Good Vibrations and discovering Terri Hooley

I saw this fabulous film 2 nights ago & still feel uplifted & inspired by it. How I had never heard of the legend that is Terri Hooley before surprises me, but I have now also bought his book Hooligan expecting it to be a great read. I liked this man’s attitude so much. “The Troubles ” in Northern Ireland made Terri’s life ( and of course, so many others ) very dangerous. His amazing attitude to stand up & brilliantly unite people, regardless of their religious beliefs/upbringings in my mind deserve a Nobel Peace Prize! Good Vibrations is a feel good film about hard times in Northern Ireland, the power of music to unite & just the sheer power that music has.
I know that when John Peel gave airplay to Teenage Kicks, he did something he had never done before on air & played it twice in a row..5.56 seconds of joy, it did bring a tear of happy emotion to me in the picture house. The music industry is a tough one, Terri was rejected, threatened, beaten up but kept going in what he has such a passion & belief in. I respect this man no end & would recommend this film to anyone…….go see it!
This is Terri Hooley at The Belfast Film Festival Launch http://youtu.be/5BLmC5XxNko
And the real Terri Hooley singing Big Time with Rudi http://youtu.be/jxQQkKgo5sc Terri Hooley now added to my list of inspiring hero’s.