French 80s Pop Triple
Aug24

French 80s Pop Triple

If someone asked you what you thought was the most perfect period in music history what would you say to them? The era of Mozart? The birth of the blues? It’s probably different for everyone and there’s no real right answer. Of course, nobody in their right mind would pick 1980s French pop and then try to justify it by pointing out that the music was quite likely deep and meaningful if you knew what was being sung and that...

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Get Ready Triple
Jul14

Get Ready Triple

Remember when I used to post a threesome of videos (usually music) every weekend without fail? No, me neither. Anyway, let’s have a trio of music videos that – wait for it! – are all the same song! I know! What am I thinking? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to determine which of the following performances is just so, so horrible it should never have been allowed to live… and yet…...

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The Eurovision Song Contest Is Broken
May19

The Eurovision Song Contest Is Broken

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest. I recall, when I was young, being wowed by the spectacle and the amazing fact that it was a show being broadcast all over Europe, bringing so many different people together in a moment of continental hilarity. And in later years it was something special too; something that hit the nostalgia nodules of the brain just right, something different from all...

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Movie Music Triple
Mar09

Movie Music Triple

Three music videos all pulled from movies that I both own and love. So you’re getting recommendations for good music and good movies in one go! You lucky, lucky bleeders! First off, something upbeat and fun, from the movie Go. Philip Steir featuring Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride Wherever there is injustice, you will find us. Wherever there is suffering, we’ll be there. Wherever liberty is threatened, you will...

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Lounge Triple
Feb23

Lounge Triple

Ah, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve played a little bit of old lounge music to friends or colleagues and been met with a stare that says “are you out of your mind?” Yes, some of it sounds like it could accompany long elevator rides but I still like it; it tugs at my nostalgia ganglion and releases warm showers of endorphins. But enough about my bizarre biological processes! Enjoy a trio of soft...

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Top Of The Pops 1978 Triple
Feb03

Top Of The Pops 1978 Triple

1978. The year after the Queen’s silver jubilee. And that’s about it. Three whole channels of televisual entertainment could be everyone’s for the low, low price of the licence fee, such entertainment to include, of course, Top of the Pops. Excluding all the bits featuring convicted-by-public-opinion paedophiles and sexual predators, it’s still wonderful to go back and look at some of the performances now....

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