I went through a phase when I was a music journalist of collecting badges, mostly in the late 90s and early 2000s. Above are a few. Can you name some of the bands? More to come. Meanwhile, a great song with ‘Badge’ in the title!

Happy for some follows from Indie heroes

Thrilled to bits that some of my Indie music heroes are following me on Twitter. Sad I know. But a follow from Cornershop and Mansun’s lead singer Paul Draper – means the world. Also a ‘like’ from Tim Burgess. Ta – very much. Who could forget ‘Take It Easy Chicken’ from Mansun and ‘A BrimfulContinue reading “Happy for some follows from Indie heroes”

My top 5 songs from the early 00s

I strongly believe the early 2000s were the “halycon days” of new music, akin to the mid-1990s. So it has been very difficult for me to choose my faves. But here goes! Seven Nation Army – White Stripes Last Nite – The Strokes Mr Brightside – The Killers Whatever happened to my rock n’ roll?Continue reading “My top 5 songs from the early 00s”

Magic Numbers giveaway!

I am giving away a framed poster of the Magic Numbers (circa 2005 or 2006 after their debut album was released titled The Magic Numbers and/or their follow up Those The Brokes). For a chance to win the posted please answer the following question. The Magic Numbers consist of family members: Romeo Stodart (lead guitar,Continue reading “Magic Numbers giveaway!”