A Tribute to Carl Corcoran on his last ‘Blue of the Night’ appearance

Tonight, 11th July 2017 at 10pm Ireland’s finest radio broadcaster Carl Corcoran will, for one last time, present The Blue of the Night on RTÉ Lyric FM. It is a sad and momentous moment for Irish music. No other broadcaster has given so much support to Irish musicians as Carl has done over the past… Continue reading A Tribute to Carl Corcoran on his last ‘Blue of the Night’ appearance

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Kate Bush – Before The Dawn Concert Reflections

It’s almost a week since I attended Kate Bush’s extraordinary comeback show ‘Before the Dawn’ in London’s Hammersmith Apollo and I’m still thinking about it, a lot. I don’t consider this a review of the event since I couldn’t bear the idea of being likened to a critic, rather these are personal reflections intended to… Continue reading Kate Bush – Before The Dawn Concert Reflections

Nova Rock 2014 – The Heavy Metal Teenager Returns

A defining moment in my life in music came when I was aged 11 or 12, sometime around 1988-1989. Iron Maiden appeared on Top of the Pops, performing Infinite Dreams from their now classic Prog-Metal album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. It must have been my first exposure to the music style that would… Continue reading Nova Rock 2014 – The Heavy Metal Teenager Returns

Blog Post 1 – Year Zero ‘Frank Zappa & Why I Do What I Do’

1993, aged 16, Zappa zapped onto my TV screen. I didn’t touch the zapper once through the BBC documentary. The hour that followed, followed Zappa zipping through his life, zipping through solos, zipping through zealous views, zipping through almost every single musical genre in existence. I couldn’t zap Zappa, Zappa’s zealous zipping zapped me. I… Continue reading Blog Post 1 – Year Zero ‘Frank Zappa & Why I Do What I Do’