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Neil Young, with out a shadow of a doubt.
I reckon there would not be a single band, group or solo performer who hasn't been influenced directly or indirectly be the awesomness of Neil Young.
Check out the youtube link - performed in 1972. This is such a powerful somg and I'm gonna cry if he plays it this year...
He's the old man of music now but he will be the best on show in 09!
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The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Intriguingly appropriate to this website as the protaganists' name is indeed, Frank. And Frank is a very disturbed young thing....
A Gothic horror story of quite exceptional quality...macabre, bizarre ...quite impossible to put down' - FINANCIAL TIMES
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Well, back in 03 IU was on a bit of a mish through Africa. I was keen to get into Lesotho, (Inside Sth Africa) and travelled by 'taxi' (its a euphemism for Crazy Man driving rickety van at top speed without brakes) from Bloemfontein. The problem was that at the border I didn't have the money needed to bribe a border guard to give me a visa - mistake number one.
This meant I was in the Black heartland of SA on the border of an Island nation with no transport and a fast falling sun.
My options were camp at the border till the taxi's ran back to Bloem the next day or start walking and hope to get to the highway and hitch a ride somewhere...
Now hitch hiking's advised against in NZ, but it's downright madness in SA. I'm not a small chap, but I didn't want to f**k with any upset locals - but what do you do? Walking down the back roads I held my thumb out for 4 hours in desperate hope that I'd pick up a ride....but no. It wasn't until 9pm that a white ute (bakkie) pulled up. The knarled old dude in the cad looks at me and points to the tray of the ute with his thumb. Without many options I jumped up - and off into the unknown darkness we race. Not knowing where he's going or where I am now I'm in his hands. 1/2 hr goes by then I see lights of a village on the hill side – the ute pulls up and the guys signals me to get off the ute. Smiles and drives off. Now I'm really F**ked! Middle of no-where - no ride and very dark...starting to shit myself. Funnily enough there's cell coverage and I text my mate in London - "If you don't here form me by 6(am) call the SA police!"
Wandering down a deathly quiet, unlit highway almost out of my mind with fear i hear people around me and see big (needless to say WILD) animals crossing the road. I really think my time is up.
At almost midnight the first car in over an hour's comes past. I signal them again but they don't stop. Thinking this is the end of my luck i scream out at them - some mindless babble - but it must have had an effect.
It was a white BMW sedan, could have been a shite old escort for I cared – it was a ride!!! He stops about 400m ahead and just sits there, waiting......Do I walk up there or is this some sick joke?
I can't resist and nearly run up to the car. When i open the door there's a 7inch knife sitting on the passengers' seat to greet me. I can't see the driver but in an absurdly nervous voice I say "is that there to keep you safe?" and he replies - no, that's what the 9mm in my hand is for"....!!! Oh shit!!
I didn't have time to complain - he turned on the light and told me he was just looking out for himself - in case I was part of an ambush. It turns out he was the Lesotho Commissioners partner (She's Sth African) and returning home to Bloemfontein
He drove me back to Bloem and even bought me dinner - on the condition I never scare the shit out of anyone like that again -Me - Scare him -WTF!
The Urban Dictionary defines "scared shitless" as follows:
When you scare someone to such an extent that you scare the shit out of them, at times causing them to excrement all over themselves.
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I released a 7kg Snapper from my Kayak - easily my biggest fish ever- but this way we both get to remember it. More about Bushmills 1608 - Experience Irish Whiskey at its Best
Well, I reckon that Hiram Walker actually began distilling the Walker's Whiskey (Later known as Walkers 'Canadian' Club) in Detroit, Michigan, just accross the Detroit River from where Walkervile is today - (Walkerville was obviously named after Hiram Walker...). He first distilled "Canadian" Club in Windsor, ON - the town that borders modern day Walkerville. The Google earth image below should help locate it all....
I'll enjoy a wee dram of ol' Walker's Club Whiskey tonight just to be sure!
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My god, I thank god alone htta this is not me.
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1. Manage the Bulge - Never look down or in mirrors, if I can't see it, it's not there
2. Manage alcohol intake - Rememer to buy beer more often
3. Spend more time with family - Picnic's on the beach every weekend. Beer, Sun and bikini'd ladies - The Kids'll love it
4. Learn somehting new - Buy Horticulture books and experiment with indoor 'Horticulture' More about 3-day Passes to Rhythm and Vines 08
I can't see that anyone has mentioned it, but for a thoroughly good laugh, nasty vids and some random sh*te orsm.net cannot be beat. Even if i am too late to win the phone, you gotta check out orsm! (R18) More about Nokia 6121's
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