Recently, I took a two-week trip to Vietnam. I’d been desperate to visit for ages, hearing only good things about the country’s friendly people, amazing scenery and rich but troubled history. As I’m always up for a bit of traveling, my girlfriend and I decided to start in the south of the country and gradually make our way up to the north, taking in the sites and sounds as we … [Read more...] about A Vinyl Adventure Through Vietnam
Music is a funny old business. Trends come and go, bands are hot then not, and the ways we listen to music constantly change with time. If you told someone in the 60s that in the future we’d have tiny devices we carry around with us that send thousands of songs instantly to your ears, they’d have thought you were smoking something. On the other hand, if you’d asked someone from … [Read more...] about Vinyl vs. Streaming: Should There Be A Competition?
When it comes to bands, a lot of people tend to forget how important the bass is. There are always the usual jokes about the bassist being the un-cool one with no personality (a theory I heavily disagree with, being a former bass player), and that they lack the stage presence of other members of the group. Bass players can stand out; look at the front of London Calling … [Read more...] about Your Bass or Mine: An Appreciation of the Bass Player