★ Gloucester Country Club, scorecard 30.12.2008

Here's my scorecard from my round at Gloucester Country Club yesterday. Nothing impressive really, didn't even play to my handicap. Hopefully today's round will be a little better.

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Here’s my scorecard from my round at Gloucester Country Club yesterday. Nothing impressive really, didn’t even play to my handicap. Hopefully today’s round will be a little better.

★ Gloucester Country Club, scorecard 30.12.2008

Here's my scorecard from my round at Gloucester Country Club yesterday. Nothing impressive really, didn't even play to my handicap. Hopefully today's round will be a little better.

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Here’s my scorecard from my round at Gloucester Country Club yesterday. Nothing impressive really, didn’t even play to my handicap. Hopefully today’s round will be a little better.

★ Pain Free Cricket Stats

I've been watching a bit of the cricket lately with a lot of interest, specifically the Australia vs South Africa series. The reason, the Pain Gone Pen.

Yep, that little pain relief device that I've mentioned here a number of times before. Apparently the South African cricket team uses the Pain Gone pen to relieve the aches and pains during the game, and pretty well every time someone talks about it on the television, in the news papers, or any of the online coverage, we get a load of traffic and orders through our website!

You only have to do a quick Google Search to see how much coverage the Pain Gone pen is getting from the South African cricket team's use of the device over here. The visitor stats for the Pain Gone website reflect the coverage as well, each time the South African team physio uses it on one of the players we see a big influx of visitors on the website.

Maybe the Pain Gone pen is South Africa's new secret weapon, and quick glance at the tv says the Aussies could do with a little secret weapon as well....looks like they're about to lose the series.

I think I'm going to send the Australian Cricket Team a couple of Pain Gone pens, see if we can't get a win in the New Year Test Match in Sydney!

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I’ve been watching a bit of the cricket lately with a lot of interest, specifically the Australia vs South Africa series. The reason, the Pain Gone Pen.

Yep, that little pain relief device that I’ve mentioned here a number of times before. Apparently the South African cricket team uses the Pain Gone pen to relieve the aches and pains during the game, and pretty well every time someone talks about it on the television, in the news papers, or any of the online coverage, we get a load of traffic and orders through our website!

You only have to do a quick Google Search to see how much coverage the Pain Gone pen is getting from the South African cricket team’s use of the device over here. The visitor stats for the Pain Gone website reflect the coverage as well, each time the South African team physio uses it on one of the players we see a big influx of visitors on the website.

Maybe the Pain Gone pen is South Africa’s new secret weapon, and quick glance at the tv says the Aussies could do with a little secret weapon as well….looks like they’re about to lose the series.

I think I’m going to send the Australian Cricket Team a couple of Pain Gone pens, see if we can’t get a win in the New Year Test Match in Sydney!

 

★ Pain Free Cricket Stats

I've been watching a bit of the cricket lately with a lot of interest, specifically the Australia vs South Africa series. The reason, the Pain Gone Pen.

Yep, that little pain relief device that I've mentioned here a number of times before. Apparently the South African cricket team uses the Pain Gone pen to relieve the aches and pains during the game, and pretty well every time someone talks about it on the television, in the news papers, or any of the online coverage, we get a load of traffic and orders through our website!

You only have to do a quick Google Search to see how much coverage the Pain Gone pen is getting from the South African cricket team's use of the device over here. The visitor stats for the Pain Gone website reflect the coverage as well, each time the South African team physio uses it on one of the players we see a big influx of visitors on the website.

Maybe the Pain Gone pen is South Africa's new secret weapon, and quick glance at the tv says the Aussies could do with a little secret weapon as well....looks like they're about to lose the series.

I think I'm going to send the Australian Cricket Team a couple of Pain Gone pens, see if we can't get a win in the New Year Test Match in Sydney!

paingone.jpg

 

I’ve been watching a bit of the cricket lately with a lot of interest, specifically the Australia vs South Africa series. The reason, the Pain Gone Pen.

