Friday, 21 August 2009

the time i nearly lost an arm

so once upon a time i foolishly put my hand into a moving conveyor belt and got dragged in past the elbow.
as you can see in the pictures the belts go around a metal roller at the end, my arm was trapped between that metal roller and 4 of the belts , you wouldnt believe how tight that was, think virgin pussyx1000000
my pic of my arm doesnt do the injury justice, it was mainly swollen so without a pic with the other arm in shot it is hard to see the scale of this.
on the side of the belts you may see that big blue panel, well now there is an emergency stop fitted to this, if it was there when i had the accident i wouldnt have been dragged in past a finger tip, .
when the belt was finally stopped after me calling out for help i was trapped with the roller sat in the bend of my arm, with 4 belts pinning me two it, the only way to release me was to cut the belts, i think paul was actually holding a pair of scissors when he came to stop the belts so he was pretty quick to cut me free.
as a result of the supervisor being so insensitive i decided to file a no win no fee claim which after many months finally paid me.
this is what getting your arm trapped into a machine can buy you.
1.ichi the killer dvd £5
2.this is england dvd £5
3.parole officer dvd, antibodies dvd , 10 things i hate about you dvd £10
4.shameless dvd £4
5.hairspray dvd £4
6.dead mans cards dvd £3
7.heathers dvd £3
8.withnail and i dvd £3 (this was a present for somebody and also my most hated film)
9. 3 fatcaps series 2 blind box toys £18
10.3 dunny series 5 blind box toys £18
11.4 series 4 dunnys £21.60
12.texas chainsaw the begginning dvd, the dark dvd, secretary dvd £10 oil £26.99
14.petrol $40
15. underground ticket £4
16. petrol £50
17. residents hoody, t shirt, hat, cd and dogtag £105
18. torche /isis gig ticket
19. hoody and boxer shorts £18 from madhouse oxford.
20. scarf for my sister £4.89
21.3 dunnys series 5 and 2 fatcap series 2 £30
22, £15 cash present for nephew
23.neil hamburger ticket for soho theatre show £12.50
24.3 skullbuds, 3 smorking labbits series 3 £40.35
25.deathbot , 2 spider baby boom toys, £23.97
26.2 evil ape qees, 2 dunny series 5, pumkinator qee £28.45
27. underground ticket £4
28. petrol £40
29. witch "paralyzed" lp £12.99
30. tool parobol lp, sonic youth daydream nation lp, crass christ box 2lp £26. no more picture disc, zappa utopia, kraftwork radioactivity, iggy pop instinct and blah blah blah, sex pistols flogging, klaus flouride, rock n roll high school, crass 10 notes, bauhuas s/t , zappa waka, beefheart doc, ramones pleasant dreams and various other bits of shite £44
32. 5 smorkin labbits series 3 and toys r us dvd £32.70
33.5 baby spider boom toys £19.95
34.uma horvath set of 3 toys and aluminium bud £60.98
35. underground ticket £5.60
36. 2 doughnuts from greggs 80p
37. a monkey skull £30
38. parking the car in portobello road £6
39. petrol £37.35
40. nin downward spiral lp and snakefinger greener postures lp £34.98
41.merzbow 7", amrep comp 7" , dope guns and fucking 1-3 lp, nin with teeth lp, rev co beers steers and queers remix lp, ministry nature lp, foetus butterfly lp, alice cooper last temptation lp, swans love lp, swans new mind lp, jello biafra no more cocoons lp, £85
42. kathie olivas 2 faced hazel asia edition, £94.67
43. blind illusion lp £6.50
44. full set of doktor a mechtorian figures, £77.
45. umen lp, butthole surfers lp, foetus 7" pic disc, devils jukebox 7" box set £40.
46. a ticket to see electric 6,£12 this needed £1.54 of my hard earned cash aswell, as the left over of my claim wasnt quite enough,

so was it worth it
most of them things i regret buying and my arm hangs funny, .
if you are gonna get injured at work do something that isnt in any way considered to be your fault, also it helps if you break a bone .which i didnt.
if you want to know how much my claim payed out, add up the above list and then subtract the £1.54 extra i needed to buy that last item and there you have the figure i was rewarded for a shit load of pain.
best item on above list.
the monkey skull of course.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

thought id try out the upload video feature on here, this is a load of random clips and the music is old ernie "anal smile" , i forget where the name came from, it is the only oe song with a name though.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

the best lp sleeve winner is.....

it makes me laugh how these dont fetch as much on ebay as shellac the futurist yet these are rarer, the music on the vinyl is way better, not to mention that this comes in a metal case (galvanized steel if i am correct)
one day i might get a copy of the futurist but this always ranked higher on my "to buy" list. again this item is something i bid twice as much for and was amazed to win so cheap,
someone was listing one on ebay recently for £300 buy it now, if its still there go buy it, its a steel.get it!!

some melvins singles

spit it out, starve already x2, message saved x2, shit sandwich, live at slims 8 track and enterruption cassette (recently released on pink vinyl)

these are just some of the harder to find melvins items i have, i still need the sympton of the universe 7" though if anyone wants some of my money.
oh and that barbaraal magazine with a melvins single is still on my want list.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

travis bean 1348

just a quick snap of my guitar, check out for more info on what one of these is about.
i have it strung with beefies, does that make me your hero???

plainfield shirt and a melvins skateboard

some of my prized possesions, plainfield shirts took years of ebaying to turn up, then i got them for a few dollars, (im not trying to sound american , they came from america)
i have worn myra to work once.

the melvins skateboard, i couldnt believe it when this turned up on ebay, i had been waiting about 5 years for one to show, i believe this to be the first in all that time, but i might have missed one,
i got it for about $400 which was great considering i put a max bid of $900 on so couldnt complain about that, it had to be mine end of story.

melvins tin of meat turns up on ebay now and then, i think there is one on a buy it now for about 3 times what i paid. fuck that.

harvey milk

this is how anal i am

to those who dont know, the one on left is original on black vinyl limited to 500, the middle one is the first chunklet reissue limited to 500 also, made using the spare 500 sleeves from the first issue, so sleeve is identical, but reissue is on coloured vinyl,
and on the right is chunklets second reissue of it, on grey vinyl also limited to 500, some of this pressing are still available on
go get yours now.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

fork lift safety

this is the video they made me watch on my fork lift truck training last year, you would think they would have something a bit more up to date, not to mention the language barrier.

Monday, 9 February 2009


about a year ago i got an infection in my finger, i think it just got sore when i cut the nails and then it got aggrivated at work, anyway i ended up in hospital for about a week and signed off work for 3 weeks,
when i arrived at the hospital the
infection was moving up my arm and was already past the elbow, they immediately cut it all open, removing the nail and trying to drain all the shit out of it and they put me on intravenous antibiotics to try and kill any infection left in the arm, after about 4 days they realised this wasnt working and cut it all open again.

the pain was unreal for such a silly little thing, and 3 times a day i had to have the dressing changed which was a nightmare because it would be stuck to the open wound and would rip it open even more,

eventually it kind of healed although i still dont have a proper nail on the finger, also the last picture on here that looks like its not to bad is how the whole thing started out.

Monday, 2 February 2009

first blog

i have made this just because i wanted to take owner ship of the oldernie url ,
i plan to use this space to moan about things and brag about records and toys,
i doubt anyone will read this as i wont tell them its here, but if you do feel free to comment.