Monthly Archives: June 2014

Feast of the East

Having blogged about the live music scene I’ve grown up with in West Wales last week, I’ve been lucky enough to experience some of the best that Cardiff has to offer over the last couple of days. Whereas the live … Continue reading

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Getting involved with Oxjam

As this is the 34th post on my blog, you may have gathered that I like music. What you may not know is that I’ve spent a good part of my life working for voluntary organisations, including a spell with … Continue reading

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The Album Wall: Your Track Twos

I’ve ended up having inadvertedly contributed to the Album Wall, with one of my favourite Track Twos (Springsteen’s Atlantic City for anyone who’s interested) being included to celebrate the blog’s second year – congrats! As ever, it’s a cracking read, … Continue reading

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An ode to local music scenes

Before I moved to Cardiff, I grew up and lived in West Wales. One of the reasons I left was that very few bands visited either Carmarthen (where I grew up) or Aberystwyth (where I lived for the best part … Continue reading

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The Album Wall: Choosing Singles with Sharon Van Etten

It’s not very often a coversation I have gets blogged about, but that’s the joy of Twitter these days! Check out this great effort from Joel of the Album Wall, who checks out the new Sharon Van Etten album. I’m … Continue reading

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Quicksand: The Smiths, Rhythms and Punk Rock

Quicksand are one of those bands that I missed out on seeing live in their heyday, so they¬†justified a road trip with a good bunch of mates to see them in Camden’s Electric Ballroom.¬†To my mind, they’re one of the … Continue reading

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Camden Rocks: Indoors v Outdoors

In terms of blogging about Camden Rocks, perhaps an immediate review would’ve been bang on the money. But in terms of reflecting about what makes an event like this a success, I’ve benefitted from a few days to think about … Continue reading

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