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Graduation
06/05/12 at 05:13 PM by j-dogg_69
I had my second experience of gradation last week. I am now a qualified Geography teacher, and take up my position in a local school in August. I can't wait to begin earning a salary, although the work is going to be difficult!

Have moved back home this week and bought a new car too (crashed my last car whilst on my final placement), so it's all change in life for me at the moment and I couldn't be happier!

Now I just need some money so I can actually leave the house...
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A YEAR?!
03/20/12 at 04:51 PM by j-dogg_69
Almost a year since I last blogged. Never have that much to say so that's why I don't do it much. Followe me @jamieh_nufc instead.

This is the first time I've actively posted on AP in a few months due to work, but have a few days off best spent doing nothing but staying in bed late and posting on AP...and watching old episodes of Fresh Prince, as standard!
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Life
03/30/11 at 12:29 PM by j-dogg_69
So, just in time for me finishing all my classes, essays, presentations and interviews for the year and have 2 weeks off before my exam study begins...my shin splints return. And they are worse than ever before so I'm looking forward to spending the next few days in my bed :(

On slightly better news, should find out withing the next 5 days whether or not I'm going to be at uni next year or whether this current year is my last. Fingers crossed!

And to finish, I just updated my profile info. hadn't updated it in nearly 2 years! Fingers crossed I can update it again in a couple months and change 'smoker - yes' to 'smoker - no'. I'm trying. With very small success.
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I've Gone Bold!
03/25/11 at 06:44 PM by j-dogg_69
It's been 5 years coming, but finally my name went bold this evening! Feel like I've achieved something with my day. More than I have with my studying. Also, I don't blog enough, going to try change that as I've got a tough couple of months coming up.
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UK Round-up (Week Beginning 17/5/2010)
05/20/10 at 05:27 PM by j-dogg_69
02 Arena based club Matter shuts

The big Pink to headline Festibelly in Hampshire

Modest Mouse and Wilco added to End of the Road Festival

Ellie Goulding and Tinie Tempah added to Bestival lineup

New Muse song for Twilight: Eclipse released
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UK Round-up (Week Beginning 3/5/2010)
05/06/10 at 03:56 PM by j-dogg_69
Fucked Up added to Guilfest Lineup

Second date added to Glasgow SECC for Biffy Clyro tour

The Futureheads and The King Blues added to Wakestock

Gil Scott-Heron to headline Scotland's Eden Festival

Modest Mouse to headline End of the Road Festival

Friendly Fires + more added to Electric Picnic

CKY and InMe added to Sonisphere

Paul Weller and more announced for Summer Madness on Isle of Wight

Lagwagon have a new bassist

Recommendations

Fun. - Aim & Ignite
Spinnerette - Speinnerette
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UK Round-up (Week Beginning 19/4/2010)
04/22/10 at 06:26 PM by j-dogg_69
Bruce Springsteen's Hyde Park show from last year to be released on DVD (featuring Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon)

Shakira added to Glastonbury Festival

Jonsi (of Sigur Ros) Announces UK tour

Fratellis are no more

Skin, Suicidal Tendancies and more have been added to Download lineup

Pete Goherty unveils new (apparently) Babyshambles lineup

Stevie Wonder adds a new Manchester date to his UK tour

Coldplay buy cricket team's strip

Biffy Clyro announce two Scottish shows

Recommendations

More so for any US fans reading, Biffy Clyro
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UK Round-up (Week Beginning 12/4/2010)
04/16/10 at 05:02 PM by j-dogg_69
Rare Rolling Stones track to be released for record store day - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8621947.stm

New Ozzy album to be released in June - http://www.nme.com/news/ozzy-osbourne/50693

Gig guide for Record Store Day 2010 - http://www.nme.com/news/bombay-bicycle-club/50694

Full Glastonbury line up revealed, including Snoop Dogg - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8621680.stm

Acts announced for Wireless festival - http://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/10/100415j.shtml

More Bands added to Reading and Leeds - http://www.readingfestival.com/lineup/index.aspx

Recommendations

Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
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UK Round-up (Week Beginning 5/4/2010)
04/10/10 at 09:41 AM by j-dogg_69
Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren dies aged 64 - http://www.nme.com/news/malcolm-mclaren/50578

Dinosaur Jr announce UK & Ireland tour - http://www.nme.com/news/dinosaur-jr/50602

