The end of a few more long running club nights recently got me thinking about what is left, if anything, of my clubbing past - and a post on my Facebook page resulted in over 200 comments with readers sharing all kinds of memories and events from their pasts.
One of the interesting things about writing this series is that occasionally one post (and not necessarily at the time of writing it!) will inspire another, and then will have me wondering how I didn't think of it before.
The dawn of a new year, and once again a few posts have appeared from both musical and so-called clickbait sources noting the albums that are turning twenty years old during 2015. For many of my friends and I, this is starting to hit hard - many of these are the albums that we were mad about when we were teenagers, and helped to shape our future tastes. I turned seventeen in 1995, so indeed, like 1994, a lot of my favourite albums even now came from around that time.
The start of a new year, so it is time for my usual round-up of music coming our way soon (here is last years). Sources are, as usual, a selection of direct band and label sources and press reports, and are believed correct at the time of writing.
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.