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

rockstar6662 / 10th October 2014 / Conventions, Photographs / 0 Comments

Destination Star Trek 3

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I think I’ve said somewhere along the line that I go to conventions. Not your business type conferences where you discuss the latest in grommet actuation technology or something, but conventions where you can meet actors from film and TV shows, get their autographs, have photos with them, give a bit of love back and hang out with a really cool bunch of like minded people.

These things have a bad reputation and the world is full of jokes about people dressing up as characters from their favourite show and walking around speaking Klingon etc. And yes, this does happen but to be honest it only adds to the atmosphere. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 7th October 2014 / Conventions, Signings / 0 Comments

A Vision of Fire

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So I was starting to get organised for a convention this past weekend, which I’ll write about after this, when my my friend Bunny starts getting excited about something that’s causing her plans to be rearranged.

A lengthy phone call later she explains that Gillian Anderson (yes, the delightful and gorgeous Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame) is doing a book signing for her first novel in London at Waterstones in Piccadilly (more…)

rockstar6662 / 6th October 2014 / Books, Signings / 0 Comments

A Sky of Honey

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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