Wednesday, 29 December 2010

BYE BYE 2010,HELLO 2011!

What a bad month its been, a total write off,it was shaping up to be such a good end to the year and we copped for loads of snow,in fact it was worse then the snow we had at the beginning of the year,it was our busy time at work and the snow and ice just put us completely on the backfoot,to coin a phrase,"snowed under" thats our backgarden in case you are wondering, we started of the month with a trip to sheffield arena to see paul weller,a concert that shouldnt have gone ahead,the next day we where completely snowed in,unable to get to work we also missed a trip to see interpol 3 days later at manchester,so anyway the bad weather carried on and we had -10 temperatures and the roads covered in ice, our computers where down at work so i was unable to do a bit of blogging!
and its been a totally daft month for the mighty owls, the take over finally arrived,with Milan Mandaric buying the club for the grand sum of £1 and settling the club's debt of £7 million with the bank,plus an added bonus of seeing the clubs old boy network finally been shown the door,so december saw us losing down at swindon with the typical "old boy" getting the winning goal,JP Mcgovern, although we can forgive you!then back home for a thumping of poor old bristol rovers, even thou we where 0-1 down after 5 mins with toytown (rotherham) old boy will hoskins scoring for rovers only for the owls to decide to make a game of it and run out 6-2 winners,then a long trip down to the only game still on in the division at exeter city to see us be on the end of a thumping with exeter running out 5-1 winners,and then we came to our winter break, as hillsborough is on high ground it always suffers with the weather and this year even the river don at  the back of the south stand froze! hence loads of burst pipes and our xmas home programme is wiped out, plus the boxing day game at tranmere also cancelled so a case of twiddling thumbs!.
Ok so heres my choice of what ive listened to most over this year,i rediscovered the Vapors "New clear days" this year which was purely down to chance,its blogged elsewhere, and its been played a hell of a lot on the mp3 player and also on the house stereo,ive made myself a note to find it out as ive got it somewhere upstairs in the loft, by looking at my stats for this blog,its also been the page most visited on the site.

Next album is a newie, its got to be Paul Weller with "wake up the nation" a great big call to arms for the nation's youth to get up and make some decent music with a bit of anger and passion in it! this has got to be mr weller's best album for a long long time, its so loud and thrashy and so different,on release it got mixed reviews, the obviously "old guard" wanted a album full of jam sounding tunes and what they got was some serious groundbreaking sounds that gave a nod to various new bands,not going to bore you with a track by track,but if you aint heard it then get it!!

Erland and the carnival was another favourite of which i first heard on Jarvis cocker's excellent BBC radio 6 sunday programme,also highly rated by paul weller the band played support on some dates,this album has quite a bit of everything going on with the opening song having a great guitar riff thats very early 10.15 cure!theres 60s guitar, early electronica,hammond, folk, a bit of everything for everybody! and well worth a few listens to,again its been on my mp3 player most of the year and a favourite.
now on to the len price 3, i never would have thought how much of a fuss a caused by blogging this band,these must be one of englands hidden treasures,having come across a review of them in a sunday paper i had to check them out and glad i did! yet again a band that has never been of my stereo or mp3 for most of this year,with all 3 albums getting masses of play,a truly great combination of the who,the prisoners, iggy and the stooges 60s garage,when i started the blog it was just a bit of fun,but im so glad that ive been able to put fellow bloggers on to new music and the post i did on LP3 firmly did that! 

Also worth a mention of some of my favourites this year have been
The Solarflares,The Satelliters,my old 79 mod favs The Negatives,anyway see you all in the new year and best wishes to,skamanhackett,gaby,martin and herr pauli, for all your comments and support

1 comment:

  1. wow ! your favourite album 2010 and my favourit`s are bloody similar ! great - different country`s and diff. native language but music connects. Weller`s WUTN had no chance in germany-i find this record is brilliant. SAME with ET&C great record-Len price 3 (thanx to martin) wonderful.Prisoners and Solarflares are my alltime favourite bands. this year i hear a lot of jazz (Ramssey Lewis,Shirley Scott and many more) and Timebox anthology runs on my mp3 player. you can see your taste and my taste......
    have a nice new years eve-and see ya in 2011.