Yep, that little pain relief device that I’ve mentioned here a number of times before. Apparently the South African cricket team uses the Pain Gone pen to relieve the aches and pains during the game, and pretty well every time someone talks about it on the television, in the news papers, or any of the online coverage, we get a load of traffic and orders through our website!

You only have to do a quick Google Search to see how much coverage the Pain Gone pen is getting from the South African cricket team’s use of the device over here. The visitor stats for the Pain Gone website reflect the coverage as well, each time the South African team physio uses it on one of the players we see a big influx of visitors on the website.

Maybe the Pain Gone pen is South Africa’s new secret weapon, and quick glance at the tv says the Aussies could do with a little secret weapon as well….looks like they’re about to lose the series.

I think I’m going to send the Australian Cricket Team a couple of Pain Gone pens, see if we can’t get a win in the New Year Test Match in Sydney!

 

Pain Free Cricket Stats

I've been watching a bit of the cricket lately with a lot of interest, specifically the Australia vs South Africa series. The reason, the Pain Gone Pen.

Yep, that little pain relief device that I've mentioned here a number of times before. Apparently the South African cricket team uses the Pain Gone pen to relieve the aches and pains during the game, and pretty well every time someone talks about it on the television, in the news papers, or any of the online coverage, we get a load of traffic and orders through our website!

You only have to do a quick Google Search to see how much coverage the Pain Gone pen is getting from the South African cricket team's use of the device over here. The visitor stats for the Pain Gone website reflect the coverage as well, each time the South African team physio uses it on one of the players we see a big influx of visitors on the website.

Maybe the Pain Gone pen is South Africa's new secret weapon, and quick glance at the tv says the Aussies could do with a little secret weapon as well....looks like they're about to lose the series.

I think I'm going to send the Australian Cricket Team a couple of Pain Gone pens, see if we can't get a win in the New Year Test Match in Sydney!

paingone.jpg

 

I’ve been watching a bit of the cricket lately with a lot of interest, specifically the Australia vs South Africa series. The reason, the Pain Gone Pen.

Yep, that little pain relief device that I’ve mentioned here a number of times before. Apparently the South African cricket team uses the Pain Gone pen to relieve the aches and pains during the game, and pretty well every time someone talks about it on the television, in the news papers, or any of the online coverage, we get a load of traffic and orders through our website!

You only have to do a quick Google Search to see how much coverage the Pain Gone pen is getting from the South African cricket team’s use of the device over here. The visitor stats for the Pain Gone website reflect the coverage as well, each time the South African team physio uses it on one of the players we see a big influx of visitors on the website.

Maybe the Pain Gone pen is South Africa’s new secret weapon, and quick glance at the tv says the Aussies could do with a little secret weapon as well….looks like they’re about to lose the series.

I think I’m going to send the Australian Cricket Team a couple of Pain Gone pens, see if we can’t get a win in the New Year Test Match in Sydney!

 

★ Oh shoot, where is the time going?

This is just a quick referral back to a previous article where I mentioned a bunch of things I wanted to get done these holidays. Well the first week is over and what have I managed to do? Nothing at all!

That's not entirely true I guess as I have played two rounds of golf, and I'm playing again on Tuesday morning. Plus there was Christmas and that's three days where it's impossible to get much done.

Hrmm, maybe I need to get strict on myself and get one thing on the list done by New Years. Ok, how about I get either the redesign of this site done or the redesign of Pain Gone done. Maybe both.

In other news I bought a new bike. I got a Giant Talon XC Mountain Bike. It's pretty awesome, nice to ride, fun to ride. I used to do a lot of riding, mostly downhill mountain biking, and after an injury I pretty well stopped and with that I probably put on a few extra kg's as well. So instead of a New Years resolution to lose some weight and get more exercise, I always break my resolutions, I decided to start early and get some motivation happening before. So far so good.

The other cool thing with the whole riding / exercise thing is that I grabbed a GPS / Mapping app for my iPhone called Trails, basically it uses the iPhone's GPS to map where you're riding / hiking / running / whatever. You can export the maps as well, so expect to see a few of my rides turning up on here sooner or later.

