In a year that has already been a tough one for so many reasons, the loss of my father-in-law just recently has hit us hard. It wasn’t exactly unexpected, but the circumstances of it meant that things happened very fast. My wife did get to him in time and spent the last hours with him, […]
Somehow, despite the feeling I was just getting started, I’m already home, (mostly) unpacked and finishing this write-up of another great edition of Infest. It has long since become far more than just a music festival that I attend because I want to see a few bands – it’s an extended family.
In less than three weeks time, we’ll be on the train north to Bradford, for our annual pilgrimage to the city for the industrial festival that, since I began attending, I’ve never missed. I’ve lost count of how many friends I’ve made, how many new favourite bands I’ve heard, how many great memories (and the […]
I’ve said it before, but really, I can’t believe I haven’t covered this before. Dancing is such an important companion to music. It can be a joyful release, a form of protest, epoch-changing, style-leading, a celebration, a way of meeting or courting people or even dealing with unimaginable horror. It has changed the world, it […]
It is the 21st anniversary of the Whitby Goth Weekend this coming weekend, so let’s go Goth for this post. The argument will rage until the end of time as to what counts as Goth music nowadays, by the way, and I’m sure it could well flare up again as a result of this post! […]
Being dicked around by venue staff before even getting through the door is never a great start, but the annoyance it caused resulted in me being in just the right mood to watch Cold In Berlin. And then, to have me question exactly how I hadn’t caught them before.
So, last week I covered “Bad Sex”. This week, it is the better side. The songs that I actually see as being sexy.
For my first Tuesday Ten in nearly a month, it’s back to the usual monthly round-up of things you need to hear.