Yeah, so, been a while hasn’t it?
And yeah, I know, I made a load of promises for February and have delivered on no more than two of them. Sorry about that, but I do have good reason for being so lame.
I got another gig.
Yup, that’s the reason, I now write for a massive American Pop Culture Website in their music section. As such the last couple of weeks have been a bit mental. I write a weekly news round-up column and first up we had to agree how it was going to look, content type etc. That took a few days to resolve, and then there was the writing of the first column itself, which went out last Monday. This was followed by a brief appearance in one of the weekly roundtable columns on the Tuesday and then my second weekly column on the Wednesday. Yeah I know, two days doesn’t make a week but it was decided that Wednesday would be my day so I had to put another one out quite quickly.
So, as you can imagine, as well as the day job and demands of a young family something had to give for a bit, and I’m afraid that something was this blog. That’s not to say though that it’s going to end, far from it in fact. I’ll just need to be a bit more structured about how I do things. I’m not entirely sure how that’s going to work exactly but I will still be doing Alphabet Bands as well as album and gig reviews (which reminds me, anyone out there able to hook me up a couple of tickets for Delphic & Chew Lips at Heaven on 15 March?). I’ll try and organise myself in such a way that things go out on a regular basis but for now it will be as and when I’m afraid. With any luck it’ll start with a review of Tourist History by Two Door Cinema Club tomorrow.
Anyway, the site I write for is 411Mania , my stuff is in the music section, the column’s called the Music 5&1 and you can find the first two here and here as well as my appearance in the weekly Top5 column here. My news round-ups are much more ‘gossip’ based than the stuff I write here but I hope you still enjoy it.