Friday, 15 January 2010


Many thanks to Kimberly over at the wonderful Cinebeats for awarding me a Kreative Blogger award. In order to follow the rules, I need to:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated

So, here are 7 things about me that you probably won't find interesting, but here goes.

1/ I married my American wife just 3 days after we'd met for the first time.

2/ It's approximately 5 years since I last had a beer. An ongoing battle with Meiniere's Disease means medication and hooch just don't get on.

3/ I once had a ticket to see a Sex Pistols gig, only for the local council to play a large part in the gig being cancelled. After that, nearest I got was a Public Image gig where John and the boys did 'Anarchy' as a encore.

4/ I was present at the penultimate Joy Division gig at Derby's Ajanta. All too soon, poor Ian was gone.

5/ I don't drive. Never have, never will.

6/ My ideal place to live would be London. Spent a ton of time there, and love the place. Have a feeling my wife and I will probably end up in America at some stage, which is fine by me.

7/ My nickname as a young lad was 'Spike'. Nowadays, I'm known as 'The Butcher' at work. An English version of Malcolm Tucker? Nah, not me.

Now, this is the one where I nominate.

Lazy Thoughts From A Boomer
Beautifully varied blog, and one to visit daily.

Radiator Heaven
This time, JD casts his eye on Criterion's CHE 3 discer. An essential stopby, always.

Moon In The Gutter
Now, this one is responsible for launching many of us into blogdom and remains an imformative and friendly blog with a wonderfully electic mix of reviews and so much else.

Italian Film Review
For films Italiana, this really is a must-visit.

Fascination: The Jean Rollin Experience
Essential for fans of the French auteur. Another one from the man who brings you Moon In The Gutter.

Only The Cinema
Great writing, great screenshots. THE COMFORMIST is amongst this weeks treats.

Another proflific blog, laced with quality writing. Check them all out, if you don't already.


  1. Congratulations, Steve. Well deserved. And those are interesting things about you, my friend. I understand your plight with regard to #2 - I couple years back, my doctors suspected Meiniere's Disease in my case. Turned out to be allergies, though. And, if there's one world-class city I still yearn to visit, it's London. I hope when I get there, you'll have some insights to share, and that you'll be in the vicinity :-).

    Thank you very much for the nom with this. Very kind of you. I'll start to work on my part.

  2. wow thanks steve (cheque will be in post lol)

  3. 人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。........................................

  4. Congrats, Steven and thanks ever so much for passing on the kudos to my blog! I really do appreciate it, my friend.

  5. Steve-How about contributing a brief review to my forgotten books project. It's up every Friday for nearly two years now. Also-we have remarkably similar tastes. And I don't drive either-more of an issue in Detroit probably. Email me if you want to do one. Needn't be long or fancy.

  6. Thanks, LeOpard. Would be great to see you if you do get to London one day.

    Cheers, Nigel. Post is a bit slow, but I'm sure it'll get here soon.

    Thanks JD. Always good to see you and the rest of the clan stop by. Greatly appreciated.

    And Happy New Year to you, my friend from China.

    Thanks, Patti. I'd love to contribute. Thanks for asking. I'll drop you an email.