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Saturday is Bax-ter Day

Now, if you’ve already read my article about New Order at Ally Pally on Friday night, you’re probably thinking that was as good as my weekend got. You’d pretty much be right, but I gave my Saturday a bloody good … Continue reading

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New Order Live at Ally Pally 091118

I saw New Order on Friday night. I saw New Order on Friday night and, thrillingly, unexpectedly, they played one of my all time favourite New Order songs. More of which, later. It’s difficult to know where to start with … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Halloween

I think I vaguely recall Jamie Lee Curtis tweeting a picture, around a year ago – on the 31st October most likely – telling the world that a new Halloween movie was on the way. If this blog post was … Continue reading

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All My Friends

This is an attempt to try and get back into a more regular rhythm of writing.. It occurred to me, as I ripped through a 1,000 words in an attempt not to describe the Chemical Brothers Ally Pally show so … Continue reading

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The Chemical Brothers live at Ally Pally 051018

I very nearly wasn’t there, you know. Wayne, one of my Leeds mates, had offered me a ticket about six months ago, or whenever they went on sale. I demurred initially, I had listened to a Chemical Brothers record in … Continue reading

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In memory of my Granddad

As some of you may know, my granddad Ronnie died earlier this year after a short illness. On what would have been his 97th birthday, the text below forms my half of the eulogy read by my Mum and myself. … Continue reading

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Depeche Mode: Live at London Stadium

I doubted Depeche Mode in my last outing here. Just call me Thomas. Yeah yeah, I know.. Their comeback single, ‘Where’s The Revolution?’ was topical, pointed, angry even. To my ears it was, and remains, a fairly middling piece of … Continue reading

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Where’s The Revolution?

“Where’s The Revolution?” This is the question posed by Depeche Mode on their new single, ahead of album #14, Spirit. In truth, having heard this track, it’s also the question long time Devotees might be asking the band. New producer, … Continue reading

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PJ Harvey live at the Brixton Academy 30/10/16

PJ Harvey’s performance at the Brixton Academy last night cemented my belief that she is England’s greatest living musician. In fact, calling her a musician barely seems to do her justice. At times last night, she appeared to be a … Continue reading

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Paddington

I went to see Paddington with Jo on Monday night. Paddington and I go way back; back to my childhood, back to stories of an accident prone bear who once tried to make a Baked Alaska… in the oven. Of course he … Continue reading

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