Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Motorhead Dates For Sweden: 09/12 – Göteborg, Lisebergshallen, 10/12 – Stockholm, Arenan, 12/12 – Örebro, Conventum, 13/12 – Sundsvall, Sporthallen,
15/12 – Luleå, Pontushallen.
Thanks to MHB Jonas Hogberg.
Now, that IS a bargain!!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
There's now an audio CD of the unofficial Motorhead 'Overkill' / 'Motorhead Story' DVD's. They did this with their original 'Audiobiography' release, and this one has that same title. There are 'Bid' copies available on EBay, and one seller letting them go at £4-99 including postage as a 'Buy It Now.'
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
It's a full history of the band from 1975 to the end of 2010, of which many things you will know, and many more you might not; and should be published, as far as I can gather, "in the summer." That gives a very wide-open date span, but as soon as a definite date is announced, you will see it here.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Corralejo, at the most northern point of the island, was also chosen by the holiday company. (It was cheaper, the further south you go, the more expensive - sunshine increases the cost, it seems). We liked it, and returned for 7 or 8 years thereafter. Then we spread our wings and visited Thailand, twice; the second time with two days in Bangkok before travelling on to Phuket. Everyone recommends Bangkok, not only for it's culture, but also for the Pat Pong Road, which amongst other must-do's, were incuded on our itinerary.
Then in 2005, a very cheap trip to Kenya was too good to turn down.
After my heart op, and Mrs B's tinitus, which drove her nuts when the cabin pressure changed during take-off and landing, we didn't go anywhere until Tenerife last year.
Back in Corralejo for the first time in 8 years last week, and chosen to celebrate my 60th year; the streets, bars, and restaurants were noticeably quiet. The owners blamed the recession, and admittedly, the airpane had around 50 empty seats, but it wasn't and isn't to blame for that huge downturn in business.
No, the main reason is fly-drive.
The younger generations step from the plane and straight into a car, and are out and about all day, thus causing this massive lack of people spending money in Corralejo.
Yet the older generations, myself and Mrs B included, who enjoy NOT driving and NOT doing everything we went on holiday to avoid, stayed in town and enjoyed everything it had on offer.
But things were noticeably quieter, and Brits who moved there to live and work are becoming worried.
It will pass, no doubt, but not without some of those once 'gold mine' bars and restaurants falling victim to the tightening of the UK's purse strings.
Let's hope the hay they made whilst their finacial sun shone will be enough to see them through to the other side of these tough times.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Motorhead UK Tour Dates: with Anti Nowhere League and The UK Subs.
November 2nd Civil Hall, Wolverhampton / 3rd City Hall, Newcastle / 5th O2 Academy, Glasgow / 6th Mountfield Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students, Liverpool / 8th Colston Hall, Bristol / 11th University of East Anglia, Norwich /12th HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London / 14th The Pavilions, Plymouth / 15th Guildhall, Southampton / 17th Royal Centre, Nottingham / 18th O2 Apollo, Manchester.
Tickets now on sale through LiveNation and other agencies.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
But Mick sent me an advance copy to marvel over, enjoy the almost 400 pages of listings and illustrations, and hold on to with extreme glee and delight.
It is a superb update on the 1993 edition, and in those ensuing years we can see when flicking through the pages the vast amount of Motorhead releases there have been during that period. And it is one of those books which you never sit and read in one hit, but pick up and browse over a period of weeks and months, and every time find somthing you didn't see before.
If your copy isn't on order, please do so today on www.cherryred.co.uk
60 always sounded old, and people who had reached that age always looked old; as if that sixth decade brought with it an overnight wrinkly appearance, and a different outlook upon the world.
Well, no, it didn't. It was just another birthday, which was spent with Mrs B on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura for seven whole days in which we had no more to think about than which restaurant we would be eating our next belly-buster meal, and doing nothing whatsoever other than soaking up the sun.
So it was idyllic, it passed too quickly, but had the desired effect in that we could switch off the world and just enjoy one another's company. And we still do, after 40 years together, 38 of them married - which will be another milestone, rather than a loadstone, for the not too distant future.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
So many famous names pass without making national TV news headlines that I favour a glance at the Wikipedia deaths on a daily basis. Not that I am morbid, and not that I am getting close to that time of life myself, it's just interesting to see who has passed, and the reason why.