Month: July 2019

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The mirror scene in The Marx Brothers Duck Soup.

Not all the Marx Brothers films in their heyday were well received, including their mapcap classic Duck Soup (1933). But over time […]

Interview: Annie Hamilton adds some welcome grit to her sprawling indie rock.

A while ago I set myself the task of making sure to check out some of the best emerging musicians […]

Impressions of Claude Monet.

Claude Monet was born on 14th November 1840. He grew up in the French port Le Harve on the Normandy […]

The day the Tour was turned on it’s head: Lemond’s Incredible Comeback.

Thirty years ago today, America’s greatest cyclist Greg LeMond won the closest Tour de France in history, with a victory […]

On my stereo this week: ‘The Wire’ by Haim.

I really like Haim but I do hope I don’t tire of them. While I generally like their 80’s and 90’s […]

Top Ten Lists: The Essential Marilyn Monroe Films

The world would truly be a dull place without the extraordinary charisma and talent of American actress and model Marilyn […]

Classic movie of the week: The Searchers (1956).

John Ford’s The Searchers has been described as one of the greatest Westerns of all time – with its marvelous […]

On my stereo this week: Ed Sheehan, Thelma Plum, DMA’S, Banks & Dope Lemon.

Ed Sheeran – ‘Blow’. Some eight years ago, Ed Sheeran’s career was launched with his EP, No. 5 Collaborations Project.  Today, […]

Songs about overcoming adversity: ‘Who’s Gonna Make My Mistakes’ by Caroline Spence.

Caroline Spence’s third album Mint Condition released back in May this year showcases a singer songwriter in complete command of her sweet […]

“Flamingo is about trying to hold hope and hopelessness together” : Interview with Olympia.

Something exciting has been quietly happening in this country to music that now it seems almost impossible to keep a […]