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Jun. 6th, 2007 @ 11:36 am Videos
Current Music: Symphony X - Revelation (Divus Pannae Ex Tragodia)
These have been a long time coming....

Now that Jess has two regular restaraunt dancing jobs, we've been able to start filming her performances. Currently I've put up one video with more coming soon

http://www.myspace.com/kamiliabellydance

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSSDGOZaH3M

It's good to see that reviews have gone up on a few restaraunt sites praising the belly dancer on the night too haha

So I'm one proud chappy at the moment :D

Coming soon as well will be some videos of me playing the new kit :)

Oh yeah, I've also finally started going back to the gym... getting up early is a nightmare. Did you know there's a 6 o'clock in the morning now?
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Apr. 28th, 2007 @ 04:36 pm (no subject)
FINALLY setting up my new drumkit... good that thing looks sexy :D

Best of all, I actually got to play it hehe

Here's some teaser pics, I'll take proper shots when I move it to an area that I can actually get in front of the drums haha







I need to give it a name... currently forerunner is either "Jolly Green Giant" or "Gamblor"

No reason for the second name, I just like it haha ;)
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Apr. 19th, 2007 @ 11:59 am Our landlord is a dumb arse!
Jess rang the agent to see if we could get a second cat added to the lease agreement (just incase). The agent rang back and said "the landlord has agreed as long as you stay on after the lease expires and the rent is going up $20 in July"

When Jess asked why she was told "because that's when your six months runs out". Jess laughed and said "check your paperwork, we signed for 12"

So at least we know they're planning on raising the rent when our contract eventually expires. Neither of us want to or need to move so we'll probably just wear it on the chin when it happens
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Apr. 16th, 2007 @ 11:11 am What to do???????????
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: Dark Empire - Distant Tides
I've got a major quandry on my hands... I was up at my "local" drum store on saturday lining up a sponsorship deal for Livewyre, turns out the reason they're so eager to sponsor us is because my mate who runs the store has been offered a partnership by the owner... but he wants to buy the store for himself outright instead. Only problem was raising the 100 grand to go ahead with it

I joked to Jess that I should go into it as well, approach a bank for a 50 grand "business loan" and own part of the store myself..... she told me I definately should go for it because I'd be living out one of my dreams

Now I'm stuck in two minds because I can't deny that owning/running my own drum store is pretty much my dream but it's a HUGE risk to take financially
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Apr. 13th, 2007 @ 10:07 am Livewyre Announcement
G'day Everyone,

After two years bringing you all metal on Friday nights, the time has come for Livewyre to move on..... to a new timeslot!

You've probably noticed in the last few months that Jess and myself have missed several shows due to other commitments. This has forced us to rethink the idea of a Friday night timeslot. Luckily as fate would have it, a new slot was opened up by the cancellation of one of the regular Monday night shows.

So as of the 23rd of April, Livewyre will now be broadcast weekly on Monday 6pm to 8pm

As regular listeners will know, while the Friday timeslot was great, we had no real listener lead-in or lead-out (being surrounded by a call-in show and a Romanian language show). This will no longer be the case as we will be following Powerzone, a rock show, and leading into Unhinged, a Hardcore/Punk show.

So we look forward to everyone tuning into our new timeslot. And for those that haven't listened, DO IT! :D

Be sure to check out the other hard rock and metal shows on SWR FM 99.9. I doubt you'll find any other radio station in Australia with this sort of weekly commitment to metal!

Later this year will see the return of the "Small Day In" series of concerts as well.... we are in the beginning stages of planning these again. The last few months have been insanely busy with outdoor broadcasts (this is our "festival season") so the gigs where put on the backburner. We are looking to remedy this though. The shows will mostly be run in conjunction with Blacktown PCYC

Monday

Powerzone - 4pm-6pm (Rock)
Livewyre - 6pm-8pm (Metal)
Unhinged - 8pm-10pm (Hardcore/punk)
Iron & Stone Age - 10pm-12am (Rock/Metal)

Wednesday

Paradigm - 10pm-12am (Prog Metal)
Guitars, Amps & Drums - 12am-1am (Rock)

Thursday

Obscure Alternatives - 12pm-2pm (Hard Rock/Metal)

Saturday

The Sound of Metal - 6pm-8pm (Metal)
The Krypt - 8pm-10pm (Hard Rock/Metal)

For those in Sydney, tune your radios into 99.9FM to check us out. You can also listen online at http://www.swrfm.org/

Check out Livewyre's myspace page for more information and playlists at http://www.myspace.com/livewyreshow

Cheers,
Todd and Jess
Livewyre Crew
(Mods... feel free to move/delete this if it's breaking any rules)
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Apr. 3rd, 2007 @ 11:10 pm Cursed
I swear to god I am fucking cursed... whenever I make ANY plans with money, something comes along to screw me over. This time it's not my car (for once)....

We were having dinner and Millie jumped up and quickly grabbed a chicken bone off Jess's plate.... managed to swallow it before Jess could pull it back out (managed to get a few bites for her troubles)

Rang a couple of vets and both told us the same thing "you'll know within 12 hours if it can't be broken down in her stomach. It will need to be surgically removed then... and that will cost 2000 dollars"

That's 2 months of savings gone out of the 6 months we have to save for the wedding... all for a fucking chicken bone!
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Apr. 2nd, 2007 @ 03:10 pm News
This is exciting but kind of scary at the same time... I will be a married man on September 29th
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Mar. 30th, 2007 @ 11:38 am Good news!
I'm an uncle again! :D
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Mar. 30th, 2007 @ 10:12 am Hmmmmm
I was just filling out the application form for the next radio semester and noticed this;

"If your show has more then 5% lyrical or spoken content in another language, it is considered a non-English program"

Why did I take note of this?

All the Non-English shows on our station have their shows funded by the government. Makes me wonder if I spent 6 minutes each week (which is 5% of our airtime) playing Finntroll, they'd give me an exemption from fees haha
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Mar. 28th, 2007 @ 08:04 pm Motherfuckers
People have nagged me for years about trying to get on a gameshow.... Jess recently saw an ad asking for people interested in going on "The Rich List". I sent an email off, got the details and went over to the "venue" tonight.

I arrived at North Sydney around 6:30 to find that the "free 2 story carpark" was closed due to construction work. Every street around the venue for 5 blocks were no parking zones. I eventually paid to park in a carpark and ran back to the venue only to be told that I was 5 minutes too late!

So lets recap..

- Wasted petrol in getting to and from North Sydney
- Wasted time
- Wasted M2 toll money both ways
- Wasted parking fee at carpark
- Wasted effort running up Miller St (I haven't run like that in years)
- Wasted hope that maybe I actually had a shot

You would think they'd choose somewhere more logical then a bowls club in the middle of fucking nowhere (public transport wise and parking)

I was severely tempted to force my way into the room but they weren't worth the effort.

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