When I was about 16-17 (do the math) a mate lent me a home made compilation tape (does anyone remember what a tape was).It had a lot of Heaven and Hell on it (Kneon Nights,Heaven and Hell etc), plus Green Manalishi, plus some ACDC (I can't remember what else). I thrashed the fuck outta that tape.Metallers weren't very common then (it certainly wasn't hip/cool/common to be one)....but I just thought "fuck u all".
Speaking of T9WORD and predictive texting....my wife uses it. Friends were going on holiday to Fiji and she wanted to text them to say "Have a good holiday,I hope you have lots of cocktails" and as soon as she started to text the word "...cocktails" it came up with the word "...anal" instead (same key strokes). So we sent the text anyway and didn't finish the message "Have a good holiday, I hope you have lots of anal..." ::surprise
Went to ROCK2WGTN (in Wellington, NZ) at Easter this year. The line up was LORDI, ALICE COOPER and KISS on day 1 and POISON, WHITESNAKE and OZZY on day 2. Fucking awesome to see such a great line up, so close.
Going to see Iron Maiden at Concord, CA on 28 May. My first concert ever in the USA and the first time I'll have seen Maiden. I cant fucking wait!