The USA has inspired polarisation of opinion for as long as I can remember from the other side of the Atlantic (and elsewhere), as policy decisions made in the USA […]
This week, I’m turning my attention to stupidity.
Following an exceptional demand for tickets for the upcoming Halloween event in 2022, Whitby’s premier Goth music-led festival is delighted to confirm the return of its ‘Spring Gathering’. Taking over the Whitby Pavilion – Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April 2023 – it will be the first such seasonal offering for over 4 years.
Content warning: this post contains songs with descriptions of violence and assault – in some cases graphic and unflinching – and indeed discussion of those songs. This week, I turn […]
For much of my life, I’ve lived in the hillier areas of this country. From my early years in the surprisingly hilly Medway Towns, to the West and South Yorkshire […]
Continuing my occasional Lockdown-related series of posts, this week I move onto disobedience. Sadly, amid this pandemic – that just seems to bring bad news by the day, even as […]
Twenty-five years ago yesterday (20-July 1995), I made it to my first proper gig. I headed over to Roundhay Park in the north-eastern edges of Leeds, along with tens of […]
Onto week two of /Countdown/2019 on amodelofcontrol.com, and this week I’m looking at the best tracks of the year. These might be the singles, they might be album tracks, they […]
You can file this week under “how have I not covered this subject before?”. Honestly, I rather thought I might have touched upon this subject before, but aside from one […]
Infest 2019 is now already disappearing into the rearview mirror (Full coverage from this site on /Memory of a Festival/033, if you’ve not already seen it), and summer is beginning […]
A busy couple of weeks – and the fact that Infest begins tomorrow – means that this week I’m posting a day earlier. This is the usual amodelofcontrol.com round-up, of […]
There is something about the mythical “big city” that despite pretty much all advice to the contrary, keeps on pulling people in. Something of a land of opportunity, where there […]
As many of my friends and readers will know by now, I’m a dedicated music fan. I’ll happily espouse my views on whatever I’m listening to, what’s new, what’s good, […]
So. Welcome to v12.0 of amodelofcontrol.com.
In a time where far-right sentiment is ever more in the news again – see this disturbing story from Liverpool this week, the sentencing of a fourteen-year-old boy for a […]
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 […]
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. […]
This week, my Tuesday Ten series goes in a new direction – as I’ve not written it. A few weeks ago, I posted an innocent post on Facebook asking my […]
Maybe I just listen to a lot of angry music, maybe it’s a side of me I prefer to let out in the music I listen to, either way, I’ve […]
A couple of years ago, I posted the best of the 90s, and the best of the 00s, from my point of view.