It Goes Something Like This…

May 19, 2009

After a long break I am back…but only after a fashion.

While the tinnitus is slightly more bearable and some days are better than others I still don’t have the time or energy as I use to so the posting will not be as prolific as it was before.  One thing that having the tinnitus has taught me is that I really have to look after my health and that my two boys are even more of a priority.  So I won’t be rushing to gigs as I use to…and just for a note of irony for me, some sufferers refer to tinnitus as the big T!

It wasn’t just the big T that was keeping me away- I was on holidays in the States with the boys and then had to mind them a bit more since I came back.  Just to add a bit of fun as well the laptop decided to throw a wobbly so I will have to get it replaced soon.  So not much time to listen to music- says a lot that in order to get new tunes you have to have a broadband connection flowing at all times!

For those that tweet- I have been Twitterfied!   I finally took the plunge after talking with some excellent blog people/twitterheads at Sound Check.   It is a useful service and every so slightly addictive but thankfully I only tweet from the web so I don’t feel the compulsion to check it on a mobile every 5 seconds…until I give in and get the iPhone that is.

Am going back to the cinema now as well but as I haven’t posted my thoughts on a film in a long time I won’t be starting again.  I will probably still throw up some lazy posts on films but for some great in-depth reviews head over to No Ordinary Fool where Longman Oz has similar tastes in cinema.

Just a few notes on the last couple of months:

Animal Collective gig- it had its moments but was really only just ok.  Felt disengaged for most of it and the most memorable part of the night was somebody asking me if I had any ‘pharmaceutical substances’.  He must have been desperate since he waited for me to take the foam plugs out and say three times…and to think that people use to think I was a Garda because of my height!

Priscilla Ahn gig- ohh excellent and just as superb as I had hoped it would be.  Really simple, clear and bloody brilliant voice and a great banter with the audience.

Holy Roman Army, Tenaka, and Storkboy Choons/Colours Move gig- excellent sets from everybody and especially love Tenaka’s- much darker feel than his cd and for his first gig he did a great job.

Polly Scattergood still going through my head- missed her show here as I was only just back but hopefully looking forward to her at a festival this year.  She is also on twitter and a twitter like audio app on iPhones called AudioBoo– as is Tara Busch who is putting up demos of new songs there-check it out!

Was in the States for all the Electric Picnic 2009 lineup fun- not spectacular but some good groups that I would like to catch.  Will do a proper post on that later.

Road Records getting stock back in thankfully and went to see Groom there- still have to listen to the cd but they are promising.

Otherwise, I am still trying to catch up on tunes from when I was in the States and will try to get some posts out over the week.



  1. Welcome back old boy!

    • Thanks Kevin! Have to clear away some cobwebs but good to be back.

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