Just a few days until Desert Trip where I’ll be seeing some of the biggest names in rock, see my previous post here. Continue reading “Mirrorless: Part 5½, the countdown to Desert Trip and Pen-F try out”
At last after leaving the UK eight months ago I will soon be able to play some vinyl records. Yes, those big black disks that some people gave up with in the 80s that can sound scratchy. For some of us though we never let go. CDs came and were very convenient but even they are falling by the wayside whilst vinyl is having a comeback – in fact it is expected that in 2016 vinyl will outsell CDs! – who would have believed? Anyway, I will try not to be a bore, but here is my lengthy tale which soon will come to a glorious end (with room for a sequel should I feel inclined).
I was asked the other day to name the three most influential bands of the generation. Well, I say I was asked, it was an open question which I read and decided to respond to. The question opened up a few other questions and thought processes. Firstly what did the questioner mean by “the generation” I kind of assumed that he was younger than me and might probably be my daughter’s age so was he asking for his generation or mine? After some clarification we decided on it meaning the generation of whoever is answering. Through clarifying though there seemed to be a sudden expectation that I was going to be really knowledgeable on the subject and would provide groundbreaking answers that would be new and exciting to this small group. As is my usual way, I was quick to downplay my knowledge and tried to assume a novice approach. After a couple of minutes thought I came up with the following; Continue reading “Most influential Bands – change of mindset”