Monthly Archives: March 2008

Estelle Lets It Rip On Adele and Duffy: “Is There Not a Single Black Person Singing Soul?”

Estelle may have the No. 1 song in the UK right now, but she still has some issues with the British music industry.

Anglo For Your Ear: Donna Lewis’ “I Love You Always Forever”

I know, I know: it took you 12 years to get this horrendous song out of your head, and here I am, bringing it back to haunt you another day. This was a MASSIVE hit back in 1996 for Welsh pop singer Donna Lewis, staying at No.

The Daily Telegraph Dubs Carla Bruni “The New Princess Diana”

Don’t you wish your First Lady was hot like me: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy‘s tour of Britain has the pundits tossing out superlatives. “Poised.” “Serene.

Leona Lewis, First UK Woman In 21 Years To Top Billboard Hot 100

When the last British female solo artist topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, Maggie Thatcher was beginning her third term as UK Prime Minister, the Berlin Wall was still standing, the first Lethal Weapon movie was a huge hit, …

Anglo For Your Ear: Leon Jean Marie’s “Bed of Nails”

Could Britain be the savior of R&B? Think of all the catchy, innovative soul that’s coming out of the UK right now: David Jordan (with his R&B jig “Sun Goes Down”), Taio Cruz, Estelle, Thecocknbullkid, and …

The Empress Has No Clothes: Helen Mirren Is the Queen of Nudism

Nudits – or naturists, as they are called in Britain – have taken Dame Helen Mirren as their queen.

Rick Astley Understands The “Irony” Behind The “Rickroll”

Has-been-turned-Internet-icon Rick Astley finally comments on the “Rickrolling” phenomenon in today’s LA Times. The “Rickroll” is an online fakeout in which bloggers present a link to something salacious …

Anglo For Your Ear: Marc Almond and Gene Pitney’s “Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart”

One of the most bizarre duets ever – and yet it works. Gene Pitney‘s record label reportedly refused to release the single in the U.

Yes, They’ve Made a Video Game of the Paul-Heather Divorce

Play Muccachucka, the Paul McCartney-Heather Mills online divorce game! Throw water on Fiona Shackleton and steal Paul’s money!

Anglo For Your Ear: Massive Attack’s “Unfinished Symphony”

Jump in the wayback machine and listen to some vintage Massive: this one’s from 1991, and it was the band’s first major international hit. You get the sense that Moby has spent a large part of his career trying to …