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Heads up!

Since this blog is a bit of a mess (but I like to keep it for sentimental reasons), all new posts will be published on:

MUSIC ELEVEN

which is, of course, the music blog I started as part of a uni module. It’s now transforming into a proper music blog, of course leaning heavily towards live gigs and roadtrips.
Check it out!

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Hey, how’s things?

A LOT of photos from the past year will be coming up in the next few days.
It’ll be mainly photos since so many of the gigs were so long ago (yeah I know, I can only blame myself) and I’ve probably forgotten half the things that happened or were funny at the time.

But I’ve realised I do miss blogging, and having the blog to look back on after the gigs. I’ll take more care this autumn, because I don’t want to forget the small moments, the weird and the fun things that happen when out to gigs all the time.

Considering I have 42 gigs planned for October – December, there should be a lot going on!

Here we go…
(they’ll get separate posts, or this one would be miles long)

woop

2016

I let the blog go again last year.
13 shows or more that I never wrote about.

But at least that was more to do with me being busy having the best autumn of my life rather than moping about being uninspired, so that’s something right?
I’ll try and get some pictures from all the gigs up at least, for my own sake if nothing else.

So, 2016 now and as far as this blog goes I’m not giving up yet, gonna give it a shot to get at least two posts up each week (+ one on the school blog as well, which can be found here: MusicEleven). Three posts every week should be doable right? I think so.

As far as New Year resolutions go I’m okay with that one. Got of few others too, mainly listening to more music, read more about music and go to even more gigs! Explore Brighton and find myself an internship.
Got the usual “eat better!”promise to myself, but at least I’m finally feeling inspired (and a bit sick of frozen pizzas to be honest).

Happy New Year!

Brighton! Feat. Hunter & The Bear, The Island Club and more…

Note: wrote this post two weeks ago and decided to wait with uploading until  I had figured out how to resize pictures on my laptop since preview crashes and crashes and crashes. The apps don’t work. The wifi hasn’t been working. While I give up on the pictures for THIS post (just for a little while, until I’m not on a megabus and carsick let’s say), I’ll still try to figure something out as soon as possible. So, here you go, no pics but they will be up at some point.

Arrived over a week ago but haven’t updated with anything. A little because I still can’t decide if this should be just a gig and tour blog or feature bits of everything. Not that there’s much else than gigs to it haha.
Also a little because the stress of having nowhere to live was getting to me more than I like to admit. That is sorted now though, sweet basement room with skylights (so I can listen to the rain and pretend I’m in a sailboat).

Speaking of not knowing if it should be only about gigs or not in the blog, I just realised I’ve been to two gigs in Brighton already so it all works out.
Started out with a freshers event at the Hope and Ruin, got to meet some nice BIMM people and see some good bands. The Island Club started off and I for one loved it. Fantastic guitar, great voice, catchy as hell. Only one song up that I can find sadly, check it out!

Next up were Orlando Seale and the Swell, memorable due to the two epic violinists on stage!  Love “unconventional” instruments on stage (looking at you saxophone). The Dubarrys played as well and I admit I didn’t pay as much attention as they deserved because I was waiting for the next band up, Hunter & The Bear! I’d only listened to a few songs during the day, but man were they great live. So much energy! Also a drummer that will just instantly make you happy to watch.  Can’t wait to go to a “proper” show with them. That said, they’re playing London tonight, but I can’t make it as I’m still waiting for my student loans, heh. Next time though!


They sound incredibly american and I love it.

Spent the weekend with a cold from hell, great few days in the hostel common room. In the basement with no windows…
Tuesday marked another night with a gig, BIMM 3rd years playing at Patterns by the pier. Talented musicians even if the music wasn’t entirely my cup of tea. Also the venue where Nothing But Thieves were going to play before they got moved to the Haunt. Have to admit I think the Haunt might be better. Especially as I won’t tower quite as much above the stage there…

Switched hostels as well, still no damn toaster and to make up for having wifi in the room here it’s incredbly, even shittier than at the last place instead. Ah, hostel life. Moving into my new digs on Monday, can’t wait! School starts then too and I’m shitscared and so, so excited! Bring it on!

And of course, have some pictures! Or don’t, actually.

Live music is what I live and breathe.

Just updated this years gig list and it’s looking pretty damn good if I may say so myself. Now I just need money and a really fast car for those Tuesdays and Wednesdays…

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Geiranger (Summer 2015), part 2.

And here are the rest of the photos from my time in Norway!
At long last. They are MANY because I know how bad I am at updating this blog. Especially on this computer, and that’s a valid excuse, ask anyone who’s seen it 😉

Looking at new ones now though, gotta get one this week. I’ve a feeling it’ll be a revalation to start up and use a new one.

Here goes, photo dump!

Geiranger (Summer 2015), part 1

It’s nearing the end of my time here in Norway and I’m realising that as usual I’ve been worse than horrible at updating this thing. I tell myself it will all change when I have a new, slim (actually portable and not 9 years old) laptop. But at the very least I can get some pictures up!

Truth to tell I haven’t been doing much anyway, no adventures to update with.
All work and no play. Only crisping up in the sun now that we finally have some nice weather, which still isn’t all that interesting to read about.

So here goes, batch number 1 with pics!


End of part 1
Part 2 coming up, just you wait.
There’ll be more (of the same) mountains!