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Too Old for Live, Local Music?!

I was at the well-loved, well-respected live music venue, The Cluny t’other day for a regular dose of local, live music.

However, I noticed a few ten things which I fear may deem me ‘too old to go to gigs’ (at the ripe old age of 23):

  1. I didn’t recognise any of the music played between bands
  2. The music (see above) was too loud – I could barely hear myself talk never mind anyone else!
  3. I didn’t seem to be wearing the new breed of gig-goers’ uniform which seems to have developed (crotch-restrictively-tight jeans & pointy shoes)
  4. I felt very under-dressed – since when did people get ‘dressed up’ to go and see a band?!
  5. I only came out with enough cash to get a rabbit drunk
  6. The enjoyment of one band’s performances was marred by the vision of some middle-aged woman’s arse hanging out of her jeans that I could see out of the corner of my eye
  7. I couldn’t understand what the singer was saying when he wasn’t singing
  8. It was far too hot
  9. That damn Too Far North stamp is as stubborn as a really stubborn mule!
  10. I felt old enough to be some of the punters’ father

So, there you have it. I love music. I love live music. I love having a beer and watching a local band.

But I can’t stand all the things that go along with that, like people, and expensive beer, and loud/shit music!

Yep, I really am a grumpy old sod.



Top Ten Christmas Classics

Those that know me know I love Christmas and all it brings. Those that don’t know me know that now.

From the rich food and the flowing drink, to the festive smells and the Christmas jumpers; it fills me with a warm feeling inside.

The highlight of Christmas for me, though, has to be the soundtrack. Just think for a minute: Easter, Summer, Halloween. All good. But none have a significant playlist. It’s the tunes that make Christmas for me.

So, with that in mind, I set about devising my All Time Top 10 Christmas Classics:

  1. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues & Kirsty McColl
  2. 2000 Miles – KT Tunstall
  3. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day – Wizzard
  4. Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  5. Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
  6. Step Into Christmas – Elton John
  7. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  8. Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney
  9. Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
  10. Carol of the Bells – John Williams Chorus

Hope you like them and they fill you full of festive cheer and Christmassy goodnesss. If your favourite didn’t make the grade, let me know via the comments below.

Alternatively, join in and contribute to my Spotify Christmas Playlist!

Cheers, and Merry Christmas!