Guilfest add to their line-up (10cc, The Blockheads & The Blackout) - http://efestivals.com/news/10/100409a.shtml

Meltdown Festival announce bands (Paolo Nutini, Emmylou Harris & Elvis Costello included) - http://efestivals.com/news/10/100408b.shtml

Blink 182's two Scottish dates almost sold out on first day, less than 500 tickets left for each date - http://pickrset.com/bands/blink182/

John Frusciante named BBC's modern guitar hero - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8611997.stm

Blur set to record new material for the first time in 8 years - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8611263.stm

Recommendations

United Nations - United Nations (http://www.amazon.co.uk/United-Natio...515&sr=1-2-ent)
The Underdog Theory (up and coming local band who are going places quickly - http://www.myspace.com/theunderdogtheory)
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UK Round-up (Week Beginning 29/03/2010)
04/02/10 at 01:51 PM by j-dogg_69
UK News Round-up

News


The Libertines Re-unite http://www.nme.com/news/the-libertines/50487

The Maccabees, Blondie and more added to Rockness line up http://www.nme.com/news/the-maccabees/50506

Blink 182, Guns N Roses and Gaslight anthem announced for Reading and Leeds http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1615732

The Mighty Boosh are set to appear at a fee event at Apple's London store http://www.nme.com/news/the-mighty-boosh/50504

Recommendations

Jack's Mannequin - Everything in Transit, The Glass Passenger

Thursday - A City by the Light Divided

Marilyn Manson - Portrait of an American Family

Something Corporate - Leaving Through the Window

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

These were all albums I listened to on the 8 hour coach journeys to and from Swansea (from Glasgow) this week for a Geography field trip, they stopped me going insane from being stuck in a seat for so long!


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UK Round-up (Week Beginning 22/03/2010)
03/25/10 at 04:12 PM by j-dogg_69
News

Jay Z
is an Arsenal fan - http://www.nme.com/news/jay-z/50316


Culture Club may reform - http://www.nme.com/news/culture-club/50314


Suede played their first gig in seven years in
London on March 20 - http://www.nme.com/news/suede/50300


Ex-Oasis member joins Gorillaz – Damon Albarn has revealed that he has recruited a member of Liam Gallagher's new band to play with Gorillaz - http://www.nme.com/news/gorillaz/50372


Shows


Paul Weller announces UK tour - http://www.nme.com/news/paul-weller/50317
Dates

Brighton Centre (November 23)

Brighton Centre (24)
Birmingham Arena (26)
Cardiff International Arena (27)
Bournemouth Int Centre (28)
Sheffield Arena (30)
Newcastle Arena (December 1)
Manchester Arena (3)
Glasgow SECC (4)
Aberdeen ECC (5)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (7)
Liverpool Arena (8)
London Wembley Arena (10)


Keane announce one-off UK gig - http://www.nme.com/news/keane/50315

Dates

May 12th The Fridge (Brixton, London)



Metric to play one off UK show in London - http://www.nme.com/news/metric/50343


More bands added to T in the Park line uphttp://tinthepark.com/content/
Madness, Jamie T, Paloma Faith, Frank Turner, Delphic, Kassidy, Crookers, The Sunshine Underground and The Middle East. Muse, Eminem, Kasabian, Jay–Z and John Mayer and many more have already announced


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Sean, didn't find much in the way of UK news outside of NME.com, any criticism is welcome - for example, I'm not sure how to modify the links to look like link. Hope this is useful news!

Jamie
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My Top 10's of 2009
12/10/09 at 05:07 PM by j-dogg_69
My top 10 Albums of 2009

1. Yeah Yeah Yeah's - It's Blitz
2. Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
3. Brand New - Daisy
4. The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
5. The Horrors - Primary Colours
6. All Time Low - Nothing Personal
7. John Mayer - Battle Studies
8. Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything To Nothing
9. Marmaduke Duke - Duke Pandemonium
10. P.O.S - Never Better


And my top 10 personal discoveries of the year in no order (I know there's some amazing bands here that I should have discovered before now, but I've been stubborn about listening to bands in other genres that have a more alternative appeal...or, in the case of the horrors, I saw play a terrible show live before hearing any of their studio material):

The Smiths
Brand New
The Horros
Jack's Mannequin (well turning into a full blown mega fan...)
Something Corporate
The Subways
Sons & Daughters
Elbow
The Gaslight Anthem
Bright Eyes
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