Thursday, March 04, 2010

Mr. B your blog is dead! Bring it Back to Life!


Shame shame shame. Used to update this blog a lot more frequently - but I guess I let all the other stuff, like living life, get in the way! Hah! Don't worry it was only temporary!

I guess twitter has been one of the main reasons why I haven't updated the blog much too - now its more simple to do quick, instant mini-blog things from wherever I am in the world it seems less important to do big brain-dumps here - and a lot of the photos I would post here I've already done as tweetpics. So, yeah I'm plugging my twitter already... its here:

Right now, today I'm just pushing out the new podcast, episode 75 which just went live last night, and I think is one of the best so far! You can download all my previous podcasts at and on iTunes here - if you subscribe in iTunes it automatically downloads the new episodes as soon as they are published. Woo!

Had too many gigs recently to mention all individually but I've been impressed at how well everything is going - I played Bournemouth in the UK for the first time in my career last week - at the Opera House, nice big venue and a really good, long running night - came on after some ruffff dubstep courtesy of mr Rusko, and was followed by Friction - good times, and still rammed till LATE. Thought I'd got a puncture on the way down so could have been a disaster but turned out to be a false alarm - wasn't much fun pulled over on the side of the motorway in the dark/rain trying to check if I had a flat tyre using my iphone as a torch! (Just got a new BMW and the puncture indicator light had come on - turned out to be becuase they hadn't reset it after replacing a tyre last week!).

The weekend before was one of the most intense I've had in a while - flew to Prague on the Friday and played a huge rave to about 4000 people (photos here) then back to London next day to play a Formation Records event at the Den, then flew to Moscow on Sunday, then was driven 5-6 hours to Yaroslavl (in -15 degrees, blizzards and all sorts!) did a gig there, few hours sleep, then the same long drive back to Moscow the next day, in the snow, and a gig in Moscow on the Monday night! Made it back late Tuesday and yes, was pretty whackkkked. But the gigs were great and you could tell it meant a lot to the people that had turned out to the club - especially in Yaroslavl which just felit like it was in the middle of nowhere!!

Anyway, enough blabbering on, I need to get on with stuff... I guess I'll post up a load of the random photos I've taken with my iphone over the last few months so you can see what I've been doing in a more entertaining way ;-)

I always think the escalators in Zurich airport are pretty handsome.
Zurich Airport Escalators

My usual Friday/Saturday night room service/last minute Laptop bizniz combo meal.
Room Service & new tunes...

The wonders of Moscow DME Airport's immigration area when you arrive at the wrong time. I ninja'd it through following some pilots - would have been there hours otherwise!
Chaos of Immigration lines at Moscow DME Airport

Transaero Airlines' idea of safe stowage of cabin luggage. I emailed BMI customer services about this as it was a BMI ticket I was travelling on - they didn't seem to give a stuff. Luckily the bag didn't hit me in the head. Or the old lady it belonged to...
In flight safe bag stowage on BMI/Transaero LHR to DME.

Russian attempts at gogo dancing in Samara
Not very good at dancing they were

When I'm feeling flush this is the John B airport lunch

Visited my Grandma up in Newcastle in December. This is me on her couch with the cat "Billy" - named after my late Grandad
On the couch with Billy


By St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay - just up the road from my Grandma's - always gotta visit this when I'm up there - Love it!

Grandma had my old graduation photo up on the bookcase ;-) DODGY HAIR OMG

Tax Return bizniz

Trying to get home from Cambridge in the first night of the mega snow we got in December

With Aphrodite and our improvised window replacement for the 2 hr drive from Prague to Brno in Czech Republic - the cars rear window just fell down into the guts of the car. It was -8 or something. COLD BIZNIZ

Hayley on top of a big hill in Cornwall at Christmas

Leaky gutter + ice = STALACTITES!

Champagne & Top Gear on the flight to DC in January