Wolve, Lazare. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8/10

To have the air and stance of the disconnected whilst all the time being totally immersed in the flow of the music is to know that no matter what, you are not alone; the feeling of space around you is such that it is not filled with detachment and separation but the whispers, the rage of being embroiled in the mesh, the web and in Wolve’s Lazare there is, thankfully, no way out.

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado, Change My Game. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

There are just too many roads in which we are being pushed, urged to have an opinion, prodded by seemingly self appointed social dictators who cannot wait to prove us wrong or that what we do in life is somehow unacceptable to them; those roads may not always a steady footpath, there may occasionally be the stumbling blocks, the cordoned off pavements where weeds and dangerous insects reside but those roads are there to provide you with the means to say I will Change My Game and be utterly magnificent.

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac Return to The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall With Hits To Blues in 2017.

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s ultimate homage to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage October 2016 for their landmark Hits to Blues World Tour. Encompassing nearly five decades of legendary music and channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Hits to Blues offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved bands of all time.

Squeeze Announce Join The Dots U.K. Tour For Autumn 2017.

South-London legends Squeeze have announced an extensive run of U.K dates kicking off on Oct 7th 2017 at Birmingham Symphony Hall and ending on Nov 6th 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall and with a very special night at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Saturday 4th November.

This follows the success of their North American tour in 2016 and the incredible reception to their latest album Cradle To The Grave. The band are currently working on a new album for 2017.

Even Dishevelled As I Am.

Even dishevelled, even in the dog hairs

I find myself covered in, I keep up appearances,

no tie round my neck, will not die by the noose,

no shirt, starched, small black hairs

weaved in and out of the thread, small pin pricks,

unseen but there all over my skin, scatter cushioned,

just pins, not needles, tattoos aside,

I have never felt the need for such barbaric squander,

yet my head is permanently a mess,

I am sinking

further each time, the jack boots in the country stir

Potato Peel.

A potato is just a potato,

humble, quiet,

unassuming,

an object from the soil,

do whatever you want with it,

all is good…

until you make it spell a name,

till you see that there is nothing more

important in the world

worth fighting over,

worth a revolution

than a potato

that cannot spell…

 

Ian D. Hall 2016

Sheila K. Cameron, A Perfect Landing: Some Love Songs. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

To be seen as perfect is not always the ideal, to have A Perfect Landing might be seen as textbook, as rigid and completely by the book as you can get and one that doesn’t allow for any variation in imagination or in the scale of the job at hand. Yet for Sheila K, Cameron A Perfect Landing is a piece of music that the listener cannot but help care for and admire because it offers a different set of values to which the absolute never caters for, that of unblemished hope.

Sully: The Miracle On The Hudson, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O’ Malley, James Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Holt McCallany, Ahmed Lucan, Laura Linney, Katie Couric, Jeff Kober, Blake Jones, Molly Bernard, Chris Bauer, Jane Gabbart, Ann Cusak, Molly Hagan, Purva Bedi, Max Adler, Sam Huntington, Christopher Curry, Vincent Lombardi.

Not Only In Virginia.

To deny the written word,

to seek to erase words

that might offend

is as criminal

as the act in which they were used

to demonise in the first place;

not only in Virginia it seems

can a word see a book banned

from being taught

but why stop there, lets place a prohibition

upon all literature,

all words,

give them a life sentence

for in the beginning

was the word

and now that word

is mute.

 

Ian D. Hall 2016