Category Archives: Musical musings

Film review – PULP: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets

UK Premiere and live Q&A with Pulp – 7th June 2014 – City Hall, Sheffield Screened at: Watershed, Bristol It‘s clear from the start that PULP: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets will be no straightforward concert movie. Any … Continue reading

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‘Ladyparts Sausage’ steals the show

Eurovision semi #2 The lesson I have learned this evening is this: never attempt Eurovision sober. Compared to the first semi-final on Tuesday, tonight’s show was rather thin on highlights.  There was another song about cake which I thoroughly enjoyed…but … Continue reading

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Hair-flinging, cake-baking, roller-blading nonsense… and that’s just for starters

Eurovision Song Contest So then… semi #1 was a mixture of old Eurovision staples (eg. wind machine, key changes) and its fair share of the ‘what-the-hell-was-that?’ moments. Some highlights: Scruffy-bearded Latvians singing “Ask your mother how to bake that cake” … Continue reading

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Eurovision – first semi of the week (snigger!)

For those of us of a certain persuasion, it’s like Christmas all over again. It’s camp and shiny and drinking games are virtually unavoidable. Nowadays the spectacle of Eurovision has blossomed and grown into a week-long pagan feast. From today … Continue reading

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Morrissey: “Ouija Board, Ouija Board”

A silly song. But two comedy legends in the video. I never knew this happened: Joan Sims AND Kathy Burke in a Morrissey video! According to Moz’s autobiography, when he met Joan she said to him: “Do you know Nicholas … Continue reading

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Apparently Britpop is 20 years old…

…which makes me feel VERY old indeed… I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this week’s Evening Sessions with Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley. They’ve reunited to celebrate the 90s phenomenon of Britpop. The Evening Session on Radio 1 was the soundtrack to A-level … Continue reading

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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A new album please)

Forty years ago today, pop was re-born. In spandex and sequins, it burst forth from the flamboyant loins of Brighton* when ABBA took to the stage to belt out Waterloo and win the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. I was minus … Continue reading

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