Sunday, January 07, 2007

The line-ups of popular beat combos with which Wife likes to test me

From time to time a musical act comes along that takes Wife’s fancy for one reason or another. Sometimes they are excellent and sometimes perhaps a little less so.

Of these acts, the ones of particular relevance to this posting are those with at least five band members. These are the ones with which I am to be tested.

The most recent of these acts is the really rather good Avenged Sevenfold (above). I say they're rather good, but my exposure has thus far been limited to just the latest album, which I bought for Wife for Christmas, having seen her drooling over guitarist Synyster Gates (or "Synnie-Poos", as I believe she calls him) for some time.

The game goes something like this:

Red: Name the members of Avenged Sevenfold then?
Me: Uh okay. That Shadows chap who sings. Mmmm, what's his name? Oh yeah, "M". M Shadows. Um, Synyster Gates, obviously... Jesus, something Jesus. Jesus Smythe?
Red: No! Johnny Christ.
Me: Of course! Who else... Jimmy something? Ooh ooh, I know. The Rev.
Red: Yeah, that's the short version, but what's his full name?
Me: Um, the Reverend Thelonius Monk?
Red: No, silly, it's the Reverend Tholomew Plague. I can't believe you keep forgetting that!
Me: Yeah, me neither. So, who am I missing?
Red: It's Ichabod's dad. [Ichabod, dear reader, is a dog, who has his own MySpace page.]
Me: Yes! Ichabod Vengeance, and his dad's name is...
Red: Like your nephew...
Me: Zachy! Zachy Vengeance. Phew!
Red: Well done.

See how much fun that is?

We used to play the same game with the Backstreet Boys (Nick, Kevin, Howie, AJ, and I've forgotten the other), and before them S Club Seven (Jo, Hannah, Tina [?]. How come I remember only the girls? Oh yeah, Paul Catermole, how could I forget him? I can't remember the rest, though).

See, there really is never a dull moment at Casa AsteRed. I'm headed straight to the cellar now to burn all our board games. I mean, who needs 'em?!

As an aside, this'll be my last post for a few days. Back on the 17th. "Be good," as an old colleague used to say. "And if you can't be good, be good at it."


Blogger Red said...

Well, there's Rachel Monkeygirl, Bradley and the blond boy who ended up playing Marius in Les Mis...

Nice how you chose a picture à la Kinky Boots (Chiwetel Ejofor, second from the end), with my dreamboat Synnie in the most remote corner of the room! Boo hoo!

07 January, 2007 14:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Synnie the one with the hat in the back and the shades? Ooooh Red, I totally see why you fancy a bit of that!

And for the record, the fifth BSB was Kevin...don't ask me why I know. I will refuse all knowledge if questioned.

07 January, 2007 21:10  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Red: Yeah, well what can I say?

Karen: Yes, that's Synnie. Now quiet down! I mentioned Kevin; Red said she thinks it was Brian. Possible?

07 January, 2007 23:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My bad sweetie. I was disctracted by Synnie...grrrrrrrr. Red is correct (I googled BSB) and the missing member is Brian somebody, the blonde guy who makes me think of one of those guys from Take That.

08 January, 2007 02:24  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

who?what?....christ I'm old. if I ever say "music all sounds the same to me" please shoot me.

(new blog is

08 January, 2007 11:52  
Blogger Suze said...

We have similar conversations but they usually involve porn star names and film titles. lol

08 January, 2007 13:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helloo! thanks for linking me.

nice game! I can't believe you associated yourself with the Backstreet Boys and S Club 7. Hahaha.

Me and my older sis also play that game, but we act out lines from these really cheesy movies we used to see as kids. it's really fun. hehehe.

Guess what!! I passed my dream college!!!! =)

Happy New Year!

08 January, 2007 15:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

er....right. i'm with you dinners!

why did you know the names of all the s club girls? like you need to ask?

i'm going back to the picture below.

and on the subject of sc7, i have a copy of a mix of them and mr weller.
changingman and don't stop moving. and yes it is as bad as you imagine!
(but i keep listening to it. help)

09 January, 2007 10:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, what fun that must be. I'm shit at band members' names!! Ack! Anyway,till the 17th:-)and take care!

09 January, 2007 21:12  
Blogger apositivepessimist said...

catch ya after the 17th.

I am completely ignoring the mention of the BSB and SC7.

10 January, 2007 03:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



I know! I know! I jumped up an down fer about 10mins before I realised I should send the link your way, an all....

Free postage to the world, mate! FREE, I tells ya!


(except I'll just buy it int shop ont high street...)

Peach and LUBE!!


10 January, 2007 13:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


is hell about to freeze over?

11 January, 2007 11:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm - you are maybe on the edge of a wonderful invention - a NEW board'll be rich!

11 January, 2007 16:29  
Blogger Gentleman-hobbs said...

It must be good to be out, as opposed to out of one's mind. I don't get out much but I've just redecorated my padded cell in velcro and made myself a matching jumpsuit. I don't bounce off the walls anymore but if I jump hard enough on my trampaline it takes a good 15 mins to peel off.

11 January, 2007 20:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

red liked (likes) the backstreet boys???

no way.

15 January, 2007 23:21  

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