Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geek…

Good shows, bad shows, when do you stop watching?

What makes a good TV show? Why do we watch the ones we do? More importantly how long do you give a new show a chance to make an impression?

This is a question I’ve been asking myself after becoming bored with a few shows I’ve had on my watch list and deciding not to continue with. After tweeting that one show had become very slow and tedious, a friend quite rightly said “stop watching it then”. I’d got so far with it but really started to ask myself why I was still watching. Was it the investment in time I’d already made making me carry on just to see if it improved? (more…)

rockstar6662 / 18th February 2015 / Thoughts, TV Shows / 0 Comments

Ever Played an Instrument?

I was talking to someone recently and realised how long it’s been since I picked up my guitars. And I find this quite sad.

I’m sure many of you will have had uncomfortable forced piano lessons when young  or had to join in with something at school, even if it was just banging a drum or hitting a triangle. That always seemed to be what I ended up with and don’t think I showed much prowess even at that.

I never had any great musical interest or skill but then something happened. I discovered the music that struck the proverbial chord with me (no pun intended). (more…)

rockstar6662 / 7th February 2015 / Music, Thoughts / 0 Comments

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

Ups and Downs – A week of positives, washout events and controversy

When I started this blog I wasn’t entirely sure what direction it would go in. Would it be a kind of therapeutic diary thing where I’d open up my feelings about the journey I’ve been on with regular updates? or would it just be to record random things that I want to comment on?

I feel I’m still a bit in that phase of seeing how it goes, finding my way as it were. I’ve mostly focused on writing about the events I’ve been attending as these have been good experiences and helped me on my way and in fact I was intending to put up another review this week about one but other things have raised their head and I feel the need to talk about a number of things and hit the “therapeutic diary” button once again. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 22nd November 2014 / Thoughts / 0 Comments

How did I get here?

Not a “birds and bees” story (sighs of relief all round) and this will be quite a serious post to give an idea where I’m at right now though I don’t intend to make the whole site an exploration of what’s happened. Some context and understanding of why I’ve started this may be helpful though.

I also realised I’ve started this blog almost exactly a year on from when I was here…

Brighton Beach

Contemplation on Brighton Beach

10th September 2013 sitting on Brighton beach after a nice day exploring the town, watching the sun go down through the breaks in the cloud thinking about the usual subjects of life, the universe and everything although without a pot of tea to hand which, as we all know, is a general cure for pretty much anything. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 16th September 2014 / Thoughts / 0 Comments