21 Sep 2014

It was a bit of a Blur....

Blur at Hyde Park Thurs 2nd July 2009


This tshirt makes me so happy :) Defo one of my favourites in the collection. As who can resist the Coffee and TV milk carton, he's so cute!!

The music video for this song is brilliant and will forever go down as one of the best music videos ever made. Anyway onto the gig!

Not much to say about it to be honest as me Sarah and Nat got a liiiittttllleee bit too drunk during the hot day in Hyde Park and it is a bit of a blur lol! I do remember there was a Dominoes pizza truck there though! I've loved Blur for a very long time, I learned to play drums in 94 around the time of the Britpop wars and personally as much as I like Oasis, I was more of a Blur fan. I remember learning to play Song 2 on drums and being so excited by it! The gig was good despite the booze and in true Natalie Kerr style, we lost her at the end and I found her wandering round a bar in Brixton a few hours later, the silly moo! I'd love to see them again although not sure how viable that is now. Great shirt great band!

QOTSA time!

Queens of the Stone Age at Wembley Arena Nov 22nd 2013


QOTSA are a beast of a band and despite their various line-up changes they still pack a massive punch. This show was in support of their latest album 'Like Clockwork' which is a great album, much improved on their last few efforts.

I've had a love/hate relationship with QOTSA live for many years, given that the first 2 times I saw them they were a disappointment! Once was right after Nick Oliveri left the band and Josh did not give a fuck about the show and just didn't want to be there at all. Which sucks as 'Rated R' and 'Songs for the Deaf' are two of my favourite albums. I had a third chance to see them at Reading Festival and decided to skip them and go see Against Me! who were great and after their set I went back to the main stage to catch the end of QOTSA and they were killing it. I couldn't believe it, was a huge improvement on the last two times and I regretted not seeing more of their set. So when this tour came around I thought fuck it, lets give them another shot live. And they delivered! Me and my drummer Fred had standing tickets and left our two other very jealous friends Jelle and Ben in the seating section and headed to the front. It was a brilliant set and we managed to get right to the barrier which was awesome! Real glad I gave them another chance live, Josh all is forgiven!

The shirts for this tour were all based on their previous album covers and I plumped for a 'Songs for the Deaf' shirt as it was girl fit. However my friend Caspar went the following night and found a 'Rated R' shirt that I would have killed for and  Ididn't see which was a bummer. Oh well, cool shirt anyway! Check out QOTSA if you have the chance!

Hey, I'm Amy Davis! I am a character designer/compositor/animator who currently works for the VFX studio Framestore. Enjoy my blog and feel free to contact me at amy_davis86@hotmail.co.uk and on 07515060296.