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The rock music group Eskimo Blonde
was formed in Aberdeen in 1997 by drummer Graeme Cruickshank. The unusual band name was chosen when Graeme was searching through Teletext for the football results. He saw some broken letters on the screen which spelt out the name Eskimo Blonde. The band decided to take this as their name.
The other group members are Michael Loszak (frontman), Barry Mitchell, Tim Bennett and Rohan Cree.
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The Aberdeen skies are under attack from an enemy jet. It is spilling a strange yellow smoke. Minutes later, people start killing each other.
Former Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner Jason Harper witnesses this and then his wife, Pippa, telephones him, shouting that she needs him. They then get cut off. He sets straight out, unprepared for the nightmare that unfolds during his journey. Everyone seems to want to kill him.
Along the way, he pairs up with fellow survivor Imogen. But she enjoys killing the living dead far too much. Will she kill Jason in her blood thirst? Or will she hinder his journey through this zombie filled dystopian landscape to find his pregnant wife?
The Fence is the first in this series of post-apocalyptic military survival thrillers from the torturous mind of local horror and science fiction novel writer C.G. Buswell.
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Their song Sometimes Paradise was used in the American series Felicity.
Visit their website www.eskimoblonde.com which has their latest news, where you can hear them play and photographs.
The Aberdonian band should not be confused with their namesakes from the TV programme X Factor who took the name Eskimo Blonde for their pop band and are lead by Jemma Moon from Liverpool. Their other members are Hari Blanch and Gemma Davies.
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Have you seen my beautiful golden retriever Lynne out and about in Aberdeen? Ask her for a high-five! She's a Bravehound PTSD assistance dog, so we'll often be in shops, restaurants, and the cinema together.
We've written a book where I talk about growing up in Aberdeen and then joining the army to be a medic and nurse, and developing military Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I also talk about losing my son to suicide and the therapy I have had at Royal Cornhill Hospital and grief support groups in Aberdeen.
The author, Damien Lewis, said of Lynne:
"A powerful account of what one dog means to one man on his road to recovery. Both heart-warming and life-affirming. Bravo Chris and Lynne. Bravo Bravehound."
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An army veteran moves his family back to his Aberdeenshire home, but his nightmare neighbour starts a battle of wits with him. Who will win this One Last War?
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In June 2008 Eskimo Blonde were in the final heats for the prize of performing at the second Wizard Festival at New Deer in August. Read about the Wizard Festival
Eskimo Blonde went on to become joint winners with another Aberdeen band called Toy. Eskimo Blonde won the opportunity to open the Wizard Festival main Stage on Saturday 23 August 2008.