Author: Scatterclicks

Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches

Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches

Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches is a condition that affects the nerves in the neck or shoulders, a type of hemicranial pain that relates to bony structures and tissues in the neck. The pain can also travel up to the head where severe headaches can occur. Sometimes this can give a mis-diagnosis of the problem. More about this will be explained below when I write about my own experience of suffering from severe headaches for a number of years.

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Car Boot Sales in Bolton

car boot sale bolton

Car Boot Sales are getting ever more popular in the UK. Bolton is no different to anywhere else when it comes to looking for a bargain or that rare antique find when it comes to finding some hidden treasure.

We see these all the time on television. Especially on programmes such as Bargain Hunt & other popular channels. It’s all about turning up at the right time, the early bird truly does catch the worm.

Below is a list of Car Boot Sales that are currently active (as of the time of publishing) that you can go along to either buy or sell. This is purely for information purposes. If you wish to find out of the sale is still running it is recommended to either check the website in the inks provided or contact the organisers direct.

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Post Punk & New Wave

post punk, new wave

Before I begin I bet some will ask, what the hell has post punk & New Wave got in common?  This is where I will explain as best as I can to you so can better understand the transition of the two genres.  Many other bands who were regarded as post-punk never actually moved over to new wave, but transitioned into a heavier or darker type of music genre.

Sadly for many of these bands in the two music categories mentioned, they did not last long or they produced a few good songs but it never developed any further.  For the ones that got left behind, it was the popularity of New Wave when Post Punk faded out that would be a deciding factor over their demise, some bands switched or put some influence into their music, some of them went on to be successful for many years.

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Romeo Void

romeo void

Romeo Void formed in San Francisco when Debora Iyall and Frank Zincavage met at the San Francisco Art Institute.  They were both working at their art school over the summer and did a video performance piece.  Not before long they began to write songs & rehearsing them in Debora’s flat, using rugs to dampen the noise.

Peter Woods also took part in rehearsals.  He was playing in a local band called Mummers & the Poppers before he switched over.  Debora Iyall was also a backing singer in the same band.  Jay Derrah soon followed to form the original line up that officially formed on Valentine’s Day in 1979.  Benjamin Bossi, an inspirational saxophone player, would join not long after, combining his riffs to Debora Iyall’s voice.

The lead singer was hesitant at first airing concerns over her weight.  In these modern days, weight is not too much of a concern.  However, the image portrayed back in those times gave a reflection that you had to be skinny to be famous.  Sadly this would be one part of a few reasons why Romeo Void parted their ways in the end.  More about this will be discussed in more detail later on.

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Joy Division

joy division

One great post-punk band to emerge from the post-punk scene in the UK was a Manchester based Joy Division.  Originally labelled as ‘Warsaw’, Joy Division formed after being inspired by a concert performed by the Sex Pistols attended by Bernard Summer & Peter Hook in 1976.

Joy Division quickly rose in popularity with a debut album being released in 1978 by Factory records.  It was an immediate success with rave reviews citing them as a new generation of music.  Tours also followed.

In 1980 Joy Division was ready to release a new album, however, a setback was to devastate the band and their future.  On the first date of their American tour, Ian Curtis committed suicide.  Two months later the album was released and was met with critical acclaim.

But without their lead singer, the band were no more.  The remaining members continued, but under a new name.  More about this and how Joy Division rose to prominence below.

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What is Bog Snorkelling?

bog snorkelling

Bog Snorkelling is something that is not thought of very often as a sport event. It is one of those types of sports that is not often advertised but has a good following.

It is a relatively young sport in terms of recognition compared to other more established sports around the world. So what is involved in Bog Snorkelling? What do I need to wear? Am I crazy for even thinking of taking part? Read more below to find out!

History of Bog Snorkelling

You may be asking yourself, where did Bog Snorkelling originate from? When did it start?

Bog Snorkelling first originated in 1976, apparently, over a drink in a local Welsh pub called the Neuadd Arms in Llanwrtyd Wells. The first events were held Continue reading

Scottish Independence March 2019

An Independence March was held on 4th March 2019 in the Glasgow area. Organised by the group ‘All Under One Banner’, the march began at Kelvingrove Park at 13:30 and ending at Glasgow Green with a rally. The marchers will also walk through the city centre.

Today was the first of many other events that is being organised from May to October. ‘All Under One Banner’ are a pro-independence organisation who march regularly for the independence of Scotland. A tweet below shows the level of support that will be in attendance on the day.

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