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London has a pulse, and paintedangel shows it. [27 Apr 2009|01:44am]

[ mood | exhausted ]

     Please allow me to direct you to some pictures paintedangel took of England, Scotland, and other places. She's amazingly talented. I, for one, am in love with her compositional powers. Do have a look!


The Verve Album OUT TODAY! [27 Aug 2008|05:54pm]

The Verve album, Forth, is out TODAY!!!!




• Deluxe Boxset: A deluxe boxset will be available solely from The Verve's Official Store. This version will consist of a double heavyweight gatefold LP vinyl (containing two bonus tracks not on the CD version of the album), limited edition CD & DVD edition of the album, and an exclusive memorabilia tour book.

• CD & DVD Package: Available from play.com for £8.95 Delivered: A special CD and DVD package, featuring an exclusive band documentary and live footage from The Verve's headlining appearance at Coachella in May 2008, packaged in a case bound tour book.

• Heavyweight LP: Available exclusively from The Verve's Official Store: LP includes 2 tracks not featured on the CD or CD/DVD albums.

• Original CD Album: You can also buy the standard CD album FROM The Verve's Official Store.

• Digital Download:
If you pre-order the album from itunes you'll receive 'Judas' as soon as you place your order, as well as exclusive live versions of 'Lucky Man' live from Coachella 2008 and 'A New Decade' live from Glastonbury 2008.
7 Digital: Album Of The Week: 'Forth' is available at a special price of £5 until the end of next week.


• Original CD Album: Available from Amazon for $7.99.

• Digital Download:Available for $9.99 from itunes, people buying from here will receive a bonus track ‘Mama Soul’ and an exclusive documentary feature.


::can now die happy that the verve have a new album out::

new verve album [20 Aug 2008|05:19pm]

you can hear it here. my favorite song is definitely "Sit & Wonder" ... "Noise Epic" is a close second... what about you?:


[27 Feb 2008|01:39pm]

Please join madeitmyself_uk if you're the British crafty selling sort! :)

[06 Oct 2007|07:26pm]


Sat May 26 - PANIC Retro Party - with Madchester/Brit Pop Room - Toronto [25 May 2007|11:04am]


PANIC: the ultimate retro party needs you this Saturday! Join hundreds of like minded people dancing to the coolest music from the 80's and erly 90's. The backroom this month will be a Madchester & Brit Pop room.

Saturday May 26, 2007
PANIC - the ultimate retro party with
Funhaus - 526 Queen St West - Toronto
10pm-4am 19+ event
FREE before 11pm $5 after

Mainrom: DJ Lazarus (retro 80's & 90's, classic alternatives, new wave, ska, dance, britpop, retro electro, manchester, industrial, one hit wonders & requests)
Backroom: Madchester & Brit pop with DJ Griz

Playlist from PANIC last month - http://www.djlazarus.com/panicapril07.html
May 26 - PANIC - Retro Party - backroom: Madchester & Brit Pop
June 2 - DARKRAVE v.88 - Fractured (live), Grimace vs Dominik - backroom: Underground Forever
June 9 - DARK MATTER 2 - **Air Con. Fundraiser** DJ Lazarus, Prospero, Human Clone - Backroom: Psy Trance
June 16- Fetish Masquerade Theme: Pirates!
June 23 - EBM PARTY 9
June 30- PANIC - Retro Party - backroom: Canadian Retro with Datafreq

[18 Mar 2007|06:59pm]

Video I found and liked

Community for Anglophiles [24 Jul 2006|05:09pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

(Note: I didn't see any rules prohibiting community promos, and my attempts to contact the mod were unsuccessful. Hopefully this is related enough to the community not to be considered spam.)
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Sat April 29 - PANIC - w/ Manchester Britpop backroom - Toronto [26 Apr 2006|01:22pm]


This Saturday join hundreds of people partying at Toronto's best retro party. The mainroom has DJ Lazarus spinning a mix of retro 80's and 90's with new wave, classic alternatives, ska, britpop, industrial, dance, grunge, and more. This is a great night filled with fun people. I hope you can make it this month.

PANIC - the ultimate retro party
Funhaus - 526 Queen St West - Toronto
10pm-4am 19+ event
FREE before 11pm $5 after

Mainroom: DJ Lazarus
Backroom: Manchester/Britpop with DJ Griz

Next PANIC - Sat May 27. PANIC happens the last Saturday every month.

Fish n' Chips [07 Mar 2006|05:00pm]

[ mood | BAH HA HA HA HAAAA!!!! ]

Because I know you lots will appreciate this.

(†-posted to brits_americans)
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[27 Aug 2005|11:36pm]


Click the flyer for the band website!

See also... http://www.myspace.com/obsessivecompulsive

X-posted everywhere so :-p

Lion Rampant and Cymru rings [25 Jul 2005|07:30pm]

[ mood | okay ]

Lion Rampant Ring

Cymru ring

There's probably a St. Andrew's cross or unicorn rampant ring out there somewhere, just not on this site.


