Monthly Archives: June 2007

Anglo For Your Ear: Blur’s “The Universal”

All this talk about Damon Albarn and monkey operas has gotten me on a Blur kick today. This video features an eyeliner-wearing Albarn in a Clockwork Orange-like scene of decadence.

Paul Potts Gets Ripped by Critics. Also: George Michael Compared to Courtney Love

Opera critics have not been kind to Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Chicago Tribune art critic Alan G.

Harry Potter and The “Jarringly Awful” Acting

Before they became worldwide stars through the Harry Potter films, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint were all untrained actors handpicked to play iconic roles. At the beginning, they were merely cute kids, but as their …

Some Anglo For Your Ear: Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill”

My friend Fabio from Rome suggested I post this Peter Gabriel tune. He’s a huge fan and is flying to Locarno, Switzerland to see him perform on July 8th.

Morrissey Cancels More Gigs; Joss Stone Takes On Perez Hilton

Still ill: Morrissey has been hit with a throat infection and has cancelled two more shows, according to Pitchfork. “Under doctor’s orders not to sing for the next three days, the boy with the thorn in his larynx has been …

Spice Girls AND Led Zeppelin Are Reuniting!

Our bland pop world just got a little spicier: after a nine-year hiatus, The Spice Girls have OFFICIALLY announced their reunion and an accompanying world tour. Here are the U.

Anglo For Your Ear: The Catherine Wheel’s “Sparks Are Gonna Fly”

If you like sexually charged vocals and anguished lyrics, you can listen to The Catherine Wheel‘s “Sparks Are Gonna Fly” and store up like a camel for days on end. “I’m living in fits/Can’t get …

Toodle-Loo, Tony: Blair Hands It Over to Brown

Tony Blair exits stage left, and the Gordon Brown era has begun. The Guardian and BBC both have the extensive coverage you’d expect for such an historic handover.

Preston and Chantelle Call it Quits; The “Beatles” Reunite on Larry King

Preston and Chantelle have split, an event so momentous both The Guardian and The Sun are covering it with equal interest.

Some Anglo For Your Ear: Kirsty MacColl’s “A New England”

Providing angelic backup on several Smiths/Morrissey hits, Kirsty MacColl was to the Moz what Emmylou Harris was to Gram Parsons – his feminine consciousness. Plus, she got all the best lines in The Pogues‘ …