Then for the last few days I had sickness and the squits :o
Best album of recent times
Europe Bag Of Bones 2012
Gotthard Firebirth 2012
Redemption This Mortal Coil 2011
Slash - Apocalyptic Love 2012
Tarja What Lies Beneath 2010
Vintage Trouble - The Bomb Shelter Sessions 2011
Within Temptation - The Unforgiving 2011
Loving the new ones from Within Temptation and Gotthard.
Slash - Apocalyptic Love 2012 – One of the best things he’s done in a while. Ainly thanks to vocalist Myles Kennedy.
Redemption This Mortal Coil (2011) – Progressive metal featuring the vocalist Ray Alder from Fates Warning and guitarist. This album is themed from guitarist/keyboardist Nick Van Dyk being diagnosed with cancer and told he had 3–5 years to live, only to later have that diagnosis overturned and be declared cancer-free.
Best album from ages past
The Jeff Beck Group Truth 1968
Paolo Nutini Sunny Side Up 2009
Van Zant My Kind of Country 2007
Winterville Everything In Moderation 2005
Winterville Everything In Moderation (2005) – Nice rock from Pete Shoulder now of The Union (band featuring Thunder guitarist Luke Morley) fame.
Best best of album
Jeff Beck The Collection is ok but doesn’t seem to have enough of the lively Rod stuff for me so the more bouncy Reel Big Fish Greatest Hit... and More (1996-2005) gets it.
Gig of the Month
Roxette were very enjoyable.
Cinema film of the Month
The Amazing Spiderman
Ice Age 4
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises of course.
Film on TV
Cowboys & Aliens
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
I enjoyed the boxing robots film Real Steel but smile more when thinking about car sales comedy The Goods.
Best DVD bought
Saw: The Last Chapter
Kidnap thriller Gone.
BBQ (+BBQ coal bags + waterproof cover)
August has 8 days off work, 1 comedy gig and 2 holidays :o