“It’s only now, as midnight approaches, that I realize how many songs they didn’t play. I’m barely able to breathe let alone move or walk. I may never listen to guitar music again.” This gig marked my introduction into the most joyous and life-affirming experience that I have ever known: seeing one of my all-time… Read More All the gigs of my life: Gig 3 – Pet Shop Boys, Tuesday, November 01, 1994, Perth Entertainment Centre
Some frivolous chat about some new and newish songs. This week: Gwenno, Moss Kena, Noel Gallagher and Mabel.… Read More New killer tunes: 27/01/18
Exactly one year after my first gig came my second. And it was exactly the same thing – the Big Day Out Festival at the Fremantle Oval. Just nowhere near as good.
This week’s New Killer Tunes, featuring Kylie, LA Salami, Friendly Fires, Hollie Cook, Rae Morris and Robbie Williams.… Read More New killer tunes: 20/01/18
By January 1993 I was 17, nearly 18. Since becoming a music obsessive via David Bowie and the Pet Shop Boys at age 13, I had wandered through the early 90s in search of My Scene. I stumbled through a varied landscape including Faith No More, Seal and Jesus Jones before deciding that where I… Read More All the gigs of my life: Gig 1 – Big Day Out Festival, Fremantle Oval, Perth WA, 30th January 1993
In which I ramble on a bit about some new tunes and videos which have caught my eyes and ears. This week: Mamamoo, Justin Timberlake, Warm Digits and Manic Street Preachers.
Gig zero? Why on earth is this gig zero and not gig number 1? The simple fact is, I was not me when I went to this gig. By which I mean, I was not the music-obsessed, gig-seeking nutter that I was shortly to become and who writes this to you now.