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My Ruin – Legends 27/01/2012.

In true typical fashion the photos from this gig have been on my to do list for months.  A few reasons have made me delay this however, namely the fact that I no longer have access to Photoshop (because I stupidly upgraded to OS X Lion which meant my really old copy of CS3 no longer works and I can’t afford an up to date copy) and secondly confidence.  I felt like an arse after this gig.  I love the band and this was the day after my birthday.  As a result I got fairly munted thanks to all of my pals who more or less poured Jack Daniels down my neck.  In true ladylike form I ended up falling asleep in the taxi home and promptly vomited as soon as I opened my front door.  In essence I felt I could have done better.  A valuable lesson has been taught however and from now on I’m not allowed to take any gig photos whilst “under the influence”.

The Grim & Frostbitten Wastelands of Sunderland…

Winter makes me depressed. It’s cold, dark and makes me want to sleep even more so than normal (with the exception of last year when I was suffering from insomnia). I like how this time of year looks but that’s where the positivity ends I’m afraid. I can’t wait until Spring.



It’s the end of Summer…

For this year. Despite how Autumn and Winter look, what with the red leaves and snow I still dislike this time of the year. I really don’t like being cold. Below are a few photos taken during the Summer.


The laundrettes near where I live. The Toy Dolls wrote a song about it. When I was at Uni a load of French students rented the flat above it. There were some mad parties there. Lot’s of Daft Punk was played there if I recall. I’ve always loved the old Vaux adverts painted on the side.

This was taken at some stupid time in the morning due to me thinking it would be a great idea to go to the beach after clubbing so by my estimate it’ll have been around 5:30am. I remember getting some funny looks from joggers and people walking their dogs before they went to work. In fairness I was probably still drunk and am 99% sure I would have been splodging. Saves you from getting a hangover however as I discovered.

On route to a friends house.

A daft photo of me on a kids ride at the beach. Have I ever mentioned how much I love living beside the sea? Well I do.

Happy New Year…

Happy New Year.

by Lolly Rockhag Mallan on Saturday, 2 January 2010 at 16:14 ·

I’m not a great fan of New Years to be honest. I don’t get the whole “but it’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and start again” mentality. As far as I’m concerned you get that very same chance every day when you wake up.

NYE was spent DJing and it seemed to go pretty well. Lots of people having fun, lots of smiles and dancing which was nice. Woke up yesterday, surprisingly hangover free, however everyone else seemed to be worse for the wear so I spent the first day of 2010 bored and on my own. By 6pm I was going stir crazy so decided to go for a walk with my camera as I’d been meaning to try and take some photos of the Christmas lights before they were taken down. Pretty much a lonely start to 2010 if I’m honest but I didn’t expect anything else.

I didn’t take as many photo’s as I would have liked because I always get nervous wandering Sunderland on my own with my camera in the dark. I’m a big wuss.