Monthly Archives: May 2012

To be a good review or not to be a good review that is the question


what do you mean you dont like my music ahhhhhh thats it im telling mom


So over the last while i havent been really on the gig and music front. Now again there hasnt been anything that has swayed me or moved me in the gig side of things. Dont get me wrong i have been invited to gigs. But you see if you can understand in where im coming from in this post it would be super awesome. You see any of the gigs that i have been invited to they seem to be doing cue dramatic music don don don.. Cover versions. Now dont get me wrong i like cover versions i somewhat lie for cover versions but since glee the tv show has decided to ruin a lot of cover versions of late especailly my australian singer song writers gotye somebody i use to know. Which is from what i last heard is rather pissed at the fact that they murdered his song in try high pitched auto tuned piece of crap way as they do on glee. I have come to the final thought that certain idiots are happy to part with their money to hear cover versions from bands that well cant be really bothered to do their own music.

now dont get me wrong im not slagging off people here. But what ever happened to the local band that worked hard wrote a few songs and performed at gigs. I mean the last handful of gigs that i went to of late have been so enjoyable i mean in my own eyes. the sign of a good gig to me is when i remember certain times and points of that gig and that song. I was recently in town of late there and saw a few buskers a couple of young lads performing and than that was when i had my moment. Ahh god they remind me of that gig that i went to a few months back and it was awesome. I think though im being honest in saying yeah they are some good bands out there but it just a matter of separating the wheat from the chaft and its been brought to my attention of late that with me not going to gigs. I have found a few wee gems on the great you tube and facebook and my space applications. Im not going to say app as its a rather annoying word.

But you see when your own youtube its like the 2 sides of a coin in a way. Now i have been known to post stuff up on facebook on different bands and acts that i just truely adore and i always gush on how much i love them so and how much i would want to go to their gigs and how much i want to meet them. But the other side of youtube can be bad it can be a spoilt selfish ego manic of a yolk. It can also throw fits and tantrums when things do go their way. But again if your a musician an artist a writer an animal rights acvisit or even a doctor or what ever job ye be in. It can fall apart on ya like a deck of cards. I mean i was surfing online there the other night it was rather late when i got a vid from this young guy saying ohh im great im the dogs bollox blah blah blah. Now i sat there blerly eyed listening to this 10 minute rant in which i thought this. Why exactly am i listening to this for. Yes i can hear what your saying but do you not think maybe your shooting yourself in the foot by doing this. i mean people will like you or in sum cases hate you in life but the best way to deal with them is just by ignoring them. I think the application of youtube has sumwhat made a lot of people like my good self question the artists work and what or who they represent.

Now dont get me wrong there has been sum not so great gigs that i didnt like or enjoy but i did try and put the positive and diplomatic posting up. I have always believed within myself if you cant say anything good than do say anything at all but again thats my style. No im not being a coward but im also not going to thru a fit if sum1 disagrees with me i have grown past this you know.

But i am going to leave you with this final though just maybe think next time your going to see a gig a film or even read a book just make sure you think before you write sum1 off and post a snotty thing or snottier vid on youtube. Just remember bad reviews like bad hair cuts bad clothe choice and bad dates they always come back to haunt you.



frusrating times of pain and loss

Howyas firstly a bit apology for not posting anything uo of late. I am going thru sum what a difficult time of having to deal with a painful beverment of loosing my dear mum gemma and i have been trying to write her own piece but anytime i try it gets hard and frustrating as well.

So anyhow enough about about my own personal life. So this is whats been happening. I have been going thru sum changes and doing a lot of soul searching. I think though when one has to do soul searching it gets frustrating confusing and your always left questioning yourself about everything. Now sadly in recent times recent times being in the last few months i have become harsh and at times hard to get along with. I have been snappy irritable angry as anything and well at times my mood has been up and down more times than a lift. But here is the deal i have lost my mum suddenly and well you know im coming to grips with not having her here. Now dont get my wrong all my family and friends have been there for me and even my friends abroad have taken the time out of their busy work schedules and have put up with my highs and lows. Now im internally grateful for this and more. But i have to tell you lovely lasses and laddies this. Looks around you dont get a life book that tells you how to deal with grief. Ahh sure you get a book of birth marriages relationships even training you dog but sadly there are is no ohh hey how do you deal with your parent dying book.

Now i have been litterly keeping it together by working on other sideline projects and well spending an unhealthy amount of time on facebook but its a mere distraction in a way. Facebook is a great website to connect with friends and they also help you in dealing with your crisises and emotions. But sometimes in my case it pays to have a good network of friends that you can text tweet call at certain hours of the day and night.

I do think though that i am getting thru things ok but i do have good days and bad days you know after all i am human and i do have emotions and im not afraid to show them. Its just sad in a way when certain members of society dont know how to deal with them at all. I mean i will give you a laugh here i think a few months when i was getting ready for mums funeral. There was a knock on the door and there was a upc guy trying to sell me services. That was i completey wept and cried right in front of him. now to make things worse the guy couldnt comfort me with words or anything he just jumped over the gates and legged it. It was than i thought ohh ok you could have dealt with that problem mr upc guy a bit better. Now sadly i met a dear friend of mine ages back who lost both her mum and dad and she even said in a dry way society has lost its heart especially irish society.

But in a way i have to ask myself in this piece where exactly did it happen as irish people did we loose caring sides. I mean ok folks there is a shite lot of bad stuff going on but where is the compassion gone hey? It cant be just tucked away in the back of our minds and only taken out in times of having a few drinks and crying over being dumped. No i refuse to believe that as a nation of so called caring compassionate people we dont care any more and we cant show compassion to our fellow human being.

I mean i know in my life i have been thru a lot and still have a lot to go thru as well. But you see i do still care a lot about my mum my dad my music career my writing career my gorgeous son and everything else that means the world to me. I guess sadly we have lost our caring side and in a way it kind of sucks you know. But it doesnt not stop me in caring for those who mean the world to me and also i dont stop caring about my rights issues and my music you know. in a way i just hope well one day we do finally open ourselves up and find that caring  side back and soon.

But i also think in being venarable there is nothing wrong with showing a weak side or even showing emotions you know. You know i think in every day life we all show emtions and we are passionate about stuff. its what makes us who we are and more. I guess sadly sum people i know of late just cant really show their emtions and show empathy to a person that may be going thru a hard time you know.


Posted by on 05/25/2012 in daily rants