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10 Albums?

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So I recently got tagged in this Top 10 Albums thing that has been going around on Facebook, and as I don't always have the energy or the memory to keep something like this going for 10 days straight, I thought I would save time and put ten memorable and special albums into one short blog... First up, it's the self titled album by Tenacious D. The first gig me and my brothers went to as a trio was these guys, the album is hilarious and musical, and if you can't register a smile after listening to Tribute, Wonderboy and Fuck Her Gently, then there's something wrong with you! Next, who doesn't love a bit of Europop eh? Ace of Base are one of my guilty pleasures I guess, but I loved this album, and still do. The group may have changed on their latest release (which admittedly was nearly a decade ago), but I have all 5 of their albums, and this still holds firm as my favourite of the bunch Originally just the DJ for Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker finally branched out on his …

A Trip To Tokyo

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Tokyo, a city on the other side of the world, in a country with a culture and language incredibly different to that of ours here at home, and at the start of this year I had the pleasure to spend 5 days there.
The travel was a bit of a mission, as to avoid paying through the nose I chose a 2 hour stop in Moscow rather than a direct flight. Leaving Heathrow at 10:40 on January 2nd and finally hitting Tokyo at 11:30 on the 3rd, my body clock was gonna struggle! It's actually taken until now, a week later, to be back to normal (having come home to work a set of 4 nights).

That first day I did some walking around, getting the lay of the land so to speak and figuring out where I was in comparison to the Tokyo Dome for the next night (the pictures are all on FB). Joel and Mali arrived later that night and we all went for dinner, where I continued my tradition of eating local. Although eating tonkotsu ramen as a chopstick rookie was interesting.....
January 4th was the main reason I was i…