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2007 in Pictures

Posted: January 2nd, 2008, by Chris S

In an attempt to fight off Altzheimers I have followed Marceline’s lead and done some ‘2007 in Pictures’ type sets on Flickr to remind me what actually happened. 2007 had some very high highs and some very low lows. Hopefully 2008 will see plenty of the former and none of the latter.

Here’s some eye candy:



(L-R; Top to Bottom)

NOVEMBER: Skipton, North Yorkshire. Daniel Higgs plays a gig in a crypt.
FEBRUARY: My dining room, Sneinton, Nottingham. February was spent seriously cutting down on my musical equipment hoarding tendencies.
JANUARY: Berlin, Germany. A weekend in Berlin as a late birthday present with the ladyfriend. Insanely cold.
MARCH: Austin, Texas. SXSW with Lords. Insanely hot.
MAY: Barcelona, Spain. A week away to go to Primavera and generally lounge around sipping booze and sunning myself.
APRIL: Derby, Derbyshire. April was spent in the dark confines of Dubrek studio in Derby starting to record an album with Lords.
AUGUST: Cresswell Crags, Derbyshire. Ice-age gorge near Worksop. Excellent. I discovered the countryside in 2007. Long overdue.
JUNE: Barcelona, Spain. I cheated here as I was in Spain for a few days at the end of May/start of June. This is in the aquarium.
JULY: Buxton, Derbyshire. The Opera House in Buxton. Another day out in Derbyshire.
DECEMBER: Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Post Xmas at my ladyfriend’s parents in Kenilworth, home to this majestic ruined castle.
SEPTEMBER: Hunstanton, Norfolk. Me pretending to be the victim of a rockslide at Sunny Hunny.
OCTOBER: Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Giant’s Causeway.



MARCH: Feasting on Mexican Food at Polvo’s in Austin, Texas at SXSW.
JANUARY: New Year’s Eve turns into New Year’s Day. Neil turns into the Mad Stuntman and likes to move it, move it.
MAY: Pre-gig nerve-settling pint at Koko in Camden when Lords opened for Shellac.
JULY: “Dress as a band name” party in Sneinton. Emily & Craig as Silver Jews.
APRIL: Doing a ZZ Top covers gig in fancy dress for Phil’s birthday.
SEPTEMBER: Ghostbusting with Daniel and Gareth at Sutton Scarsdale Hall in Derbyshire in the middle of the night. Scarier than you might think.
FEBRUARY: Pirate Party in Sneinton. Pirate chat-up line: “Prepare to be boarded”.
JUNE: Drum Carnival in Barceloneta, Spain. Health & Safety not pictured.
OCTOBER: Matt Tagney marries Kerry Carson in Holywood, Northern Ireland.
AUGUST: Joe Mask discovers a trampoline at Barn from Soeza’s wedding to Sanna in Sherwood Forest somewhere. Shortly after this he discovered the floor with his face.
NOVEMBER: Cruciate Ligament repair. Crutches.
OCTOBER (PART 2): Ian Scanlon marries Jane Torr in Cheshire. Drinks drunk, cigars smoked, air guitars played, queasiness achieved.
DECEMBER: My 30th birthday.

Chris S

Chris lives for the rock and can often be seen stumbling drunkenly on (and off) stages far and wide. Other hobbies include wearing jumpers, arsing about with Photoshop and trying to beat the world record for the number of offensive comments made in any 24 hour period. He has been married twice but his heart really belongs to his guitars. All 436 of them.


2 Responses to 2007 in Pictures

  1. marceline

    Have you spotted the new STATS in Flickr? I have been trawling my referrers – there really are some insane people out there.

  2. Chris

    The bottom right photo of my set here is a particular magnet for weirdos, though I am one myself so fuck it!