Just dropping by to say Hi to everyone, I haven't been around for such a long time, guess I got caught up in all the Facebook stuff, but will try to come around here more often.
Hope to catch up with you all as soon as I can
Love n hugs
Just an update on how I am. Surgery went very well apparently, unfortunately tho, the night after the op, I had a mild stroke, so have had to learn to use my left arm and leg again, been pretty shit all in all and the pain from my chest gets me down a lot when I cant sleep but considering what I have been thru, im in pretty good shape. Have been coming online now and again cos typing is good exercise for my hand, but thought I would do a journal for now instead of noting everyone cos i get real tired really quickly, even having a shower wipes me out and I have to have a sleep after it. Anyway, thank you so very much to all of you who have rang, texted, sent cards n gifts n stuff and those of you who have been asking after me, as soon as i am feeling up to it, i will send you all notes and have a proper catch up.
Love n hugs to you all
ps, cant do a journal without a pic of the love of my life, and thanks to Vixster for this, its stunning!!!!!
Just thought I would let you guys know.
Love you all
Chat soon guys,
Love n hugs Lynnexxx
PS I couldnt do a journal without adding the love of my life lol :) xxxx
Well for those of you I havent spoken to, I had an appointment with my surgeon on Wednesday who has told me that my operation has been scheduled for the 12th March, I have to have a triple bypass, which is mega scary, however because i'm diabetic, everything hinges on my blood sugar levels which are too high at the moment, and if I don't get them down, he won't operate on that date, he says its too dangerous, so i'm trying really hard to get them down. Some good news tho, he moved the date back so I could get to see The Killers on the 10th, then go into hospital on the 11th, how awesome is he :) Anyway, enough doom and gloom, just thought I would let you all know what is happening.
Sorry I havent been around much but I have a lot to get organised cos i'm going to be off work 6-8 weeks and have to sort my finances and get stuff done.
Will keep in touch with you all, and thanks to those of you who have been in constant touch and for all your good luck wishes and offers of help, love you loads.
Lynnie :) xxx♥
Thanks to Viki for this pic, sorry babes I stol...oops, I mean borrowed it :) xxxx
Just to say that I have had to send my desktop box to be stripped so wont be back on here til next week. Having to send this from work and tring not to let my boss catch me. Also I got 2 appointments at Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool next week too, this is the heart hossie, got the one with the surgeon on Wednesday, and have been told that I may be offered a date for my op, scary shit, it makes it all a bit real!! Oh well, sooner done sooner back gigging :)
Hope you all keep well, and will text those of you that I can over the weekend.
Love n Hugs
Lynnie Leto xxxxx♥♥
Sorry, can't send a journal without a pic of my lovely drummer :)
From left to right...Neil, Ryan, Will & Mike
Hi guys, just want to put you onto an amazing band, first saw them support You Me At Six in Manchester and have now seen them quite a few times, and they are SO awesome. They are Attack! Attack! from South Wales. Mon & Debs came to see them with us a short while ago and were blown away, Tina also saw them in Tenby supporting Funeral For A Friend and after me bigging them up to her, she loved them. Please go check them out on my top friends here and on myspace @ www.myspace.com/attackattackband these guys are not only mega talented, they are also the nicest guys in the world. So please go check them out and spread the word. If you like their music, they are touring in February, go see them live, they are awesome :)
BEST VIDEO FOR A BEAUTIFUL LIE and ROCK OUT AWARDS :)
Ok then, again for the KIGH uninitiated, they are, left to right:
Iain Mahanty (guitar), Joel Fisher (guitar), Aled Phillips (vocals), Andrew Shay (bass) and Philip Jenkins (drums).
Got up at 6am after maybe 4 hours sleep, and with a very painful nose, and we left at 7.30, drove to Leeds with a few wrong turns, and got there at 9.15, 1st there again!! so queued up, well started the queue anyway, was there maybe an hour and a half before the next person arrived. Went into Leeds to meet Ali (Wilson), some of you have her as a friend too on here, she was so lovely, and her mum, went for a coffee then back to the venue. The guys had been out and about, I stayed in the queue while Sam, Tizzy & Amy went round the back and Sam was talking to Shay and he asked how I was today awww he is very sweet :) Anyway had a good day and at 7pm they let us in, guess what, barrier again right in the middle!! well when I say barrier, there wasn't one, just stage and speakers, so right at their feet!!! Save Your Breath came on and they are so good, Tom said who was the first here then this morning and he looked at me, so me and Sam put our hands up, so he said, "You wont believe this but this lady broke her nose on the barrier last night and she has actually driven here this morning to be here tonight" and got the whole place to clap, I was mortified, and even Ben came over and bent down and ruffled my hair !!!, I was so embarrassed. Their set was awesome, and then This City came on, yet again awesome, then Kids, they so kicked ass, Joel came on and looked down and smiled and said hi, which was so nice. It was weird cos they were real high up so even tho they were literally inches away, we had to look right up to see them :) it was just an amazing gig and at one point Shay went to get a bottle of water and walked to the edge of the stage, opened it and passed it down to me, that was so sweet of him :), and Stan (their manager) gave me a set list which was awesome so I gave it to Sam. Anyway when we got outside and went round the back, Iain was out and Sam asked him to sign her Welsh flag, and he asked me if I was the lady who hurt