On a Good Day is coming to end. Well, its first phase in at least. When I started this blog, it was intended to be a personal blog about being a dad, a way of preserving of my thoughts and memories of fatherhood. But I love music as well, and so I thought, why not make it a blog about both fatherhood and music.
Problem was, I never really able to crowbar those two subjects together in a way that really worked. I was also constantly torn between blogging just as a hobby, and trying to make the blog ‘successful’ (whatever that means – lots of readers I guess). Eventually I came to realise that trying to make it successful was taking all the enjoyment out of it for me, and that at this point in my life I didn’t have the time or inclination for blogging as anything other than a hobby. I’ve learnt a lot over the last few years though, and now have dozens of others ideas for blogs and websites, some of which may even come to fruition in future years.
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Today is an important date in Joy Division history, as Unknown Pleasures was released on this day in 1979. But one month from today is an even more significant date. July 15th 2016 would have been Ian Curtis’s 60th birthday, and that date is being marked with the release of a new book, Joy Devotion : The Importance of Ian Curtis and Fan Culture. I … Continue reading On Joy Devotion – Jennifer Otter Bickerdike
On (kind of) new year’s resolutions and trying to be a better person in 2016 Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
2015 has been a wonderful year for many reasons, not least watching my daugher grow from baby to child. I feel perhaps more contented this year than I ever have before. But it’s also been a year of loss, with death and mortality never too far from my mind. The first piece I wrote this year was on Broadcast’s Trish Keenan, love and loss. My father, … Continue reading El día de los Muertos
Thing was, I would never say anything as I didn’t want to be the party pooper. Now, aged 35 that’s what I am. I’m the neighbour being annoyed, rather than the one annoying the neighbours. There’s no going back from here Continue reading I used to be the party starter, now i’m the party pooper