Tuesday, October 21, 2014

resub tshirt maiden etc etc etc....

susah betul nak dapat access internet untuk buat blog, 
setakat surf internet, baca blog korang, porum2, semua ok pakai tablet kat mana2 sempat, 
tapi pakai tablet untuk buat blog aku tak reti...
So sabar je la nak post panjang2 bergambo.

Anyway, this is Re-subscription T-shirt for Iron Maiden Fan Club for year 2014.
As my membership always ends towards end of the year, so I just got it.

I think its a fair deal. Everything cost money nowadays. That is a fact we have to accept. 
We just have to set our priorities in life, with a bit of earthly pleasures.. 



Now I switch my talk cock to the Malay language...

Aku baca sokkabar melayu Singapore, wahhh Tahniah kumpulan Wings dapat hadiah apa ntah kat Singapore.
APM is some so-called Asia Tenggara music stuff, tapi in reality its Singapore-based, and of course hadiah2 tu aku rasa mesti condong kepada selera orang Singapura.

Dan... Singapura terang2 suka rock, suka Wings. Dorang gerek... Dorang patut terima sokongan dan anugerah secara terang2... PRIME TIME TV kot?

haha, aku mana tengok ni semua, so aku dont fuck care, tapi aku happy untuk Wings..

Macam aku pernah cakap dulu, katalah, ada undi antara Search & Wings untuk peminat2 muzik Singapura ok, aku rasa Wings menang besar. Defo aku vote Wings, walau aku akan fikir sejenak ok kalau Search nye vote ada Hillary. Err...

Aku takdelah kat semua shows aku nak sebut ni, tapi apa aku tahu ialah, cuma kat Singapore je Wings open untuk Europe, cuma kat Singapore je Wings main selepas Bon Jovi main, apa aku tahu DT paling pertama kat Singapore awal 90an dulu Search main dulu baru Wings last kopek, potret monalisa dah main kat Spore sebelum TD nye kaset keluar, JDA was like announced sebagai Braders masa dorang tengah rakam kat Spore dan dah interview semua kat radio Spore... dah semua orang dah tahu dan anticipate dah...

So aku sangat happy Wings dapat recognition kat pentas Singapura untuk anugerah pengiktirafan secara am, bukan main lagu rock...

And aku rasa ramai teringat, kaset Belenggus korang... cam aku pernah cakap, aku sendiri, berapa kali beli kaset Belenggus tu, yang rosak lain, yang orang pinjam tak kasi balik lain....

dan ramai sendiri mesti proud, sebelum orang dengar radio tahu Wings, korang semua dah dulu dah beli kaset Wings, atau ramai2 dengar Wings lepas sekolah, atau dubbing kaset Belenggus masuk kaset kosong...

dah vandalisma meja2 sekolah , buku2 sekolah ngan logo2 Wings Belenggus dan jugak style filem Melayu lama Hukum Karmas tu...

ok, dah...


Seken,

Errmm, aku pernah cerita tak, masa aku gi Donington Park hari ketiga aku jumpa satu orang Canada ni kat bus-stop, kita borak2..
Dia cerita dari kul 10pagi, bila gate bukak je, dia lari ke Main Stage, terus dia peluk tiang kat barrier tu, dari kul 10 pagi tu, tak kencing, tak makan, tak apa, tapi kalau dia kencing pun sapa tahu tak? Pasal ni memang tak terkejut la kalau festival2 rock omputeh semua dah huru-hara...

Berapa kali security nak tarik dia keluar, pasal dia dah kena keroyok teruk, tapi dia stay peluk tiang tu, pasal dia nak tengok Maiden dan dia nak paling depan.. kul 8 malam Maiden start.

Masa Maiden main, ada 95,000 dilaporkan, so kalau kata la 80,000 je cukup nye tekanan, kau paling depan... tak terhimpit tu? 
Tempat tu dah la berpuaka, orang dah mati kena pijak.....
Aku paling takut siot... trauma ok...


Apa aku nak cakap ni sebenarnya, ialah... peminat paling nak gi depan, peminat paling hard-core, patut paling depan.
Bukan pasal peminat sapa yang mampu bayar tiket paling mahal kat depan.

Aku was like fikir contoh konsert rock paling aku kasi contoh Metallica KL. Aku speku, yang paling layak dan yang paling layan sekali mungkin cuma mampu tiket sederhana atau murah....

