“If you didn’t have a crush on Nick Kamen in the 80s, you probably weren’t there.” – Matt Lucas Continue reading
As we roll into springtime, I’m enjoying Lana Del Rey’s dreamy new album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club. Here in England we’re still in lockdown, but the vaccine has arrived so let’s hope a brighter future is just around the corner. Although I haven’t been posting here much, I’m busy writing offline. Continue reading
Wishing you all happiness this Christmas, whether you’re at home with family or separated from loved ones in this winter like no other. This seasonal card, featuring the work of Walter Crane, was produced by the Radical Tea Towel Company.
Over the last few days I’ve shared my favourite books, music and films of 2020, . And at my sister blog, The Marilyn Report, I’ve compiled some of this year’s top Monroe stories (yes, she’s still making headlines …)
And finally, here’s a mellow version of ‘Blue Christmas’ from Sharon Van Etten – and a toast, from me to all of you. Cheers!
A Year in Music, Absolute Beginners, Angel Olsen, Blonde On the Tracks, Bob Dylan, Bobbie Gentry, Brighton, Change, Charley Pride, David Bowie, David Roback, Delta Sweete, Dirk Timmerman, Emma Swift, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Fiona Apple, Ghost Highway, Hallucinogenics, L.A. Witch, Lana Del Rey, Lissie, Little Bastards, Madonna, Madonna: The Day I Was There, Matt Maeson, Mazzy Star, Play With Fire, Stargazing, The Kills, The Neighbourhood, Whole New Mess
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For music lovers, this was the year the stage went dark, and we sought comfort in our record collections. Then in April 2020, with the world in lockdown, Fiona Apple surprised us with Fetch the Bolt Cutters, her first album in eight years and perhaps, the wake-up call we all needed. Continue reading
Brighton, Christine Keeler, David Bowie, Dreadzone, Emily Capell, Flamingo, Flamingo Club, Geoff McCormack, Lana Del Rey, Mercy for Christine, NHS Heroes, Rosie the Riveter, Roxana Halls, Seymour Platt, The Skatalites, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass