Saturday, March 5, 2011

NGD (New Guitar Day!!) ...sorta.


The time has come for me to upgrade my axe!

I have given up my pursuit of building a guitar (that was gonna be a whole load of posts, but oh well!) & have decided to buy an Epiphone Les Paul!

Now, I need your help ;)

It's a Traditional Pro, features include the standard junk, but with coil-tapping & (more importantly, zebra pickups!!)

The difficulty I'm having is... which color?

Wine Red?

Or Ebony??



Sunday, February 27, 2011


Hey all,

Sorry I haven't been posting regularly of late. I've had limited access to a the web in the past week, but soon..
Soon. ;)

In the meantime....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thin Lizzy

Well, I'm in awe.

I seen Thin Lizzy in the Olympia, Dublin on thursday, and it was probably the best performance I've ever seen.
Me & my friend decided to go up at 12pm, & queued until the doors opened at 7.15! Crazy, I know! But we were hoping for the band to come out & say hi (or give backstage passes....) seeing as we were the only ones there 'till 5!! I had only recently got into Thin Lizzy, & tbh I was expecting it to be a money making exercise..

But it was worth it. Oh so worth it.

They were supported by Sweet Savage & The SuperSuckers
Sweet Savage... Well, I really liked their rhythm guitarist & their drummer (mad bastard! Broke one of his sticks, then fired it right at us!! ) but their frontman just seems like an arrogant twat, stood there playing an open e for the whooole gig... He was using Phil's sig. reflecty bass, which crossed the line for me!
The Supersuckers were quite good! They had a very country rock n' roll vibe, which was a nice change from Sweet Savage's Maiden/Metallica mish mash... Their song Pretty Fucked Up is quite good, check it out!

Then Lizzy came on.
Words can't describe... So I wont try.
The line-up was perfect, I could see no fault with it. Scott Gorham's still got it!
Vivian Campbell as great too, wasn't expecting that! Brian Downey is better than 99% than drummers I've seen (If not 100%) ! Eric Mendoza, the bassist... Well, he loves his bass, literally! It was great & funny (in a good way!) to see him...working away! ;) Then there was the keyboard player.... Haha, he was good he was good! Joey Elliot of Def Leppard also made an appearance during The Boys Are Back In Town (they truely were!)
Then there was Ricky Warwick.

This guy was amazing, & left the biggest impression on me. He had such charisma, & total badass rock n roll swagger! He was amazing. His voice was perfect; not trying to be Phil, but making it his own.

All in all,

Thin Lizzy still have it, & we're still in love with you

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

For All You Rock Stars Out There...

Just thinking about this today while jamming with my band...

How many of you are in a band? And if so, what does your setlist comprise of?
Covers? Originals? A deliciously healthy dose of each perhaps?
Well, I WANNA KNOW ! :)

I'll start with mine;

Rocker - ACDC
Jailbreak - Thin Lizzay
Back On The Streets - Gary Moore
When I Come Around - Green Day
Jenny Don't Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
Ain't Talking 'Bout Love - Van Halen
Freebird - Lynyrd Skynryd
Can't Harldy Wait - The Replacements
Ruby Soho - Rancid
Over My Head - The King's X
Funk 49 - James Gang
The Hustle - Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony ( :P )
Dancin' With Myself - Billy Idol
Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy
Mother - Danzig
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion - The Kinks
Generator - Foo Fighters
Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
Tush - ZZ Top
Boom Boom, Out Go the Lights - Pat Travers
The '59 Sound - Gaslight Anthem
Memphis - Izzy Stradlin
Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
Sick As A Dog - Aerosmith

I could go on, but I want to here yours!

In the meantime....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Back & Forth. All. Night. Long.

I couldn't resist.....

I had to share this

Words cannot describe....

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

...but for just how many of us is it going to actually be happy?
Plenty of people I know are Valentine-less; heck, I am too!
Is this society's way of telling me I need a girlfriend?? It's way of mocking those of us without that special someone whom we can shower with materialistic signs of "affection" ? From afar it would almost seem like company's profit levels are higher than the level of world-wide peace & luuuurv....

I don't know what this means in the big picture, but I'm at least thankful I wont be receiving any horrible chocolates and flowers that will be thrown out in a few days from now

In the meantime,

Mr. Gary Moore