And last but not least, today I finally got around to buying more herbs and vegetables for my garden. So now I'm growing Basil, Parsley, Chives, Celeriac, Thai Mint, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Coriander, Strawberries, Carrots, Rocket, and Asparagus. I planted all the herbs plus the Strawberries in a couple of planters and a garden bed just outside our front door, and the rest is going in a garden bed out the back that I need to do some work on tomorrow. I think I'm also going to buy some Chillies, Lettuce, Zucchini, Cucumber, Beans, and a few other vegetables for the bed out the back.

You can expect most of those herbs to turn up in some recipes blogs sooner or later.

Anyway, take it easy and I'll probably catch you all in the New Year!

Herbs
Herbs
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This is just a quick referral back to a previous article where I mentioned a bunch of things I wanted to get done these holidays. Well the first week is over and what have I managed to do? Nothing at all!

That’s not entirely true I guess as I have played two rounds of golf, and I’m playing again on Tuesday morning. Plus there was Christmas and that’s three days where it’s impossible to get much done.

Hrmm, maybe I need to get strict on myself and get one thing on the list done by New Years. Ok, how about I get either the redesign of this site done or the redesign of Pain Gone done. Maybe both.

In other news I bought a new bike. I got a Giant Talon XC Mountain Bike. It’s pretty awesome, nice to ride, fun to ride. I used to do a lot of riding, mostly downhill mountain biking, and after an injury I pretty well stopped and with that I probably put on a few extra kg’s as well. So instead of a New Years resolution to lose some weight and get more exercise, I always break my resolutions, I decided to start early and get some motivation happening before. So far so good.

The other cool thing with the whole riding / exercise thing is that I grabbed a GPS / Mapping app for my iPhone called Trails, basically it uses the iPhone’s GPS to map where you’re riding / hiking / running / whatever. You can export the maps as well, so expect to see a few of my rides turning up on here sooner or later.

And last but not least, today I finally got around to buying more herbs and vegetables for my garden. So now I’m growing Basil, Parsley, Chives, Celeriac, Thai Mint, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Coriander, Strawberries, Carrots, Rocket, and Asparagus. I planted all the herbs plus the Strawberries in a couple of planters and a garden bed just outside our front door, and the rest is going in a garden bed out the back that I need to do some work on tomorrow. I think I’m also going to buy some Chillies, Lettuce, Zucchini, Cucumber, Beans, and a few other vegetables for the bed out the back.

You can expect most of those herbs to turn up in some recipes blogs sooner or later.

Anyway, take it easy and I’ll probably catch you all in the New Year!

Herbs

Herbs

herb-garden.jpg

★ Oh shoot, where is the time going?

This is just a quick referral back to a previous article where I mentioned a bunch of things I wanted to get done these holidays. Well the first week is over and what have I managed to do? Nothing at all!

That's not entirely true I guess as I have played two rounds of golf, and I'm playing again on Tuesday morning. Plus there was Christmas and that's three days where it's impossible to get much done.

Hrmm, maybe I need to get strict on myself and get one thing on the list done by New Years. Ok, how about I get either the redesign of this site done or the redesign of Pain Gone done. Maybe both.

In other news I bought a new bike. I got a Giant Talon XC Mountain Bike. It's pretty awesome, nice to ride, fun to ride. I used to do a lot of riding, mostly downhill mountain biking, and after an injury I pretty well stopped and with that I probably put on a few extra kg's as well. So instead of a New Years resolution to lose some weight and get more exercise, I always break my resolutions, I decided to start early and get some motivation happening before. So far so good.

The other cool thing with the whole riding / exercise thing is that I grabbed a GPS / Mapping app for my iPhone called Trails, basically it uses the iPhone's GPS to map where you're riding / hiking / running / whatever. You can export the maps as well, so expect to see a few of my rides turning up on here sooner or later.

