Music

  • 21 June 2012

    How I Use Smart Playlists to Manage My iTunes Library

    I have a fair amount of music in my library, and because I’m a massive nerd I like to keep it in some sort of order. (My pre-iTunes library has some 20,000 tracks, half of which are utter garbage. I’m slowly moving over the good stuff.)

  • 27 May 2012

    Crooked Ways

    Yesterday was Crooked Ways festival at Pontefract racecourse — and what a great festival it was! Plenty of music, plenty of beer, and plenty of sun!

  • 8 September 2010

    Leeds Festival 2010

    Just recovered, so thought I’d post some ramblings for this year. Various high points were: Colin; gin jam; Jacob and Alf shopping for nothing but sweets; the wind and its army of shopping bags; back on form with brie and crackers; staying at the main stage missing plenty of good bands; acting like we were 16 again; when gazebos attack; a night of rum leading to much destruction; that man’s dressed all in red; wrestling ring during Limp Bizkit; breaking glasses again; general debauchery and merriment. Roll on next year!

  • 30 January 2009

    A Message to Tinchy Strider

    It’s misled. I don’t care if you made it up to rhyme with mistreated, or if you use an 8-bit–style riff to appeal to my geekiness — The word is misled. That is all.

  • 25 August 2008

    Leeds Festival 2008

    I’m still tired even a whole day after getting back, but I though it was worth it to mention how good the festival was, yet again!

  • 31 March 2008

    Leeds Festival Line-Up

    Woo, I got my ticket! Here’s the line-up so far:

  • 27 August 2007

    Leeds Festival 2007

    What can I say!

  • 12 March 2007

    Song Covers That Work, But Shouldn’t

    Strangely, a ska-core version of “Don’t Let Me Get Me” (originally by P!nk) and a punk version of “Just A Little While” (Janet Jackson) seem to me like they wouldn’t sound half bad? Maybe that’s just me then.

  • 10 November 2006

    Less Than Jake + Dropkick Murphys + The Living End + Billy No Mates

    Awesome!

  • 13 October 2006

    The Automatic + Mumm-Ra + Alterkicks

    Last night we went over to Newcastle University Union to see The Automatic, supported by Mumm-Ra and Alterkicks. Liverpool-based band Alterkicks played an indie-ish (but not retro, oh no not retro) set to begin with, followed by Sussex boys Mumm-Ra and their eclectic pop/alternative rock mix. Having missed them at Leeds this year (due to sleeping in) I was glad to see them!

  • 29 August 2006

    My Personal Festival

    I think I’ve now managed to work out whom I saw at the festival now: