Why Me, Why Not – Liam Gallagher

Why Me, Why Not – Liam Gallagher

"Rejoice greatly, O sons and daughters of the Parka King, O children of the madferit, behold thy King come unto thee: he is just and brings rock 'n' roll salvation; lowly and riding under his own steam..." Why him? Because nobody, and I do mean nobody, does it any better. Why not? Exactly. Let's forget [...]

Brothers in Harms

Brothers in Harms

Family. Blood is thicker than water. When everyone else has gone it is meant to be your family who are stood still by your side, resolute, devout, faithful even in the face of disgrace, disappointment and disaster. Romantic? Maybe. Those of a postmodernist persuasion (hello Guardian writers) will tell you that the family is an [...]

Once – Liam Gallagher

Once – Liam Gallagher

Well, well, well. The wheel has not been reinvented. There are no black stars dancing. This is, in many ways, exactly what one would expect from Liam Gallagher...there is a "shiiiine", cool rhymes with pool (more accurately coo-el is rhymed with poo-el) and before the end things go a bit Sgt. Pepper with trippy, psychedelic [...]

Liam Gallagher, Glastonbury 2019

  He looks great. Parka. Of course. Confident. Purposeful. No longer trying to reclaim his place but, instead, reminding everyone why he was able to reclaim it in the first place. "Rock 'n' Star" would be a cliche for anyone else but for Liam it is both calling card and statement of fact. He sounds...good. [...]

Glastonbury 2019

Glastonbury 2019

I won't be attending Glastonbury this year. Or any year. It's the outdoors. I think I might be allergic to...fresh air. Or it might be the crowds. Other people are certainly allergic to me. But from the safety of my sitting room and with enough Haribo to fuel a dozen five year olds I will [...]