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8 September 2019

THE BOATY WEEKENDER – cruising to Sardinia with BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, TEENAGE FANCLUB, MOGWAI, BUZZCOCKS, DJANGO DJANGO and more

An epic diary retelling of four days at sea with Belle and Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, Django Django, Buzzcocks, Vaselines, Camera Obscura, Nilüfer Yanya and more. This is just Day 1, so buckle up!

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8 September 2019

BOATY WEEKENDER Diary – Day 2. Somewhere in the middle of the Balearic Sea

Day 2 of the Boaty Weekender involves drunken and epic Buzzcocks, Mogwai, my buddies Teenage Fanclub jamming with Yo La Tengo and yoga with the Vaselines. Don’tcha know.

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8 September 2019

BOATY WEEKENDER Diary – Day 3. Sardinia, Sunstroke and Syndromes (and more BUZZCOCKS)

Day 3 of the Boaty Weekender finds us getting heatstroke in Sardinia and partying again with the Buzzcocks, Yo La Tengo and listening to Belle and Sebastian from our balcony.

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8 September 2019

BOATY WEEKENDER Diary – Days 4 & 5. Déjà vu all over again, and sad goodbyes

Day 4 and 5 of the Boaty Weekender, in which we maniacally try to see everyone we’ve missed, and all the same bands all over again: Japanese Breakfast, Wojtek the Bear, Campfire Social, HINDS, plus Belle and Sebastian, Yo La Tengo and Mogwai once more.

Post thumbnail of Photo/Review: Is this the in place to be? Yes, yes it is. THE SPECIALS return for their 40th Anniversary Encore.
26 May 2019

Photo/Review: Is this the in place to be? Yes, yes it is. THE SPECIALS return for their 40th Anniversary Encore.

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Sleep all day. It’s the only way. I’m a parasite. I creep about at night…at The Specials live in Vancouver for the Encore tour and 40th Anniversary at the Commodore Ballroom on May 22.

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31 December 2018

The Top 11 Things of 2018: A Bumper Crop

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The flesh is weak but the spirit is strong. 2018 was another tough health year (though I did manage to get a diagnosis of my “complex chronic disease” after a dozen years of trying), with one surgery and 78 different health-related appointments. As a result, this site and I lay …

Post thumbnail of My take on “Rock and Roll Clichés”, the HEDLEY allegations and the responsibilities of musicians
18 February 2018

My take on “Rock and Roll Clichés”, the HEDLEY allegations and the responsibilities of musicians

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Thoughts on the recent HEDLEY accusations, their use of the term “rock and roll clichés”, sexual consent, the roles and responsibilities of musicians, and my experiences within the music industry.

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29 December 2017

The BSR Top 11 Music Moments of 2017

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At first, I didn’t think I could find 11 albums I truly, truly LOVED this year. It felt sparse this year.
But then again, I didn’t really look. My health took a stubborn turn over the year, and I had to bail out of a lot of things that would have …

Post thumbnail of MIDNIGHT OIL – Music, My Memories and The Great Circle Tour Live in Vancouver [Photos/Video/Review]
4 June 2017

MIDNIGHT OIL – Music, My Memories and The Great Circle Tour Live in Vancouver [Photos/Video/Review]

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Travel with me around a great wheel of my history and Midnight Oil’s place in it. Or simply check out the portraits taken from their gig in Vancouver at the Malkin Bowl on June 2, 2017.

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