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Moving on: to thisdreamsalive.com I’ve gone self hosted

After a wonderful four years with this blog, I've packed it up and transfered over to thisdreamsalive.com. I'm making the leap towards becoming a full time writer, and I absolutely intend on blogging being a part of that. The new website has all the content this one does so any new blog posts will be… Continue reading Moving on: to thisdreamsalive.com I’ve gone self hosted

Music

Ultimate Halloween Playlist: Top 10 Spooky Season Songs

It's the most wonderful time of the year; Spooky Season. With Halloween so close, here's my favourite songs to ring in the season, from iconic movie tracks to emo anthems. 10. It's Almost Halloween: Panic! at the Disco This is from way back in their career, when the original four members were still in the… Continue reading Ultimate Halloween Playlist: Top 10 Spooky Season Songs

Music

The 10 Songs That Helped Me Survive School

I feel very old realising that this time 10 years ago commenced the absolute worst 6 years of my life; secondary school. On the bright side, I survived, and although school feels like it's gonna last forever - it doesn't. Now it feels like it was someone else's lifetime! I did my time, and these… Continue reading The 10 Songs That Helped Me Survive School

Book Reviews · Music

Book Review: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance

Today marks 6 years since my favourite band broke up, and it both feels like yesterday and a lifetime ago, and I feel very old that I was 16 at the time and now I'm nearly 23! I felt a good way to pay tribute to them would be to review the biography by Tom… Continue reading Book Review: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance

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Top Five Rock Musical Movies

Those who have been reading for awhile will know my favourite genre of music is rock, and that I sometimes talk about movies here. Sometimes the lines between these two gets blurred, and you end up with these stellar films: Bohemian Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody is the most recent release on this list. The biopic tells… Continue reading Top Five Rock Musical Movies

Movies · Music · Opinion

What I Thought of Bohemian Rhapsody

I originally didn't think I was going to review Bohemian Rhapsody but once I saw it I knew I just had to. Bohemian Rhapsody tells of the life of Freddie Mercury, formerly known as Farrokh Bulsara, and the rise of Queen. The film followed a simple straight-forward narrative so Queen fan or not it's easy… Continue reading What I Thought of Bohemian Rhapsody

Music · Opinion

Girls who rock

I saw a post recently about a bar that supposedly banned female fronted bands because "girls can't sing rock music" and it infuriated me. As a girl who likes rock music, my whole life has been spent being told that it's a boys scene, and when I was in bands, being the "female bassist" was… Continue reading Girls who rock

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Review: MCRX

I haven't been reviewing books lately because I decided to re-read the whole Harry Potter series. I write about Harry Potter so much that reviewing the series seems pointless, but I did finally get to tick "Find Out my Patronus" off my Bucket List thanks to Pottermore. Mine is a ginger cat, (so basically Crookshanks?),… Continue reading Review: MCRX

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Double gig review: David Bowie and Nirvana tribute shows

April 8th: Rebel Rebel the David Bowie experience @ Dolans Warehouse, Limerick. https://www.instagram.com/p/BD-Wj4LP-OF/?taken-by=thisdreamsalive The band was fashionably late (and now I have Fashion stuck in my head) by an hour and a half, but DJ Eoin Deverux kept the Bowie songs playing so the wait wasn't too tortuous. As I had work the next morning… Continue reading Double gig review: David Bowie and Nirvana tribute shows

Bucket List · Music

Bucket List: Busking

I've wanted to go busking for a very long time now but never had the guts to do it. The people I see busking in town always seem to have a good time and it's nice to hear music on the streets. Yesterday I finally did it. I spent the past 2 weeks or so… Continue reading Bucket List: Busking