And last but not least, today I finally got around to buying more herbs and vegetables for my garden. So now I'm growing Basil, Parsley, Chives, Celeriac, Thai Mint, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Coriander, Strawberries, Carrots, Rocket, and Asparagus. I planted all the herbs plus the Strawberries in a couple of planters and a garden bed just outside our front door, and the rest is going in a garden bed out the back that I need to do some work on tomorrow. I think I'm also going to buy some Chillies, Lettuce, Zucchini, Cucumber, Beans, and a few other vegetables for the bed out the back.

You can expect most of those herbs to turn up in some recipes blogs sooner or later.

Anyway, take it easy and I'll probably catch you all in the New Year!

Herbs
Herbs
herb-garden.jpg

This is just a quick referral back to a previous article where I mentioned a bunch of things I wanted to get done these holidays. Well the first week is over and what have I managed to do? Nothing at all!

That’s not entirely true I guess as I have played two rounds of golf, and I’m playing again on Tuesday morning. Plus there was Christmas and that’s three days where it’s impossible to get much done.

Hrmm, maybe I need to get strict on myself and get one thing on the list done by New Years. Ok, how about I get either the redesign of this site done or the redesign of Pain Gone done. Maybe both.

In other news I bought a new bike. I got a Giant Talon XC Mountain Bike. It’s pretty awesome, nice to ride, fun to ride. I used to do a lot of riding, mostly downhill mountain biking, and after an injury I pretty well stopped and with that I probably put on a few extra kg’s as well. So instead of a New Years resolution to lose some weight and get more exercise, I always break my resolutions, I decided to start early and get some motivation happening before. So far so good.

The other cool thing with the whole riding / exercise thing is that I grabbed a GPS / Mapping app for my iPhone called Trails, basically it uses the iPhone’s GPS to map where you’re riding / hiking / running / whatever. You can export the maps as well, so expect to see a few of my rides turning up on here sooner or later.

And last but not least, today I finally got around to buying more herbs and vegetables for my garden. So now I’m growing Basil, Parsley, Chives, Celeriac, Thai Mint, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Coriander, Strawberries, Carrots, Rocket, and Asparagus. I planted all the herbs plus the Strawberries in a couple of planters and a garden bed just outside our front door, and the rest is going in a garden bed out the back that I need to do some work on tomorrow. I think I’m also going to buy some Chillies, Lettuce, Zucchini, Cucumber, Beans, and a few other vegetables for the bed out the back.

You can expect most of those herbs to turn up in some recipes blogs sooner or later.

Anyway, take it easy and I’ll probably catch you all in the New Year!

Herbs

Herbs

herb-garden.jpg

★ I'm With The Band's 2008 reader poll, my votes

As you probably know by now we've been running a reader poll over on I'm With The Band, the aim being to find out from our readers what they thought were the best albums released in 2008. Well the poll is now closed and while we're going through all the results, and working out the prize packs, I figured I would share with you my Top 5 Albums of 2008.

Without further pomp and ceremony, here's my Top 5 Albums of 2008.

At number 5 we have Bayside's album Shudder.

Another solid release from these New Yorkers, I think it's about their 3rd or 4th full length release, not including live albums. With each release the band has grown musically, and this album is no exception. The album opener Boy kicks the album off, No One Understands, and I Can't Go On really carry the rest of the album, and Moceanu is just really different with kind of a polka vibe happening. Really looking forward to catching their set at Soundwave.

At number 4 it's Rise Against's album Appeal To Reason.
The last Rise Against album, The Sufferer and the Witness, was possibly the best album I bought last year, miles above everything else. This album didn't quite live up to that, however there are a number of really solid songs that pushed it up into my top 5 and keep the CD in my car, The Dirt Whispered, and The Heads Unworthy just to name a couple.

The third place was taken by local Newcastle rockers Here Come The Birds with their self-titled ep.
Some times in these reader polls people will throw in a token local to make up the numbers, this is not one of those choices. Quite honestly Here Come The Birds debut ep made it into this list on their own merits, definitely some of the best music I've heard all year. It was no surprise to see them win the Tooheys Extra Dry uncharTED Competition earlier this year, and I'm pretty sure 2009 will be an even bigger and better year for the band.

