My buddy @carmelmcsorley and I when I was absolutely off my box on NYE. What a mint night! Thanks for putting up with me being mean to you all the time haha 🤙🏼
Happy New Year everybody 🐼💙🐧
Last night I went to see @mastodonrocks with my dude @matt.thekraken which was amazing. Great show; great crowd; great riffs; unreal musicianship: all hundo.
But my biggest shoutout goes to this American dude called “Max” who convinced us if we stuck by the merch stand after the show he’d take us through and we could meet the band. Doesn’t sound very legit, no, but he had a (both fake and convincing) tour laminate (which i did call out that they weren’t actually touring EoS anymore when we were debating “Max”’s validity but it’s one of them) and also it was just so random that we were like “well maybe innit” so we stayed cause if this was legit then that would have been wicked and if not then not the biggest deal on the scale of things.
We wait and wait until we speak to the legit tour manager who had a different laminate and who is also now very interested to meet this “Max”. It’s a weird one, right? Cause what did “Max” have to gain from this like? I think I’ve just reasoned it down to trolling... But like, very bizarre, niche and somewhat bold trolling. We also spent a lot of this time waiting outside in the cold, which, although sounded like it sucked, and it did, we were standing by a dude called Ivan who fell off the top of a triple-decker shoulder-sitting situation in the pit during like the 3rd song and broke his ankle and was on oxygen, topless, on the floor in the snow outside surrounded by medical attention. Swings and roundabouts really.
Fun night yesterday doing my favourite thing in the world for the last time with @jowrosh 😕 but will doing more with @pataiden, @joshy_yh & @thomasjbaines next year and crushing said riffs with @matt.thekraken in @thatwayliesdamnation. *drum geek time*
Played a lovely North Custom drum kit last night. Nice one for @adc_drums for hooking me up with my Paiste cymbals (17” and 18” PST8 Rock Crashes and 20” PST7 Ride) ages ago now, but they’re still sick, and all the other important stuff like sticks and sky gel. Love that place.
@everytimeidie brung it so hard tonight in Manchester - absolute pleasure of a show to be in the front for. Great set. Insane musicianship. Pinch harmonics. All there and better than ever. Unreal 👊🏼
Went back to the coolest place in the world again yesterday and the #venom exhibition is absolutely wicked 🐍
Wonderful day visiting the Queen with my best friend 💙
Yo I always forget that my birthday is Thanksgiving in the States. Well you’re welcome, America.
Thank you so much to everyone for the lovely birthday wishes, had an ace day filled with love, happiness, a new watch, chilling, cheeseboards, wine, beer, an old fashioned and a large katsu mega chicken with pork gyoza on the side. So it’s been pretty mint. Off to Landan for the weekend tomorrow, peace 💀
Still can’t believe I got to see my favourite band in the world be the best band in the world the other night. Still thinking about the show. Still thinking about the sounds. Still stoked on Jon Theodore making his own stamp on tunes touched by the best drummers in the game (that extended fill at the beginning of Song for the Dead was unreal). @queensofthestoneage rule.
When you look at art you should look it at it both up close and from afar to make sure you get the full picture .. the Glynn Vivian gallery in Swansea is mint. Especially Helen Sear’s “...the rest is smoke” collection (not pictured).