I’ll admit something. At the beginning of this year I was a little sick of music. I’d grown tired of the same old bands and needed something new. I needed a new way of listening to music, as shuffling pretty much everytime wasn’t working.
So, I decided to kick my music up the arse. I went on Amazon and acted on pretty much any reccomendation I had received. ANYTHING I could buy cheap that I had been told I might enjoy, I did. The binge was so big, some of it’s still waiting on my shelf gathering dust. I reset my Last FM profile, and decided I would start listening to albums all the way through almost all the time.
Sure, all the stuff I bought wasn’t great (and I will be a bit more cautious in future, I’ll admit) but it allowed me to hear something different and give myself a break from the same old artists.
So, after bombarding myself with new music I’ve decided to “revisit” a lot of the bands I loved. I’m doing this both for my own personal enjoyment, as well as showing some of the stuff I used to love (and still do) on my Last FM profile.
It’s going great so far, with my appreciating some of the stuff I used to listen to more than I ever do.
Here’s just some of the classic albums I’ve revisited (or plan to) so far -
Relistening to these albums after all these years is fun. I don’t want to do this too much though, cause I’m frightened they go stale. So, it’s going to be a gradual process. Relistening to the stuff I loved, then going through phases of picking up new music as well.
I think I’ve finally found the right balance for my music. Not many people will care about this, but I do.
Here’s to musical enlightenment!
Despite this been by far the muddiest, wettest and coldest festival I’ve been too (well, I went on Wednesday and it only started drying up late afternoon on Saturday), it was also the best festival I’ve ever been to.
So many of the bands were fantastic, but my personal highlight had to be Sabbath. They just killed it, playing their all time classics with energy and absolute precision. Ozzy was on fine form, working the crowd and sounding just like he always did. The same could be said for Geezer, Tony and the stand in drummer who did a fine job.
Other highlights included The Prodigy, Metallica, Skindred and Kyuss Lives who were all brilliant as well.
None band highlights/memories included our heated debate with some Black Veil Brides fans (long story with a rather odd/funny conclusion which is now a new catchphrase amongst me and my gig mates), our gameboy Pokemon tournament, discovering a little cafe nearby (well-ish) to the site which did huge full english breakfast’s for £4.50 and going nuts to a Sabbath with a random Southerner who turned out to be rather cool & has added me and my gig mates on Facebook.
So all in all I had a fantastic time, and I’m still recovering a bit! Thankfully I’m off work all week for that exact reason.
Hopefully next years lineup turns out to be just as good and we end up going again next year. They have one headliner booked already, hopefully it’s Maiden doing a Maiden england set. That would make me jizz.