All That is Solid Melts Into Air

Following on from seeing a bunch of heavy metal gigs in Toronto, Canada I have some exciting music related news to tell. A few months ago I was asked by the Southbank Centre in London, UK  if I would be willing to include one of the photos I had taken at the 2012 Download Festival in Donnington, UK in their upcoming Jeremy Deller Curates: All That is Solid…

Download Festival 2012 – The Sunday (BLACK SABBATH!!!)

After a long but excellent Saturday at the 10th anniversary Download Festival in Donington, UK which featured Metallica,  I set off for the Sunday session. This for me was the one I had really been waiting for as Black Sabbath were headlining that night (I have only been waiting to see them play since I first heard Sabbath as a teenager!). Sabbath…

Download Festival 2012 – The Saturday (Metallica & Co)

In June 2012 I attended the 10th anniversary Download Festival in Donington, UK (at the foot of Donington Castle and right near the Donington Raceway). This is the ultimate Heavy Metal and Hard Rock festival in the UK! It runs for 3 days and headlining acts included Metallica and Black Sabbath. Even with all those people it never felt too crowded…

London Town

London was all bright and shiny, what with the Queens Jubilee (60 years on the throne) and the Olympic Games happening. Here are a few snapshots from my visit there prior to the games in early June 2012. There is always a buzz of activity around Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Many of London’s famous…

Nottingham and the legend of Robin Hood

On my recent trip to the UK (June 2012) I stayed in Nottingham a city in the East Midlands area of the country. Nottingham is a place that will forever be linked to the legend of Robin Hood and the nearby Sherwood Forest. This was not the reason I was there, that was to go to the Download…

Black Sabbath here I come! \m/(>.<)\m/

“Generals gathered in their masses“……. I am going to fulfill a musical dream…..Black Sabbath, Metallica, Sound Garden and so much more at the Download Festival in Donington UK!!!!! All booked, I managed to get a cheap flight to Belgium, then fly back from the UK to Seattle. Found one of the last beds in the vicinity of Donington!…

Travel Misadventures….I seem to have had a few!

I was writing some comments on a fellow bloggers post recently and it got me thinking about some of the misadventures I have had travelling over the years. When writing a travel blog you normally focus on all the good things that you have seen, eaten and done, but over time it can be quite amusing to…