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…

A Strong Spirit Transcends Rules

You may know I am a huge fan of Prince and felt such a loss when he passed.  Princes sister and Paisley Park Studios decided to tour some of his artefacts which are on display in an exhibition in London where Prince famously played 21 Nights (and I saw several of those nights).  At first I thought…

The end of a journey. 

I’m at the end of an odyssey which started the day Prince died and it’s taken nearly a month to complete.  I set myself the task of listening to every album in order of release.  All 39 of them.  I’m on Hit n Run Phase II and will end the journey today.  It’s very sad…

I made it to Paisley Park!

Via the kindness of a stranger… I am not sure how this happened but it did and I am truly moved.  I am humbled by the kindness out there and completely amazed. I found myself having a conversation with mnbucketlist on Twitter and we got to talking about how I felt that it wasn’t possible…

London to Spain via Paisley Park

During my flights to Malaga and back again I admitted myself back into the live world of Prince. On the way out I transported myself back to 1988 and a tour I am more than familiar with, Lovesexy. I have heard this tour so many times I know it word for word.  The emotion. The…

He’s gone

Camille Christopher Tracey The Kidd Jamie Starr The Skinny MF with the High Voice Cloreen Baconskin O(+> TAFKAP Prince Rogers Nelson Prince Call him what you want. Pick your favourite era, your favourite album, film or song. He’s gone. He’s left a massive hole in the world and in my heart. Like many many others…

My Top 15 Songs of 2015…

Well it’s a tough one I will say that.  As my good friend Enda has already written, I have found it very hard to find a top ten selection of albums this year.  This is due to the fact I have bought less albums and streamed more music. When we had the conversation about writing our top…

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…

PRN + SNL + 8MIN = :/

I loved the Clouds section at the beginning but why did Prince insist on doing two 3rd Eye Girl tracks? Disappointed 😞 I wonder what the SNL audience really thought. How about you?

Two of my favourite things

Worlds can collide and here is the proof!  One of my favourite current bands Fenech Soler has covered Prince’s I wanna be your lover. The result is a brilliant new the on this Prince classic which still has lots of nods back to the original. You can watch the boys perform it love here: There is also…

bREAKFAST cAN wAiT

It’s been out for a while but there’s been some noise, a kind of rerelease and a video produced by an 18-year-old – and I have to say, I love it! Prince has still got it… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHbyNrGXpAA]