#BlastfromthePast: Aqua

Now here's a blogging DeLorean hop this weekend that will make certain readers - namely around my age - feel old. Can you believe it's 20 years to the week that a certain group of Danish Europop legends topped the charts with an ode to the world's most plastic fantastic doll? The story of Aqua … Continue reading #BlastfromthePast: Aqua

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A #CrazyStupidPlaylist Special: 20 Years of the Spice Girls (Part 2 – Solo Spices)

As we left the first part, we touched on the release of "Viva Forever" being - at the time at least - the Spice Girls' final single as a five piece before Geri walked out of the group in May 1998. Though the Spices would go onto release one final album together - the much … Continue reading A #CrazyStupidPlaylist Special: 20 Years of the Spice Girls (Part 2 – Solo Spices)

A #CrazyStupidPlaylist Special: 20 Years of the Spice Girls (Part 1 – Their Greatest Hits)

Picture the scene exactly 20 years ago, in July 1996. Pop has never mattered the least in such a long time. Take That have split, and neither Gary Barlow nor Robbie Williams are yet emerging with viable solo prospects. Oasis and Blur, the two heavyweights of Britpop, are the main games in town. And Peter … Continue reading A #CrazyStupidPlaylist Special: 20 Years of the Spice Girls (Part 1 – Their Greatest Hits)

“Friends” at 20: The One With my 10 favourite episodes

This week, exactly 20 years ago, a show launched on primetime US TV that would change the face - and world - of television forever. Over 236 episodes, and 10 seasons of laughs and one liners galore, "Friends" bought ensemble comedy to the mainstream, as we became engrossed in the lives and loves of six … Continue reading “Friends” at 20: The One With my 10 favourite episodes