Loneliness

There’s a difference between being okay with being by yourself and truly feeling alone. Sometimes we’re told that all we need to do to feel less lonely is to learn to accept ourselves, and I guess on some scale that’s true. I like being by myself sometimes. I’m a big reader, and my favourite way to wind down post work is to come home, make dinner, watch a little Netflix

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Attempting to Watch Movies 2017: #2 Hidden Figures

Okay so I’ve been bad at this. The plan was to go to the movies every Tuesday for cheap movie night, but then I started to make plans on Tuesday night when led me astray. I’ve been meaning to see Hidden Figures for like a month. Good things come to those who wait though as I finally managed to get my ass to the Western Regal for some big screen

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Between The Clicks

I’ve been taking photos for almost 6 years now, photos of bands that is. The first time I took photos at a show was at the Enterprise in Camden, a tiny, dark, dirty venue above a pub. I went to see Straight Lines and was so scared. Having never taken a camera to a show before, I didn’t really know what to expect. What I did know was that I

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Attempting to Watch Movies 2017: #1 La La Land

I love going to the cinema. If I’m going to watch a film the best way for me to do so is in a very dark room where I can’t look at my phone, I have a tendency to drift when I watch films at home. Also I like big screens, I think everything is more engrossing when it’s huge and in front of you. You can’t get away from

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#Nogged

My buddy Kyle has been working on some solo stuff with our friend Jon and it’s very good. They recorded a Christmas song and Maura and I went over to help them with the video. We had a blast. You can but the track here for $1 and all money goes to charity (Connections for Abused Women and Children in Chicago).

Being a No Show

The first time it really hit me that I just couldn’t bring myself to go to shows at the moment was when The Smith Street Band played at the end of October. I love that band, they bring me out of every sort of bad mood I could ever be in. They fill me with all sorts of positive feelings and stop me tweeting about being sad. I love that

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Juliette Lewis @ Riot Fest 2016

Back On Top

We’re getting towards the end of the year and everyone is writing about albums they’ve loved this year, and whilst I feel like I should do that (and I totally will write a top 10 or something generic at some point) I’m instead going to revisit an album by The Front Bottoms. Life has been kind of weird. When you’re the kind of person who sees the bright side to

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Two Houses @ Liar’s Club November 2016

Last year I took photos of Two Houses for the first time. There are bands I will always love to photograph because I never know what shots I’m going to get. Two Houses fall in the category along with Foxing, letlive, that band that was called Baby Godzilla but now I can’t remember the name of the band, Throwing Stuff. There’s more but those are the ones that come straight

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And So It Begins…

I’ve had a lot of changes over the last few months and decided I wanted a proper place to write, about music, life, mental health and anything else that came into my mind. I’ve had a Tumblr for as long as I can remember but I wanted to start something more real. Here it is. My name is Maryam Hassan. I was born in East London, lived there for nearly

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