One 25th March this year, I was devastated by the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. I’d never before really understood people’s outpouring of grief at the death of a … Continue Reading Taylor Hawkins tribute concert (Wembley)
So, after my re-read of High Fidelity, I found myself in a music reading mood. Enter 31 Songs, also by Nick Hornby. 31 Songs is a series of personal essays, … Continue Reading Book Review: 31 songs by Nick Hornby
A few weeks ago, someone on here shared a quote from High Fidelity….. “I’m very good at the past. It’s the present I can’t understand.” And it was enough to send … Continue Reading Talking Books: Re-reading old favourites
It’s Sunday the 28th August 2005, the sun has set over Bramham park in Leeds, I’ve spent the past three nights sleeping in a tent unwisely pitched on a hill meaning … Continue Reading Book Review: The Storyteller by Dave Grohl
Bit of a misleading title, I haven’t been on stage performing, no one on this planet would pay their hard-earned cash to suffer through my singing voice. I went to … Continue Reading My return to live music
And we’re up and running with the first book of 2021 – Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell. I actually finished this last weekend but have only just gotten around to … Continue Reading Book Review: Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
For a good few years during the 00’s there is one place you could guarantee to find me, every August Bank Holiday weekend without fail. Thirteen miles north of Leeds … Continue Reading Take me back to Leeds Festival
Since writing this, I’ve had many, many suggestions that were simply too good not to add. In a time where everyone seems to be shouting at each other on social … Continue Reading UPDATED: I’ll sing if I want to, even if it is the wrong words….
I have to start this post by saying sorry to Simon, he sent me a copy of this exquisite book two years ago with a lovely note inside. I had … Continue Reading Book Review: The Songaminute Man by Simon McDermott.