Tonight Rockin' Roy & I are headed to dine at the newly refurbished Brel (we got a pretty good Itison voucher a while back - will review in the blog soon) and settle in for AllNightHorrorMadness! Gore, horror, laughs, caffeine!
I worry that I'll be able to stay awake though. I tried to sleep in today and woke up at 7.45 am. Technically compared to a work day that is a lie-in but it won't help me tonight at 3 am... I've had chronic insomnia for years but lately a combo of various supplements have really helped and now I'm sleepy a lot at the normal dark times. I may do a blog on the sleep stuff once I've tracked the patterns for a while longer. Insomnia is nasty thing even if it only plagues you for a short while and if there's something I'm doing which might possibly be useful for someone else I'm keen to share that knowledge!
Tomorrow night we have tickets for Ugly Duckling at Broadcast!
The Bannockburn Visitor Centre has been overhauled for a whole new 3D experience. I mostly remember you could trace brass patterns there with gold and silver crayons as a child so I'm very interested to see what this new experience is all about - apparently it contains real Battlemasters!
The Britannia Panopticon re-opens this month in time for the Glasgow Comedy Festival. There will be more silent movies, general viewings, cabaret and music hall shows on throughout the year. The venue is the world's oldest surviving music hall and is usually free or donation based to visit. Located in the heart of the city centre it is definitely worth a look.
Upcoming gigs - Little Hands of Silver will back gigging soon, dates to be announced on their website. They are currently filming a video for 'Bones'. The rumours say it was inspired by Evil Dead II. We're also going to see Red Fang next week and Brody Dalle in April.
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We just got the record for Red Fang's new album, Whales and Leeches, so that's been getting a lot play in our house.
Eats - I try to make regular dates with friends for dinner as everyone works all different hours/has family commitments/has deep commitments to Netflix. More dinners are due so I've been stalking 5pm.com (the only good kind of stalking) for tasty restaurants and I want to try these - Cafe Source, tucked beneath former church, St. Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow's oldest surviving restaurant Rogano which is dripping in 1930's opulence, and Two Fat Ladies which I've heard great things about and just sounds so welcoming.
Recently we went to 18th century coffee-house turned beloved modern day pub & venue Sloans for the Sunday night Music Bingo. It's a lot of fun and my friend Valient Veronica (always with the daft blog nicknames) and I plan to attempt an entire week of pub quizzes at some stage this summer. Really want to make it to one the Friday night ceilidhs there soon.
Now, it's time for cup 3 of 12 scheduled ahead of the night's terrifying treats...