The Month Ahead – Warblings Of A Grumpy Old Man - June 2013 1

The Month Ahead – Warblings Of A Grumpy Old Man – June 2013

Flaming June folks; summer just around the corner, major festivals underway and a new album by Hanson, what more could you want to heighten your spirits? New albums first, as usual and, apart from the aforementioned, there’s Beady Eye’s second coming and a new one from Black Sabbath, all of which promise to be utter tosh. Kodaline might just be the ones to sparkle and a new Jimmy Eat World album is always worth getting to grips with. Chapel Club have abandoned the inspiration that produced a tremendous debut and look like releasing a disco album, and we can’t get enough of those can we? The surprise package may well be Dinosaur Pile-Up’s solo sophomore, so watch out for that.



The big festival is Glastonbury of course and they haven’t got too many stinkers on the line up this year, with The Rolling Stones(Keith Richards pictured above) and Arctic Monkeys headlining. That’s preceded by the Isle Of Wight and Download Festivals, featuring Bon Jovi and Slipknot respectively, and for once I think I prefer metal to plastic. The month gets underway with Let’s Rock Bristol, featuring Billy Ocean and Nick Heyward, who couldn’t rock a baby to sleep between them.

Nick Heyward

(Nick Heyward)

Footy season well and truly over, so those sports lovers will be grappling for whatever Sky can throw their way. That will include the US Golf Open and the Tour De France. Here in blighty, we will rave disproportionately about Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix, whilst an event that will get little attention is the British Isles Bowls Championships…rightly so, as it’s as dull as discowater.


Don’t forget you dear old dad on Father’s Day and our long gone war heroes on D Day. Go Barefoot Day starts the month too, followed by equally bonkers ones like Sewing Machine Day, Go Fishing Day and Corn On The Cob Day, take your pick. Me, I’ve postponed my Sky subscription, sold my sandals and bought a sewing machine. Well, it seemed more inspiring than a fishing rod.


That’s my barrel of bollox for another month, enjoy which ever element rocks your boat and, if I remain awake, I will revisit with more tedium for July.

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