railsea-port.jpgWhen I set this site up I found myself positioned at the heart of the local music scene and whilst I had a site that catered to all my non-local music musings over at Dancing About Architecture  I set this place up to specifically talk about the gigs and happening in and around this Railway Town that I call home.

Since then The Ocelot Magazine saw fit to replace my sonic ravings with a cut and paste fashion two-pager that seems to be mainly a place for the author to advertise the free stuff she is given and thus screw more freebies. The Swindon Advertiser decided that my Sounds Around Town live music recommendations could easily be replaced with a cut and paste listing with information garnered from the event pages of the gigs in question and thus self-penned by the artists in question. As we say in freelancing…them’s the breaks.

So with my ebbing away from the music scene and having to find gainful employment elsewhere, this column now feels under used. Add to that I always feel the need to sound off a bit, but wish to avoid the pointless bickering that comes with Bookface and Twatter, the logical conclusion is to make this blog into a combination of the artistic endeavours that still cross my path and the occasional shout into the smokey ether that hangs above Railway Town. And so, that is exactly what is going to happen next. Read, comment, enjoy, ignore….the blog is your oyster.

Extra points if you spot the inspiration behind the image that accompany’s this post.

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