Sonic travellers in the age bracket of around 25 to 35 have witnessed something of a revolution in music consumption as they journeyed through adolescence. Through vinyl to CD, through the first revolution of file sharing, the Napster vs Metallica battle, through to the revival of illegal file sharing sites and the failed attempts by … Continue reading Sustainability as a prudential ethical requirement, metalheads and the magpie mentality, the enduring popularity of the minidisc player
In this meditation I move beyond my brief as a heavy metal rhetorician. If you have been out on the streets in the past few weeks expressing your views on Trump, the EU, the NHS, signing petitions, and drenching social media in opinions, then you’ve taken part in an aspect of democracy. However, in doing … Continue reading Labour: join for Corbyn, stay for what remains the best hope for repairing the madness and the damage done.
Ozzy even told us part way through the set that a lot of people don’t believe that this will be Black Sabbath’s final tour. Given that it’s something of a running joke among many of their contemporaries who seem to be in a perpetual state of final touring, I almost shared the same cynicism until … Continue reading Black Sabbath, Leeds Arena, 26/01/217