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Towering Inferno... then off...

I was watching Towering Inferno on Sky earlier, only for it to suddenly "go off air"...

At least now I understand why... Glasgow Airport.

Bugger! That's not good.

This is what's causing all the concern

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The Ulley Reservoir
Originally uploaded by volcanodancer. From Google Earth - the Ulley Reservoir...

I've taken the view down the valley pointing towards the M1 and the junction of the M1 and Sheffield Parkway - actually it points more towards the end of Rotherway...

Shitting Bricks

Not that I'm the scared type, but I'm really worried about Ulley Ressy... it was very full when I went over the bridge the other day (nice pub at the top of Ulley by the way) - they've been on about the fact that it will flood the M1 etc, which if you know where Ulley is you'll understand what I mean...

However... the thing that also worries me is that in the valley near the M1 is the main electrical distribution station for Rotherham. If it goes, expect loss of power.

I really feel for the people in Sheffield who are seeing the same sort of thing, but worse.

I have more photos on my flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/khl if you want to see what we're experiencing in the Don and Dearne valleys... Morphy Richards is flooded though.

I hope everyone is OK, and am checking LJ regularly for updates.

Has anyone heard from Cis & Steve?

Roll call

Everyone still here?

We've not been washed away over in Rawmarsh, but I can report that there is virtually no way out of Rawmarsh at all... and Rotherham is also cut off.

If anyone is stuck around Rotherham / can't get back to Sheffield / can get to Rawmarsh, please feel free to drop in and we can offer comfy sofas and crash space.

Sim City 2000 DS = A bit crap really...

I was going to buy Sim City 2000 on the DS the other day, until I realised that actually it's a bit crap!... I love Sim City 2000 - over and above SC3000 and SC4 - Sim City 2000, for all it's clunkyness is still the best by a long way.

Things missing from Sim City 2000 DS:

Water - no laying pipes
Highways & onramps & cloverleaf junctions
Terrain - no hills!
Tunnels - the above, hence no tunnels
Signs - you can't rename areas of your town "bumsville" and "shonkytown"

I just registered Sim City 2000 for my pocket PC instead - $20, rather than £30... oh and it's compatible with the full size PC version.

LJ - quiet

LJ seems to have gone very quiet on the Nevs front just lately... I think we need to get some new blood into the LJ way of thinking, don't you?

Meanwhile, stayed in a spa hotel in Leeds last night... nice :-)

Would you like to see some poppies?

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Class Rock 2 (1)
Originally uploaded by volcanodancer. Band photo shoot - this is unprocessed but I'm sure longrat will love this one.

Rant Rage

What do you think about the sale of petrol going into these stupid little trials bikes, you know the ones I mean - no number plates, no tax, insurance, etc.

Swinton Service Station on Bridge Street, Swinton... seems to think this is fine.

I also think it is fine not to buy petrol there... well I used to buy petrol there... I won't again. Obviously they need his £4 fill-up more than they need my £45 fill up.

Flickr... and it's associated weirdness...

Apparently...

Summer is a more popular tag than Winter
Japan is more popular than London
Music is very popular (as a tag)

but the all time most popular tag for photos?

Wedding of course!


My personal take on this though is that around 20% of the time logging onto flickr and seeing the latest 4 photos uploaded... one of them is a bad transvestite (which means either there's a lot of bad transvestites in the world, or transvestites are very web literate)...

OK... so even I draw the line at this...

Found on Youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1yoDH1Vq6Y
It's us at the Boardwalk this March... cool!

Derek Acorah

Are his possessions terribly acted, or what?

I'd love to f**k her...

With a length of 3x2 round the head that is...

Who am I talking with such violence about? It's the manager of Violent Storm of course.

If you can stick with me, please do, and read what is written below (in private!) and then make your own judgement based on my findings... and feel free to reply if you wish.


Arrival
Arrived at the Corp yesterday at about 2:30pm after picking up gear. Was met by "M" and a few of the Corp crew who helped with load in. All good. Shortly after I was asked by "M" if I'd like to meet their manager... I went upstairs and met her.

Meeting the bitch
She said "oh you're Crimes of Passion then" and then, obviously having heard good things, proceeded to enquire about if we were interested in a deal and a management deal. I said "well we have a manager at the moment, and we've got a few record deals on the table but we're interested in all offers" she said "who's your manager?" - I said "Rupe…

We're at t'corp tomorrow...

If you're around Sheffield tomorrow night, why not pop over to Corporation and see us supporting Vaughn?

We're onstage about 8pm so don't be late... and if you are late you'll be an equilaterally sided geometric shape with four sides.

We're at t'corp tomorrow...

If you're around Sheffield tomorrow night, why not pop over to Corporation and see us supporting Vaughn?

We're onstage about 8pm so don't be late... and if you are late you'll be an equilaterally sided geometric shape with four sides.