Sunday, July 29, 2007

An old post to start with - The Midlands Festival

Some time ago (july 18th, 2007) I went to the Midlands Festival near Mullingar, Co Westmeath.  The main attraction on the bill was Christy Moore, although my main reason for going, was the chance to see Aimee Mann, I have been a fan for a long time.  She was brilliant, my favourite song of the set was Momentum.

I have to say that Country / western is not my scene, but there were a few other acts worth mentioning.  I was pretty impressed with Steve Earle and his wife.  Mundy played a pretty solid set, and there was this guy that I had never heard of before who is worth checking, His name is Raul Midon.  His guitar playing was amazing

However, in my mind the best set of the show yesterday were the Waterboys.  I was blown away.  Songs like Medicin Bow, The Whole of the Moon, The Glastonbury Song, really rocked the crowd.  It made me come back and dust off my old CD's to add them to my ipod.  If you get a chance to see them play live, get there!!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Some new music

I have been buying a lot of music recently, among other things: Aimee Mann's I'm with stupid, new releases from REO Speedwagon, Modest Mouse, Ash , Marillion & Suzanne Vega.

  I have been a very big fan of Suzanne Vega, and here new album is fantastic (Beauty & Crime), It is a shame that she will not be playing in Ireland during her current tour... but hey Aimee Mann is, so hopefully I will catch her!!!!

  I really like prog rock (I know, sad), Marillion's new album (Somewhere Else )is pretty good as well, a bit more mellow thatn some of their earlier stuff, but very good... they even managed to get an article in Q

  Finally, Modest Mouse latest release is fantastic (We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank ), Johnny Marr (yes, the same Johnny Marr from trhe Smiths!!!) joinned them, you can definitely hear his infulence.  Well worth a check

  By the way, Basscast is back... check them out!