Review: The Hold Steady Live… So Much Joy 1

The Hold Steady, Metro Theatre Sydney, February 4, 2009. I’d been waiting for this concert for years really, and waiting for the exact day for months now. And it delivered in every conceivable way. The Hold Steady are the greatest band on earth right now (for me, of course), with such an amazing live sound, ...

Hold Steady review coming… still down

I’m home kind of sick again, and yes of course I made The Hold Steady show, and of course it was the most amazing show in the world… Longer review will be coming by the weekend, because I want to get it together and really put my thoughts down. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

The Hold Steady tonight

I will be there tonight… not totally recovered from few days of ill-health, but at least 90% better, and that is good enough, and definitely better than the alternative. This is going to be the greatest show ever… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Sick, sick, sick…

Since yesterday actually, but being sick on the weekend is not something to dwell on… Well, sick and off work today. All efforts towards making sure I’m cool for the Hold Steady show on Wednesday night… for the next few days nothing is more important! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Now this is the sort of press I like to see

The Hold Steady get a good write-up in the Sydney Morning Herald (written by a critic that I don’t find particularly agreeable): Grand Ambitions THERE is a scurrilous line put about that music critics have always liked Elvis Costello because sad sack critics all look like the dweeby, far from sexy man with the knock-knees ...

Hold Steady pusher

So I was at the Pet of the Year party, and I got talking to a colleague of mine about music, and he asked me what I liked. And I almost completely blanked. Since my main mp3 player esentially broke down, I’ve only been listening to a cheap small one, and really only listening to ...

Where to with writing — and Hold Steady muppets

I’ve basically worked out that there’s something stopping me from writing. I’m so certain that putting the right work in there will do me so much good, but mentally there is just something wrong (no, not mental in that way wise ass…) It’s probably a terribly common thing for most writers, but if I can ...

Constructive Summer

“Let this be my annual remind, that we can all be something bigger”… The Hold Steady. Suddenly it appears to be Summer. Or at least a very nice Spring day. Today it ended up getting into the early 30s C, and even now very late it’s still over 20 degrees. I love this weather, but ...

On being more of a fan

I’ve decided that I need to be more of a fan. Sure I like lots of stuff, but it’s been years since I was a real “fan”. And being a real fan isn’t just about being a passive spectator, in fact, these days it’s pretty much the opposite. It’s about the social scene, the creative ...

Staying Positive

Yes, I’m listening to The Hold Steady quite a lot recently (hence the title). And there’s a lot of really depressing crap I could write about here, I really couldn’t be bothered to smother it all over my blog as well. I think I have to make a change again. The last change was definitely ...
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