Category Archives: Personal Histories

Personal Histories


Met up with a bunch of pals to see British Sea Power play the soundtrack to ‘From the Sea to the Land Beyond’ live as part of the Ilkley Film Festival (Ilkley doesn’t have a cinema yet but I’m sure … Continue reading


A wonderfully intimate night at the Brudenell with Ben Watt, abley accompanied by Bernard Butler. 12 new songs and a few oldies from his pre ‘Everything But The Girl’ days, lots of humourous banter and even the odd tear…….what a night! Continue reading


Perhaps the best thing about the QUIMS meetings is coming across a golden nuggat that might have slipped through your musical net. When we had the ‘Geography‘ meeting, Jez brought along an LP by ‘Surfin Dave and the Absent Legends’ … Continue reading

I always knew Jack White was going to be good but tonight, he was exceptionally good! Bathed in blue light he did a career spanning set that enthralled and delighted. If you like your guitar heroes to have swagger and … Continue reading

Woke up to hear Peter Hook on Radio 4’s Today this morning (!) talking about the Hacienda’s  30th Anniversary…….blimey! Doesn’t time fly. I was member 151 and fondly remember it as the empty Indie disco it was before the Chicago … Continue reading