You can’t fight the ageing process – no matter how much you try and deny Old Father Time, he’s going to visit you eventually. Even a hefty dose of botulinum toxin won’t stop him.
One man who recently found himself preoccupied with growing older is Windings, aka Steve Ryan (and band), and he came to a somewhat unusual conclusion – he wants to grow old like J.
Who’s J, I hear you ask?
Why, J Mascis, of Dinosaur Jr fame.
(Hopefully he’ll have better taste in hats.)
Windings’ new album ‘It’s Never Night’ (produced by Tommy McLaughlin, who has also worked with Cathy Davey and Villagers) is out on Friday 8 October, and the band are getting ready for a slew of live dates. Fittingly, it includes one in New York – as part of the CMJ Music From Ireland Showcase on 22 October in the Bowery Poetry Club. J would be proud.
Old Like J:
Fri Oct 8th: Tower Records in-store Performance, Dublin, 1pm
Wed Oct 13th Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Thurs Oct 14th: The Workmans Club, Dublin
Fri Oct 15th: Crane Lane Theatre, Cork
Tue Oct 26th: NUIG Sessions, Galway
Thurs Oct 28th: HMV in-store Performance, Galway, 4pm
Thurs Oct 28th: Roisin Dubh, Galway
Fri Oct 29th: The Stables, Mullingar
Sat Oct 30th: Bar Ritz, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Sat Nov 6th: Dolan’s, Limerick
Sat Nov 27th: Gonzo Theatre, Cavan