed system of a down stuff: fanboy!

things i don’t like:
vomiting: five times in a day. right on.
days off work when you’re actually ill: i’m so bored it hurts. ouch.

system of a down

Posted: March 30th, 2002, by Greg Kitten

this wednesday i went to system of a down‘s third and final night at brixton academy. support was provided by dillenger escape plan who were energetic as hell but didn’t go down very well with ‘the kids’. or me. i imagine they would have been a lot more impressive if i’d gone along armed with knowledge of their songs, but for the uninitiated, they didn’t leave a lasting impression. system, on the other hand, were fucking awesome. and i’m not talking awesome as in like, radical, dude, i mean i was in frickin awe. they played for well over an hour, putting everything they had into it. the atmosphere and the crowd were great, it was gosh darn mind bogglingly fantastic. i ain’t had that much fun in ages. i’m very sore, strapped for cash and feel like i’m getting ill, but it was so worth it. absolutely astounding. apple pie, mutherfuckers.

monsters inc.

Posted: February 19th, 2002, by Greg Kitten

i saw monsters inc. last night. it’s really good, hmmm, but i didnt think as good as either of the toy story movies. but don’t get me wrong, it’s still great. also quite worrying was the fact that there were bigger laughs during the ‘out-takes’ section during the credits than the rest of the film, so if you go see it, make sure you stay til the end. but yeah, check it out, deffo.

Trail of Dead / Ghost World

Posted: February 12th, 2002, by Greg Kitten

i’ve been on an excitement fest this past week. well, by my standards, anyways. on thursday i met up with marceline in london to go see trail of dead. i also met david for the first time. surprisingly, pie was eaten. trail of dead were fantastic. i’d not seen them since Reading 2000. damn, that seems so long ago. lesson learned that day: don’t trust rock stars to pass messages on for you. i’m sure marceline will have more elaborate tales of rock on the TOD front, so i’ll not go on about it.

last night i saw ghostworld, and you know, it’s as good as everyone else said it was. the reason i’m seeing it so late is because my local odeon only show non-blockbuster types on special screening events. it’s been southend projection month or something these last few weeks. ghostworld, unfortunately, is the last in the series, but i did see the pledge with jack nicholson the other week, which was equally good – a touching story with a surprising ending. jack was on top form.

i’ve also been making a skateboarding video on a digital camera which has been fun.

and today is my birthday. so yay. i’m Getting Old too. i give up.


i’m greg kitten and i can’t see films

Posted: January 22nd, 2002, by Greg Kitten

i went to see amelie yesterday, free ticket clutched in my paw, only to find it was full. still, i did manage to get abused by what i loosely refer to as ‘skaters’ when i came drove down their ramp in my car. i wouldn’t have minded, but honestly – get off the rollerblades and get yourself a fucking skateboard. then i won’t try to run you down. fuckers.


Posted: January 5th, 2002, by Greg Kitten

last night i went along with marceline and kat to see reynolds, part chimp and fixit kid (but not in that order) upstairs at the garage. we met up with ollie there and tried to convince him to throw the tv out of his hotel room window. as of yet i’ve not heard that he hasn’t, so i’ve got my fingers crossed.

i’d never heard them before but i was really impressed with part chimp, they were great and their drummer was really funny, they were really fun to watch, i totally recommend them. fixit kid didn’t make much of an impression on me, just a bit too shellacy rock with shouting. i hadn’t seen reynolds for ages, so i was totally glad to see them again, they were great and i enjoyed their set, and was particularly pleased to see them do ‘stopper’.

and this morning we ate pie. woohoo!

Ghost World

Posted: November 23rd, 2001, by Greg Kitten

i’m greg kitten and they’re not showing ghost world anywhere near me.

i’ve been sulking for 12 hours and i’m certainly not stopping now. i went to THREE seperate cinemas – i think they were a warner bros, a uci and an odeon – i dunno for sure and frankly i don’t much care – they were all wack. none of them were showing it. so all i did was end up driving about 20 miles to eat shepherd’s pie. don’t get me wrong, i like shepherd’s pie, but BAH.