Sunday, July 24, 2016


Just to let all my old time loyal Lost Treasures Music Review followers know - as few as you may be out there, that I made the execution decision to merge this website with my "Mark 2" Badrick Unadulterated website.

LT Music Review will be permanently closed in the near future. Meaning that yes, sadly, this website will be consigned to history, but the blogs which I have posted on here since its beginnings in August 2010 will be spared - you will just find them on Badrick Unadulterated instead.

Time is precious these days more than ever for me, I don't get paid a cent for anything I write for any newspaper, on Facebook, on Twitter or on any website, including my own, life is different for me now than it was 4, 5 or 6 years ago, these days I am flat out finding the time to keep up with what's sort of expected of me on social media, so for a long time, even Badrick Unadulterated has taken a back seat.

Lost Treasures didn't quite work out the way I wanted it to, when I first started the blog 6 years ago my intention was to make it more like a pseudo talkback blog, like a radio program, where I would post blogs about music and have "commenters", not commenter ;-) carry over the discussion and generate more with others. Like a bit of fun argy bargy between my readers as to what they thought was good and shit music what I posted about.

My idealism sadly wasn't matched by how I thought the readership it would generate would engage with the blog and what I wrote, and for the most part, most of the views that this blog has got over a whole 6 years, most meaning more than half anyway, has been generated by auto bot, keyword alert and search engine sort of internet traffic. Not "human beings" who directly log onto my blog, as in genuine, loyal followers.

All is cool, thank you to all, no matter how many there are of you, who did follow LT Music Review over the last 6 years. I would recommend you tab any of the blogs which you want to continue to follow by finding them on Badrick Unadulterated, and copying the link. Many happy returns.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


They always say that there's one person out there who is your perfect match. Someone who you were just meant to meet, more than likely when you least expect it or aren't trying. By sheer coincidence, i spontaneously met a young woman, much younger than me, down at the local supermarket around 18 months ago.

When i say younger she was still an adult, lets get that straight. I was nearly 36 years old at the time, without the benefit of having known her i couldn't possibly have known precisely how old she was, and i certainly wasn't going to ask her how old she was.

Not exactly a charming way to start proceedings. I guessed she was somewhere between the age of 18 to 22, and being a reasonably young at heart 35 year old, i figured i had nothing to lose. In hindsight, i have to admit i regret not asking her out the next time she served me at the supermarket checkout, i rather haphazardly looked her up on Facebook and sent her a message, as a way of introducing myself.

She might have rejected me anyway even if i had done it the traditional way and asked her out at the shop, especially given the age gap factor, but it all went pair shaped after our first conversation on Facebook. I dont blame her for giving me the cold shoulder in the end, i dont really blame myself for using Facebook to try and break the ice with her, it was always a bit of a Catch 22 for me, but with the benefit of hindsight, yeah i admit i fucked it up.

For me anyway, not saying she felt the same way, i felt a lot of chemistry for her, to the point of it being electrifying, almost like it was in the air when we were within eyeshot of one another, and for me, it was a unique and special feeling. I love you Jacinda Hullsmunn, had to tell you before i move on to the next stage of my life. It was a pleasure to meet you.