Alangkah best nye kalau yang paling nak kedepan dapat kedepan.. bukan pasal sapa banyak duit beli tiket paling mahal dia ke depan..

Kat Singapore kalau konsert rock, tak ketara sangat la harga pecah2, tapi still, aku boleh cakap la, contoh masa Maiden main kat Singapore, sapa yang betul2 hargai Talisman, patut kat depan tu, pasal aku tahu ada mengeluh masa Talisman start... pasal mungkin tak tahu, sedangkan yang kat belakang aku rasa excited giler...

OK, aku tak cakap la, duit korang korang mampu, cuma aku sebagai kadang2 suka pergi konsert rock, aku suka tengok yang paling fans patut paling depan..

Pengalaman aku la, cuma Bon Jovi je celaka sikit, masa dorang main kat stadium bola Aston Villa je dorang buat staggered tiket harga lari rabak2...
aku pun tak mampu nak beli tiket paling depan nye section... which comes to think of it, patut aku beli pasal malam tu nye persembahan memang dahsyat tiga jam lebih dalam suasana giler babi la peminat2 dorang semua happening...

Tapi selain tu, konsert rock omputeh, Hellfest ke, Download ke, Soundwave ke, hah, ni memang jenis festival, so korang yang minat rock band ke apa ke, hah... pergi je la tengok band2 feberet korang dan rebut la depan...

Even kalau suasana tertutup macam indoor pun, tempat besar pun Frankfurt Festhalle pun, dua harga tiket je.... sapa cepat dia dapat,

dan even kalau kat Esplanade Singapore pun, which is equivalent to IB pun, harga tiket takdelah giler sangat perbezaan nye antara paling mahal ngan paling murah...its nearly the same cuma sapa cepat dia dapat...

Masa aku tengok Wings kat IB, aku nye feel was like, pasal aku beli harga tiket yang medium priced nye, aku nye feel was like, ooohh shit wouldnt it be great if the spontaneous and vocal crowd yang pekik2 kat belakang, kat atas tu was in the front rows....

Mesti happening giler, pasal cant be denied, aku pergi konsert rock nak rasa atmosphere...tak kesah la apa macam nye band main.. dari band love songs sampai band paling dahsyat..

Bukan je nak tengok band rock main, tapi nak rasa atmosphere, dan atmosphere tu ialah kat barrier la.. syok oh... Kaki tak pijak lantai, dah cam kena tolak ombak, peluh? hah jangan cakap peluh 2? 4? 5? orang atau lebih nye peluh dah mandi kat badan, muka dan rambut aku dah...

So tu la aku nak cakap, kalau aku nak tengok band aku suka main, aku nak tengok jugak fans paling berhak kat depan diri depan.. or duduk la...

Well...

korang jangan kutuk2 aku, aku kasi personal opinion aku je....

dan opinion aku ialah, yang paling rocking dan nak kat depan harus pergi depan, bukan harga tiket sebagai halangan, end up paling belakang atau mid-section aje.








Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Aku Bagai Sorang.. Kembara Jalanan.terumbang ambing di lautan gelora...." (my Maiden Europe 2014 backpacking to Serbia, France, & Hellfest 2014 PART 16)

" Aku bagai sorang, kembara jalanan...."... Cehhh..
Cepat korang terror ni lirik lagu apa?

Belgrade ni berbukit2 gitu tau, korang kalau jalan kaki, memang turun naik turun naik slope...




Exercise la kira aku...

Mintak maaf la ye, tapi Belgrade ni orang2 dia suka buat grafitti gitu, lawa2 la tapi Graffiti tetap graffiti ye tak??
Tapi masa yang sama.... BERSIH...

yang bawah ni aku jalan kat suburb dorang ok, kat rumah2 orang... masa aku nak carik masjid 400 tahun tu...





takde sampah......takde sampah tepi jalan, tu hari korang cakap pasar dorang bersih kan? hah gitu la....


So lets ask ourselves, Sapa lagi amalkan kebersihan yang dituntut agama Islam dalam hal kebersihan di tempat Awam??


Tapi dukacita diberitakan, ngan bukti bergambar...  Ada satu tempat tu sampah berserak....
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,THERE IS A PLACE WHERE I SEE LOTS OF RUBBISH AND LITTER..


