April 15th, 2013

Doctor Who - Rings of Akhaten Eleven


As I think I mentioned, the whole organisational restructuring of the organisation for which I work means that there are, potentially, one or two jobs for which I can apply (with absolutely no guarantee of success). I've been invited to an interview for one tomorrow.

Fortunately, I have had a haircut, and my mum, bless her, bought me a new suit which I picked up on Saturday, so I should look fairly smart and everything.

On the other hand, I'm going to a gig in London tonight, so I could be absolutely knackered tomorrow... ^_^
Doctor Who - Rings of Akhaten Eleven

Fangasm meltdown.

A Doctor Who fan and graphic novelist, Rick Lundeen, has done a - strictly unofficial - 165 page graphic novel adaptation of the 1965 - 1966 mostly missing Doctor Who serial, The Daleks Master Plan. Apparently to be showcased online at the fan site Kasterborous over the summer, and then published in print later in the summer, profits going to Children in Need.

Some example artwork is up on his site here.

What can I say other than it looks utterly marvellous. I shall, I suspect, be buying a copy. And then celebrating the 50th anniversary by reading it, possibly whilst listening to the CD release of the soundtrack...
Doctor Who - Rings of Akhaten Eleven

Not so manic now...

So, yeah, Dubstar gig in London tonight, at The Lexington in Islington. Which is near where I used to work, so am expecting a bit of a nostalgic vibe from that. Also, just from the fact it's Dubstar. It's been nearly a couple of decades since they were a major part of my music life (so much so that, until I was sorting through some old things prior to leaving Chelmsford, I'd forgotten that I'd been to one of their gigs before, at Heaven). I often revisit their debut album, Disgraceful, but until fairly recently I'd never even owned any of their others. Have been listening to their second album, Goodbye (which surely only really works as an album title if it's your last, not - as was the case with this one - the second of three; four if you include the greatest hits album...). I've owned it about a year, and I'm convinced this is about the second time I've listened to it. Not often enough for any of the actual songs to sink in, but am pleased that the general sound is recognisable from Disgraceful, a pleasant blend of synthpop and jangly guitars.

So. Looking forward to an enjoyable night. Also hoping vaguely for autograph opportunities, although Sarah has pointed out that I need to not be too late home given the whole needing to be in work tomorrow for this interview thing. Mmm. Gig starts (or at least doors open) at 7:30pm, and there's no mention of any support act. It'll probably be over by about 10:00pm..?