http://www.youtube.com/p/B9897D8625FB9D4D Sylvia Night – CongratulationsHaving now had some time to think over Thursday’s tragic loss, I have a few theories of why it happened. Firstly, Iceland, like Belgium, is very far away from most countries in Europe. If you look at the list of entrants this year, 20 out of 37 would definitely be classified… Continue reading DP:UK


It’s so lovely how everyone’s getting so enthusiastic about Eurovision around here – there are English flags everywhere, in the windows of shops and houses and even little ones on people’s cars! But do you think someone should tell them it’s not just England entering but the whole UK?

New Pop On The Block

The Kooks – She Moves In Her Own WayThe last 2 Kooks songs were quite enjoyable considering their NME-friendliness, and I’m sure this one will get just as much coverage in the indie Smash Hits, but I personally much prefer it – there’s something really likeable about it that made me smile when I first… Continue reading New Pop On The Block

Voting time!

Which of these singles are best? Pet Shop Boys – I’m With Stupid BWO – Temple Of Love Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean – Hips Don’t Lie Infernal – From Paris To Berlin Rihanna – SOS (Rescue Me) The Similou – All This Love Agnes Carlsson – Stranded Andy Bell – I’ll Never Fall In Love… Continue reading Voting time!

My heroes!

Look, the new BWO video! It’s not quite as helpful as the one for Temple of Love, which had lots of temples in it to encourage me to practise for my architecture exam (which is on Monday, argh! Better get Halcyon Days on the stereo!), but it fits the song well and Martin and Marina… Continue reading My heroes!


http://www.youtube.com/p/CC94BF279DB99829 First up today is a clip from (I presume) Belgian TV, showing Kate Ryan’s first rehearsal for Eurovision. I never expected to say this, but I’m totally on Belgium’s side this year because the song is fantastic and the new dance routine looks great too. And best of all, the notorious “knee-swing” is still… Continue reading DP:UK