If you know him, let me know. He is aceness itself! In related news, I wasn’t sure whether to be amused or offended when this came up on screen. Someone at SVT seems to be rather annoyed with Hwarlot for not winning! Personally I suspect Carola – that goody two-shoes act fools no-one. (Of course… Continue reading Who is this man?
So… Eurovision is over for another year! I enjoyed the show very much, having loads of favourites (and most of them did well), but I must say the result is a bit saddening. I love Dima Bilan for his 3 amazing pop songs, Never Let You Go, Lady Flame and It’s Not That Simple, but… Continue reading Eurovision: my thoughts on the final
IcelandThis one’s grown on me a lot since first listen – it’s proper Scandinavian-style Europop, very E-Type actually. I love it! 10 SwedenYay, Sverige! A great song of course, but will it get lost among the divas of the night, and will too many people be put off by Hwarlot’s scary face? My mum thought… Continue reading Eurovision Semi-Finals Part 2
My slightly delayed opinions on everything I saw on Saturday. Post-War YearsA boring indie-rock band. The only memorable part of their performance was when the singers hand started bleeding and everyone had to rally round for a plaster. I had one, but I didn’t give it to him. Collapsing CitiesQuite rubbish, but they got gradually… Continue reading The Great Escape, Part 3 (Saturday)
Here are my thoughts, song by song, written as I watched! MontenegroIs this an ode to Lordi? It’s quite catchy actually. Will being the top frienemies of the host go in their favour or against them? 5 IsraelA ballad by a male solo singer, which is quite atmospheric and actually I rather like it. He’s… Continue reading Eurovision Semi-Finals Part 1
BrooklynA French band, but I felt cheated cos they didn’t have very French accents at all. Therefore, what’s the point? They were alright though, at least compared to the next band. Elle MilanoTerrible, so we were very pleased after a few songs when the power went out in the whole street! We were worried, however,… Continue reading The Great Escape, Part 2 (Friday)
This weekend is the Great Escape festival in Brighton – loads of cool gigs I can walk to from my flat! Here’s what I’ve seen so far: Paul Cook & JulianThis really was just a random bloke singing with his mate. It was very boring. 2/10 KaikoA really awful indie band. It was very loud… Continue reading The Great Escape, Part 1 (Thursday)
I’m back at my non-term time home now, and we have Sky TV, so of course the first thing I do is get onto the music channels, and it’s Saturday so I’ve got to watch all the talent shows. Here are my findings: 1. September is the most played video of the moment, it seems… Continue reading I’ve got a tellybox and I’m gonna use it
This is actually a question I’ve been asking, as I’ve noticed recently that Popjustice has taken seriously against the British indie-mush band Scouting For Girls. I will tell you what I think of the band in a moment, but first I must explain the concept of indie-mush. It’s my new term for indie that appeals… Continue reading Popping the Question: What’s so bad about Scouting For Girls?