Welcome, one and all.
I’ve been living with the ‘stigma’ that always seems to get attached to Bee Gees’ fans for most of my life, and most of the stuff I find online is downright abusive. So I thought it was time to inject a bit of positivity, not to mention objectivity, into the mix and there’s no more modern way than to start a blog.
But what to call it? All the obvious names had either been used or I didn’t like them. I decided on the ‘Kick’ reference, mainly because it was a little bit different but also because it doesn’t immediately make people think “Bee Gees” (unless you’re a real fan, obviously) and therefore non-fans wouldn’t be put off clicking a link to the site.
Whether that actually works in practise, who knows? I sure don’t and I’m not all that bothered, really!
A brief introduction to me:
I’m in my early fifties, recently started a new job that (so far) seems to be going really well. I have been a Bee Gees fan since I was knee-high to a grasshopper! The first albums I ever bought with my pocket money were ‘The Early Days vol 1’ (which I now know was a redux of ‘Rare, Precious & Beautiful’) along with the ‘Massachusetts’ compilation album. I’ve followed the Gibb brothers’ career from that moment, even more so since I’ve been on the internet and discovered a lot more than I ever thought possible.
I know that there are a great many sites out there that give you a whole array of information on the band and the links to the best of them will be in their own little area on the sidebar to the right of the main page.
Update: Dec 2011
The more observant amongst you will have noticed that I went missing for a few months between September and the end of November 2011. I won’t bore you with the why’s and wherefore’s – that’s not why you’re here after all – but to put it briefly I had some sh*t to deal with that kind of messed up my life for a while there.
Any way, everything’s back to normal now and whilst there may still be gaps, they’ll be nothing like that one (touch wood!).
Update: April 2012
My word there is truth in the old adage that time flies when you’re having fun! Or in my case, being back in gainful employment. I’m currently juggling this and my work, somewhat successfully. It’s being made all the easier by virtue of the fact that I’m doing contract work, so I’m working 3 days a week but that may go up to 4 from next week. It’s only a couple of months work, but it’s better than sitting on my fat a** all day! Oh, wait … I am still sitting on my fat a** all day.
At least I’m being paid for it now, though!
Update: 10 November 2013
So … this work-thing has been getting in the way of my updating this blog.
The “3 days a week for a couple of months” turned into full-time and hasn’t stopped! Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate being in a job that I love doing but I do wish I had more spare time to dedicate to this. I will try to do better.
Update: 12 October 2015
Getting back into this blogging-thing after a period of inactivity (apart from updating some news articles). For once it wasn’t anything to do with work but was for more personal reasons that I’ve touched elsewhere on this blog. I have a bit of catching up to do here and that will be happening over the next few weeks. I will be going back over the various links to external content, especially the YouTube links because I’m well aware that they have a habit of disappearing for various reasons.