What's been the stand out gig or club night you've been to this year?
However many great gigs i've been too, I don't think the atmosphere of Noel Gallagher playing in the unique intimacy of Castlefield Bowl could ever be replicated for a regular tour stop. Wherever you see Noel, there is no greater place to catch him than in Manchester; Noel breathes Manchester and it loves him.
What about your best festival memory?
Switching codes for this one, it was without doubt Marcel Dettman and Ben Klock's back to back set at Awakenings in Amsterdam. As you can imagine, to summon any lost soul for the last slog of a techno festival is an almighty task, but when you're staring up towards the godly thor-like figure of Marcel Dettman, it's your duty to emerge from the aftermath of it all like Terry Butcher did against Sweden in '89.
Well, if I avoid the annual and inevitable fiasco of missing out on the Glastonbury resale it's got to be the return of Eagulls at Islington Mill or the Stone Roses playing at the Etihad.
Probably the latter, thousands of revellers in bucket hats, swaggering like Kevin and Perry in that Harry Enfield scene. All jokes aside, I thought they were finished after catching them at Benicassim in 2012. Here's hoping they stick to the good stuff and hold back on recording a new album.