Random Thoughts From The Pit

Living The Dream...Charity Shop Style

I started volunteering a few weeks ago. I wanted to do something good. Wanted to give something back. You know what I am talking about, right? Do a good deed and hope somehow, somewhere, somebody passes it on. I had the urge at the beginning of last year to do more. I began to give blood regularly and now it is the norm. 

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Cancelled due to Unforeseen Circumstances...

'Unfortunately the gig has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances'...who are you kidding...we know the drill...ticket sales have been poor. 'Unforeseen circumstances' my arse. A catch all phrase that means both artist and venue save face. Sometimes though, on occasion, there are genuine reasons for cancelling gigs. Everything from physical injury to missed planes to partners giving birth to...well...death.

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Late Nights with Vanessa Warwick...

Recent news of VH1 dropping 'That Metal Show' is not good at all...yes we still have podcasts galore (none better than Eddie Trunk's own) but the demise of 'TMS' got me thinking of better times and watching bands like GNRPoison and Def Leppard on TV. Unfortunately due to failing memory (I'm 42 but at times feel a lot older) and disappearing brain cells (that would be the Guinness), I couldn't remember many of the

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An afternoon with Jonathan Ross...

I am a bit of a live performance addict. I love going to gigs (obviously) but also plays at the theatre...hell I even like musicals. I also once saw a live sex show but to be honest the musical was far sexier...which may say a lot about the quality of the sex show or maybe quite a bit more about me. I will go and see most things live and living in London these last two years the opportunities presented are many. There is so much

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What's in a Name…?

When a band first gets together, when it first forms, one of the most important decisions they have to make is what to call themselves. Whether it’s the The Rolling StonesThe BeatlesTake ThatOne Direction or Peter, Sue and Marc, all must have thought long and hard about the name (well maybe not the latter...that probably didn't take too long). Exciting times when a band first forms but what happens when the honeymoon period is over?

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