May 6, 2011

Up the Irons! for the first week of May

Tr00 Metal Life

I haven’t done one of these in too long.


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If you’re new here, Up the Irons! is a shout-out to everything that’s good in life, because life is quite grand, really, and as long as we have mead, meat, men, maidens and metal, we’ll be just fine.

I’m sending out a huge Up the Irons! this week to the following awesomeness:

Travel plans progressing at breakneck pace \m/ already discussing ideas for our next trip – we’re both dying to get back into archaeology, so we’re gonna be volunteering on some digs abroad. \m/ kicking ass in my writing business this week \m/ the new Amon Amarth album Surtur Rising – can’t some spinning this \m/ the weather over here turning grymm – so nice being tucked up warm in bed while it’s pissing down outside \m/ fun times ahead – a party tonight, and Alestorm next weekend! (it will be pirate week on the blog …)  \m/  Wishbone Ash  \m/  awesome writer friend Felicity Bloomfield aka Louise Curtis – who has completed a Year of Awesomeness where she did EVERY SINGLE THING on my 101 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up post, and more besides.  \m/   I drove a steam locomotive – did I tell you this? No? Well I did. It was a JA75 – the second-largest locomotive to travel on NZ gauge, so it wasn’t some piddly little shunter or anything. And I drove it – it was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever done  \m/  Going to Dr. Sketchy’s for the first time and having fun doing horrible doodles of Hannah Missanthropy as a gothic ballerina.  \m/  Discovering the world’s best pizza restaurant on K’rd  \m/  Our wonderful German friends who have been so helpful trying to solve our campervan woes  \m/  all the amazing people who’ve emailed me this week about the Epic Interrogations  \m/ working with Brutalitees on the up-and-coming Steff Metal corpsepaint kitty t-shirt!  \m/  still having an easter egg left in the fridge  \m/  rice-bubble squares

Articles I’m currently working on – 101 metal albums you should listen to before you die, metal history of a pirate ship, 5 metal things to do in London, tips for renting a campervan in Germany … feel free to chime in with suggestions in the comments.

What’s rocking your world this week?


4 Comments on “Up the Irons! for the first week of May

May 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Yes, the new Amon Amarth album is AMAZING! I can’t stop listening to it either. Though I have to say it might have to get shelved for a bit on June 7th. The new Arch Enemy CD is sounding pretty amazing for the bits and pieces I’ve scavenged for on the net….

Ali Luke
May 8, 2011 at 12:45 am

For metally things in London, the Clink Prison Museum is worth a visit. It’s small and gloomy and has tons of torture equipment. Paul and I went there when we were first dating…

May 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Ooooh, that looks like just the place for me …

May 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Steff….Remember me? Probably not… talk to lots of people I’m sure. Anyway….without getting in to a by-the-numbers review… does the new Amon Amarth rank against the rest of their stuff? I haven’t gotten in to it yet….and pretty much like your opinion on most metal. What ya think?

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