Ned Heckling The Band
Righto then – Uni is finished, holidays are here and new music shall be written about! This week we begin the usual format of the column: One signed band and one unsigned band.
So, here you go – A new column dedicated to NEW music. Every week I’ll be reviewing two CD’s; one from a signed band and one from an unsigned band. However, for the first two weeks it will be two signed bands, with the first unsigned band to debut in week three.
Wow, another week passes without an opportunity to rest. Working, working, working… I need a holiday. Anyway, without any further ado, let’s get straight into the music!
Shorter column this week – Hey! Don’t act so pleased! Anyway, after a one-week hiatus thanks to the glory of a severe overload of university work I’m back, and surprisingly there is nothing on my mind this week that provokes anger or debate.
Wow, number 10 – who would have thought I could bust out 10 consecutive columns and still have something to say?
There has always been one facet of popular music that has annoyed me: The cover song.
Ever since I got the opportunity to pen my thoughts and write a weekly spiel on jazz I’ve wanted to write something on my favourite form of jazz – Big Band.
It’s that time of year. The sun is coming out, the temperatures are rising, and of course, my birthday is on the horizon.
I was listening to one of my favourite stand-up comedians, the late George Carlin, the other day in the car and in his usually expletive-heavy tirade he mentioned ‘the blues’.
So I was speaking to a friend of mine about various problems occurring during life and somehow we got onto the topic of music.
I love listening to music. Surprise surprise, I know. Seriously though, there is almost nothing more that I love doing more than sitting back and listening to one of my favourite CDs.
So before I begin this, I just want to clear one thing up: I have never commented on any of these columns and I never will.
Column two – how exciting!
New recruit Ned Green let’s his slippery digits fly in his new weekly column Ned Heckling The Band focussing on Jazz and whatever else is rattling round his tightly wound head.