Always with the music

For a while now I’ve been toying with attending a certain rather well known music festival. Highlights on TV are one thing but there isn’t anything quite like experiencing the atmosphere of these things first hand. This is also the reason that, unless there is an extremely good reason, ever attend a gig at the S.E.C.C. as it lacks one of the key components of live music, atmosphere. I’ve pre-registered myself and will wait the day when tickets go on sale so i can, finally, haul my ass to Glastonbury. I’m hoping that we’ll have sold the house by then! Music is an important part of my life, always has been, and one thing I am already considering for when …

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I am not style

On Saturday I found myself in a large department store in Glasgow. I was there to purchase a shirt, possibly two, to get me through the endless round of Christmas nights out, lunches and whatnot that will inevitably start to pile up towards the end of the year. So I was looking for the smart/casual combination and as I wandered round I started to realise that I’m not style and, frankly dear reader, I never have been. Don’t get me wrong, growing up I succumbed to the fashion senses of the day, I had a plastic, neon orange belt, neon pink and yellow socks (always worn with one colour on one foot, the other on the other), and the tartan …

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Cottier's Restaurant

Saturday night saw us out for a nice meal. It was a better meal than the one we had 12 years ago but the premise was the same. We decided to head into Glasgow, so if the mood took us we could have a few drinks afterwards, however after a leisurely and delicious dinner we both agreed we’d just head home. The restaurant is part of The Cottier, and is located in the top half of the old church. It’s a nice setting, for a homely restaurant that sits nicely between the more pretentious of Glasgow’s eateries and your standard pub grub. The food was good even if the menu is rather restricted (only one kind of steak on offer), …

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Beastly Beauty

Whilst not everyone’s cup of tea I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed last night. It was intriguing to see how they would adapt the West End sized stage show for the relatively small King’s Theatre, but I have to say that bar some little glitches here and there, they pulled it off. Of course having seen the show before we knew what to expect but it was a different cast and a much different and lighter feel. The Beast was much more comically played, as was Gaston, but it suited the audience well as it was mainly comprised of kids. Vocally the songs become much more powerful than they are in the movie, with the Beasts character the most …

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