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
“I love your skirt!” came the holler from a lady in the front row, just as the exuberant applause greeting Eddie to the stage had died down (albeit only after he’d admonished us with “I haven’t done anything yet!”) “Thank you, I like it too, I think Dickens would have approved,” came Eddie’s reply, before… Read More Expectations of Great Expectations: Eddie Izzard at Cadogan Hall, Friday, 3rd of January 2020
It’s exactly two years today since I made my first post on this blog! 2019 has been a roller-coaster year in the world of Scruffy Storms. I changed the name of the blog at least three times before finally deciding to stick with Scruffy. I had a few extended breaks from posting due to moving… Read More Two years of Scruffy Storms!
On this day in 1999, Suede released their fourth album “Head Music”. Here are my rather excitable scribblings about that day, written in my diary exactly 20 years ago.
I’m going to take a little blogging break this month while I prepare for a home move. Faithful viewers will remember that I did the same thing not so long ago: the fact is, my new flat hasn’t worked out for me, and I’m planning to move back to my old area when my current… Read More We’re moving, so moving…
One year ago today, I made my first post on this blog. Starting a music blog had been a new year’s resolution of mine for an embarrassing number of years, but in 2018, I actually did it! I’ve built up a small but lovely readership which I hope will stick with me and grow in… Read More One year of Scruffy Storms!
There’s so much I should be blogging about right now. The amazing gig from the Manics and the Anchoress at the Royal Festival Hall last Tuesday! The next instalment of All The Gigs Of My Life – Pet Shop Boys at the Savoy in June 1997! Today’s questionable decision to include video streams in the… Read More Moving, just keep moving…
Happy 50th birthday to this incredible icon. Kylie’s music has been a part of my life since I became a music fan in the late 80s. I must confess that at the time, I didn’t quite appreciate her wonderfulness. It pains me to admit that I was a massive music snob back then, but my excuse is I… Read More Bank Holiday Kylie
It is one year since the terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena, at the close of a concert by Ariana Grande. Twenty two people were killed, and over 800 injured. 2017 was a horrible year for terrorist attacks in the UK, and while I was lucky not to be involved in any, this one hit me… Read More Remembering the Manchester Arena Bombing
UPDATE! As of 18th July 2018, Suede are now allowing resell of tickets through Twickets. This is brilliant news for me and for other fans who for whatever reason may not be able to make a gig when the day comes, no matter how much we want to go. I think it’s a little shameful… Read More A short rant about gig ID policies