Being open: an evening with Frankie Bridge

Before you read this blog any further, there's a music video I want you to watch. https://youtu.be/DgmoYgpMNX8 This video, from 2011, was by bestselling girl group The Saturdays, for their hit single 'My Heart Takes Over', filmed out in Iceland. To most people, it just seems like a standard pop video for a slower ballad … Continue reading Being open: an evening with Frankie Bridge

#CrazyStupidBook: Malcolm McLean (@maltreateddd) – ‘Freak Like Me: Confessions of a 90s Pop Groupie’

Many of pop's greatest icons - and not so greatest, let's be honest - have put pen to paper (or commissioned a ghost writer) and told all about their struggle for success, life at the top, life thereafter, maybe even a second bite at the cherry. But no one, to our recollection, has ever written … Continue reading #CrazyStupidBook: Malcolm McLean (@maltreateddd) – ‘Freak Like Me: Confessions of a 90s Pop Groupie’

#CrazyStupidBook: Lauren Bravo (@LaurenBravo) – ‘What Would the Spice Girls Do?’

Right now, the currency for all things girl power has never been at its highest. Well, since May 1997, anyhow. And in a year which has bought us a Spice Girls comeback stadium tour they said wouldn't happen again after the last one in 2007, the generation that grew up around all things Ginger, Baby, … Continue reading #CrazyStupidBook: Lauren Bravo (@LaurenBravo) – ‘What Would the Spice Girls Do?’

#CrazyStupidBook: Giovanna Fletcher – ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’

It's been a heck of a year for Giovanna Fletcher - and indeed, since we last reviewed a new book of hers. Not content with topping the bestsellers list in February with Happy Mum, Happy Baby, her frank, moving but funny account of her experiences of motherhood to date, she's trekked across Oman for the … Continue reading #CrazyStupidBook: Giovanna Fletcher – ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’