The cancelled gigs of 2020 feel like it really is in the past as Iron Maiden finally made their Belsonic debut two years after it was originally scheduled. This was the band's fifth visit to Belfast overall and the first time that they had played an open-air festival here. Support came from American bands Tempt … Continue reading Review – Iron Maiden, Ormeau Park, Belfast Belsonic Festival 13/06/22
How the Covid Pandemic affected my outlook on music Today is the start of Mental Health Week and it is quite appropriate that onSaturday night I attended my first concert in two years. Prior to the pandemic, 2020 was to be an exciting year for music with loadsof gigs booked throughout the year. January 2020 started … Continue reading Gig Anxiety
Record Store Day 2022
Next Saturday, 23 April sees the return of the annual cash cow that is Record Store Day at your local record store or online if you don’t want the hassle of queues but will pay beyond the price of it. My last blog was on the subject two years ago. You can read the previous … Continue reading Record Store Day 2022
What’s the Loudest Gig You Have Been To?
It's World Hearing Day and it's important to look after your hearing.
Discogs Part 2 – Filling the Gaps
The online challenge continues as I try to fill in the gaps in my CD collection without going over budget.
A new way to buy music from the comfort of your own home and fill in the gaps of your collection.
Latest Twitter challenge for the month of October came from @firstnamebob. With Hallloween being associated with the month of October and all things spookiness I thought this would be fun to engage in. I got my thinking cap on straight away but judging from my picks below which I include with the Spotify link, I … Continue reading #HorrorBizness
Nevermind at 30
I feel stupid and contagious, here we are now entertain us, a mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido, vay, vay, a denial, I'm worst at what I do best and for this gift I feel blessed. I found it hard, it was hard to find, oh well, whatever, Nevermind.
For the month of August I was taking part in the latest Twitter challenge hosted by @sotachetan which takes us into the new millennium with a A to Z of the best songs from that decade. I think the noughties was a decent enough decade music wise as I came across new bands to like … Continue reading #AtoZBest00sSong
Slane Castle Memories
Looking back at the history of Slane gigs over 40 years including my four visits between 1995 and 2019.