Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope you’ve had a wonderful year and enjoy the festive period. Richard and I have had a lovely year and have enjoyed a mix of travelling, spending time with family and friends and getting married (we were already legally married but on our 11th anniversary we converted…

Inner Sanctum

Pet Shop Boys play 4 nights of their new show Inner Sanctum at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London and we managed to go to opening night. Not sure what to expect, not wanting a show full of boxes (Pandemonium) and not really liking the new album Super I was unsure about the evening. I had…

Continuous

Well nearly.  I decided on todays run that I would ignore the intervals and simply run. I had the right mindset today as I pushed myself to go further and gave myself targets in my head which I kept moving.  Unfortunately I just missed the target of 2K without stopping (by 0.2k!) but I am…

My songs/music/albums of the year – 2014

Another year has almost ended and as we enter a period of Christmas and Best of complications it’s time to look back on the best songs of the year. I’d say best albums but I am not sure there have been many really good albums this year (ok I will note them as I think…

Man from the Future

Wednesday evening Enda, Andrea, Feargal and I attended the late prom at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The prom was a very special evening as it featured music from the Pet Shop Boys performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Choir. The performance was split into three parts… All of which had…

Looking back at 2013

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMezYNGUMRU&feature=youtu.be] When I look back at 2013 it seems like it was a very long year and yet it all flew by in the blink of an eye. I achieved so much this year, some things were quite momentous, some were small and personal and others were simply things that were long over due. Richard…

My Favourite Music of 2013

I think this year has been a mixed year for music.  There has been a lot of hyper marketing going on (Lady Gaga, Daft Punk), lots of expectation (Janelle Monae, Empire of the Sun), bags of great concerts (sadly some of which I didn’t manage to attend) and some nice surprises. Taking all of this…

And today this happened!

The Pet Shop Boys released an app which allowed you to add visuals from their Electric album. I uploaded a few and snapped a sky line photo at St. Paul’s during lunch. Unbeknown to me Neil and Chris have used my photo (above) in their latest ad to promote the album! Here’s the photo as…

Electric

For those who didn't get to see the Pet Shop Boys live or who want to relive the experience, this live broadcast from El Luna Park in Argentina is a great taster. It's not the whole concert and its cut to ribbons it you get the idea. The quality is great and the Argentinians seemed…

You want pogo stick jumping confetti monsters?

You got it… Now I did warn you the costumes at the Pet Shop Boys convert we're a bit out there. This is brilliant though and it fits so well with this new version of Domino Dancing. Watch them all fall down…  

Listen to the rhythm of your heart

So tonight I decided to do as planned and ditched the earphones and the music. Apart from races this is very rare for me to do but I was determined to run, listen to my body, my breathing and see how if got on. I did have the audio instruction on iSmoothRun just to guide…