Laravel Blade push and stack

Laravel’s blade view compiler is second to none. I’ve used a couple of different templating engines and blade is by far my favourite. Including Partials The way in which we include partials of views within our main views is as follows:@include(‘partials.my-first-partial’)It will inject that partial’s content in the specified place. Defining Sections Within our views,…

Priest by Priest

I’ve been on a bit of an Electronica / Synth-Pop binge recently, and Priest’s debut L.P, eponymously-titled, fits that habit like a glove. Priest, formally X priest X, is a pseudonym of singer Madeline Priest and producer David Kazyk. Their songs feel like glorious walls of electronic sound. I think I’m right in saying that…

Kacey Musgraves at the Birmingham Institute

One of the best concerts I’ve been to. Although the wait in the queue outside lasted about half an hour, we were soon inside the small-modest sized venue, heating up with the ever-growing crowd and singing along to Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). The opening band, Sugar & The High Lows, were…

100 Albums #2 – The Wall: Live in Berlin by Roger Waters (and various artists)

A couple of weeks ago I went to see the one-night-only showing of Roger Waters’ The Wall at my local cinema. That performance rekindled my love for that album – indeed Pink Floyd in general. Yesterday I revisted an older performance of the album, which was given at the Berlin wall at the time when…

All in all – thoughts of Roger Waters The Wall

A slow, winding blade of green weaves across the ever-growing familiar white brickwork from the left side of the stage. Then another from the right. They wind slowly across the length of the wall – both to the centre and up – until they blend seamlessly into one of the most iconic animations from The…