Nicky Wire, bassist with the Manic Street Preachers once famously wore a homemade t-shirt at the Brit awards that contained the slogan "I love hoovering". I don't love hoovering but I am rather adept at it and my veteran DC01 Dyson hoover is now entering its 12th year. I bought it brand new in 1998 just before my late wife Bonni and I moved into our first flat in Weston-super-Mare. During this time tape Walkman's, TV sets and DVD players have all failed to last the distance which is puzzling in the least. It probably speaks volumes of the build quality and excellent design and if I can get another 13 years out of it then that would be amazing. Hopefully it won't now pack in tomorrow!
I have discovered another old band via BBC IPlayer. They were and still are an excellent Irish folk rock band called The Horslips. The below link is for a clip of them playing "Dearg Doom" on the "Old Grey Whistle Test" in the 1970's. When compared to other Irish acts such as Rory Gallagher and Thin Lizzy they are different and in comparison to English folk rock bands Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span they are more hard rock meets folk. Thanks to YouTube I can discover more of their material as this has been a great site especially for my burgeoning love of Budgie. That's the great thing about music as whether it's old or new it keeps evolving and developing. I am looking forward to discovering more and more music during my lifetime as I hone and develop my own musical skills. To quote the pop sage David Essex (as well as hairy Bristolian comedian Justin Lee Collins), "Rock on!" Enjoy the clip by pasting the below link into your website address at the top of your webpage: -