Relak je dorang tunggu waktu pagar bukak..
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SELUAR BELANG2 ok....
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YES.... where else.... masa nak tunggu pintu masuk tengok Iron Maiden (ngan Ghost main) la...Hah.. Sampah Sarap merata.. ... OK, ada tiga gate masuk ok, pasal ada tiga peringkat harga.....




Eh, masa aku pergi tu, bukan sahaja Iron Maiden ok, tengah ada promote satu lagi group Britain yang best giler...... Pet Shop Boys la apa lagi....




Dekat bus stop dorang ni... Korang tengok kan?? NO LITTER, NO RUBBISH>>>>


Ok sapa tu hari komen, bandar eropah2 ni semua tak banyak bangunan tinggi... Ni aku kena setuju jugak tu some extend...

Rasa tak perlu bagi mereka, dan mereka bangga ngan bangunan2 lama mereka kot...


Kita bangunan2 lama kena roboh, kena buat pencakar langit....  tapi mungkin juga dari segi kekuatan ekonomi nak buat ni semua perlu belanja...




Sana ada BATA ok, TERKEJUT BERUK AKU...

Masa aku jalan2... Eh kedai kasut Bata siak...

Dalam hati cakap, ni kedai original ke kedai tiruan?? haha...

Lupa lak aku nak beli selipar Bata satu, buat kenang-kenangan....




Memang walaupun dah takde dah kegemilangan agama Islam di Eropah, hanya tinggal sejarah...

tapi kenangan tu tetap ada....


Mata wang kaum Serb ialah Dinar...




Dan masa jalan kat tempat membeli belah mereka, tempat shopping mereka...

Masih ada ni semua.....  Betapa hebat zaman dulu kan? Untuk rakyat minum air merata2 tempat disediakan...

dan... mungkin ambik wuduk wudhu jugak....





OK, aku nak gi kerja petang.....dah lambat . nanti sambung...


"...teruambing di lautan gelora...mencarik kebahagian, dahan untuk menumpang kasih..."..

CEH!!! Giler ah!!! Aishah and I am a Fan Club ok! haha, acah je takde la sampai fan club...









Sunday, October 12, 2014

review- Blaze Bayley Live In Prague 2014 Limited Ed. of 500 Tin-Box DVD

Aku rasa Blaze Bayley ni ialah seorang yang jujur, rendah diri, mungkin hati dia baik, mungkin dia dah tempuhi terlampau banyak dugaan dalam hidup dia sebagai penyanyi atau kehidupan peribadi yang menjadi suka-duka kehidupan gitu...
AKU SUKA DIA....Korang bayangkan? dalam DVD ni dia berbual pasal sudu, YES, HE TALKS  ABOUT A HUMBLE SPOON BEING SO USEFUL TO HIM.... and this is the human touch that I like, because I carry a humble spoon to everyday I go to work or anywhere else when I carry my bag.

Dah tu boleh nampak cara dia, sebagai artis kecil-kecilan...

Serious berbual, dalam majalah2 hiburan omputeh pun, media massa hiburan omputeh pun, mana ada liputan Blaze Bayley sangat?
Jadi memang la, dia hargai sokongan peminat2 dia....

Blaze Bayley ni sekarang dah "independent", dah takde mana2 syarikat rekod company lagi, album2 solo dia semua pun hakcipta milik semua dah beralih kat dia jadi kira beli apa pun dari dia, cd ke baju ke hapa ke semua belanja terus kat diri dia sendiri.

