Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead? – Hyde Park Picturehouse 5th June 2015

Watched the new Damned documentary last night in the beautiful Hyde Park Picturehouse.  Whilst I welcome any documentary on The Damned I have to say it left me a little disappointed.  The documentary lasts just short of 2 hours but it seems to revolve around Rat and Brian and Rat’s money disputes with Sensible.  Dave Vanian barely gets a look in.  I realise with a band with a history like The Damned there’s only so much you can cover but to ignore the Strawberries album seems crazy. read more

Manic Street Preachers – Wolverhampton Civic Hall 1st June 2015

Having not seen the Manics for a good few years and missing the original Holy Bible tour an opportunity landed my way to get tickets for Wolverhampton and meet up with friends.  A good time was had by all. read more

Brix & The Extricated 30th May 2015

Another enjoyable Brix gig this time at Hebden Bridge Trades Club.  Very similar to the previous gig at Leeds Brudenell but with the inclusion of Totally Wired.  Can’t fail really.  Good time had by all.   Hope there’s more dates forthcoming. read more

Implementing paging with the Twitter Search API

Useful article here runs through the paging mechanism available through the Twitter search API read more

Super Furry Animals return

All this new Super Furry Animals activity has reminded me of the time I saw them at the O2 festival in Leeds mid 2000s sometime I guess.  Great atmosphere in the tent and at the end it turned from a rock gig to a rave – Here’s some crappy footage I filmed