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

Who needs pink?

Last year I wrote a piece about what was to be the last album released under the name Pink Floyd. I called this Which one’s Pink? – a reference to a line in the song Have a Cigar from the Wish You Were Here album. The release of this came as almost as much of a surprise as the announcement earlier this year that there would be a new David Gilmour solo album and a tour. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 27th September 2015 / Concerts, Music, Thoughts / 0 Comments

A year on….

September 15th 2014. No that’s not a typo and I haven’t entered a time warp, that was the date of my first post on this blog. A year on, where are we? For a start I’m glad I’m keeping this going. True I haven’t been as regular in my writing as I hoped and it’s gone through some design changes, not all positive but got to something I like in the end. I still haven’t really settled on any kind of theme, other than I write about things I’ve done that I think might interest people and anything I just feel the need to comment on. Most importantly though I like doing it when I can think of something to write and as I said at the start, it’s mostly been for me. A few more readers wouldn’t go amiss though lol. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 15th September 2015 / Thoughts, Updates / 0 Comments

Rediscovery – When the button clicks

Ever watched a TV show or movie and just thought, “that did nothing for me” or bought an album, listened to it and just thought “meh, don’t get it”.

Then have you picked that album up and listened to it again, watched the TV show or movie and for some reason it “clicked”, made sense, you “got it”?

This has happened to me and I’ve often wondered why. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 2nd September 2015 / Music, Thoughts, TV Shows / 0 Comments

Dinosaurs and Shakespeare

While it might have been interesting (or just weird) if Shakespeare had written a play involving dinosaurs, I’m not going to explore the possibilities of such a mashup. Instead this is about two firsts for me, a late night visit to the Natural History Museum and my first visit to The Globe theatre in London. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 23rd August 2015 / Museums, Photographs, Theatre, Travel / 0 Comments

The show must go on

Or must it? The other day it was announced that the NBC show Hannibal had been cancelled just as it’s started a third season. Not a show I watch but I know people who do and hold it in extremely high regard. There’s been a massive outcry on social media about this and having been on the end of the same news for shows I’ve watched it got me thinking about the reasons and whether shows are given a fair chance to find an audience, especially if the broadcaster doesn’t market it very well. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 25th June 2015 / Thoughts, TV Shows / 0 Comments