I’ve been trying to find the right way to communicate exactly what two events over the course of the last month have meant to me. The first was being invited to host a panel at Roadburn, dedicated to us queer folk. The second was Hell Bent For Metal being nominated for a Heavy Music Award, and attending the awards show as a nominee. This is the best I can manage. I hope it does it justice.Continue reading “The Impact Of Being Invited”
Category: Music and mental health
Mental illness tried to kill me, and destroyed my ability to listen to music – until Abbath saved it
Close followers of mine on Twitter may have noticed that I’ve tweeted bugger all about new music for about a year.
This is for a simple reason: shitty mental health. The kind of shitty mental health that can fuck your entire life up very quickly, and becomes a genuine threat to your life.
And just when it seemed to have got to its worst point, it got yet worse, and robbed me of my ability to listen to music – and music was the one thing that had never let me down.Continue reading “Mental illness tried to kill me, and destroyed my ability to listen to music – until Abbath saved it”