Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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First off I discover that The Men They Couldn't Hang have reformed and are planning a new album and tour soon. Then much to my extreme delight I discover that Henry Rollins is doing a spoken word tour at the moment and due to hit the UK in a couple of weeks time.
I have been a fan of TMTCH since the late 80s and have seen many a fine gig by them. For anyone unfamiliar with them, think The Pogues with an English rather Irish flavour.
With Henry Rollins, I am very much a fan of his spoken word stuff, but not very much his musically output. His insights into touring (on Think Tank he recalls his first ventures into Russia, and Eric The Pilot is a must) are hilarious and remind me alot of the things I and others got upto on tour. Though we were never as extreme as Henry! When he starts talking about general experiences, observations or about things that bug him, he can be humorous, philosophical, insightful but most of all entertaining. I first saw him a few years ago in London and was shocked to realise he just talks until he feels like stopping, about virtually anything that comes to mind. After well over 2 hours I felt I'd got my moneys worth.
If you fancy something a bit different, I'd recommend both. I've booked my tickets
Now if only KMFDM would tour the UK....