I got a late call from Gus to go and see Airbourne at the ABC in Glasgow last night. The other option was to go and see the new 90 minute Disney toy advert with the girls, but Holly was happy going with mum and Granny, so it was Frozen for them and rock for […]
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Black Sabbath’s new album “13″ is #1 in the UK charts, 43 years after their last number one with the Paranoid album in 1970. I had mixed feelings right up until I heard it streaming on iTunes a few days before it was released where I sat cross-legged, hunched over my laptop with my earphones […]
It should be the Black Sabbath Trio as there’s no Bill Ward on drums, the new album snippets sound worrying, but something that says “Black Sabbath Glasgow Hydro December 16th” is something I can’t ignore. My favourite band haven’t played my home city in 30+ years. O2 customer presale this morning at 0900, I have […]
I’m burst. I went to see Ghost last night at the Glasgow O2 which was a good choice. Gojira who were on before them had a some decent bits and pieces going on, but a terrible sound and the need to put blastbeats into songs that had no need for them had me looking at […]
I spent Saturday and Sunday the weekend before last at the O2 Academy in Glasgow watching The Frantic Four, or if you like, the original 70′s Status Quo. Back in ’84 I spent two nights in a row watching Quo at the Glasgow Apollo on their “farewell” tour and in the years since them I’ve […]
Got a few gigs coming up which is good and one is a band I haven’t seen before as I just found out about them two weeks after they left the UK last time around, they are Ghost. Black metal these days mostly means ridiculous looking youths screaming over powerless blastbeats, but although Ghost are coming under the […]
On the off chance someone near to Glasgow reads this and fancies going and seeing it: read no further than the photie below. Just go along to the Botanic Gardens tomorrow night between 1600 and 2000 (go along from 1530 to book a slot) for the last night of Heliotrope. Places are really limited, but it’s […]
Well, its more original members than Black Sabbath can manage. Optimistically got my tickets for Glasgow this morning.
I love Alice Cooper, From the Inside was the first album I ever bought and is still a favourite today. The only Scottish show he’s done that I’ve missed in 30 years is the one he played on the night Holly was born in ’07, so I can kinda see where he’s going as well as […]
It was Chewy’s fault, I was looking for a CD after listening to some sound samples on iTunes. Holly had Disnae on the telly, Joycee was faffing around, but dammit there was something else going on. I’m going “Can you hear that?” and getting very limited response. So I shushed everyone, paused the DVD (not […]
A Flying V acoustic. Oh yes. I’ve been looking for one of these for ages, new they’re both rare and overpriced for what is essentially a pretty rubbish Made in China guitar. On ebay, while more reasonable, they tend to be posted out in cardboard boxes which is never good for a vulnerable acoustic guitar, however cheaply made. […]
I always wonder of folk outside of Glasgow get my misspelling of Disney? Anyway, were at Disney on Ice last night. Holly, her two pals, the three mums, Holly’s granny and er, me. I didn’t know quite what to expect, other than the gauntlet of merchandising on the way to our seats, but it’s a […]
Collectability and rarity ruins everything. As I said to the folks in the shop when I had one of my old guitars in for a little bit of work last month “When I bought this it was second hand, now it’s vintage”. 20 years ago I threw myself into a drum kit wearing it (it sounded great), […]
All my favourite stuff this week. It’s the US music paper advert for Sabbath’s Vol4 album (40 years old today), hence the Warner Bros logo rather than the Vertigo one. It’s such an iconic image, even though it’s actually a bit strange. Ozzy had no upper jaw, it’s lower jaw then nose. It doesn’t even […]
Holly demands to hear this when we’re in the motor and this live version is awesome. Play it loud whilst standing up. Been a quiet week on here I see, but not in reality. I’m taking notes and I’ll catch up next week.