Diary

What Keeps You Real? (New Ear New Year)

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What Keeps you real? I recently decided to leave a company and job that I absolutely adored. I’d been with them for almost eleven years, 5 different job titles, a couple of periods of near burnout and one extremely humbling moment that will stay with me until the day I die. But even that immensely […]

Music

Fatherson Play Hometown Secret Gig

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When two students at Kilmarnock Academy told their Head of Music / Deputy Head Darren Ramsay that they’d really like to put on a gig in the school as an enterprise activity, Mr Ramsay was more than happy to help the pupils out. So, with the help of their teacher, the two passionate music lovers […]

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The Rising Souls – Electric Circus 21 Feb 15

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After years of gigging, last night was, embarrassingly, my first ever visit to Edinburgh’s Electric Circus. Excuses, I have none, albeit perhaps that my musical junkets in Scotland have predominantly been in Glasgow, save a smattering of Edinburgh gigs over the last few years. Electric Circus is a quirky little place, the low slung ceiling […]

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Summer Solstice 2014

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I’ve always loved these words of George Bernard Shaw. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” The 21st Jun this year was Summer solstice. It also happened to be the date that 50000 fans descended upon Leicester’s Victoria Park to watch local band Kasabian. It was a […]