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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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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