Category Archives: Music

Rockin’ Around With Tom Petty – Dublin 7th June 2012.

On Thursday I went to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers open their European tour with a gig in Dublin. It was great to get the opportunity to see a real rock ‘n roll star live and thank goodness he … Continue reading

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First and Last

For one reason or another (mainly financial) just about every piece of music I gathered during the years 1978 to 1980 was recorded on cassette tape. For me, these were the Punk/New Wave years and I ended up with about … Continue reading

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Real versus fake and The Monkees win hands down.

I heard a song yesterday that brought a lump to my throat. I was driving along in my car when Daydream Believer came on the radio. It was the first time I had heard Davy Jones’s voice since he passed … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones at their best, at last.

When I was a kid (hint: it was a long time ago) there was a split in musical taste along the lines of Beatles vs. Stones. Coming down firmly on the side of the Beatles at the time I kind … Continue reading

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The Wow Factor

I know that comparisons are invidious but I just can’t help myself. At Christmas I was given a beautiful, shiny, new, vinyl copy of Slave Ambient by The War on Drugs. It’s a fine record and I relaly enjoyed it. … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Favourite Cost – It’s Free

For the first time I have put a short story up on my site. It’s an experiment in more ways than one. Firstly, will anyone be bothered to look. Secondly, it’s a story about a radio DJ (kinda) told virtually … Continue reading

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Serendipity and the Ubiquitous Nick Lowe

Last week I went to see Nick Lowe at Vicar Street in Dublin. This was definitely one of the best gigs I have seen in quite a while. Although he has lost a little in the top register – the … Continue reading

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