A MUSIC FANS WEBSITE, EDITED BY STEVE LAMACQ

GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING is a music fans website, edited by myself Steve Lamacq, with occasional contributions from assorted guest writers, errant musicians and scholarly drinkers.


Touring Deaf For A living

It was about three years ago, while watching Stuart Maconie in the literary tent at Lattitude – segueing from stories about Morrissey into his days at NME (and coincidentally name checking yours truly) – that a friend turned to me and said you could do that.

Oh how we all laughed! The absurdity! The vanity!

Anyway, turns out I’m doing something like that.

The new one man show is called Going Deaf For A Living: The Story Of A Music Fan. It is not just my story, it’s the story of how a lot of us have fallen in love with music and the pitfalls that a growing obsession with bands can lie in wait for you

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#SaveOurVenues

Well this IS odd: it is now nearly eight weeks since I’ve been to a gig. In the general landscape of awfulness and heartbreak, I realise that this fact is not only…

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25 Year Stretch

Helpfully reminded by @BritpopMemories on Twitter, that last week marked…

BAMBARA Stray

FACT: as mentioned before Bambara saved my SXSW last year,…

MORRIS LANCING

ODD MORRIS: Dalston Victoria:   The oddest, or at least…

#SaveOurVenues

Well this IS odd: it is now nearly eight weeks…

BAMBARA Stray

FACT: as mentioned before Bambara saved my SXSW last year,…

25 Year Stretch

Helpfully reminded by @BritpopMemories on Twitter, that last week marked…

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