2017. Careful with that wax, Eugene.

Xmas lists are being finalised by excited children and in true let’s fill up the pages of a magazine or blog style, my best of 2017 list has taken shape, and is now complete. But the records here, and there are only records, are what I have bought in the past 12 months, new or … Continue reading

Born To Lose. Live to Win.

Earlier in December an all star 70th birthday party was thrown, at The Rainbow Bar and Grill, Sunset Strip. Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Billy Idol, Billy Duffy from The Cult, Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols, Zakk Wylde, Scott Ian and Charlie Benante from Anthrax were all there to wish Lemmy Happy Birthday. Yet, underneath the hat, Lemmy looked ill, old and tired. News of an aggressive cancer and a … Continue reading

Triviality in triplicate

“You have these weeks in the music press which are quieter weeks than others, and it just so happened that this was a quiet week,” said Tony Stewart talking about when he reviewed Simple Minds debut, Life in a Day, in the northern spring of 1979. This week, in 2015, is not quiet. Not for me. But … Continue reading