Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geekā€¦

End of Year – A look back at 2014

It seems to be the thing to do end of year reviews, whether it’s TV shows, best music of the year, best films etc and jumping on the bandwagon I thought it would be good to look back at some of the highs and lows of the year and trace my personal journey so I can see how much better things are now. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 30th December 2014 / Books, Comics, Conventions, Music, Thoughts / 0 Comments

A Sky of Honey

Hammersmith Apollo exterior - Before The Dawn

Kate Bush – Before The Dawn

Some artists tour almost every year. Some tour every couple of years or so. How many could get away with waiting 35 years before doing only their second set of live shows? Kate Bush is probably the only one for whom there has been such a demand over the years that there could be no question that the audience was still there and so it proved when out of the blue a series of live shows were announced in March 2014.

I won’t call it a tour as she chose to take over one venue, in London at the Apollo in Hammersmith, for what ended up as 22 dates from August 26th to 1 October 2014. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 28th September 2014 / Concerts, Music / 0 Comments

Which one’s Pink?

So the hot music news of the week, for some of us anyway, is the announcement of a new Pink Floyd album The Endless River. A band that certainly divides opinion but one that has been part of my musical landscape since I rediscovered Dark Side of The Moon when revising for my ‘O’ Level exams in 1983.

Here’s the artwork which personally I find rather stunning.

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Almost as momentous an event as Kate Bush announcing her live shows back in March, and whom I go to see on Sept 27th, it came as a huge surprise to me. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 24th September 2014 / Music / 0 Comments