2014 in review: Best Gigs

This year: 170 bands, 57 days-worth of gigs. Five festivals, three countries, eight cities/towns. From venues holding thousands to those holding tens. Due to personal issues and, frankly, being too damned busy for much of the year, I didn’t get to write about many of them aside from the festivals, so writing this list has really taxed the powers of my memory. Read more “2014 in review: Best Gigs”

Tuesday Twelve: 217: Positivity

2014 has, frankly, been a fairly crap year for me, with bad things outweighing the good and what has felt like a constant battle with depression and my mental health. So, I set out recently to search out positive “alternative” songs, ones that belie the stereotype of us all moping around. And with thanks to many friends who got involved on a Facebook thread a few weeks ago for their various suggestions, not all of which could be used – but all were considered. I did stretch this to twelve rather than the usual ten, mind. Read more “Tuesday Twelve: 217: Positivity”

Tuesday Ten: 193: Perfect and Worst Albums

Following last week’s awesome fun of submissions from many of my readers and friends, I thought I probably ought to suggest my own to this. So this is a postscript, of sorts, offering five albums that I celebrate as being my idea of perfect albums. I’ve been careful to ensure that I haven’t repeated any artists from last week’s submissions, by the way. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 193: Perfect and Worst Albums”

Tuesday Ten: 185: Tracks of the Month (September 2013)

It’s been a really busy month – hence a relative lack of posting this past month, and no Tuesday Tens since last month’s roundup. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 185: Tracks of the Month (September 2013)”

2010 in Review: Best Albums

A good year for music, so here’s twenty albums I think were great this year. Read more “2010 in Review: Best Albums”

Tuesday Ten: 103: Animals

I’ve been concentrating on elephants a lot of late, thanks to the elephant parade in London and my attempts to get all 258 on camera, something that I completed on Monday – see my flickr set for more detail (click on Impossiphant). Read more “Tuesday Ten: 103: Animals”

Tuesday Ten: 082: Life In The City

This week, it’s time to revisit a list I’ve had partially completed for weeks. It’s all about life in the city. I love living in the city, and indeed have done so for much of my life. I love the bustle, the crowded streets, the fast pace of life, and the fact that there is also something to do, and something to keep you going. On the flipside, sometimes they can be a place to lose yourself in, as they have to me sometimes become the loneliest place of all. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 082: Life In The City”

Tuesday Ten: 016: Tracks of the Month (August 2007)

So, the start of a new month, so it's time for my monthly run-down of tracks that I really like right now, and obviously it has something of an Infest bias for some of it… Read more “Tuesday Ten: 016: Tracks of the Month (August 2007)”