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It was 20 years ago today…

August 8th, 2015 128 comments

On August 8th 1995 while on holiday in Toronto I saw my first ever Foo Fighters gig at The Phoenix.  The show was sold-out well in advance of me arriving in Toronto in July, so I turned to an ad in the free listings magazine EYE and paid $60 for a $12 ticket. Not only was it my first Foo gig, but it was my first gig ever, so the whole thing was a weird blur hightened by the fact I was doing it alone in a strange country.

While reminiscing online about the gig in 2005 it turned out Adam the guy responsible for the gig poster lived a few streets away from my Aunt & not only that but he still had a copy of the poster which he kindly sent to her.

Anyway, here are some items from the concert:

My ticket

My ticket

Adam Swinbourne's poster for the show

Adam Swinbourne’s poster for the show


Front Print of 1995 glow-in-the-dark alien shirt

1995 glow-in-the-dark alien shirt

Back Print of 1995 glow-in-the-dark alien shirt

Toronto Sun review

Toronto Sun review

Toronto Star review

Toronto Star review

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Happy 42nd Birthday Dave Grohl

January 14th, 2011 2 comments

Dave Grohl turns 42 today.  With a Godlike Genius Award, a ‘massive’ album & a stint with The Muppets all forthcoming,  I’m sure 2011 will be a rewarding year personally & professionally.

To help his day be that little bit sweeter, why not purchase his new children’s book from Amazon:

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On a totally unrelated & personal note – January 14th was the due date for our 2nd child.   Now, I know I’m a big Foo Fighters fan but it was entirely coincidental – concieving a child to arrive on Dave’s birthday would be stretching this ‘fan’ thing a little too far,  anyways Caoimhe (pronounced Keeva) turned up 2 days early on January 12th & weighed in at a healthy 7lb 13oz.

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February 9th, 2007 Comments off


At approximately 3.03pm on Monday February 5th, Rory Jones checked out of the Hotel Uterus and immediately began a career as a human being.   He weighed in at 6lb 06oz (606 – how about that for a tenuous Foo Fighters link?).

Expect site updates to be few and far between for the immediate future.

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