The Spirit of Winston Churchill Lives On [07 Jul 2005|10:38am]

[ mood | defiant ]

"I know that you personally do not fear to give your own life in exchange for taking others. That is why you are so dangerous. But I know you do fear that you will fail in your long-term objective to destroy our free society. I can show you why you will fail. In the days that follow, look at our airports, look at our seaports, and look at our railway stations. And even after your cowardly attack you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners, to fulfill their dreams and achieve their potential. They choose to come to London as many have come before because they come to be free. They come to live the life they choose, they come to be themselves. They flee you, because you tell them how they should live."

-- London Mayor Ken Livingstone

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A little self-advertising and help requesting [05 May 2005|08:57am]

I'm setting up a website all about Britain, so I can keep a link back home while I'm stranded across the pond. I'd like it to be for Brits, ex-pats, people visiting Britain and generally anyone who has an interest in Britain. I'm hoping to build up a library of useful links and information about various aspects of Britain (places to go, things to see, enjoyable pastimes, local customs etc), but I don't want it to all be from my perspective, so I'm asking for input from anyone out there who thinks they can lend a hand.

I have a messageboard set up for general chatting and dropping off of ideas, and I'll be building up the front page over time. Any help either from you or anyone you know who may be interested will be gratefully received :)


(x-posted in a few places, so apologies if you see this more than once)

For all you Corrie fans.. [28 Apr 2005|03:20pm]
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[16 Apr 2005|02:59am]


click flyer for website with mp3s and more UK tour dates etc!

X-posted everywhere that's relevant!

Weather-appropriate clothing questions [10 Apr 2005|11:06pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I am going on BUNAC from July 12th - January 12th. Here's the problem: Do I pack only a few summer and a few winter clothes, or mostly summer-fall clothes, then mail them back to my parents and have them mail a box of fall-winter clothes when I need them?

I'm thinking it'll be better for diverse wardrobe purposes if I choose the latter, but I was wondering if anyone had any packing advice in general who has experience. I welcome your comments!

Next: shoes. For London, what is acceptable clothing & footwear for general everyday use? I tend to wear very casual sneakers/trainers, jeans, and a tee shirt. I think, however, that this might be too casual. When I was in London 2 years ago I found I felt very underdressed and "American"-looking with my Old Navy tees! Help, please! (For reference, I am a 24 year-old American female who plans to work in the Education field or as a nanny...)

Also - for you British women - what do you generally wear to bed? I tend to wear a longish nightshirt and shorts or something, but I wondered if there was a general sort of accepted bedwear.

Thank you *very* much for your help!

x-posted to 3 other London communities, many apologies if you get it more than once!

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H.R.H. Charles, Prince of Wales & H.R.H. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall [09 Apr 2005|06:48am]

[ mood | pleased ]

As I write this, I'm watching the coverage of the wedding of Mr. Charles Windsor and Ms Camila Parker-Bowles on CNN.

I'm happy for them. I am sick unto death of jokes about her appearance. So what if she's not the movie-star beauty that Princess Diana was? She's still a handsome, strong, dare I say beautiful woman in her own right. Such jokes are obnoxious, sexist, and just plain mean.

I think it's wonderfully romantic that, separated by forced marriages to others by reasons of Church and State, they loved each other all these years and are now able to get married to each other as they apparently always wanted to do in the first place.

During all the kerfuffle about Prince Charles' and Princess Diana's bad marriage, Charles came off the bad guy. I'm sorry I ever thought of him that way. Obviously both he and Diana were a poor fit for each other from the start, and nobody was "bad", their personalities just didn't mesh. If anyone was inappropriate, in retrospect, it was the stuffy Royal Advisers (and the Queen and Prince Phillip themselves? I don't know) who wouldn't give consent to Charles marrying the woman he really loved.

I think the idea of the civil ceremony followed by a religious blessing of the union is a lovely compromise, given the tangle of religious and constitutional issues created by the fact that the Queen is the head of the state Church of England. Those sort of dual services would also solve the "problem" of same-sex marriage in this country, if everybody would get the heads out the nether places of religious bigotry and unreasonable sense of self-threat.

Finally, its kinda neat to see this from the perspective of having walked the streets of New Windsor, and toured Windsor Castle (including, as I've previously mentioned elsewhere, the Queen Mother's elevator and the Royal Utility Room containing the Royal Clothes Washing Machine and Royal Clothes Dryer). This is happening at a place where my family and I have been ourselves, which enables me to identify with it in a way that I wasn't able for the wedding of Charles and Diana, as I hadn't yet been to England at that time.

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[31 Mar 2005|04:29pm]


^^^ click for website! ^^^

X-posted! :p

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