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Sunday 22 September 2013
The reciprocal half of Gabriel’s I’ll-cover-yours-if-you’ll-cover-mine project Scratch My Back, in which his correspondents respond to his proposition by covering PG songs in return - a round dozen of them, including “Biko”, “Shock the Monkey” and, ill-advisedly, “Don’t Give Up”.
Friday 24 May 2013
Blazing a trail?
Friday 26 April 2013
'Pino Palladino is the funkiest Welshman in history'
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Adam Kammerling writes. Sometimes he performs his writings at spoken word and rap shows. He occasionally appears at festivals... festivals like Latitude 2013.
Friday 22 March 2013
Thursday 21 March 2013
A popular tune by Simon and Garfunkel written after John F. Kennedy's assassination and Chubby Checker's 1960s dance hit "The Twist" will be among 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.
Monday 04 March 2013
The South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba has been celebrated in a Google Doodle on what would have been her 81st birthday.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
Nearly 40 years after Abba burst on the scene, Swedish pop continues to amaze and delight and enthrall. How does it happen?
Friday 05 October 2012
The man who pays his way
Saturday 01 September 2012
If Planet Earth, the acclaimed BBC documentary series that first came to our screens in 2006, taught us one thing, it is that the natural world is endlessly fascinating. It also taught us that a humpback whale calf consumes around 500 litres of milk a day, and that snow leopard cubs aren’t as cute as they look. But as astonishing as the high-definition footage itself was George Fenton’s score, which is now to be heard live.
Thursday 30 August 2012
British musicians are urged to follow in Adele's conquering footsteps and look to Australia
- 2 Mystery of Epping Forest 'big cat' is solved
- 3 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 4 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings