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  1. I got to the bit where they went to the barn at the halfway split in s2 of Walking Dead and never returned. Didn't dislike that season, but man it just seemed everyone found something they absolutely hated about that show and it just didn't sound fun. 

    Now Mr. Robot is finished, I need to watch the last 2 seasons of that, and also catch back up with Better Call Saul as I only ever did the first season but everyone still seems massively on board with that. I blame this stupid raccoon I keep having to give bells to. 

  2. Yeah exactly, it was a good exercise in technical filmmaking and I was definitely thinking the same thing about some of the scenes with regards to mentally working out the tech side. The approach made it feel less real than a lot of other films I think. It's just too perfected, it feels like every movement is rehearsed until every milimeter of movement was nailed. I think I'd just as much watch a version of the film that was someone running after the cameraman with a handycam showing just how it was all done. 

  3. I'm curious as to how Hollywood will stack up on a second viewing, mainly due to the

    Sharon Tate stoyline that's a great red herring the first time, but might feel a bit of a waste of time the second time around?

    I liked it, but it took over an hour of watching for it to somewhat click. Up til that point I was mainly enjoying the performances and the attention to detail that QT always puts in.

    Last night I got around to 1917, which I'm in two minds about. The cinematography is of course excellent, but throughout I was wondering if the film itself was compromised because of it. But at the same time there's plenty of good war movies already, so does it matter? It did kind of feel like a video game, but again is that necessarily a bad thing? I couldn't find anything to actively dislike about it, just more questioning than anything. ****

    Coach, you want me to rename this thread to something like 'What Movies Have You Been Watching?' ?

  4. Nice, I'm gonna check that out. Thanks Coach.

    18 hours ago, stillagoth said:

    Last show I went to in Cardiff was Turnstile at The Globe, 5 years ago! 

    Ha, as I was reading this I was like 'Im sure that's the one I went to' and remembering seeing you at the end. They were always a fun band to see, and always been bummed I've not seen them play anywhere local here.

    I think the main thing that made me sad in the early 2010s when SWM started to fade was that it wasn't replaced by something newer, and better by young kids who had the energy and enthusiasm to do such things. I would've totally been on board with that, hell it would've probably spurred some joke war between sites or something that would've led to the an all new East Coast/West Coast wave of violence and bloodshed. But no, it kind of felt like there was no centre of anything for years, and you had to keep your eye on a million difference Facebook pages or whatever to keep up with anything. That sucked. 


    Lots of what happens here reminds me of home. I can go to a dozen gigs over a few months and not see the same local support twice, there always seems to be new bands forming and falling apart.

    My favourite venue closed down, but it was this tiny craft beer place that would book touring bands with no cover charge and give them a split of the bar takings. It was long, but maybe 15 feet wide at most and ran off a vocal PA and no stage. Get 30-50 kids in and it would be a packed house, and the merch stands would be in the street as there was no space inside. I hear they got kicked out of the area (which was supposed to be the cool, art and hip place of town) because they weren't the image that was being looked for. A damn shame. They now have a bar just as close to where I live, but the beer choice wasn't as good when I last went and it wasn't quite the same.

    Photo of Beer Punx - Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

    Another place I loved going to was Kreepy Tiki, which was a bar and a tattoo parlour in one. I would go see a six band bill there, and the kids doing stuff there would have the most insane changevoers after each set that the whole show could close in a few hours. I remember the first show I went to there, I just sat at the bar like an old man, chatting with the bartender (who was *insanely* good and now has his own place I believe) expecting a huge bill at the end. I think it came to about $30 in the end and he just laughed as he comped at least half my drinks. I met some good people there who would basically form my knowledge of the scene here. It's just a tattoo parlour now which is a real shame, that place was cool as hell.

    Kreepy Tiki Tattoos And Boutique Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tiki with Ray

    But the scene here is just as weird and seemingly disorganized as back home. Again, there's no foundation or central resource, I can't just go to one place and find out who's playing this month or check out new demos or anything. There's a lot of kids into it here, which is awesome, but it feels like a different thing every gig I go to. It's like South Wales ramped up to 10x where the venues change over even faster, and it's hard to keep tabs on things.

    But these are mainly the local, DIY shows. For bigger gigs where I am (I won't include Miami because if you live here, you don't like going to Miami) there's a few venues that have been there for years and years who get the medium sized shows. I guess the most comparable would be if The Engine Room/MS1 hadn't been just a short term thing. These venues are big, professional, and expensive. I think for my Descendents ticket it cost me like $50 and it was absolutely packed. But it's cool that I could see a band like that still, and in my first month here local favourites Poison The Well swung by and did a show. Madball will turn up out of nowhere on shows that get booked with a weeks notice and place to a sell out. 

    I didn't know Marilyn Manson formed out of here until a few years ago, they should totally come back and do a show in front of like 40 kids playing 90s era stuff.

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  5. Let's see if Twitter embeds automatically... (it does! just paste a link in.)

    This dude is my favourite person of the day. Watching the host squirm when he keeps refuting everything he says is great. Chamath used to be a Facebook guy, then went on record saying he regretted it and thinks Facebook sucks. He's good people, and he looks super high in that photo which adds to it.

  6. Adore Face to Face, one of my favourite live bands for sure. Caught them again a few years ago in a venue that was hot as hades as they were still amazing, something came up last year when I was supposed to go see them with Lagwagon and H2O locally (but it turned out I got the wrong date anyway, so should've still been able to go, dammit).

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  7. So as mentioned in another thread, all the uploaded images and stuff from the old SWM are basically in unlabeled folders that you don't know what you'll get until you open them. The first thing I find is the SWM outing to El Paso where we all look super young. Guessing this was.... 2005 or 2006? Was a super fun night for sure, at Cardiff's finest Mexican eatery.



  8. Ah yeah that's a shame you weren't into it when we used to have PPVs on all the time, I got burnt out on it all tbh... I preferred UFC before they flooded their roster with everyone from their reality show, most of whom just weren't as skilled as the big names of the time. It looks like it's settled since then, but I never got the urge to jump back in. I'd go see a live fight again for sure, they were always fun.

    I was always into hockey growing up, but moving here cemented the love which I wasn't expecting. Used to be a half season ticket holder for my local NHL team and a wardrobe full of jerseys, which is another expensive hobby that I had to get into. Having game worn stuff is really cool though, you can see where it's all patched up after being torn on the ice. 

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  9. This all hit right in the middle of me having an insane amount of things to do... had friends over from back home and luckily they came and went before it hit, but I was supposed to go to Tampa for 4 days for WrestleMania and a bunch of other things with one of my best friends which got cancelled, I haven't seen Inter Miami kick a football yet despite having paid up like $300 to them (they still keep taking my money, thanks lads) and the hockey season got upended too, and I was going to see Adam Sandler with my inlaws. So a bunch of things got 'postponed' (read: no refunds) but at least some will be rebooked.

    In a more 'hopefully back to normal by then' thing, I finally bought tickets to go to Fest this year and the lineup has a bunch of bands I really want to see, most of them are bands I loved when I saw them but never got to see again (Hot Water Music, Strike Anywhere, Modern Life is War, Good Riddance again, Samiam for the first time etc). That should be a blast. 

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  10. I think what annoys me the most about 5G the most is it's essentially marketing gumph, and the telcoms company a friend works for has had to sink $1bn into just so their competitors don't have a leg up over them (they're pretty small in the grand scheme of things, but big enough to be a player). You don't need to make up the world's most stupid conspiracies to find it tedious, but here we are.

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    Alternative version of the poster I saw on Chi's wall the other day. South Wales' dumbest people all in one place. Twammers.

  11. 11 hours ago, Rae said:

    I was just thinking to myself the other day how SWM might be if it was back. 

    2 hours ago, BlackHowl said:

    How timely. I swear I was trying to look back on some of the old and gold threads just a couple weeks ago for some nostalgic mirth. Was gutted to see it was all gone. 

    Yeah a few years ago I realised that maintaining a site that was so, so utterly broken due to years of abuse and bad fixes just wasn't working anymore and all the good stuff was kinda unreadable by that point. I have it backed up at least. In late 2018 it was discussed briefly about bringing it back, so I wiped the slate and installed the forum again but then real life started taking a dive and it petered out. Hence there's a few threads from back then that never really went anywhere. Whenever anything big has happened, there's always been a 'I wonder what the thread about this would be like' discussion though, so hey. It's like a school reunion that you get excited about that will inevitably sour again.

    10 hours ago, MonkDave666 said:

    I have been enjoying a kind of "mini" SWM in a Whatsapp group for a few years with Rae, DT, Chris and Andi and Holdfast but those guys still bully me relentlessly, so it'll be nice to see some old / new faces!


    Oh, I see how it is! 😉


  12. 1 hour ago, BlackHowl said:

    So far I’d say it’s “peak Netflix documentary”. They sure are good at exploiting redneck retards. What is it like 6 hours of TV? And not a likeable character in the whole bunch. Irredeemable shower of despicable bastards.

    Did you see the cat one with the internet dweebs that did absolutely nothing and got thwarted by an Out Of Office reply, then the cops solved the case in like 2 days. That was something else.

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