Thanks for various comments etc. Enjoyable stuff in here!
I'm called PerPer. I'm Swedish, male, 43 years old. ;D Yes, very very old... Father and almost grandfather - theoretically - to some of you toddlers here!
Blimey, 43 years old and you can identify with being a grandfather - you Swedes really *are* more liberal than everyone else, aren't you...?
Yeah, well - I did write theoretically! And it's not toally bollocks: if I had had kid/s at, say, 20, and my son/daughter a child as they turned 20, I would be a grandfather today... That's scary mathematics or something!
Oh, and by the way perperov, not sure if you follow football, but if you do I'd like to say that despite Sweden sullying their good name by exporting Freddie Ljungberg to the Premiership, I am in the debt of your nation for fathering and nuturing Erik Edman's left foot, which scored the best goal I have ever seen for Tottenham Hotspur (against Liverpool, in a 2-2 draw): thanks a lot!
I do; I'm a soccer addict! I agree with you about Freddie, even though he's done a great deal of good in the Swedish national team. I won't comment on Erik Edman's goal, though, as I'm a big 'pool enthusiast!!!
And I am PerPer's, suddenly very scared, fiancé... I bloody well hope he's not a grandfather ;D
Pygge, Swedish and as you already know - I'm the oldest of you all by bein' even older than PerPer (yes, I do like them young-ish) ;D Not a grannie yet, but have a step-kid. Own the same dogs as PerPer, 4 of them - love 'em to bits.
A lot is similar to PerPer's, but my music taste is a bit broader, I think . PRR is my favourite band also love Pop Will Eat Itself, Carter USM, Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Jesus Jones, Utah Saints & loads of dance music and other stuff. Goin to UK to see Carter, EMF and vileevils in November!! Would love to see PRR live again!
Studied Biology (mainly Botany & Ethology) and Linguistics & Languages (Old Norse - runes and stuff) at Uni. Home on a sick pension nowadays.
Into nature stuff, music, books, film (can't help it, livin with PerPer), sports (Yep, soccer and Liverpool too), my bitches and working in the dog utility club - mostly with Dog Mentality Descriptions.
I'm not as borin' as I might sound - most of the time
More thankful that I found PRR than any other band in history. I mean, these fellows aren't played on the radio here in the U.S.A if you know what I mean. ...Not that a lot of people find new music on the radio these days...
I'm a drummer, I play a Ludwig Led Zeppelin reissue kit. Wish I had some music to share, but it's impossible to get my friends together to jam these days.
Work and school: ? :love and hate. Learning to be a teacher. Want to be like Noam Chomsky or die like Frederick Nietzsche.
I'm a bit surprised now to learn I am hardly the oldest fellow around here at 31.
But I sense I am possibly the only American..at least who posts and reads here semi-regularly.
I'm into like 1000 bands so I'll avoid a lenghtly list.
But I grew up with Led Zeppelin and then Rush and Pink Floyd..then discovered Dream Theater..and a few other favorites like Fates Warning and King's X..and over time, probably still my favorite alltime band in Marillion.
The last 5 years..PRR are right up there among my favorites..along with Kaddisfly, dredg, and The Dear Hunter/The Receiving End of Sirens..most recently Between the Buried and Me..and especially Ours and Kevin Gilbert.
I'm a huge FILM FAN..Independents..or anything that's well written or having entertainment value. My favorite films of alltime include THE WIZARD OF OZ and GHOST WORLD among many others.
Television as well..much like film..I waste a ton of time on. PSYCH in my mind is the best show on any tv right now. My friend and I even have tried doing a podcast for it. LOST, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, HEROES..HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, KYLE XY, CHUCK..are some of the others I like. I am a fan of DR.WHO and TORCHWOOD..and likely the new SARAH JANE show as well. LIFE ON MARS is a show I would and could like if I find the time to ever watch it. I liked the lead dude from it in the DR.WHO Series 3 finale last year as "The Master."
Sports fan of course too: American Football, Basketball, Baseball..Hockey. I'm from Minnesota in the USA, so naturally I cheer for the teams from my area. Also enjoy PGA tour Golf quite a bit..mainly the major tournaments..who will challenge Tiger Woods of course. I played Soccer (football) in HS, and still try and watch the World Cup at least when I can. We don't have a MLS team in Minnesota however.
that's more than enough..but I will mention that I can relate to the friends..or the single female population especially with common taste in music..pretty much never crossing my path. Suppose that's one reason why I've been single all these years, lol.
My cousin is an actor in Torchwood. He plays the really irritating "Dr. Owen" or whatever his name is....I think he died recently or something, I don't follow it too closely.
really???..that's pretty cool! In fact, on that show, I have come to like his character the most. They have these between commericals interviews on BBC America with some of the cast and I often like his comments the most. He seems like a cool guy, Burn Gorman. Why when they had his character die I was kinda worried, but he's still on the show..sort of undead in a way but a doctor.
Hey the next time you talk to him, tell him you know a big fan of his in America.
It's also kind of cool how they've used a lot of good music in the show. Battles and Muse for example.
Post by the dark fourth on Apr 7, 2008 17:24:55 GMT
Burn's great, cos he tells me stories about David Tenant and Daniel Craig and people. He's in a film coming out soon called the Oxford Murders, costaring with Elija Wood and John Hurt. How cool is that!
Saw John Hurt talking about that bad boy on Jonathan Ross (while waiting for Radiohead to play), and I have to say I was really sold - looks a good film. Well done to your cousin for being involved in a decent looking movie, you can count such films on the fingers of one hand so far this year...
My life has been constantly marred by the fact that none of my friends are interested in the same things I am, at least as far as music goes.
Mmmm...I get that one 100% its so incredibly annoying!
I'm Jonathan. I'm 17 years old.
Music is my whole life. I play bass (by myself, because nobody else where I live is inspired by beautiful progressive melodies).
I live in QC (Canada), where you're only allowed to have a decent social life if you have no passions or interests in life.
Just finished high school (like last week). Hopefully I'll meet some other musicians in college, who will also (hopefully) be into composing amazing music and NOT into doing covers of shit commercial pop-metal of the 80's (damn, there were like 5 bands of that kind, back in high school...)
My band will NOT be heavy, my drummer won't be an overgrown kid who likes to "bash on things with a beat", my guitarist(s) will or won't be superstar soloists with no soul. I swear, my band will be amazing.
I'm also known to be pretty obsessive when it comes to : 1. my band 2. good food vs. fast food 3. musical beliefs (People who don't understand my whole point of view on music) 4. sex (because it's awesome)
Post by TremblingWillows on Jun 22, 2008 10:09:03 GMT
Hey everybody. I'm Chris. I'm 16, so I guess that makes me the youngest in this thread so far! I live in Bristol.
I was introduced to PRR by my Mums cousin who has his own radio show. He did an interview with them and gave me and my Dad a signed copy of Cautionary Tales for the Brave. I haven't looked back since!
I have a broad musical interest, my favourite bands being Opeth, Coheed & Cambria, PRR, Porcupine Tree and 3. All of them being quite different to one another so you can see how much my interests vary!
I also listen to a LOT of video game soundtracks. I love the atmosphere they can evoke in sometimes something so simple.
Besides the soundtracks, I enjoy gaming a lot as well, although I might not be very good at it. Favourites being The Legend of Zelda series, Metroid series and Metal Gear Solid series.
I play drums, but currently not in a band, my old one broke up two weeks ago. Basically, I was tired of playing "classic metal". So, anyone in the Bristol area interested in forming a progressive band in the vein of PRR extravagances with a touch of progressive metal tendencies let me know
I've just finished Secondary School, and am staying on at 6th Form to study Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Music Technology, after which I hope to go to University and get an Electrical Engineering degree.