Book Review: Jay Blades – ‘Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life’

There are many ways to make it, and I took the long way round. For a while, I was very broken, but for the last thirty years I have mostly been trying to help people make or repair things. It might be furniture, it might be a relationship: it might even be themselves ... This … Continue reading Book Review: Jay Blades – ‘Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life’

Pop Essays #19: V feat. Tom and Danny from McFly, ‘Chills In The Evening’

Hello, hope you're having a good Thursday and week generally so far - which is about to be that little bit better as I give you another great hidden gem from my own personal archives with this week's Pop Essays. So without any ado let's get to this week's entry... Artist: V feat. Tom and … Continue reading Pop Essays #19: V feat. Tom and Danny from McFly, ‘Chills In The Evening’

Pop Essays #18: BWO, ‘Sunshine In The Rain’

Pop Essays. It's the series where every Thursday I shine new light on a forgotten pop gem from my vast library for you all. Eurovision fans - and Swedish ones in particular - may be rather familiar with our featured song this week... Artist: BWOSong: Sunshine In The RainRelease Date: 25/02/2008Writers: Alexander Bard / Anders … Continue reading Pop Essays #18: BWO, ‘Sunshine In The Rain’

Pop Essays #17: Diana Vickers, ‘Cinderella’

Welcome to this week's Pop Essays, our series bringing a fresh polishing up of a lost pop music diamond for your eyes and ears. This week: the first single from the second album of an X Factor legend... Artist: Diana VickersSong: CindrellaRelease Date: 19/07/2013Writers: Diana Vickers / Miranda Cooper / Simen Eriksrud / Simone LarsonProducers: … Continue reading Pop Essays #17: Diana Vickers, ‘Cinderella’