Had such shitty sleep yesterday (Wednesday) that I slept through till 5pm (although I woke briefly at 2:30). Miss Chapple in the flat upstairs set off the house fire alarm at 8:30am in the morning when I was only just falling asleep...then the middle flat occupants went crunching past my window at 9am on their way to work...then the kids next door (it being the summer holidays) were screaming and shouting all afternoon in the backgarden.
Went up to my parent's house at 6pm - then went to see 'Miss Saigon' at the theatre for my father's birthday treat. God, it was good!!
The staging was awesome...the 3d cgi of the helicopter was SOO good...the video stuff was brilliant - done by Gerald Scarfe: the same bloke that did 'The Wall', Disney's 'Hercules' and the start of 'Yes, Minister' and stuff...animation in a similar style to Tenacious D's video with the devil and the woman (forget the song name). Not sure my parents approved entirely though - and the script had been 'modernised' with a LOT of the F-word in the opening scenes lol!!
Musically it was damn good too...couldn't fault anyone's performance. The only thing that could have been a bit better was the lighting - if only they'd raised the levels a couple of notches...was very dark in places!
Got back here 'round elevenish, and I'm waiting for a taxi to work now, whilst listening to my Launchcast station...Oh the luxury of broadband...
I've not listened to it in a while and I must say the playlist so far has been impeccable!!:
Ministry: The Land Of Rape And Honey
The Bolshoi: Giants
The Birthday Party: King Ink
Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb
Joy Division: Something Must Break
Sisters Of Mercy: First And Last And Always
Fields Of The Nephilim: And There Will Your Heart Be Also
Dead Can Dance: Yulunga (Spirit Dance)
Radiohead: I Might Be Wrong
David Bowie: Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
Depeche Mode: Get Right With Me
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Right Out Of Your Hand
The Cure: In Your House
Bauhaus: St. Vitus Dance