#BringBackEnya – why it’s time for the 2015 return of a pop enigma

I've spoken on previous blogs before, about how my taste in music has been inherited from various different sources over the years. Quite a lot of that is thanked in part to my parents. Some of it I'm happy to admit a love for (Simon &  Garfunkel, The Beatles), and others I'm partly cautious to … Continue reading #BringBackEnya – why it’s time for the 2015 return of a pop enigma

Beating again: the rebirth of Marvin Humes

The post pop group solo career is a tricky, some might say unforgiving mistress to navigate. For every success story - Beyoncé, Robbie or Justin selling out stadiums and shifting albums by the bucketload, there's a thousand Abz, Lisa Scott-Lees or Appletons starring in Z-list reality shows and being dropped like hot potatoes from their … Continue reading Beating again: the rebirth of Marvin Humes

TV top trumps: is watching the box now a battle for trend supremacy?

Netflix. NowTV. Sky+. LoveFilm. A TiVo. Series Record. Amazon Prime. iPlayer. 4OD. On Demand. It seems that with the growth of technology in just the last two decades alone that we are being bombarded ever more with impossibly new ways - and new devices and contraptions - to do the thing our humble TVs were … Continue reading TV top trumps: is watching the box now a battle for trend supremacy?

Why Now 44 is still my Top of the Pops

If you've ever seen that episode of 'Doctor Who' where he's stuck in that weird parallel universe and passes a bus shelter poster advertising 'Now 100', you may have momentarily stopped and thought, 'that won't happen anytime soon, surely?' Well, as certain as cockroaches, taxes and Craig Revel-Horwood never breaking a smile once on 'Strictly … Continue reading Why Now 44 is still my Top of the Pops

S Club 7 are back! And here’s why I’ll always be thankful to them…

Regular readers among you may know two things about me by now: 1) that when I'm an uber-fan of a particular artist, it's hard for me, when discussing my love for that artist, to form any coherent stream of logic other than that of a slightly gawky 12 year old fanboy. And 2) the eagle … Continue reading S Club 7 are back! And here’s why I’ll always be thankful to them…

The spider challenge: they’re only scary (cos’ they’re hairy)…

There's one sure sign of how I know one of my favourite seasons of the year, autumn has arrived. You see, apart from the changing colours of the trees, and the slightly nippier air in the mornings, it's meeting one of these little guys on my travels, hanging off such an exquisitely melded web on … Continue reading The spider challenge: they’re only scary (cos’ they’re hairy)…