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Sunday, October 30, 2005

YES, IT'S TRUE...


i've a crush on this tv show character...


...oh, the horror!

I've been watching far too much of the League of Gentlemen in preparation for watching the DVD of the feature film that came out in the UK a few months ago. I had only ever seen the first season. So, now I am all caught up and am about to plug in their movie, THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN'S APOCALYPSE, into the region free DVD player and watch. I love this sick and twisted show. Sort of like Monty Python gone all esposodic with heavy doses of acid and direction by David Lynch. However, my real concern is that I've developed a crush on the character of Ross. That is a picture of the actor in the "character" --- for those of you who might be familiar with the show which Comedy Central and BBC America determined was too dark for the US audience --- Ross is a smug social worker who ultimately tortures the cruel Pauline and Mickey.


"Hello, Job Seekers!"

So much transpired on the show during the last two seasons/series. But the story line that I found most surprising was the triangle of Pauline, Mickey and Ross. Not only did Ross get Pauline canned, Pauline then kidnapped Ross and then Ross got Pauline put in prision where Pauline became the head Dyke of the cell block. ...Until Ross got her out of prison to assist him in setting up a sting to catch and convict poor Mickey who has been milking the welfare system. ...but, then Pauline fell in love with Mickey (who, let's face it -- his essentially retarded) --- AND when she refuses to assist Ross in his evil scheme has to let Ross sex her up to keep from going back into prison! Yes! Ross did Pauline! ...And, then, after cheating death and probably just missing being pulled into the evil French Minstral Show --- marries Mickey.


Ross...


...I'd do him.

But, the real problem is discovering at the tail end of 38 that I have a crush on tv character. Is it me or isn't Ross kind of hot? I'm sick. No need to answer that question. But, it has been a really rough week. All is cool now, but the end of the week just sucked! This is why I feel off the blog sphere!

However, things were great up to Tuesday night when Alan and I saw Bauhaus at The Warfield.



Aside from finally getting in this historic venue where the likes of Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead established themselves -- we also got to see Bauhaus goth the house down!


....waiting for Mr. Murphy, Mr. J, Mr. Ash and the drummer whose name I never seem to remember


neat-o gothic decor inside The Warfield!

Peter Murphy has aged a great deal, but sounded great! Daniel Ash looks better than ever! He has gotten all buff on our asses and finally lost the big hair. "BL's Dead" was the hit of the night, as to be expected -- but I loved their performance of Marc Bolan's Telegraph Sam -- it was better live than any of their recordings of it. These pictures were taken with my cell phone. Sorry -- but the shots of the band just didn't take. But, Alan and I had a blast! Bauhaus also played on Wednesday and are playing a Halloween show for tomorrow night.

Anyway, tomorrow is Halloween. I do not enjoy Halloween. It creeps me out. I mean, I know that is the idea, but I really do not enjoy it. After work I am just jumping on MUNI and getting home --- The Castro has been insane all weekend and tomorrow is the BIG NIGHT! Tonight was also The Hooker's Ball for all of the Bay Area sex workers. Would have enjoyed checking that out. It was their 27th Anniversary event! It would have been an interesting evening! Wish I could have been there!

A friend who lives just outside of Boston contacted me today to let me know it snowed there today! LOL! It was sunny and warm here! I wonder what Xmas is going to feel like without freezing cold and snow. I suspect I will enjoy it. Oh, and the count down is on for the new Kate Bush CD!!!!!! Yay!!!!! Can't wait!!!!

Happy Halloween!!!

10 Comments:

Blogger Jon said...

I loved The League of Gentleman! Remember the scene where the school kids take the trip watch the vet? The vet is assisting a cow give birth, but reaches into the wrong hole and ends up yanking out the intestines and the cow falls over dead- I laughed for like, 10 whole minutes when I saw that. And of course, the couple who run the shop are hilarious.....'this is local shop, for loooocal people'- small towns in England really are like that.

Glad you had fun at The Bauhaus concert! Currently I'm sick, so I'm staying in for Halloween. No Speed Racer costume for me.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Underling said...

New Kate BUSH?!? When does this happen?

I hope it's still sunny and warm there. Here in OKC it's just as cold and rainy as I expected it to be for halloween.

Tonight I shal stay in and watch old Dr. Who's with my porch light off...just in case there are any children who think then can scam candy off of me...:-)

5:48 AM  
Blogger matty said...

Jon -- Yeah, LOG was such an awesome show! Hope you're feeling better!!!

Underling -- New Kate Bush double CD, Aerial, out a week from today in the UK. Not sure if a US release date has been set or not. It's been years, tho. I believe the last CD was 1993!

6:38 AM  
Blogger g8s said...

Bauhaus in concert! New Kate Bush! Stop the presses, I have to fetch my eyeliner!

7:00 AM  
Blogger Karyn said...

IXNAY on OCKINGMAY the people who still live in EWENGLANDNAY, thank you very UCHMAY. It did, it freaking snowed here Saturday. Yesterday and today it is 65 degrees. Is it any wonder we're all sick?

8:35 AM  
Blogger laurenbove said...

I have yet to see the League. I do live in New England, but missed the snow. Lucky moi...sadly, we didn't miss the bugs. Wee one is snuffley and he does NOT want to be "Men In Black" for Halloween. Poor thing. New Kate? Fabulous! New Divine Miss M, too.

Excellent piccy, Matt. You so cute!

1:53 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Oh Matt. You can do so much better than Ross. You poor little thing.

It's lovely and sunny here in Atlanta, shame I'm only here for the week!!

5:52 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

I never got into Kate Bush. I hate to say it, but by the time I properly got into music she'd already released her last record ;-) I was quite late getting into music though. I was a sci-fi nerd until got the music bug.

Re: LoG - I've never watched a whole season properly in sequence, but I saw some of the last season and man that was DARK - that storyline you described was more disturbing than amusing, I remember seeing some of it and I found it really creepy. But yeah, still lots of funnies. Apparently the movie was a bit crap, but I missed it so I could be wrong.

5:55 PM  
Blogger matty said...

g8s --- I couldn't have said it better myself!

Karyn & Lauren -- Sorry about the snow! Try to stay well!!!

Oh Aaron - I don't know. Ross is pretty hot, if ya ask me! LOL!

Tim -- Awesome new picture!! Check out The Kick Inside and The Hounds of Love by Kate Bush. I think you will love those two CD's/Albums! Yeah, LOG is really grim, dark and very twisted. ...I love it. LOL! And, yes, the movie was crap. I was very saddened.

8:30 PM  
Blogger joe said...

um. yeah.

but hey, Peter Murphy is great! Such a great voice.

5:47 AM  

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