There is very little i can say about my first week at William Hill. I have pretty much spent the whole week listening in on support calls in both 1st and 2nd line support which was interesting at first but grew increasingly dull as the week went on. I was hoping to be fixing some problems at last on friday, only to find that my network logins didnt work!! So back on with the headset and another day of boredom.
On the positive side the rest of the team seem to be a good laugh and i suspect i will get on with them very well. the role itself isnt actually as technical as i would have liked, mainly applying known fixes to problems and not a lot of real fault finding; but at least it is back in the right industry and with a company that should be able to give me a good future. It is definately a step in the right direction and i pays better than my last 2 roles. All in all i think i'm going to enjoy it.
Friday night saw a short but enjoyable evening at Friday flock live at the mixing tin, unfortunately Nic had to work on saturday and the weather was treachorous so we had to leave at 11.30 to head back to harrogate before the weather made it too unsafe to drive. This meant we only caught the first 2 acts Novus and Trauma Pet.Novus
I was keen to see what Novus were going to be like, i used to like faithful dawn years back so i was very interested to hear Sarah Jane's new project. It turned out to be Sarah and the 2 remaining member of Cybercide filling in, not sure how that came about. I have got to say i was pretty disappointed at first the vocals were strained and the first couple of tracks i found quite grating. About half way through the set i thought they got it together and by the end of the set i was really enjoying it. I put the dodgy start down to nerves and bought the 2 track (one track and a remix) CD anyway.Trauma Pet
Last time i saw trauma pet was at another four band live event put together by viciouscabaret
a couple of years back. Back then i wasn't too impressed and was sort of left with a feeling of apathy towards them, Nic really enjoyed them though so i was prepared to give them another go. I must say that this time i really enjoyed their set they seemed to have much more energy than last time, this was possibly down to the live drums and extra guitarist which changed the dynamic somewhat. They seemed to have a far fuller sound than last time. Its good to see them improve and i will definately see them again if they come back this way.
Another great night, cheers Paul!!
It was an interesting ride home in the snow, especially sliding around while going round rudding park so i am glad we didnt stay to see deathboy and Deviant UK We will catch them next time i suppose.