Anyway, I'm back on British soil now for the next part of my adventure. Upon returning I am jobless and homeless but I thankfully have family who are super awesome and kind and beautiful: they've offered to put me up in exchange for doing a few data entry jobs and foody stuff. I'm enjoying it, actually. I'm not completely stuck in the system and it has bought me a bit of time to look at jobs and figure out what I'm going to be doing with my life.
At the moment, the plan is: 'go to London and not die'. Seems easy enough.
I've applied for a few jobs in the big city but to no avail, I've not received any notification of a decline though so there is still hope. In that case I'm planning on just slumming it, staying with friends, girlfriend and family until I reach a point of stability and can invest in my own place. Which is frightening. There's always something a little bit scary about paying rent. Once you start paying rent you are trapped. Being trapped with my girlfriend and many friends isn't so bad though so I can always live with that. The closest friends I made in India all live in or are moving to London and I'd be a fool to lose touch with that lot, by all means they are the coolest people I have ever had the privilege to meet.
I am venturing to London tomorrow afternoon for a few days to eat food, see sights and do boyfriend type stuff. This is about the time where my mother (even though she now lives on an island in the English Channel) still calls me up and bollocks me for taking a 'holiday' when I'm skint. I am very skint indeed but I'm in love so that doesn't really matter to me.
I still haven't told her that I'm going to Paris in October as well. It's somewhere I've always wanted to go and I will certainly be writing about it in a future post. I'm going to be as giddy as a kid going to Disneyland. Sadly, we are not going to Disneyland this time because we are too poor. Still; towers, art, wine, snails, cheese, music, onions, baguettes... I can't frikkin' wait.
So here's where I am getting to:
There is no-one left in Holmes Chapel, my friends have fled the nest, much as I did several years ago and now I am alone. So I have plenty of time to myself to watch films and listen to music. Here is a quick summary of this week's films/music.
Album: Blind Rage - Accept
I had only known one song by Accept (Balls to the Wall) but after making a brief discussion when I was watching Iron Maiden in Poznan I learned that they are still going and stronger than ever. This is the album I checked out and it is superb! Released earlier this year it's still relatively new but it blows me away. It was on the day of the new Hammerfall album release but when I tried to listen to Hammerfall I got about half way through before switching over to Accept. Possibly one of the top albums of the year for me. It's thrashy and heavy with a huge fat classic metal sound to it. Can't go wrong at all.
Film: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Released in 1964, this is well and truly a black & white classic. It's as old as my mother! That said, I was gripped by it. Don't get me wrong, this film is ridiculous and it did raise a few questions. But it captures perfectly how paranoid the Americans were about communism and nuclear war. Initially my first question was, why on earth is a random Nazi chilling with the president of the USA? He even accidentally calls the president 'mein fuhrer' and everyone just goes 'yep, seems normal'.
They don't explain the nazi thing at all, or the back story to any of the characters yet it tells a story very well with very few variations in settings, there must be only 5 different sets used in the whole film but it works. I can't possibly do it any justice here in this blog, I'm never any good at reviewing things. If I give a film no criticism, I'd say it's definitely worth watching, regardless of all the other crap that I come out with.
I also watched Carrie (1976) but all I can say about it is that the film is brilliant, scared the wee out of me though. Not sure how the remake compares, might get around to watching it this weekend. But as far as hollywood remakes/sequels go, I'm fairly sure it'll be crap.
So that's me just about up to date, the reason I've not blogged very much is simply because not a lot is happening. I'll certainly talk about London next week and Paris in the start of October some time.
Keep the change ya filthy animal.