Jadi berapa bulan lepas, dia umumkan nak rakam dan terbitkan rakaman live DVD persembahan dia kat PRAGUE, jadi ada limited edition 500 dalam packaging khas gitu, so aku pun taruk nama la cepat2... kasi sokongan la kira..
AKU TAHU DIA PERLUKAN DUIT TU UNTUK BUAT BENDA NI.....
. dan aku tahu kalau taruk nama mesti ada best2 nye akan terjadi.. haha. OK la, 500 untuk satu dunia, memang kejap dan cepat je la senarai tu diisi.. memang kena laju, siap taruk "Alarm" dalam "handphone" ok!! Nak lekas2 register gitu kat website dia gitu...
Aku pernah cerita kan? Waktu aku taruk nama, paypal ke hapa gitu, BAYARAN AKU SANGKUT!!!!...
Tapi dorang tunggu kasi aku peluang berapa hari......  Boleh gitu macam....??
Betul2 nye aku tersentuh, kasi aku peluang lagik........ Aku tahu la aku bias, aku dah memang sokong, mesti la aku cakap baik2 je kan? tapi tak la...dorang baik2 je masa aku email...haha.
Akhirnya, dah siap semua... maka aku dapat yang limited edition 500 tu.. Macam biasa terbaik, dan macam biasa, buku kat dalam tu yang PALING ISTIMEWA..., dan macam biasa, Blaze Bayley je la yang buat macam gini.........Giler nye best..

Berhenti sekejap, aku nak lap air mata...

This is how the Blaze Bayley Live In Prague 2014 DVD Limited Edition of 500 copies Soundtracks Of My Live 30 years World Tour DVD looks like...


OK, Aku punye nombor 143 gitu kot? aku rasa la tu nombor satu tu kan?
Dalam tin la, cantik...ada Patch, ada Certificate limited edition dia sign dan taruk nama aku dan letak nombor, ada photo dia sign, ada tourpass dia taruk nama aku jugak, ada BUKU tu, BUKU tu 500 jugak... 
Lagi satu buku best, macam buku yang 300 copies limited Edition Soundtrack Of My Life PLATINUM EDITION yang aku dah review kat sini..


Okayyy.....,
ni close up sikit...




Belakang tin tu pun dia sign....

Dekni suka sign kot? hahaha...

Kandungan DVD ni tiga jam lebih...

BERBALOI...

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The contents are... and its as spectacular as the Soundtracks Of My Life Platinum Edition which was like released in October 2013. And I am also lucky to get a package of that too...

- The two hour show of Prague with about 23 songs.......with quite a number of video cameras used, and most important, a lot of footages of his support band for that tour... ABSOLVA with Chris Appleton - guitar, Martin Mcnee - Drums, dan bassist malam tu ialah - Dan Bate.

Blaze Bayley live with one guitarist, So an interesting arrangements of songs is enjoyed here...... For Blaze solo songs, and a bit of IRON MAIDEN songs that he played......

 - Another footage from 2011 of 5 songs, with lots of close-ups footages of Blaze and his fans in a small tight environment of De Rots Antwerp.

- Two videos...including the emotional One More Step. 
And when Blaze sings these type of songs, I really like it, Its for real...

And the amazing INTERVIEWS of Blaze, All the amazing Footages of them in Prague I believe,
all the Hotel room scenes,
and you realise........ how budget everything is....
BLAZE himself helping with the parking for his band's van....

Its really so budget....  Like I say , His humility and humbleness shines thru, Oooo And he did have some kind words for Iron Maiden too during a part of the interview...

I like what I see of him on his releases, as a singer and as a person. Did I say he spent time talking about the humble spoon? How many of us really takes the time to ponder about the humble spoon...

- Ooo I really like him, writting down the setlist for the show...and giving comments...
OK, now that is what he thinks of the song Clansman!!!!... 

- And the funny scene when Blaze was mumbling about the videoman taping and nothing interesting is happening and he's going "its the fans money for this recording, and you are recording with nothing interesting happening...", and actually something interesting happens right on cue with the band member stuck on the pavement,
and Blaze was like in ""Stressful"" mode looking at it,
that was hilarious........

Furthermore, I also like his scenes with his fans after the show,
and really like his after the show, straight to the merch to sign for everyone, and love the story of 700 in Brazil somewhere, and he sign for everyone...

Maybe after Maiden retires, then if I travel backpack to see bands playing in different places in Europe in different environment, then I arranged it with following Blaze schedules?

HAHA...

Being a Maiden and Blaze fan and being in the ass of the world is really a problem.....


A very very good buy indeed this DVD...  I am very happy watching the DVD and all its content...

And its something I will watch again for sure, and playing as background music while doing other things at home, and love the interviews and video footages of Blaze interviews...

The book is about 28 pages,

And you realise, BLAZE took so much effort to write down his notes and create this book for that first 500???
I am overwhelmed..
and to have it stated...This Booklet is Made For...

Maybe one day I hope I got to shake his hand... haha and tells him how much I like him a lot..




