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Emma Blackery – Cardiff – The TramShed

My father sometimes says that I was born an old man. He’s probably right. To unpack EMMA-BLACKERY-SQUARE-600x600 that a little let me explain what I mean.

I have never been someone who enjoys clubs or loud music; at nursery I once got a joke told amongst the staff; and my idea of a fun evening is usually sitting at home in relative quiet.

So going out to an actual concert was never something I did growing up. I went to my first concert at 26. That concert was Emma Blackery and last night I went to another of her shows at the Tramshed in Cardiff.

It was a good show. Emma was on top form and it was a most enjoyable evening. She mentioned the terrible events in Manchester last week, and thanked us all for coming to see her, supporting live music, and showing that we were not giving in to fear.

I have to say though, old man comment coming, I don’t understand the idea of the boombox. I’m not even sure if that is the right word. It was the speaker that just seemed to be putting out noise rather than amplifying the actual music. For me it rather drowned out her voice and made my ears ring so I couldn’t hear so well when she spoke or sang a quieter song.

I told you I was an old man.

Nevertheless it was an enjoyable evening. And I feel sure I will go and see her again when she next comes to Cardiff.  Maybe next time I can go with someone.

Emma Blackery is one of my favourite singers. When I manage to drag my butt to the gym a couple of her songs are on my playlist. And when I get a really bad day The Promise and Perfect help me greatly. 

Emma was supported by  Rusty Clanton and Valeras.

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The Orville

So I saw this this morning and wanted to share it with you. It looks like it could make for an interesting TV series. Obviously it is a Star Trek inspired spoof but it does look interesting.

Comedy science fiction is a fun genera – from Red Dwarf to Galaxy Quest. I’ll be sure to check out this series when it is released. Hopefully the best bits aren’t just in the trailer!

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Star Wars Day: 2017

sky-lights-space-darkToday is Star Wars Day. The only celebration, at least to my knowledge, based around a dad joke.

Dad jokes are good though. What would a dad be with out being able to make us groan at a silly joke. Sometimes the funnest part is when you know something silly is coming but you can’t quite see where he’s going to go with it. So yes: May the Fourth Be with You.

I saw Rogue One back in, I think it was, January. dark-toy-detail-legoIt was a worthy addition to the Star Wars universe. It had its problems certainly – but it was enjoyable. I think the biggest disappointment to me was no opening text crawl – and when thinking about it afterwards I couldn’t even tell you the names of the characters.

If there is a battle between Rogue One and The Force Awakens my vote goes to the latter. That film had issues too but I warmed more to Rey than I did to Jyn. My major issue with The Force Awakens was bringing in yet another planet busting weapon. I hope The Last Jedi does something new.

Happy Star Wars Day to you all. Are any of you marathoning the films today? Are you skipping any of them?

May the force be with you.


I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.


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