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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The Wonder Stuff and the time machine
Dec20

The Wonder Stuff and the time machine

The other day I went to The Wonder Stuff in Bristol. The Wonder Stuff were my favourite band in the lower 6th (as we called it then, you would probably call it year 12). There’s nothing quite like seeing your teenage idols to remind you how old you actually are. I know that I’m 46 and that I have three teenagers (one of whom is actually an adult), but in my head I often feel somewhere between 19 and 23. I was into The...

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