Fast Friday 05/08/2016

Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about what I have been doing this week

What I am listening to

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Fast Friday 24/06/2016

Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about what I have been up to this week.

What I am watching

I caught Punk Britannia on BBC4 (Which you can watch the first episode here), as a fan of the US 90’s punk scene, I have always respected it’s roots.  So this was something I wanted to watch. Continue reading

Fast Friday 24/06/2016

Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about a few things I have been doing this week

What I am watching

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Better Things

If you have read this blog for a while you will know that I am a big fan of the punk band – The Bouncing Souls.

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One of my favourite songs by them is called Better Things.  With catchy, feel good lyrics, this makes it a classic Souls anthem.  But when I first ventured into the Gold Records lyric sheets it turned out it was not written by them, but by Ray Davies – of the Kinks. Continue reading

Thanks to The Bouncing Souls

This year I am filled with happiness.  But in the past I have suffered a lot with my moods.

I have always believed in the power of music to make us feel emotions – it can lift you out of a bad place or motivate you.

One of my favourite lift up songs is Gone by The Bouncing Souls.

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Social Distortion – Ball and Chain

 

 

When I find the stress of life gets me down, this song always picks me up.   Perhaps the song writer wrote this about the struggles we all go through in life.

Whats your favourite pick-me up song?

The Punk Rock Training Playlist

I really love my punk rock.  The first time I went to a show was to see the Bouncing Souls support the Dropkick Murphys.

I liked the Souls from the start, I gradually worked my way through their back catalogue, even eventually purchasing the reprint of their rare debut album – The Greenball Crew.

I also like a lot of other punk bands, so naturally I wanted to listen to punk music while I train.  Doing a search for punk music to workout to, gives little good results, usually favouring metal music or the hip-hop we already have on our playlists. Continue reading