Tag Archives: Wales

“AAARTH” – An Amazing Album Reaches Tremendous Heights!

Please let me chew on the words of a recent blogpost for a moment….(munch, munch, munch).  Thank you. I really thought nothing could possibly equal Metric’s Art of Doubt when it came to new Alternative Rock music in 2018. Well, … Continue reading

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“Hitch” is a Formidable Joyride

Anyone who has read Panethos for an extended period of time probably has figured out that I love rock music, particularly alternative rock and indie rock. Call me a creature of habit, but ever since my first Beatles, Monkees, and … Continue reading

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The UK’s ten busiest national parks

Below is the list of the ten busiest (most visitors) national parks in the United Kingdom. This data would include national  parks in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland (none currently designated there). 1.     Lake District (designated in 1951) – 14.8 … Continue reading

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A “Wales” of a great Welsh trail

Kudos to Wales for accomplishing something that no other country on the planet has done – in 2012, it completed a hiking trail along its entire 870 mile long coastline. Yes…you read that correctly – its entire coastline! What a … Continue reading

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Two new dark-sky place designations

The International Dark-Sky Association has announced the designation of two more International Dark-Sky places this week.  The two new sites are: Death Valley National Park in California (now largest of all the dark-sky parks). Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales – designated … Continue reading

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A “formidable” late night

Here’s a weblink recent smoking hot performance by The Joy Formidable on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. I’m looking forward to seeing them on April 8th here in Lansing. : ) Enjoy! http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/the-joy-formidable-this-ladder-is-ours/n31790/  

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“Wolf’s Law” of kick-ass new music

I bought my copy of The Joy Formidable’s new album entitled Wolf’s Law at lunch time. I have been eagerly awaiting its release since impressive videos of “Wolf’s Law” and “This Ladder is Ours” were made available for viewing in the fall. … Continue reading

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Britain’s loneliest railway stations in 2011

After recently publishing a post on the busiest railway stations in the United Kingdom, I thought it might interesting (and fun) to also post the least busy (or loneliest) ones. The following list shows the ten loneliest railway stations in the United … Continue reading

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‘The Joy’ of ‘Formidable’ new music from Wales

Heard the newest track (“Wolf’s Law”) by The Joy Formidable for the first time yesterday. Both it and the accompanying video (see below) are literally out of this world. The Welsh band’s first full length album, The Big Roar, was my … Continue reading

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A “Wales” of a full-length debut album

I may be a tad late to the party, but the debut full-length CD by The Joy Formidable, entitled The Big Roar is absolutely fantastic. The band from Wales grabs the listener by the nuts (metaphorically) from the first track … Continue reading

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