Fiona Mckinlay

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It was for her tenth birthday that Fiona's parents bought her first CD player and a copy of Now 28, and from that point forward her passion for music never stopped growing. The early years were spent listening to copious amounts of Michael Jackson, and there was a lengthy manufactured pop phase before she finally found indie in 1997. During her high school years, Fiona became acquainted with the wonderful world of the internet and started her own website with a bubblewrap background and occasional reviews of terrible pop songs. Shortly afterwards, she started writing music reviews for a now defunct pop music website, and teen book reviews for one of the UK's biggest book and magazine retailers. Fiona attended Glasgow University for four years and graduated with an MA Hons in English and Philosophy in the summer of 2005. She wrote for a number of student publications before becoming music editor of Qmunicate - the union magazine - in her final year. While she should have been studying, she was becoming involved with an ever-growing list of other magazines, newspapers and websites, many not only printing her words but her photographs from gigs as well. Her ambition is simple and her determination strong: some day she'll be a well-paid and highly respected music journalist, just you wait and see. Failing that, she wouldn't mind being a housewife, but considering she can't iron, work a washing machine or find a boyfriend, the journalist thing is probably a safer bet.
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Franz Ferdinand + Arcade Fire @ Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh (Live)