Monthly Archives: April 2008

Anglo For Your Ear: The Streets’ “Dry Your Eyes”

A UK No. 1 for The Streets in 2004, this song confirmed Mike Skinner as a true pop phenomenon and not some over-hyped flash in the pan.

Sir Ian McKellen or John Hurt: Whose Return Is More Exciting?

Yes, Sir Ian McKellen will play Gandalf in The Hobbit.(BBC)

Anglo For Your Ear: Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder’s “Together In Electric Dreams”

I’ve been on a Human League binge in recent weeks and stumbled upon this oldie-but-goodie on a greatest hits compilation. This solo collaboration between frontman Philip Oakey and super-producer Giorgio Moroder was featured on …

Could Black Eyed Peas Become “Cherylicious”?

Would Girls Aloud‘s Cheryl Cole – who is featured on‘s single, “Heartbreaker” – replace Fergie in Black Eyed Peas if she decides to go solo permanently?

Anglo For Your Ear: David Essex’s “Rock On”

Not content to just be a hot sexy man, DavidEssex put out this very forward-thinking pop songin 1973. “Rock On” contains multi-tracked vocals and layers of distortion and effects that are almost hip-hop in their …

Our Thoughts Are With My Family’s Kris Marshall

My Family and Murder City star Kris Marshall was hit by a car in Bristol this weekend, suffering serious head injuries that landed him in the hospital. BBC NEWS is reporting that “he is being treated at the city’s Royal …

Ronson Confirms Winehouse Bond Theme

Seems the tabloids had it right: Mark Ronson told BBC 6 that he and Amy Winehouse are working on a theme for Quantum of Solace and “hopefully, it will get used.” I think that Barbara Broccoli and company should just hire Amy …

Anglo For Your Ear: Adorable’s “Sunshine Smile”

One of the many short-lived shoegaze bands of the early ’90s, Adorable had their moment and flamed out rather quickly. They signed to Alan McGee’s Creation Records in 1992, and they were expected to be as big as The Jesus …

Mr. Madonna: Is Ritchie a Tough Guy or a Kept Man?

The Times takes a look at Guy Ritchie a.k.

Anglo For Your Ear: Nik Kershaw’s “The Riddle”

Nik Kershaw‘s 1984 track “The Riddle” is the sort of catchy, reggae-inflected pop song that should have guaranteed him American radio play. And the colorful, quirky video?