herself so I said yes and he said he couldn't believe I was actually there, and he walked up to me and said, i so need to give you a hug for doing that, how nice was that!! anyway Ben, the guy who ruffled my hair came over to chat to me, then Tom, and then 2 of the other SYB band members, and that was that, we all chatted for 2 hours!!! oh yes in the meantime, Sam got Phil to sign the flag, and Joel came over to say hi, and then I asked Ben if he could find out if Aled was coming out so he could do the flag too, awww he went and got him, which was so lovely of him, anyway Aled was awesome and was like, omg I only found out today that you got hurt, are you ok and stuff, and he was so lovely with Sam, had his pic done, and with me, grrr I so hate my pix but he was lovely, then he went and we carried on chatting to SYB and various people stopped by, it was just amazing and we took some pretty silly pix but that's how the evening went!!!, surreal but amazing, and the SYB guys and Chris from This City are some of the nicest guys in the world, Ben kept telling me how awesome it was doing what I did with Sam n stuff, well a couple of times I was like, ok you should go join the other bands in the club, and Tom was like, nah, its better here lol. Anyway at 1am we finally did call it a night and got hugs off everyone and such, and we went back to the car so hyper, and got home at 3am. We were both up just too early this morning and I went on myspace and added the guys, and they came back with a message saying, "Legend, simple as", thought that was awesome, anyway, both SYB and This City's myspace addresses are on my 1st journo, so if you get chance, please check them out, oh and if you havent yet heard KIGH, (maybe you live under a rock lmao!) go listen to them www.myspace.com/kidsinglasshouses, they are sooooo amazing. so that is that as they say, nothing broken, thank god, the towel is now a souvenir, it has my blood on it, Shay's sweat, and my tears when the pain kicked in, hence the title. Having a few days rest from gigging and then Wednesday starts it all again, Funeral For A Friend in Preston, then You Me At Six in Manchester on Thursday and again in Liverpool on Friday, no rest for the wicked then, I love my life tho and wouldnt have it any other way. Hope you didnt get bored half way and lose the will to live.
Btw a shout out to Oli, KIGH merch guy, Sam got a tee and it was too small and he opened up the merch trailer cos everything had been packed away and rooted through for a bigger one for her, he really didnt need to have done that , and he gave me a hug, so thanx hun, you are amazing xx
For the KIGH uninitiated, they are: left to right, Philip, Shay, Joel, Aled & Iain.
Well Friday morning dawned very early, up at 6am, ready and left about 7.45, got to the Manchester Academy for about 9ish and were the first there, had an amazing day like always, then we got in at 7.30, got to barrier first with Sam, right in front of where Aled is so could see everyone. 1st band Save Your Breath came on and they were awesome, worth checking out at www.myspace.com/saveyourbreathband and Aled came on for the last song of their set, then This City (www.myspace.com/thiscitymusic) came on, they were awesome too especially Chris the singer. Anyway KIGH came of and it was just mental, there was a crowd of guys about 10 rows back who thought irt was a good idea just to keep pushing forward as much as they could and very often, just idiots, but Kids were just awesome as always, just going wild all the way thru but there was loads of people being dragged out over our heads, just as Easy Tiger came on (last but one song) there was about 10 people dragged over us in the space of 2 minutes, thing was, i had my head down and my hands on my head to stop being kicked, unfortuantely the sec guy dropped the last person on my head and I smashed my face on the barrier!! I saw a few stars lol, and looked at Sam, then the blood started and didnt stop, got the sec guys attention...eventually... and he just said do you want to come out and i was like, NOOO just get me something to wipe the blood away, anyway he just shrugged his shoulders and stood there, so really helpful then!!!, anyway Sam was panicking a bit and Easy Tiger had just finished and I was bleeding shitloads by this point, so Sam started shouting Aled but he was walking away so she was screaming for Shay (bassist, very cute btw :) and he turned around and took one look at me and ran over to the amp and got his towel and came back & passed it to me, then the last song started, Give Me What I want so I just shoved the towel on my face and sang away lol. Anyway the end of the gig came and we finally came away from the barrier, thats the only downside of barrier, you cant move away til everyone else has :( anyway we went downstairs and saw a medical guy who checked me out and said luckily it wasnt broken, would have had a fit cos the last thing I needed was to have to go to hospital, anyway went to the bar to get some ice and was walking around with a towel full of blood and an icepack!! well we saw Philip (drummer) and he was like OMG what the hell happened, anyway I told him and then said, but we will be in Leeds tomorrow, and he was just amazed and couldnt believe we would still be going. well we finally went outside and got talking to the Save Your Breath guys who were so lovely and couldnt believe we were still going to go to Leeds either :) we went round the back for a bit and Shay and Joel came out and they were so lovely and really concerned and they signed Sam's Welsh flag and I asked if Aled, Phil and Iain were coming out and they said it could be a while so I said well we will go then cos we have to be up to drive to Leeds, and Joel was like, omg you are coming to tomorrows gig after what has happened and Im like, yes, why not, and he said i was insane and laughed. Anyway we drove home and got to bed at 1.30 am
Great night except for the mishap, and met some amazing people, fans and bands alike :) Will do a part 2 of Saturday cos it was just amazing!!!!