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Alison Toon
Witches. Take a listen. Then go see One-Eyed Doll. OK?

Apr 5, 2015
Witches. Take a listen. Then go see One-Eyed Doll. OK?

Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed DollWhile the Marillion Weekends are happening, I'm so attuned to their music, anything else is having a hard time finding ear-space or listening-room, and it's difficult to give anything else the fair hearing a review dese...

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Alison Toon
Steve Rothery Band: delightful!

Apr 3, 2015
Steve Rothery Band: delightful!

Steve Rothery, Steve Rothery Band, PZ, The NetherlandsIf you have the chance to see the Steve Rothery band live, jump on it. As well as performing at the Marillion Weekends, the bands album, The Ghosts of Pripyat is available now.Oh, I mentioned it bef...

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Alison Toon
Marillion Port Zeeland weekend, 2015: photos!

Mar 30, 2015
Marillion Port Zeeland weekend, 2015: photos!

Marillion, Port Zeeland, March 2015Here are all the Toon's Tunes photos from the Marillion shows at the Port Zeeland weekend 2015:http://www.alisontoon.com/-/galleries/music/marillion/marillion-pz-weekend-2015 There is a sub-gallery for each eveni...

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Alison Toon
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands… wow. Simply: wow!

Mar 29, 2015
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands… wow. Simply: wow!

Marillion, Center Parcs Port Zeeland, The Netherlands, March 2015A week ago today, I was in The Netherlands, enjoying, very much, the third day of the Port Zeeland (PZ) Marillion Weekend. It's a weekend like no other: three incredible shows by the band...

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Alison Toon
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands

Mar 25, 2015
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands

It was a wonderful, wonderful, weekend. I will be sharing stories and photos. For now, hop on over to Toon's Tunes Facebook page, to Marillion's Facebook page, and to the Marillion website tour page to find out if you can still get a ticket for the Wol...

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Alison Toon
Photos: All That Remains, from their 1st March show at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento

Mar 17, 2015
Photos: All That Remains, from their 1st March show at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento

Philip Labont, All That RemainsThese are photos from All That Remains show, supporting In Flames, at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento, on 1st March. Sorry they took a while--it took a while, because I felt I would write a very biased review, and it d...

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Alison Toon
Rag’N’Bone Man does it again: Hard Came The Rain

Mar 17, 2015
Rag’N’Bone Man does it again: Hard Came The Rain

The more I hear from this guy, the more I want to hear. Take a listen. He grows on you... Hopefully one day I'll get to see him live. Tour dates in the UK are selling out, fast.

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Alison Toon
New Mark Knopfler album out this week: Tracker (and now say Hi to “Beryl”)

Mar 12, 2015
New Mark Knopfler album out this week: Tracker (and now say Hi to “Beryl”)

Beryl isn't such a popular name any more, but when I was a kid in England, it seemed that every other one of my mum's friends, or my friend's mothers, were called Beryl. And of course, there was Beryl the Peril, who we all secretly wanted to be. (And s...

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The Glover Posting
‘LEGO Movie’ is a spectacularly built animated feature

‘LEGO Movie’ is a spectacularly built animated feature

Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell

Directors: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller


Run Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes   Rated: PG


The LEGO Movie, from directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, packs such a nostalgic punch that it made me want to play with my toys from yesteryear.

The clever animated...

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Alison Toon
In Flames, burning up the Ace of Spades

Mar 4, 2015
In Flames, burning up the Ace of Spades

In Flames, Ace of Spades, SacramentoThis is one of the shows where I say, "I wish".In Flames, Ace of Spades, SacramentoI wish I'd heard more of In Flames, sooner. I wish I'd had the opportunity to see them live, before. But you know what? It made this ...

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