Christmas and Religion

Dilemma!? Half of me hates going along with all the usual Christmas shite and letting myself get carried away on the cheesy and neverending marketing wave that usually results in me spending, eating and drinking needlessly. The other half (my inner child) harks back to when Christmas meant something and was magical and I just want to get decorations up, get carols on and be merry!

Another dilemma is that I’m so non-religious its unreal having been brought up atheist and un-christened. This link partly explains why, Christians, please don’t click! So my decision should really be made for me as to whether I celebrate it or not but what can you do, be a scrooge and be the only one in your extended family who doesn’t take part!? I wouldn’t be allowed.

Oh and someone please write some new Christmas tunes, maybe Radiohead should come up with a suitably morose tune for the times thats in it!

Leon.

X Factor

I’ve no choice but to watch this show each year as my partner is in charge of the tv but its decent tele when you get into it. If you just ignore the over emotion and tears and focus on the songs and talent then you’ll get through it! My favorite is Sexy Ruth and Sexy Diana (please put your hand down or you’ll be mistaken for a puppeteer!) but I reckon Alexandra is the best singer.

Any chance of a Doors night!?

Across The Universe

Just seen the film “Across The Universe” about a young artist lad from Liverpool called Jude who goes to America in the 60’s and has adventures against the backdrop of political upheaval, student riots and the Vietnam war. The film’s soundtrack is all Beatles music perfomed by new artists and some of the script uses lyrics from the Beatles songs. All in all a cool, arty and moving film and I’ll be looking to see it again soon!

Check HERE to hear one of the songs from the movie.

Leon.

Any Good Music!?

Just occurred to me recently that I know f*** all about the current music scene, I been livin’ in the 60’s for the last decade ever since I was in my Doors cover band “The End”. I don’t even have top of the pops any more to tell me what people like and the radio in my car usually spills out current affairs/talk programs or classical music to ease my mood! Continue reading “Any Good Music!?”