There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to take stock. He has to weigh up the important against the irrelevant. Sort the treasured loving memories from the one night stands.

Problem is, some of my most treasured memories are one night stands! Thanks ladies. I will never forget you. We were good together…all three of us.

In the hunt for that one elusive memory I could delve into my childhood, and tell tales of tree huts and footballs. Or I could write prose about walks along the beach with my ball and ch… I mean beautiful wife. I could tell about bearing witness to the miracle of childbirth, a brand new person with their own little thoughts and feelings and dirty bum.

But I am feeling rather sentimental this evening. There are just some things which money can’t buy. Things that come along once in a lifetime. Some things you have to grab with both hands, and lift high up onto shoulders to become one, girating, shaking, hand in the air, head banging creature of rock!

Lifting my wife onto my shoulders at a rock concert was a thing I hadn’t done in nearly twenty years. But it had to be done. This was AC/DC. The greatest rock band of all time, bar  none.


As a boy, they were the one band for whom I would have gladly sacrificed my grandparents to watch play live in concert. My lifelong ambition was fulfilled in 2009. My grandparents had long since died of natural causes.

The shivers were running down my spine when Angus was doing his famous guitar solo during ‘Let there be rock’….so I had to put her down.

Seriously though. I don’t usually go overly sentimental on things but these guys sound better in person than on the radio or earphones. They take rock music and make it appealing to everybody. In fact, if your head doesn’t fall off  whilst listening to the song I’ve included, then check yourself for a pulse.

I will always treasure that evening in 2009. I was a schoolboy once again. With a 38 year old school girl on my shoulders. And a whole lot of woman she was!

Sorry darling, I meant a slight woman.

Thank you for rocking,


In response to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/prompt-moments-to-remember/


16 thoughts on “ic/ac/dc

  1. Rock on dude!! My husband said you are one cool Irishman. :)) I felt the same way when he took me to see Pink Floyd but it was more of a “mellow” experience. That audience knew how to “share and share alike.” Still it gave me chills. Great post once again.

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  3. Personally, I prefer the Bon Scott era AC/DC for pure rock perfection, but there is no denying the amazingness of ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ as a song or the awesomeness of that video! Definitely worthy of some grandparent sacrificing!!

    • Cheers Doc! Yes Bon Scott was the daddy! He set the standard.
      In fact I was gonna put “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll” on here but that video with all the concert scenery captured what I was trying to say in words 🙂

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