Fri-YAY Playlist – 11-10-2019

I’ll be glad to see the back end of this week for so many reasons.

One reason being, this is the week we said goodbye to one of my musical heroes, Ginger Baker. When I was growing up and educating myself in what I thought was cool in music, I was introduced to Cream by my Mum. I had heard loads of cream stuff (the famous stuff) on Eric Clapton compilations, but I hadn’t differentiated Cream as a unit from being a unit that featured Eric Clapton.

Once I started digging into the catalogue of Cream and came across Ginger Baker’s astounding drum solo track Toad, my mind was blown and it soon joined the other mega drum solo I knew of at the time Moby Dick by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin.

Image of Drummer Ginger Baker from the Classic Rock band Cream
Ginger Baker

The playlist this week is a hodge podge of new stuff, old stuff and to be frank some out of the box stuff. All the songs included this week have either made me think or cheered me up a bit.

Hope you enjoy the playist and have a wicked weekend.

Sittingbourne Sci-Fi 2019

last weekend I attended the Sittingbourne Sci-Fi 2019 event. I went with Mum and, I have to say it was rather good. It was a really well run local community effort. It was a brilliant grounding to be built on (I hope) in years to come. I was really impressed that there was no major hassles – getting in, finding the venue, being to crowded and the like – it just appeared to go along smoothly. I am sure the organisers will probably have a different story to tell, but to the untrained eye… it went smooth as silk.

An image of Harley Quinn and the Sixth Doctor Who cosplayers.
Harley and the Sixth Doctor hanging around.

There was a surprising amount of Cosplayers attending and, I think that that fact helpped a lot. It was absolutely amazing to see the time and effort plainly invested to make the outfits look as good as they did.
If you know anything about me, you know I love Doctor Who and Horror films, so imagine my delight when this happened…

Halloween villain Micheal Myers and a Doctor Who Dalek face off at Sitt9ingbourne Sci-Fi 2019
Micheal Myers takes on a Dalek!

As I mentioned at the start, I went with Mum to this and I was amazed that she actually made a couple of new friends while at the event.

I am really looking forward to see where this event goes next time around… they have a solid base for any improvements they might want to make.

Until Next Time…

Fri-YAY Playlist 04-10-19 (Late)

It has been a super weird and stressful week since I last posted. Work stuff, breaking my teeth stuff and new DLC release for Destiny 2. All of the above has made this past week, quite possibly, one of the hardest of the year so far. I can’t talk about most of what has gone on, but needless to say, it has all put me behind this week and the post I had intended to make during the week about the Sci-Fi event I went to last weekend has been delayed to Monday.

So, this weeks playlist is a day late and it has some “out-there” stuff on there.

The brand new single from Manchester band Elbow is a revelation. I have put in a german language Punk Track by Die Toten Hosen (for non German speaking peeps – it means The Dead Trousers)

There are a couple of tracks that contain “bad words” so listen with caution if you have little ears around.

Thanks for checking this weeks playlist out – see ya next week.