Author Archives: Steve

I Read 63 Books in 2019

As a member of Goodreads you get to set yourself a reading challenge of how many books you want to read in the coming year. In 2017 I set a goal of 40 and read 41. In 2018 I set a goal of 38 and read 39. This year I knew my reading game had […]

Top 10 Films of 2019

I have so many more films to watch from 2019, so this list will not really be complete until a good few months into 2020, but it’s traditional to publish such lists at this time. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Yesterday Booksmart Spider-Man: Far From Home Godzilla: King of the Monsters Avengers: Endgame Brightburn […]

Top 10 Albums and EPs of 2019

Traditionally a top 10 starts with a number 1 and ends with a number 10, or vice versa. I have followed this convention at every year-end, but for 2019 I really can’t say which is my favourite album/EP of the year. There are at least 4, that at any one time could be on the […]

Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale Tour – Wembley Stadium, London – 21st June 2019

I’ve been attending Bon Jovi gigs since the early 90s, but this was to be a special one, as it’s the first concert my 11-year-old son Lucas has shown interest in, and so I booked tickets for us to go when they first went on sale. He’s not been that into music until the last […]

The Power of Record Stores: Saint Agnes Live at David’s Music Letchworth – 7th May 2019

I could go on a huge ramble about how I came to see Saint Agnes yesterday evening, but let’s keep it brief, for both our sakes. I am a regular at David’s Music (and David’s Books), and as such, I follow them on Facebook, and it’s there that I saw them advertise that St Agnes […]

Top 10 Gigs of 2018

I’ve been lucky enough to be present at some amazing gigs this year, and while ranking them almost seems a tad cruel and like comparing apples to oranges in some cases, I’m going to take that brave step anyway. Danni Nicholls – Jim Marshall Auditorium, The Stables, Milton Keynes – 10/11/18 (review) Kacey Musgraves – […]

Top 10 Albums of 2018

2018 has been a great year for music, and looking at the list, a really great year for female artists. Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves By The Way, I Forgive You – Brandi Carlile Venom & Faith – Larkin Poe Clean – Soccer Mommy 22:22 – Bessie Turner Sparrow – Ashley Monroe Desperate Man – […]