This morning on Radio 2 I was listening to an interview of the Iranian born Broadway star Ramin Karimloo who got the song “Ahead by a century” by The Tragically Hip played on Radio 2 (Kudos to you man!!!) and he dropped the bombshell that Gordon Downie, the lead singer of The Tragically Hip played […]Read more "The Tragically Hip – End of an Era?"
Yesterday we learnt of the death of Ian Kilmister better known as “Lemmy” of Motorhead after being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. I didn’t know he was pushing 70 and still rocking to the end. What a way to go. My introduction to hard rock was way back in 1980 when I was still in […]Read more "Death of a Legend… R.I.P Lemmy (1945 – 2015)"
The last few days I’ve been busy researching for a replacement head unit for my old VW Golf Mk4. When you think about it it’s kind of funny how fast music playback changes over time. When I was growing up all we had in our car was just a bog standard radio complete with MW, LW & FM later on. How far we’ve come since those humble beginnings…Read more "New Car Stereo"
Ever had one of those experiences that’s like a revelation..? I’ve been looking for another band to get into for a while and discovered by chance Public Service Broadcasting’s “The Race for Space” album this weekend. I was totally blown away they are AWESOME!!!Read more "Public Service Broadcasting – Something New to Believe In"
I have been heavily involved in managing the Rush EuCon website since 2011 and after 4 years of maintaining the site I decided that the time had come to “pass the torch” onto someone else to carry on the good work.Read more "A Farewell to Things…"
In the late 70′s early 80′s if you wanted to listen to music while out and about you needed muscles like Arnold Schwarzenegger and a paid up health plan for the hip replacement you would need after carrying a large “ghetto blaster” on your shoulders all day! Long before streaming, mp3′s and CD’s the humble compact cassette reigned king.Read more "Music on the Move"
If you’re suffering from UAS (Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome) and are looking to add “just one more” to your collection, electric ukuleles need not cost a fortune. In this post I review the Laka VUV100 electric Ukulele and see if it can fill a gap in your collection.Read more "Laka VUV100 Ukulele Review"