Dominic Brunt & Joanne Mitchell are joined by some very strange special guests to bring a very strange story to life!
I went to see the Manic Street Preachers in Manchester last week. They were good! Very good!
This is not a review of that show. This is more like a review of me.
I’m wondering why it took me so long to realise that this band’s incredible.
I went to Play Expo in Manchester.
My brother‘s quite a wiz there, and he was able to get me in for free!
Now. What’s Play Expo. It’s a gaming expo. No matter what does it for you when it comes to gaming, they’ve got you covered. My brother’s the lord of the retro realm. He spends his days dual-wielding remote controls, reactivating analogue TVs when they go into standby mode.
But that’s just his day job. The stuff that goes on behind the scenes – all the setting up, wiring, calibrating, tuning etc. – well, it makes me knackered just thinking about it. He’s the quartermaster, and he chooses exactly what retro games and consoles get featured.
He’s gracious enough to give people the sort of stuff they expect to see – such as Mario games, which I know he’s not too keen on himself. But he also adds a few personal touches. Like Stimpy’s Invention, a Megadrive Ren & Stimpy platformer that’s just as odd as you’d expect.
But that’s not all! Gaming is a broad church, and everyone’s welcome. You like board games? They’ve got board games. You like card games? They have those. Arcade cabinets? Yep. And pinball.
Let’s look at the pinball!
I recently got back from my third trip to the Liverpool Psych Fest!
Well, not all about it. I didn’t write about absolutely everything, because that would have taken ages, and nobody pays me for this.
I know, you’re right. They should.
As per, I had a fantastic time, and as per, I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.
And what’s more, I’m already formulating a wishlist of the acts I want them to book next year!
Here’s what I’d like to see at Liverpool Psych Fest 2017, and beyond.
The Skeleton Haunts A House is A Family Skeleton Mystery by Leigh Perry.
It’s worth reading. Want to know why? I’ll do my best to explain below.
And what’s more, I’ll try to do so with as few spoilers as possible!
I “released” an album on Halloween 2015, but I was too darn busy to tell anyone about it.
It’s called RIDDLES & GHOSTS, and it’s best thought of as…
Oh, life’s too short for elevator pitches. So instead, here’s my track-by-track guide to RIDDLES & GHOSTS, the SECOND ALBUM BY LORD GLOOM.
This is Padywacs – the best store in America, bar none.
(“Store” is an American word, meaning “shop”.)
Few would have thought that the best store in America would be found in South Lyon, a sleepy Michigan pumpkintown North West of Detroit. But having visited every single store in America, I can confirm that it doesn’t get any better than this.
Let’s take a look at what’s inside.
I recently went to the Art Institute of Chicago, the best museum in the world.
There I received an answer to a question that’s probably been asked at least once a day for the past 35,000 years:
“But is it art?”
For that is what Kruk said to Kruk II the moment he had finished drawing animals on the wall of his cave. Bloody hell, Kruk.
But yes, hidden in plain view within the African wing of the best museum in the world was a simple answer to a complex question:
“What is art?”
I return from three weeks of travelling and seven months of not blogging to bring you a message:
Craft beer is terrible.