Friday 6 April 2012

Chopper's Gigs and a brief hiatus

I got off to a bit of a flyer this year and had most of the last few posts written comfortably before the end of February. Since then life has somewhat taken over again and I find myself without any completed top fives.

Rather than rush a couple of short posts out I've decided to take a short hiatus from regular Friday posting. This will give me a bit of time to do some other writing (I've promised Richard at Craven Cottage Newsround I'll get my bit for the next Fulham Review done nice and early for a change) and try to stack up the next batch of top fives.

In the meantime you might like to check out my other blog, Chopper's Gigs. This is an attempt to create my own version of Ray's Gigs now that SongKick has disappointingly removed all the cool stuff from it's website.

So far I've only covered gigs I've been to this year but eventually I hope to record all the bands I've ever seen in one huge multimedia frenzy *.

(* That's if I haven't smashed my monitor into little pieces due to my frustration with Tumblr in the meantime.)

GIG 1 Field Music at KCLSU - In which I get too drunk to remember anything about the show.

GIG 2 Neil Cowley Trio at the Queen Elizabeth Hall - In which I attend a sophisticated Jazz night and try not to appear too much like a stalker of my former neighbour.

GIG 3 Spiritualized at Hackney Empire - In which I marvel at the Victorian splendor of this magnificent venue.

If you fancy writing a guest top five then please do send them in. I'll try not to leave it too long before my return.