Monthly Archives: October 2007

Anglo For Your Ear: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s “Electricity”

Simple Minds and “Don’t You Forget About Me.” Dexys Midnight Runners and “Come On, Eileen.

More Royal Trouble: Prince Harry Questioned Over Killing of Rare Birds

It’s a bad week to be a member of the royal family.

Just days after a royal blackmail scandal, Prince Harry was questioned about two rare hen harriers that were killed on the royal family’s Sandringham estate, The Guardian reports.

Heather Mills Explodes On National Television

Sir Paul McCartney may not have to wake up to Heather Mills ever again, but millions of British television viewers weren’t so lucky this morning. Mills appeared on GMTV this morning for an interview with host Fiona Phillips.

Anglo For Your Ear: Depeche Mode’s “A Question of Lust”

Dave Gahan is the band’s face and, usually, its voice, but songwriter Martin Gore is truly the brains behind Depeche Mode. Gore sings lead on a handful of DM songs, and my favorite is “A Question of Lust,” a ballad …

Blackmailed Royal May Come Forward. Also: Beckham Says Cruise Never Brought Up Scientology

As speculation mounts over his identity, the target of that royal blackmail plot may come forward.

Roisin Murphy’s Accident Is a YouTube Hit

That gruesome video of Róisín Murphy‘s on-stage accident while performing in Moscow has been a must-see on YouTube, mostly due to Perez Hilton posting it on his blog. (Murphy bashing her eye on the chair comes near …

Anglo For Your Ear: Kim Wilde’s “Cambodia”

In her debut video, 1981’s “Kids in America,” Kim Wilde was a bit rough-around-the-edges to the say the least. Her au natural rocker babe look suited that anarchic anthem well, I suppose.

Sex and Drugs and Royal Blackmail: It Wasn’t William or Harry

A member of the royal family has been the target of “sex and drugs blackmail,” The Sunday Times reported yesterday. Two men “demanded £50,000 not to publicize a video, which they suggested showed the royal …

Leona Lewis Wins Chart Battle Over Take That; Oasis Makes a Comeback

Singles for Leona Lewis, Take That, and McFly jockeyed for position over the past week, leaving some suspense as to whom would be No. 1 on Sunday.

Anglo For Your Ear: Lulu’s “Boom Bang-A-Bang”

When Lulu came on American Idol this season as a coach, caterwauling and frightening the contestants, I said to myself, “She couldn’t possibly have been this scary when she was younger. No one would have taken her …