OK, this is some contents of the book and the setlist of the songs played on the DVD recordings.......trust me its great, a wonderful companion to the Soundtracks Of My Life Platinum Edition 300 limited edition book..



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I really like his humbleness in his writting above and thru the whole book. He made the great extra effort to thanks people
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I think I have said enough....

This is a short glimpse of the dvd....
Should have shown also a bit of the interviews with Blaze with beautiful PRAGUE behind him, and also his other scenes, but trust me, its great...




I think I have said all I want to say...

surely I forget to say some other great things about the dvd
..., its contents that really amuses me, and also the wonderful book...


ooo this is autographed photo that he sent too...



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Makanan dan Pasar Bajloni Market di Belgrade (my Maiden Europe 2014 backpacking to Serbia, France, & Hellfest 2014 PART 15)

Masa aku merayau2 sorang2 kat BELGRADE tu terutama masa nak carik masjid berumur 400 tahun, Masjid Bajrakli yang aku dah cerita in full kat sini -
http://deaf-angel.blogspot.sg/2014/08/masjid-bajrakli-mosque-belgrade-serbia.html

aku jumpa kedai ikan.. kedai kecik je tapi semua jual ikan yang dah dimasak gitu...
So aku tak was-was... dua hari berturut2 aku gi kedai tu beli ikan, makan gitu2 je.... Takdelah aku nak makan roti kosong je kan... Jauh siot kedai ni...tapi ok la, jalan je explore tak rasa penat, cam aku cakap kat Belgrade, aku merayau dari pagi sampai malam non stop... main redah je segala lurah..

Murah la kota Belgrade gerai2 kecik tepi jalan gitu... Macam2 ikan ada, cuma Salmon je mahal sikit tapi still murah la.. Ntah mana aku letak namecard kedai tu aku ambik...



Makan la dalam berdiri tepi jalan, hujan renyai2 gerimis, SEJUK GILER!!...







Lepas tu aku suka pergi explore tengok keadaan sebenar orang2 sana hidup kat Belgrade SERBIA... So aku gi carik Pasar Basah ni nama dia BAJLONI MARKET.

Jumpa ok!!
Aku lak lupa bawak shaver so beli la sini, murah....

Blue berries tu kalau kata la korang gi Hero or mana2 supermarket , satu bungkus is dalam 10RM gitu betul tak? sikit je...

Sana, kata la, TIGA KALI GANDA jumlah blue berries tu.... Dalam...ermmm 6RM je....

Kalau korang beli kat Singapore sikit lebih kurang price Malaysia RM la lepas tukar S$4 gitu kat NTUC...




Aku datang dah lambat sikit...so aku rasa banyak gerai jugak dah tutup kot....aku nak tengok dorang jual ikan fresh macammana....

Tapi... aku pun tak tahu la budaya dorang, so aku tak ambik gambo openly la, aku ambik foto discreetly la...HORMAT ye tak...







Menarik la kan...

Aku suka backpack sorang2 cam gini la tempat2 aku pergi merayau......

Best... tapi macam kat Belgrade Serbia ni,

cuma kat pasar ni je aku rasa orang semua tengok2 aku, budak2 kecik semua lari2 ketawa belakang aku..

pasal aku lain sikit dari korang kot? kat tempat lain semua takde rasa kekok..sini je rasa kekok sikit..

tapi aku jalan gi tempat2 gini, aku rasa selamat.. Belgrade aku rasa selamat sangat walaupun aku jalan lorong2 belakang dia kat rumah2 orang gitu, mahupun waktu malam....

Disiplin orang dorang...nanti cerita musium perang, aku belum kumpul gambo lagi...








BAJLONI MARKET BELGRADE is a nice place to explore and wander into, it gives a bit of glimpse of the real beauty of the real people of Belgrade and Serbia... 


Tapi selalu nya perut lapar aku makan2 gini je kat Belgrade....
beli2 kat kedai2 tepi jalan je...
Dorang suka eskrem kot? jalan sikit orang jual eskrem..jalan sikit orang jual eskrem...






ok la tak kebulur sangat untuk menengok......Ghost dan Maiden main...





