I never really got into music, in the ‘save my money for an album’ sense of liking music and while I went to all the ‘big’ gigs of my 20s and early 30s, I never really got into the gigs thing as a way of entertainment. Yet recently I’ve found myself chairing a music festival – @SligoLive – figure that. Tonight is the first of the ‘arena’ gigs and it reminds me of a simple truth, music of any kind played well and live is pure pleasure. At a time when we are looking for more sophisticated and technically intricate forms of entertainment, it’s worth remembering that the simple things are best… not that bands like @theyoungfolk and @midlake are simple, but they do the simple things well in a stripped down fashion.
Nothing like being there…