I decided to name my blog gigsandfreudianslips not just because I thought it was a unique name and flows well, but it also combines two of my main interests. Obviously, the ‘gigs’ part gives away that it’s a music blog, whilst the ‘freudianslips’ is a homage to the degree I am currently studying, single honours psychology at the University of Lincoln.
Initially, gigsandfreudianslips started life as a personal blog, a space where I’d write up gig reviews, university experience as a commuting student, and other various posts. In time, I realised I enjoyed writing up just music pieces more, and I began to be asked more often than not to review singles, EPs, etc. Now, the blog is fully committed to bringing you the best new alternative and indie music, in the form of music reviews, and a ‘Lincolnshire Act of the Week’ feature. There’s still the live reviews too, and new for 2017, festival reviews too.
A little more about me – I’m called Georgia, but everyone calls me G as it’s just quicker to say. I live in a rural Lincolnshire village with my folks, brother, and the joy of my life, my Cocker Spaniel. In term time I pretty much 24/7 study, as psychology degrees in your final year get pretty intense. I also volunteer (a few posts on here touch on my volunteering experiences), work as a Student Ambassador at uni, but a lot of my time outside of studying is spent on writing. I’m hoping to do something either journalism or social psychology related at postgraduate level.
Since starting my blog, I’ve joined a handful of sites as a writer. I currently write for student-led news and culture website The Indiependent, and new synopzine What the Funk. My words have also been on a few website, including the Reading and Leeds Festival news sections.