The Levellers, The Wonder Stuff and a return to normal
Jun16

The Levellers, The Wonder Stuff and a return to normal

It’s two years since things started reopening after the first wave of Covid-19. At that time, I felt down. I wasn’t into pubs, shopping or days out and I didn’t want my hair cut. I realised that what I liked was mass events and it took a pandemic to make me understand that. The things that make me excited are parkrun, half marathons and live music – all the last things to come back. Even last year, they were...

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Levellers, Rock City and Omicron
Dec22

Levellers, Rock City and Omicron

The Levellers are my absolute favourite band. I first saw then live at Glastonbury in 1992 and I think I’ve seen them at least once (sometimes two, three or four times) a year ever since, apart from 2020. In recent years, I’ve usually watched them at the O2 Academy in Bristol, which is a small venue which reminds me a lot of Rock City. In autumn 2019, they announced a tour for December 2020 – the Levelling the Land...

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Silent Sunday 22.7.18
Jul22

Silent Sunday 22.7.18

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Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, the Wonder Stuff and not growing old
Apr13

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, the Wonder Stuff and not growing old

We know a bona fide rock star. I can’t imagine how cool my 17 year old self would have thought that was. You have to be of a certain age and been into a certain type of music to know his band, but in the indie and alternative scene of the 90s, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin were big. I’d heard of him before I met him. When I did meet him, he was nothing like you would imagine a ‘rock star’ to be. He’s a dad...

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Silent Sunday 11.6.17
Jun11

Silent Sunday 11.6.17

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