Pengsi je eh lighting rigs Iron Maiden semua dah sedia tu...
once Ghost abis main je.... , terus ubah jadi the greatest stage for the greatest show on earth... ceh.....

ni lak gambar arah belakang...untuk tiket harga kedua...

Tiket front semua awal dah sold out dah..... Serbia dan negara2 bekas Yugoslavia, orang dorang suka Iron Maiden, ni tak dinafikan...



HAPPY EID-ADHA to all MUSLIMS Worldwide...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I think I had changed the way I listened to Led Zeppelin...

Since I first listen properly to Led Zeppelin, my listening structure to each song was solely based on the complete FOUR plus TWO cds arrangement by Jimmy Page on that wonderful boxsets many years ago when he first personally remastered the Led Zep studio collection, where Jimmy Page squeezed every studio Led Zep songs then into just SIX cds, and he arranged it in a way that he thinks the songs works the best one after another.

 This was most noticeable on the first boxset which consist of the first 4 cds. And that is how Led Zeppelin songs are embedded in my brain, by that specific Jimmy Page rearrangements and never by the track sequence of studio albums.



I never ever listen to Led Zeppelin as per based on their studio albums released songs sequence.

But now I think its going to change, besides upgrading my Belinda Carlisle collection slowly to her deluxe triple discs studio albums one by one.

I decide I would like to collect the new Led Zeppelin releases, I cannot afford the amazing boxsets nor the vinyls, and as I only listen while walking and on public transport nowadays, I decide to go for the more humble 2cd deluxe editions of each album.

I only got the first three, which are the ones released so far anyway.... and I think its worth it on the double cds of each release and packaging, and I think I will enjoy them even better when blasted on my headphones in the crowded buses and trains...





I hope to get the rest as its slowly released, and I will talk cock about it more next time...

And yes, THE WHEEL CAN TURN!!!...on the III digipak. How happy I am to turn the wheel....and it works.

(One of the reason I avoid buying the previous digipak single cd version was it seems the rumours and gossips going around the internet that ^HINA-PIRATED COPY are so great that they can also make THE WHEEL TURN!!

and worse they create exact copies of the Japanese boxset versions..and its jammed up on EBAY and it get so confusing, and I am not surprised if single copies are found in shops and flea markets and sold at original prices.)

If I want to buy a pirated or a bootleg copy of an album, I will buy it because I know its a FAKE and I buy it for the novelty and collection, And the *ussians do create fantastic novelty albums reproductions which we know are bootlegs, but we support it because of the beauty of the packaging. Their packagings are so good with Gatefolds and everything....

I do buy *ussian Iron Maiden studio albums that are pirated/bootlegged/counterfeited/ because I know thats what they are.... Specially cute beautiful repacking that you cannot get on an original release ever..

But I dont want to be duped into thinking I am buying an original....spend my money thinking its original, then realising its a fake. 
If I know I beforehand its a fake, but I love the packaging and its novelty, thats different.



Friday, September 26, 2014

six years later the blog text is still present but all the photos had dissapeared, so.. - a photo update of the Art Of Derek Riggs' Run For Cover hard cover book.







Its been more than SIX YEARS AGO since I talk cock about this book.
I realised some of you guys are still checking the posts all these years later, 






UNFORTUNATELY all the photos are wiped out from original postings at ..
- http://deaf-angel.blogspot.com/2008/04/ulasan-run-for-cover-art-of-derek-riggs.html
- http://deaf-angel.blogspot.com/2008/03/ulasan-buku-run-for-cover-art-of-derek.html

So one more time, a few photos from the Sold-Out Hardcover version of the Derek Riggs book which was quick to be grabbed when its first launched.
I believed the soft-covers version are still available.

But at that time, I remembered getting the Hard-Cover version and I emailed him to say I love Trooper the most, and he personalised for me my copy with a Trooper Eddie, and he got me a Trooper Print and personalised it also....

This are are some stuffs I got from him then... I remember there is a bookmark, he got me another print of the book cover and personalised it also. Kind of him. And there is the sketch printout or something...

Actually I already talked a lot about this book from the abover two links , its just that the photos are already long gone.
so these are some random photos of the pages one more time, this book is about 180 pages? or something...

AS USUAL CLICK TO ENLARGE


























I was looking at it again a few days back when I took some snapshots..

and yes, this book is still awesome...

UP THE IRONS.. UP DEREK RIGGS..