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Desert Island Dream (better late than never)

November 7 2008 at 1:09 PM

Gaz  (Login gazman70k)
from IP address 116.48.84.106

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.

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Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.

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2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.


For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout


The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

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I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.

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While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph

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I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006

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Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.

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This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.

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Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

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The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
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Sergio Nazzaro
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Great Post!

November 7 2008, 1:16 PM 

cheers.

Sergio
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Gaz
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Cheers (nt)

November 7 2008, 2:56 PM 

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Cheers
Gaz

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The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
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Jpvfx
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Ok Gaz.....

November 7 2008, 1:37 PM 

That was funny wink.gif))
Now I didn't take you for a metal head wink.gif)) Gee I had to turn the volume down wink.gif

Ok whats the famous line in TESB ? (which one ?) wink.gif))

Great DID, made me smile and laugh wink.gif

Best
Jp



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Gaz
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Thanks Julian

November 7 2008, 2:56 PM 

There are just so many great lines in TESB. I love it when Luke is taking off in his X-Wing, a voice over of Obi One says that he's our only hope. Yoda says "No there is another" while the bloom of the X-wing's truster lights up the scene.

Gaz

Cheers
Gaz

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The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
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Sainthan
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Great post

November 7 2008, 2:11 PM 

Love the choice of book and movie, among my all time favourites.

 
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Gaz
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Thanks (nt)

November 7 2008, 2:58 PM 

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Cheers
Gaz

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The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
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JCatacchio
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Fantastic post Gaz!

November 7 2008, 2:26 PM 

Very creative intro!

Best,
-James

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There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count, and those who can't. -Warren Buffett

 
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eric s. (hkgweilo)
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awesome mate!!! was worth the wait!!

November 7 2008, 2:45 PM 

great shots there...

 
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Gaz
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thanks for nominating :)

November 7 2008, 2:54 PM 

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Cheers
Gaz

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The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
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Ralph
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Nice Post - I'll have to check into those bands

November 7 2008, 2:47 PM 

I have reaaly gotten into Scandinavian Metal the past few years, in particular Opeth and Dimmu Borgir. A lot of people don't get it, but there is some serious musicianship behind that music.

 
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Gaz
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If you like Dimmu, then check out Dark Tranquility too...

November 7 2008, 2:54 PM 

Dimmu is also one of my favourites. I also listen to operatic metal such as Nightwish.

Check out Stratovarius too. Melodic Iron Maiden happy.gif

Arch Enemy and Carcass are also brilliant.

I once described Heavy Metal to be like a very good vindaloo curry. For the uninitiated, its all heat but for the connoussier there are subtle flavours of the spice. Like a hot curry, metal to the uninitiated is just noise.

As for In Flames, the Clayman album is a good start.

Gaz

Cheers
Gaz

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The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================

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Action Dan
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All great choices ! Thanks for sharing. n/t

November 7 2008, 2:52 PM 

n/t

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Polleke
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Great Dessert Island Dream Gaz

November 7 2008, 5:25 PM 

It's never to late
BTW Beauty full wife

Greetings
Polleke

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Davie
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Classic!

November 7 2008, 5:34 PM 

Great D.I.D. post! happy.gif

Panerai...
"It's like children. You can't understand until you've had one."


 
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Ravi
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Great one Gaz! Love the pics!

November 7 2008, 5:51 PM 

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Timothy John
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What a great post!...and that pic of Alex and Vincent would make everything ok!! (nt)

November 7 2008, 9:15 PM 

nt

 
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Maxxbet
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Exactly as we would have expected, Gaz! Thanks so much!

November 7 2008, 9:36 PM 

nt

Steve
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Panerai and Paneristi.com...way more than just a watch!!

 
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javier
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Real nice!!

November 7 2008, 11:40 PM 

Thanks

 
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dman
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Great post!!

November 8 2008, 5:46 AM 

Love the pics and stories!! These are all so much fun to read! happy.gif

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