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For the next three days my life is about to become a living hell.

Posted: July 31st, 2003, by Dave Stockwell

For I have the misfortune of currently residing within the confines of a particularly wonderful New Town called Stevenage. At the best of times, this is enough to make me all but inconsolable; but things are due to get a whole lot worse with the anticipated influx of 325,000 mindless idiots flooding the town to watch Robbie Fucking Williams mince about onstage at “Knebworth Castle” (it’s a house with a faux facade, and a damn ugly one at that). Not only that, but I have the fortune to work in Knebworth, and within earshot of the whole shebang. Today I got to hear what sounded like Kelly Osbourne being worried by a particularly rabid mongrel for a good two hours. This evening at band practice we went outside for a spot of fresh air, only to be confonted with a never-ending loop of Mr William’s (or should I say the Stones’) “Let Me Entertain You”. I’m really not sure exactly how I am going to get through tomorrow.


Luckily, I received through the post today courtesy of Tee Pee Records a copy of ‘Dopesmoker’ by the inimitable Sleep. The ‘original demo’ of the infamous song/album ‘Jerusalem’, it’s a full 64 minutes long, and will fulfil anyone’s rock needs for (probably) ever.

Maybe I can find a way to get through tomorrow after all… then I can find a rock to spend Saturday & Sunday under.

Dave Stockwell

David can always be relied on to end his e-mails with one of those 'np: blah blah' things in order to remind us of how much more music he listens to every day than anybody else. His interests include rockin ' out in a major style as guitarist in Souvaris, throwing frisbees from tall buildings "just to see what happens" and simply kickin' back with his bitches in a gold-plated jacuzzi.


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