#CrazyStupidAlbum: Steps – ‘Tears on the Dancefloor’

It's not unfair to say that, where my love of 90s music - and in particular its pop groups - are concerned, that for all their ability to sell concert tickets and records by the truckload c. 1997 - 2001, I was never on board with Steps as much as I was with say, S … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Steps – ‘Tears on the Dancefloor’

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#26in26 Plus 2: The Not in Anyway Difficult Second Birthday Playlist

Hello one, hello all. Today is Saturday, 26th August 2017. Which means that a whole 28 years ago, yours truly was born to the world. So it's my birthday. Happy birthday to me etc (cue the birthday emojis). ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚ ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Now, those of you who are regular readers to the blog may … Continue reading #26in26 Plus 2: The Not in Anyway Difficult Second Birthday Playlist

#CrazyStupidTV: All Gardens Great and Small (More4, 21st August)

"Remember darling, if in doubt with social conversation, switch the subject to gardening. 'My Californian poppy is really coming on this year despite the chalky soil - such fun!'" - Penny (Patricia Hodge), 'Miranda', 2009, BBC Eight years on from her sitcom debut, and Miranda Hart - along with her green fingered real life mum, … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: All Gardens Great and Small (More4, 21st August)

#SongoftheWeek: Martine McCutcheon – ‘Say I’m Not Alone’

ARTIST: Martine McCutcheon SONG: Say I'm Not Alone SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? 2017 has proved to be quite the year for those ruling the top end of the charts in 1999 to make surprise returns. Steps knocked Ed Sheeran off number one on iTunes with their first single in … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Martine McCutcheon – ‘Say I’m Not Alone’

#CrazyStupidGig: Olly Murs – Summer Tour (Singleton Park, Swansea, 12th August 2017)

I'm pretty sure it was Simon Amstell and Miquita Oliver, hosts of the true leading light of smart, funny 00s pop telly, Channel 4's Popworld, who openly breached the subject in one episode c. 2004/5 that they had McFly on the show that week, despite the fact they were on the week before. And were … Continue reading #CrazyStupidGig: Olly Murs – Summer Tour (Singleton Park, Swansea, 12th August 2017)