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THE FRIDAY FIVE – 2.10.2020
1. Royal Blood – Trouble’s Coming
2. Beabadoobee – Worth It
3. Bastille – Survivin
4. Tate McRae – You Broke Me First
5. Amy MacDonald – Crazy Shade Of Blue
THE FRIDAY FIVE – 4.9.2020
1. Beabadoobee – Care
2. Amy MacDonald – The Hudson
3. Catherine Anne Davies – Sabotage
4. Jaden – Cabin Fever
5. The Vamps – Married In Vegas
THE FRIDAY FIVE – 22.12.2017
1. Manic Street Preachers – International Blue
2. Hurts – Ready To Go
3. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – If Love Is The Law
4. Amy MacDonald – This Christmas Day
5. Reigen – Dreams
Apologies for there being no Friday Five last week. I was in England and was busy and just couldn’t be bothered.
A few weeks back, Simple Minds and Pretenders have announced a joint tour with KT Tunstall as support. Yes please. No Belfast gig yet. If you’re reading this CHSQ or Belsonic, get on it.
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Christmas this weekend. So, here’s a Christmas chart to get you in the mood.
FIVE CHRISTMAS SONGS
1. Robert Goulet – Jingle Bells Batman Smells
2. The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
3. Greg Lake – I Believe In Father Christmas
4. John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
5. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
And if I can’t be bothered or forget next week, Happy New Year as well.
THE SOUND OF 2017 : 26-50
26. Beth Ditto – Fire
27. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times
28. Blondie – Long Time
29. Pale Waves – There’s A Honey
30. Foo Fighters – Run
31. OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury
32. Shed Seven – Room In My House
33. Liam Gallagher – Chinatown
34. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
35. Jake Shears – Creep City
36. Dagny – Wearing Nothing
37. Rory Lavelle – Sonny
38. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Keep On Reaching
39. The XX – I Dare You
40. Stereophonics – Caught By The Wind
41. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now
42. Haim – Want You Back
43. Robert Plant and the Sensational Shapeshifters – New World
44. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Black And White Sunshine
45. Tom Grennan – Found What I’ve Been Looking For
46. The Chainsmokers – Paris
47. Rory Lavelle – Poor Pride
48. Amy MacDonald – Dream On
49. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Fort Knox
50. The Charlatans – Plastic Machinery
2017 IN PICTURES – AUGUST
August began for me at Wilgar Park, seeing Linfield take on Dundela in a Friendly.
The following night, was another Pre-Season Friendly, as I was on the road to see Manchester United take on Sampdoria at Lansdowne Road.
That weekend, I was travelling some more, heading to Edinburgh for a weekend away, getting some Street Art photos and taking in Edinburgh City v Montrose.
When I returned home, I was out getting some Street Art photos, the aftermath of Hit The East Festival in Eats Belfast.
The following weekend, the Irish League season started, with Linfield taking on Carrick Rangers at Windsor Park, followed by a midweek trip to Ards and a trip to Dungannon Swifts.
As soon as the final whistle blew at Stangmore Park, I was straight back to Belfast to see Amy MacDonald perform at Custom House Square.
A few days later, I was back at Custom House Square to see Blossoms warm up for Kasabian, or so I thought, as Kasabian pulled out at the last minute.
A few days after that, I was back at Custom House Square, to see Ocean Colour Scene in concert.
The following day, I headed to Windsor Park to see Linfield take on Ballymena United.
My photo adventures for August ended by getting snaps of murals of Jimmy Cricket, Jimmy Nesbitt, Jimmy Young and Carl Cox.
Dundela v Linfield
Manchester United v Sampdoria Photo Album
Edinburgh Street Art Photo Album
Edinburgh City v Montrose Photo Album
East Belfast Street Art Photo Album
Amy MacDonald live at Custom House Square
Amy MacDonald live at Custom House Square Photo Album
Blossoms live at Custom House Square
Blossoms live at Custom House Square Photo Album
Ocean Colour Scene live at Custom House Square
Ocean Colour Scene live at Custom House Square Photo Album
THE FRIDAY FIVE – 8.12.2017
1. Amy MacDonald – This Christmas Day
2. Imelda May – Should’ve Been You
3. The Charlatans – Love Is The Key
4. The Divine Comedy – The Pop Singer’s Fear Of The Pollen Count
5. Donald Trump ft Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
AMY MacDONALD – LIVE AT CUSTOM HOUSE SQUARE 19.8.2017 (CHSQ)
It had been a while since Amy MacDonald’s last concert in Belfast, nine years ago in 2008, something she addressed to the crowd, apologising for taking so long for coming back, which she said was “Too long” a gap.
She had announced a tour this year, there was hope of a Belfast gig, but it was not to be. There was a Dublin gig, but no Belfast gig. We do get annoyed when people play Dublin but not Belfast. There was hope, that she was being lined-up for a festival instead.
That proved to be the case, when she was announced to be supporting Foy Vance at Custom House Square in August.
August gave us hope that we would get to see Amy in the sunshine. We didn’t quite get sunshine, but we did get daylight and a dry sky. The weather was the first thing she commented on, saying it was great to see a blue sky, and a dramatic improvement on the weather she was soundchecking in.
I’ve been a long time fan of Amy, going back to her debut album in 2007. I remember a friend of mine didn’t like her. No reason given, just simply “I don’t like her”.
Ten years on, she considers herself a veteran at the age of 29. She won’t be 29 for much longer, she turns 30 next Friday, which she acknowledged during the show, stating that things have change since she first started gigging in 2005, that she now considers a cup of tea between songs as her version of rock n roll excess.
She stated that this was the most polite crowd she had played to, having believed that Belfast and her hometown of Glasgow to be very similar, but that if this gig was in Glasgow, there would be police horses and riots everywhere. A small section of the crowd booed at the suggestion.
Most of us were just toetapping and singing along.
When you tour so much, it is easy to forget where you are, with Amy commented that she almost replied “Danke schon” after getting applause from the crowd, having spent so much time in Germany this summer. She is so famous in Germany, that Joachim Low is a fan.
The set, around 45 minutes, was mostly stripped back, and featured hits such as Dream On, This Is The Life and Mr Rock N Roll.
I would have loved to have seen her perform Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over.
As mentioned earlier, she was supporting Foy Vance. Anywhere else, she would have been the headliner, but it was a “Home” gig for Vance, so she had to make do with second billing.
I’m not that really into Foy Vance, so I left after her set, I was only there for Amy and had a decent time of dry weather and a bit of toetapping. I even enjoyed the novelty of finding a smoke free area in the venue (just by sheer chance of being stood beside people who aren’t smelly tramps, rather than a designated area). An exception rather than the norm for outdoor concerts in Belfast sadly.
This concert was part of a new festival called CHSQ, which as abbreviation enthusiasts will tell you, means Switzerland Squared. What an odd name for a festival.
Although, I think it’s just trendy text speak for Custom House Square.
Having enjoyed a bit of late summer singing along and toetapping, it would be nice if we could do it again in Winter. She’s got an acoustic tour scheduled for November, so hopefully, she’ll be able to fit in a quick return to Belfast with her own headlining show.
THE FRIDAY FIVE – 18.8.2017
1. Liam Gallagher – For What It’s Worth
2. The Killers – Run For Cover
3. Amy MacDonald – Dream On
4. Stereophonics – All In One Night
5. Blossoms – Charlemagne
Ryan Adams Update – Still looking for a ticket. Ulster Hall, Standing, Face Value, get in touch.
THE FRIDAY FIVE – 21.7.2017
1. OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury
2. The XX – I Dare You
3. Pvris – What’s Wrong
4. Amy MacDonald – Down By The Water
5. Linkin Park – In The End