Alkaline Trio's album Agony & Irony comes in at number 2.
It was pretty difficult to put this album in 2nd spot as I'm such a huge fan of Alkaline Trio, however it didn't quite hit home as strongly as Crimson or From Here To Infirmary. Stand out tracks are Into The Night, I Found Away, and In Vein. I don't care who is on the other stages at Soundwave, these guys are a must see.

And a very very easy number 1 is Kings of Leon's 4th studio release Only By The Night.
A stellar album through out, The Kings of Leon 4th studio album is an absolute cracker. The day I bought the album I think I listened to it through and through at least 5 times, it was just that good from the get go. Stand out tracks.....the whole album! Simple as that! If you didn't get tickets to their upcoming tour, you may just have missed on the tour of the year for 2009.

There were a few other bands with releases that came pretty close to making the list, Funeral For A Friend, The Amity Affliction, Underoath, NERD, Kanye West, Death Cab For Cutie, but for one reason or another they just didn't quite make the final 5.

Anyway, we'll be announcing all the results the first week of January, and soon there after we'll start sending out the prize packs.

Stay tuned!

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As you probably know by now we’ve been running a reader poll over on I’m With The Band, the aim being to find out from our readers what they thought were the best albums released in 2008. Well the poll is now closed and while we’re going through all the results, and working out the prize packs, I figured I would share with you my Top 5 Albums of 2008.

Without further pomp and ceremony, here’s my Top 5 Albums of 2008.

At number 5 we have Bayside‘s album Shudder.

Another solid release from these New Yorkers, I think it’s about their 3rd or 4th full length release, not including live albums. With each release the band has grown musically, and this album is no exception. The album opener Boy kicks the album off, No One Understands, and I Can’t Go On really carry the rest of the album, and Moceanu is just really different with kind of a polka vibe happening. Really looking forward to catching their set at Soundwave.

At number 4 it’s Rise Against‘s album Appeal To Reason.

The last Rise Against album, The Sufferer and the Witness, was possibly the best album I bought last year, miles above everything else. This album didn’t quite live up to that, however there are a number of really solid songs that pushed it up into my top 5 and keep the CD in my car, The Dirt Whispered, and The Heads Unworthy just to name a couple.

The third place was taken by local Newcastle rockers Here Come The Birds with their self-titled ep.

Some times in these reader polls people will throw in a token local to make up the numbers, this is not one of those choices. Quite honestly Here Come The Birds debut ep made it into this list on their own merits, definitely some of the best music I’ve heard all year. It was no surprise to see them win the Tooheys Extra Dry uncharTED Competition earlier this year, and I’m pretty sure 2009 will be an even bigger and better year for the band.

Alkaline Trio‘s album Agony & Irony comes in at number 2.

It was pretty difficult to put this album in 2nd spot as I’m such a huge fan of Alkaline Trio, however it didn’t quite hit home as strongly as Crimson or From Here To Infirmary. Stand out tracks are Into The Night, I Found Away, and In Vein. I don’t care who is on the other stages at Soundwave, these guys are a must see.

And a very very easy number 1 is Kings of Leon‘s 4th studio release Only By The Night.

A stellar album through out, The Kings of Leon 4th studio album is an absolute cracker. The day I bought the album I think I listened to it through and through at least 5 times, it was just that good from the get go. Stand out tracks…..the whole album! Simple as that! If you didn’t get tickets to their upcoming tour, you may just have missed on the tour of the year for 2009.

There were a few other bands with releases that came pretty close to making the list, Funeral For A Friend, The Amity Affliction, Underoath, NERD, Kanye West, Death Cab For Cutie, but for one reason or another they just didn’t quite make the final 5.

Anyway, we’ll be announcing all the results the first week of January, and soon there after we’ll start sending out the prize packs.

Stay tuned!

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