For years, Ireland has been renowned for giving touring artists a unique live experience. You need only look at the amount of artists who have chosen Irish shows for their live releases for proof – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, REM, David Bowie and more have all decided on their Irish dates as the ones most worthy of release. This reputation still holds today, but it is in danger of disappearing.
I always have one problem when watching The Inbetweeners. That problem is that under no circumstances would I ever tolerate Jay. When I was growing up – when I was indeed an Inbetweener – I had mates like that. I’m still friends with one of them (he knows well who he is and he’s fine with it) but looking back now there were so many opportunities when I would have been completely justified in telling him to sling his hook. Continue reading Damn, You’re Annoying
This one stings a little. Eleven years ago, I attended one of the greatest gigs I ever have. In the ensuing years everytime I’ve seen this band they’ve taken a further dip in quality, yet for now I’m still able to cling to that one amazing evening all those years ago, just. To me, the Chilis never made it past the departure of John Frusciante and the years leading up to his departure didn’t help their live show. Phoenix Park 04, Oxegen 06, Croke Park 12. A series of diminishing returns compounded by a terrible last album. But anyway, I digress for the millionth time. Continue reading Live In Concert – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slane Castle, 2003
I’ve always loved music. Listening, singing, playing; it’s always been there. We listen to music for a multitude of reasons. To sing, to dance, to pick us up and even sometimes to bring us down. It stirs emotion, to those who allow it, above and beyond things we’ve ever previously experienced.
Continue reading More Than Just A Melody