My one and only Kosheen gig – so far!
A glittering gem of a joy-filled gig from the wondrous Mark Owen. ‘Well. Proof, as if any was needed, that Mark Owen is going to Save Pop Music: he covered “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” and did not change the “boy” to “girl”. He UNDERSTANDS!!!’ Out of all the many musical delights that… Read More All the gigs of my life: Gig 74 – Mark Owen, Tuesday, September 30, 2003, Islington Academy
My one and only Maroon 5 gig, and a rare chance to witness a band on the brink of superstardom. This was an unusual choice of gig for me. 2003 is marked out as a year in which I tried out seeing a lot of bands I hadn’t seen before, and in fact, the five… Read More All the gigs of my life: Gig 73 – Maroon 5, Thursday, September 18, 2003, Lock 17
My first Bowie gig. I’d waited 15 years for it, and it did not disappoint. ‘He was there! David Bowie, the man who changed my life more radically than anyone else on this planet, as close as if he were standing at the other end of my room! I could see the oddness of his… Read More All the gigs of my life: Gig 72 – David Bowie, Monday, September 8, 2003, Riverside Studios
This is a very different April 1st from the one I’d expected to be waking up to even a couple of weeks ago. Since the beginning of the year, I’d had a Big Plan in place: Spring 2020 was going to be all about my writing. I’d booked a three month break from my job,… Read More Blogging through the storm
A sweltering night of shouting along to Manics rarities whilst squeezed between racks of CDs.
My first Lounge Kittens gig, and also, my last. Timing has never been my strong point.
A gig that provided conclusive proof that God is indeed a dancer. In fact, she’s a singer too, and her name is Mabel.
The initial comments on the new video for Noel Gallagher’s “Blue Moon Rising” were very telling. Uninspired. Sell out. Can’t believe this is the same man who wrote <insert Any Oasis Tune here>. Noel has committed the crime of making music that Doesn’t Sound Like Oasis, and to some middle aged blokes wishing to relive… Read More Single reviews: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, “Blue Moon Rising” / Liam Gallagher, “Once”
A rousing, fun, singalong celebration of everything we love about the Manics.