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Dish Drying Dreams

Soapy detergent suds and a setting sun, to the backing track of the Smashing Pumpkins.  I hope everyone has a dishwasher. Here, at my place, unless I can convince the girls it is their turn, then I am it. The Dishwasher. Not Harvey Keitel The Cleaner. Nothing as cool as that for me. So I […]

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Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

‘It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses’ There is nothing more for me to do. My work here is done. Early this afternoon I sat down with me crew and flicked through Netflix in search of the impossible. In […]

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You’re Just the Roadie

For me, a song should be heard on the album first. That way, you hear it played exactly the way it was intended to be heard. You get the mix, the fullness, of all the combined visions and imaginings from producers, the artist themselves and those playing alongside. It is a sum of all the […]

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Foos and Weez

I am going to file a compensation claim against the Foo Fighters and Weezer. Dad band! Who the fuck came up with that one? Who cares. This Dad might be passed it, but proved at the weekend he can rock with the best of them. Mt Smart Stadium put a whole lot of people together […]

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THE WORLD IS A STAGE

The Killers, out of Las Vegas, have proven it best Their particular brand of music, is not remotely. Not even close to their own brand. They are doing ‘Brand’ their own way. Good to hear, good to the ear. A good pop song is, and always will be , a good pop song. The Killers […]

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Runnin’ Down A Dream

When those that made you are dead and gone. Sound off the names: Leonard Cohen, Glenn Fry, Prince, Lou Reed, David Bowie…David Bowie for goodness sake!..and now Tom Petty. There are other names I have missed and I have touched on this subject before. It is just, with the passing of Tom Petty of  Heartbreakers […]

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Rolling Stone

Am I too old to rock? If Jagger and co still do it, surely I can too? In February I am off to the Foo Fighters. They aren’t actually my thing but check out their new album, Concrete and Gold. Bloody magic. Backing up Dave, of former Nirvana fame, and his pals, is Weezer and […]

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Sacrifice

How much have you given? Given up, given away? Now before we start, maybe I should state the above is not at all how I see things. Everyone makes sacrifices for what it is they want to achieve and gain from whatever path they are on in life. Parenting is no different. But to say […]

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No pressure

We all have our passions, the things we care about greatly and get fired up over. How much of that is foisted onto our kids and is it fair to do? I love music and I have my own taste in genre and artist. Wide and varied, eclectic styles, none of which are what the […]

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