Well, good evening ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome to my 6000th post on this, the premier indie website sur la earth.
I wasn't aware I was quite so close to this landmark until it was pointed out to me, but on reaching it I've been thinking about 2005, and exactly how I reached such dizzy heights of geekdom.
Over the past year (which is when the majority of these posts have occurred) my life has changed a hell of a lot. I've been to more gigs than ever before in my life, seen some wonderful bands and events, and discovered an absolute ocean of new bands and songs. I've also had the chance to explore the city of London like never before, and more importantly met some wonderful people to explore it with. And all, in the main, thanks to DiS.
I have met some truly fantastic people thanks to the past 6000 posts, and my new rock n roll lifestyle. I can't list them all, because the number of people whose company I'm enjoying is increasing week by week, but I can honestly say that I feel part of a group of people that make my life immeasurably better. Since that first meeting with SCL, Darcy and JB in London, I've had the most amazing year, and it is largely thanks to people like this. I had this same conversation with Darcy the other week, about how I now have a group of people that, although I met in the ultimate geek way, I genuinely love hanging around with and talking utter shite over a few beers with.
I've DJ'ed a few times, I've hung out with bands and promoters, I've had some of the best nights out ever, and I genuinely am fucking ecstatic that I decided to come on here in the first place.
There are a whole number of people I've not met who I would love to - but for the time being I shall have to make do with posting crap on here and enjoying the wit and wisdom you have to share via the medium of t'internet.
So, anyway. Away from my inane rambling. I look forward to posting another 6000 times, and meeting more people, and having some great times and fantastic nights out, and discovering new bands. To those I've met - I love you all. To all those I haven't - thankyou for being on this site and helping me to pass the days in a haze of illicit laughter and terrible puns.