Monthly Archives: July 2007

Anglo For Your Ear: Wham!’s “Everything She Wants”

A young, preternaturally talented George Michael long before the sad decline. Who’d have thought, after all these years, that Andrew Ridgeley would be the lucky one?

J.K. Rowling Furious Over Harry Potter Spoilers in Reviews


Anglo For Your Ear: Electric Light Orchestra’s “Strange Magic”

Classic ELO from a 1976 episode of the classic live music show, Midnight Special. A rather gawky-looking Natalie Cole introduces the band.

Patrick Wolf Slams Mika? Also: Amy Winehouse’s Live Show a Shambles

Patrick Wolf, who supported Mika at London’s Somerset House, calls the “Grace Kelly” singer a “twat.” Of course, in this celebrity catfight, I’m on Team Wolf all the way.

Anglo For Your Ear: Simian Mobile Disco’s “I Believe”

There are many contenders for best British song of 2007 so far – Siobhan Donaghy‘s “Don’t Give It Up,” Kaiser Chiefs‘ “Ruby,” Patrick Wolf‘s “The Magic Position,” The …

Marc Bolan Documentary Set For September. Also: More on Victoria Beckham’s Special

ITV will celebrate what would have been Marc Bolan‘s 60th birthday with a documentary in September. Bolan’s much-maligned partner Gloria Jones, who was driving the car that killed Bolan in 1977, will be featured in the …

James Blunt Readies Sophomore Album, Faces Lawsuit for the First One

James Blunt may have the best-selling album of the century in the UK, but in America, he’s still a one-hit wonder. For all the folderol about his success here, only “You’re Beautiful” (a No.

Anglo For Your Ear: Newton Faulkner’s “Dream Catch Me” and “I Need Something”

In the wake of James Morrison and PaoloNutini‘s stateside forays, yet another British blue-eyed soul man with an acoustic guitar is poised to sweepinto heavy rotation on your local adult-contemporary station. Beneath his hippie …

Victoria Beckham’s Critically Trashed Special Nets Solid Ratings

Critics may have savaged Victoria Beckham‘s reality special on NBC, but it actually did pretty decently in the ratings, according to Media Life. “The 8 p.m.

Mercury Prize 2007: Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal Up for Award

It’s that time of year again:the committee behind the Mercury Prize, the prestigious award given to the year’sbest album by a British or Irish artist, has announced the twelve albums comprising2007’s shortlist.