Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Rocking Friday Night

I made my way to a gig after a long time, and it felt great. There is something about a live gig that you can’t get from a boom box, no matter how powerful your sub-woofer is, especially when it comes to rock. Screaming guitars and throbbing drums just goes to the core of the body and pulsates from the inside, giving a tingly feeling. It’s like a buzz, even without alcohol. Of course, the buzz would have been greater if alcohol was involved, but I don’t like to mix drinking and driving.

If you headed down to Clancy’s on Friday night you would have experienced what I’m talking about. The lineup for the Rockapalooza featured some great bands made up of very talented people. The headliners were Magic Vinyl featuring Mr. Anil Balasuriya and they of course rocked the house down. They performed a lot of their originals with some covers.

The idea behind the event is commendable because it allows young musicians to showcase their talent, not just in Rock, but other genre as well, because it is open to all.

Magic Vinyl probably features the only female drummer in Sri Lanka (that i know about) along with a female lead guitarist. They are extremely talented IMO and trend setters for the younger generation of women.

It was a fun night and I enjoyed myself very much. I wish all the bands a lot of success and hope to see another Rockapalooza soon.

\m/ :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chrome / Blogger Commenting Issue

Has anyone out there noticed an issue with Blogger commenting when accessing through Chrome?

It wont submit the comment, especially in the popup version of the comment box.

Just curious :)


Crash into me…

They (always those mysterious ‘they’) say that you are not a true biker unless you’ve had at least one crash off your bike…

Ok ok I made that up to make myself feel better. Well, it had to happen sometime. My bike decided that it wanted to do a skid and fall over while I was still on it, thanks to which I now sport several cuts on my face. Luckily no broken bones or anything, a couple of cuts and a bruised ego. Currently parading around with a big dressing on my chin, which makes my look like one of those Pharaoh dudes with the funky goatee thingy. No, it is not a laughing matter.

This happened last week while heading home from office and I guess it was my lucky day. The car in front braked and I hit the brakes. Next thing I know, I’m smooching tar. What happened was that I hit the front brakes first, which caused it to slip on the wet road. I mean I’ve done worse speeds, in worse weather and nothing has ever happened. But then again there is a limit to pushing your luck. Maybe this was a hint from Lady Luck to slow down, and stop trying to be Evel Knievel’s very distant cousin. The bike also survived with only a cracked side mirror.

It shook me up a lot at the time, but managed to get up in a few seconds. I tell you, those first few seconds are scary. You feel disoriented and you brain is going wtf happened. Then you start to calm down and try to figure out what is broken or not.

One good thing though, it kind of renewed my faith in the kindness of strangers. Several passersby came and helped me out. It happened close to my home, so I called my dad to come get me. Everything is now hunky dory, all healing up nicely. The nuisance part is that I can’t get the dressing on my face get wet. So bathing is done in 3 stages. First wash the face, avoiding the dressing, the wash my hair separately, and then wash the rest of the body, while keeping my head away from the shower. Damn silly, but what to do.

So it’s back to bussing it to office these days. I don’t feel like taking the car everyday because I’m a cheap bastard who doesn’t want to see my hard earned money ending up in the coffers of some far away Sheik who does nothing but eat Dates and play with his harem all day. (Ok that’s just jealousy, why the hell should I fund his fun times, when I can’t have it) Of course there’s that other little thing called being environmentally friendly. I’ll give it a couple of weeks till I get back on my steed.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vacation Notice

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spam Comments

Oh lookie, a post after 40 days in absentia. Lazy bugger... :D

Been getting a lot of spam comments on posts, even dating back to last two years. Spam selling everything from Viagra to headless ponies (ok i made that one up, but it could happen). Very Very annoying.

Does anybody else have this problem? Any remedies? Otherwise i'll have to start setting comments to display only after approval, which again creates more work for me, bah...