Monthly Archives: February 2008

Anglo For Your Ear: George Michael’s “Monkey”

Hey, why not? Supposedly, this song’s about drugs and its effect on a relationship. Hmmm, and I thought it was about bestiality. Hey, we’re all primates at the end of the day, no?

London, Here I Come: Anglophenia Goes To The BRITs

Yes, for the second year in a row, we will venture across the pond to cover the BRIT Awards Red Carpet. Will a sober-and-healthy Amy Winehouse be Mark Ronson‘s surprise guest? Will Arctic Monkeys actually show the hell up?

Anglo For Your Ear: The Psychedelic Furs’ “Pretty in Pink”

The song that helped make Molly Ringwald into an ’80s icon. John Hughes sure knew how to make a hot soundtrack.

Racism Charges Divide British TV, Music Industries

A BBC reporter criticizes comedian Lenny Henry for his comments about race and employment practices at the company. Reporter Olenkia Frenkiel says, “Lenny Henry calls for a black dg (Director-General). Any black dg?

Anglo For Your Ear: Bonnie Tyler’s “It’s a Heartache”

I’m dedicating this 1977 hit to Cheryl Cole, who is having a rough time of it these days. Stay strong, girl.

Lily Allen’s New Talk Show: Success or Flop?

Did Lily Allen‘s show have a “solid start”, or did it “fail to grab viewers”? Depends on your news source, apparently. Watch the promo.

Anglo For Your Ear: Thompson Twins’ “Hold Me Now”

You’ll probably hear this 1984 tune at least once an hour on your local ’80s station, but who cares? It’s a mighty enjoyable song, with its simple, almost silly bass line.

The Best Hotels, Places To Buy Property in the UK

The Guardian‘s hotel reviewer has selected the top best hotels in London. The Yotel Heathrow Airport – yes, that’s yotel – is No. 1.

Natalie Cole To Amy Winehouse: You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby

Singer Natalie Cole – who is no stranger to the nose candy, let’s keep it real here – criticizes Amy Winehouse‘s Grammy wins: “We have to stop rewarding bad behavior,” the 58-year-old said. …

Anglo For Your Ear: The Coral’s “In the Morning”

The Coral had always worn their influences on their sleeves – a little bit Animals, a little bit Captain Beefheart, and throw in the whole Nuggets collection while you’re at it. 2005’s Invisible Invasion saw them come …