When I was a kid I often wondered why my parents music collection seemed to stop a few years after I was born. Now that Buster Boy and the Troll Princess are with us I think I’m beginning to understand it. It’s not just about disposable income disappearing, although that doesn’t help, it’s about time.
The opportunity to sit down for an hour and listen to music is a luxury that simply unattainable for most parents, it certainly is for us. Luckily for me I have a friend with impeccable taste in music and the time to seek it out, however as he lives about five hours away it’s rare that I get the benefit of his insight. So it’s great that with very little nagging he’s agreed to start a music blog to help hopeless people like me hear new music and avoid the type of embarrassment that usually occurs at Hottest 100 time when you can’t identify a single song.
So make sure that you add his tumblr feed to your RSS reader.
He’s started off listing some of his top songs of the year, and there are some real gems there – go now and have a listen.
YouTube is quite often the realm of stupid pet tricks, attention whores, badly pirated snippets of TV and sometimes a combination of all three. However, this week someone pointed me in the direction of a series of clips that show YouTube actually fulfilling its promise of being a distribution channel for new, exciting things. Continue reading “Left Right Wrong”
We loved the show. We were, as usual, mystified by the voting. Russia? Pfft.
More tomorrow. Feel free to rant and rave.
Personally, I wanted Ukraine or Armenia to win. I’m sure you can guess why.
Last Saturday night Mrsdave and I were able to briefly escape the Dave from Albury compound, having left Buster Boy and the Troll Princess in the care of their grandparents, and had dinner with some of the other couples from Apex. At the conclusion of a very convivial meal Mrsdave announced that she wasn’t ready to head home and, as there had been no distress calls from her parents, we should go out dancing. The Bended Elbow was chosen as the venue of choice and so, with a couple of our fellow diners in tow, we headed off.
Continue reading “Things I learnt late on Saturday night”