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Two months…where have they gone?!?

Wow…so it has been 2 months since i last posted here, which is just terrible! To be fair though, i have suffered from very bad writer’s block (that’s my excuse and i’m sticking to it!)…and it has not been through lack of trying! I’m actually shocked that these 2 months have gone so quickly…

But i will change…YES…i shall revive this blog and start writing something…

…now all i need to think of is what this ‘something’ will be…

*sigh*

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Do awards really matter anymore?

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So, i was sitting here, thinking of something to write about, when i realised just how irrelevant awards are nowadays! At least for me anyway…

If i saw an album in a shop, saying ‘Winner of …….’, i wouldn’t immediately think “ooh, i wonder what that album is like” – in fact, i don’t think i would spend any more time than a second thinking about that statement. That is how little i think of awards nowadays! I mean, who can actually name an award that is credible anymore???

I suppose i am more of the opinion that, if something is good, then an artist, or filmmaker or whoever, should be pleased with the fact that they have made a product that meets their ideas…and should therefore not try to promote the fact that they have won ‘awards’. For example, film adverts always include ‘Nominated/Winner of 2 Academy Awards’, and then have, in tiny writing, ‘…for best costumes and best toilet facilities’…i mean, they are normally awards that have no real purpose to a viewer!

Companies try to suck people in with boasting about such and such an award, but i bet that most people only buy/listen to what they actually want to buy/listen to, not just what is forced down their throats by the big corporations…

…at least, i hope that people are still capable of independent thought…

Right, now i’m going to go out and buy Mark Ronson, Kate Nash and Arctic Monkeys

(I’m not really, this is just a comment about how little i think of the Brit Awards or any other award ceremony that is dictated by the mainstream…or is hosted by Sharon Osbourne!!!)

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All quiet on the Western Front…

Hmm…time has flown by since i last posted on here – although it only feels like yesterday…i’m beginning to think that i’ve lost all sense of time!!!

Anywho, i am presently quite busy, or at least would be, if i actually got around to doing some work!!! I’m halfway through an review of The Cribs’ latest album (which will first be posted on ownthismusic.com), and am planning on reviewing The Twilight Sad!

I also have random University work to do – not that you actually care!!!

Music has also been coming more to the fore-front, as my various musical ideas are beginning to form…in my head at least…hmmm…we shall see…

I saw Andrew Bird play Manchester last Thursday, and it was the most amazing performance – perhaps not my top live show, as Iron Maiden are refusing to let go of that crown – but it was certainly a great night! Playing most of his recent ‘Armchair Aprocrypha’ album, Andrew Bird and his band have formed into the complete live act…they have this seemingly telepathic link that lets each one know what the other is going to do next!!! It’s impressive to watch…although i was disappointed that they didn’t play ‘Fake Palindromes’ or ‘Tables and Chairs’…hopefully next time…but ‘Dr Stringz’ did raise a smile! Anyway, a performance that i won’t soon be forgetting…and the support act Loney, Dear were also very good…i’m gonna have to purchase some of their albums methinks!

The Autumns on Thursday – a comprehensive review will be produced – i can’t wait for it…maybe Iron Maiden could be knocked off the top…we shall see!

Anyway, this was just a short update to tide you over…i’ll try not to take so long next time…

…peace…a.b.

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