Well sod the lot of ya with your January blues, it’s my goddamn birthday month, get it together will ya? Alright, I admit as much as I would love to ignore the downer of a month that January can be, I have to agree, it can indeed be a sucky old month, and you know what? It is okay to feel that way.Continue reading “Figuring it all out in the name of new year clichés”
Ah, the December lull, when in between all the Christmas leftovers and not knowing one day from the next, we all look back on the year just passed, thinking about all the things we loved the most. For me that relates a lot to the music I have listened to this year. After a poor show of albums that I had actually listened to last year, I was determined to explore further in 2019 and judging by my some of my top picks, I would say that I succeeded. Armed with a list of upcoming releases, the beginning of 2019 was non stop checking out new albums as they come out. By the time Summer had rolled around I had slowed down somewhat, retiring to my usual favourites. Although I’m much happier with my scope of albums, I would definitely like to take it even further next year.Continue reading “My Favourite Albums of 2019”
It has been seven years since I left my home in Kent to start life at university in Southampton. Yet, I have never exactly acknowledged the act of “moving out”. It feels way more like I left one day and never returned. I didn’t move out to try living on my own, or with friends. It was all for uni, which in turn lead me to living with friends, in house shares and at one point living entirely on my own.Continue reading “What I learnt about living on my own”
I am only just starting this post and already it feels very familiar. A return to the blog after a fair bit of silence on this page to talk about changes and admitting defeat in my bid to upload weekly music posts etc etc. Ah, life.
It has been a mad couple of months and not in the exciting ‘Oh I’ve been up to so much!’ way. No, much more along the lines of ‘Oh life is soooo draining right now’. Cor, don’t I sound like a ray of sunshine? In all seriousness, a lot has happened recently and it is only now that I have managed to sit down and reflect on it all.Continue reading “Change, change and more change”
A little while ago I bought a new notebook to encourage a new music project I wanted to do. Something to do with looking in to certain historical or monumental moments in music that I had previously ignored. It wasn’t long however before I decided that I just simply could not be bothered. Said notebook is still dedicated to writing projects and ideas, although not so organised as intended, but that’s okay!
Recently I picked up said book and found some brief notes on a random selection of artists. I have a handful of people I turn to for new music recommendations, and it seems on one occasion, (perhaps because I was given a whole bunch of artists at once) I actually took the time to make notes as I listened, cute huh? It would be even cuter if I could actually make out my scribbling, but hey, guess I was just majorly into it. That being said apart from one or two of the artists, I never went back after that evening, so without further ado, here I go to revisit those recommendations.Continue reading “Music Diary No. 7 || Revisiting Recommendations”
I know, pretty bold of me to return to this format of music diary two years after the last, but at least I’m acknowledging it. I seem to be back in a place in my mind where I feel I have the time and energy to write about music without it being a chore. Let’s hope it lasts (at least more than five posts this time). I think I would like to keep this a weekly thing, but equally, if I’m not feeling it one week I’ll give myself a break. Why weekly over monthly then? Well, first of all, that’s how I started. Secondly, I already have my monthly roundup posts for life in general so it might be good to spread things out a little. Thirdly, it gives me the chance to go into things in a little more detail. Some weeks I may talk about ten pieces of music, whether that be an album, single, show or new band I discovered (or an old band I rekindled my love for/finally caught up on). Other weeks I may even just talk about one thing. We’ll see if I adopt a certain formula along the way but let’s keep things free flowing to start with.Continue reading “Music Diary No.6 || The Return”
As I sit at home in the evenings, I scroll through seemingly endless feeds of people my age doing anything from getting engaged, married, having children, working their dream job… the list goes on. Often this will happen as I am eating ice cream from the tub in my underwear, while Always Sunny plays in the background. What a comparison, huh?Continue reading “Getting through your twenties”
It has been a while since I came out with a load of words about the last month in general, so my initial thought for this post was, hey, let’s give May the spotlight for a moment. Then I looked back. Other than starting at a new job (which I covered to death in my last post), the last month has been pretty plain sailing. Also, by the time I got round to really writing this post, we had already been through most of June. So it is a sort of two month roundup. Don’t worry though, I’ll keep it short and sweet. Relatively.Continue reading “Let’s catch up”
Well hello there! It has been a while since I last published one of my more personal posts, but by golly do I have an update for you.
Normally I like to do these sort of posts as a little round up of the last month, but this time I have two (and a half) to catch you up on, and to be honest, March seems so far away I can barely even remember what happened. Though these posts started up as pretty simple pieces about what I got up to, more recently they have been centered around certain themes. That being said I have still striven to make sure it is an honest reflection of the month rather than me shoehorning some random idea in. Towards the end of March I had drafted a little piece about needing to care less, and perhaps that will be feature later on, but for now let’s talk about the change that April brought around.Continue reading “Difficult Decisions and New Starts”
In case I hadn’t gone on about it enough, after literally only just missing out on an exclusive Record Store Day tote last year, I was determined to get down to my local record store nice and early this time round. That being said, I wasn’t exactly prepared to camp out overnight like some others, but I did go along with my plan to get there two hours early and hope for the best.Continue reading “Record Store Day 2019 @ Vinilo, Southampton”