niallon – Everywhere

Hi, my name is Niall and I only finally listened to a Fleetwood Mac album for the first time six months ago. At 31. Worse still, it wasn’t even the album this song is from. I finally sat myself down a few months back and listened to Rumours start to finish. Then did so three more times over the next few days. I’ve been hearing various Fleetwood Mac hits my entire life and throughly enjoyed every single one but I would just always get sidetracked when I reminded myself to listen to their albums. Then again if you’ve read any of my previous posts it’ll be nothing new to you that I’m absolutely awful at immersing myself in new music, modern or classic. Anyway, confessions out of the way, I finally made it full circle to covering one of their tracks, probably one of my favourites. Continue reading niallon – Everywhere

niallon – Dance Monkey

Those who know me, and who have read these posts, know that I am absolutely awful at keeping up with current music. I’ve always held a belief that modern music stopped resonating with me around 2010, for the most part. Back then it wasn’t just with bands like Kings Of Leon and The Killers being in their pomp but it was also when the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry rose to stardom with some absolutely cracking pop tunes. Now I know it is my duty as a grumpy old fart to say that music nowadays just ain’t like it used to be but I don’t think that’s entirely what’s going on here.  Continue reading niallon – Dance Monkey

niallon – If I Could Put My Life On Paper

Joe Dolan. In our house we couldn’t stand him. My mother is a massive Joe Dolan fan and for us as kids he was the joke, akin to Daniel O’Donnell or Cliff Richard. Adored by mothers but please for the love of God ma don’t put that tape on in the car. As happens with so many artists though, age has been kind to Joe’s career in my eyes but until now I’ve never really given proper thought to why. Continue reading niallon – If I Could Put My Life On Paper

niallon – Monster Mashup 2

I’m another life I used to make short films. I’ve been a horror fan all my life and myself and a mate used to make short horror films and a few dramas to boot. I was never one of those kids you hear about that grew up to be Spielbergs and Scorceses who were making 8mm shorts in their childhood and always wanted to be a filmmaker but I have always loved the craft. Continue reading niallon – Monster Mashup 2

niallon – Hungry Heart

I vividly recall the first time I heard this song. Oh how I bopped, oh how I loved the sax and piano led feel good factor. “This, this is what he is all about” I thought in those naive early days of my Springsteen fandom, back when I thought he was the epitome of this feel good “race away and take on the world” type songs. Then I actually listened to the lyrics properly… Continue reading niallon – Hungry Heart

RWC 2019 – Reason To Believe

I never thought I’d be taking so much hope from a trashing of Samoa. A year ago this would’ve been so expected it could threaten to be boring. What we got instead was a game of the utmost importance for a multitude of reasons, and a performance that delivered on that importance. You might think me crazy(er). You might think me foolish but hear me now believe me later – this might actually happen. Continue reading RWC 2019 – Reason To Believe

niallon – North And South

First things first, I’ve missed a few posts. The original idea behind these companion blog posts was that I would talk a bit about the song being covered but I pretty quickly ran out of superlatives for all the songs and artists I was covering. I shifted over instead to using each given cover as an opportunity for me to discuss a related topic I’d had floating around my mind. In order to not diminish that concept, I held off on a few write ups like “Beautiful Day” and “Human” because I simply couldn’t naturally think up of a topic to write on. Ideally I would have weekly posts in conjunction with the YouTube uploads but to be honest I’d rather post when I’ve something decent to say rather then just for the hell of it. Like this week. Continue reading niallon – North And South