iTunes Festival

Hey Groovers

Just thought I would have a little update for you all.

I am currently enjoying this months iTunes festival – something of a spectacular line up this month.  I just finished watching David Guetta, yesterday I caught ‘Beck’ and the day before, Deadmau5.

Something struck me about these DJ fellas.  Essentially, they could make a cd at home, rock up at the turn tables, insert their CD and press play.  No-one would be none the wiser right? I often think of them as talentless twats, compared to people that write music, play music and sing – or even all at the same time. Look at that youngster ‘Birdy’ for example – overflowing with talent, or that über sexy Gin Wigmore.  This time though, I have to admit to being a little wrong.  They are not talentless twats after all, they are just less talented, or if I want to be nice to them, talented differently.  See, for me, the art of playing live takes some big bollocks.  In the studio, you can re-take and re-take until you get it absolutely perfect but live, you get just one chance.  To stitch a bunch of sample noises together does take a talent but nothing near as complex as making those noises in the first place. Sure, I couldn’t stitch those noises together with the same level of success as them, but I am even less likely to hit the right note singing or strumming a guitar.

All said and done though, David Guetta did rock the Round House, I have to give him credit for that.  Deadmau5 didn’t rock it as much and if I am completely honest – Beck was a pile of shit !  He was so bad, I turned off after the 1st song.  For the rest of the month, I have Kasabian to look forward to, Placebo, Blondie, Jessie J (again), Kylie (last time I saw her was in 2002, I still have the Kylie Water), Lenny Kravitz and Pharrel Williams.

I will see you there!

As for the rest of my life, I ordered myself a new mountain bike on Monday – this time a carbon fibre frame.  Rue has a new bike and will inevitably be faster now so I need to keep just in front.  There is always the possibility of bringing Steve B out for a ride again – he is so slow now, we get tea breaks while he catches us up.

I have also booked my return flights to Europe for Christmas and am currently looking at another Vegas trip at the end of October, or better still, a trip to Boulder in Colorado for some outdoor activities, mountain running, white water rafting, Grizzly Bear dodging.  Dodging Grizzly Bears is a fun sport.  You don’t need to be able to outrun the bear, you just need to be able to outrun at least one person in your group.

Beyond that, I am working hard at the gym, running hard in the heat and fighting hard at the MMA classes – it’s all rather peachy at the moment.

I would like to thank Mush George for FINALLY sending 1 photo for the Magnificent 7 competition.  You may remember, for entry, you needed to send at least 3 and entries had to be in 2 weeks ago – so Musher – you just missed out!  Not like Mr.Westwood though – who completely missed the mark by not even attempting his entry.  I am still at a complete loss as to the whereabouts of one Ms. Verity McCoy.

So for now – onward and upward


This – you have to see


Have a moan - the beers are on me !!

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