Some local ladies were offended by the way that Blunt’s marriage ended
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Monday 22 March 2010
Sunday 14 March 2010
As the vocalist in Nineties trip-hop duo Lamb, Rhodes proved herself a grand mistress of melancholia, and though she's since headed folk-wards in her solo guise, her mood remains unlifted.
Sunday 28 February 2010
Tuesday 09 February 2010
The subject was, unsurprisingly, Nelson Mandela and what has been a widespread deification of the great man's lifelong achievements.
Monday 08 February 2010
Bradford manager Stuart McCall has resigned following a meeting with the club's joint chairman Julian Rhodes.
Sunday 07 February 2010
Friday 05 February 2010
Early in Dan Rhodes' fourth novel, a drunk meanders down a darkening street, singing about a soldier and his sweetheart. It begins with the soldier asking whether Frieda will love him if he only had one eye, to which Frieda says yes; and ends with him asking if she'll still love him if there's nothing left of him to love, to which she also assents. In the twisted world of Dan Rhodes, it is described as "a simple song of true love" – a sentiment that perfectly encapsulates his macabre and oddly touching attitude towards love, death and obsession.
Sunday 10 January 2010
Belgian pianist Legnini is a soulful, two-handed swinger in the style of Ramsey Lewis or Ahmad Jamal, and his trio boasts a terrific drummer in Franck Agulhon.
Album: Leif Ove Andsnes, Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition/Schumann: Kinderszenen (EMI Classics)
Friday 27 November 2009
Though lacking an important element when separated from the visual settings devised by artist Robin Rhodes, Leif Ove Andsnes' performance here has much to recommend it. There's his delicate, fluttering touch, almost like a hammer dulcimer, on the "Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle" section, and particularly the way the gossipy, chattering tone of "Limoges – Le Marche" is sustained until it founders on the funereal opening chords of the "Catacombs", in whose sombre progress can be glimpsed the promenading art-lover himself.
Monday 03 August 2009
What are you wearing right now?
Friday 10 July 2009
Citigroup shook up its management yesterday, replacing its finance chief and installing a new head of banking. It comes as the embattled bank prepares to hand the US government a 34 per cent stake in the company.
Wednesday 08 July 2009
Sunday 14 June 2009
Friday 15 May 2009
Author of the touching and memorable Asboville, Danny Rhodes returns with a soldier's tale that delivers a late, and startling, ricochet. Short on hope and love alike, young Glaswegian Scottie takes a well-trodden local path and enlists.
Monday 27 April 2009
Voters in the heart of the Swiss Alps have passed legislation banning naked hiking after dozens of mostly German nudists started rambling through their picturesque region.
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