Monthly Archives: April 2008

What a Mess: Poor Amy Winehouse

A good Amy Winehouse trainwreck always elevates The Sun to a certain level of frantic poetry, and man, did she serve one up for them this time: “The junkie singer, 24, is to be quizzed by police after claims she HEADBUTTED a …

Anglo For Your Ear: Curve’s “Fait Accompli”

The smell of sex and sulfur: Brit band Curve launched on to the scene in the early ’90s and brought an edgy, erotic, bass-heavy but feminine edge to rock. Lead singer Toni Halliday was a super-sexy Goth-girl pinup, an heiress to …

Amy Winehouse’s Face Looks Like a Relief Map

The dermatological travails of Amy Winehouse continue, as evidenced by this picture in The Sun. The I-just-stubbed-out-my-ciggie-on-my-cheek look isn’t very chic, no?

Anglo For Your Ear: The Pop Group’s “She’s Beyond Good and Evil”

An early example of the brilliance that happens when punk meets disco. From 1979.

Torchwood and Doctor Who Help Make Wales Cool

Russell T. Davies, creator of Cardiff-set hits Doctor Who and Torchwood, has done so much for Wales’ profile, “there is talk of [building] a statue” in Cardiff, according to The Times.

Anglo For Your Ear: The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Far Gone And Out”

Known for their 1985 shoegazing album Psychocandy, the boys from Glasgow pumped up the volume and tightened up their sound for 1992’s Honey’s Dead, which featured brash, thundering tracks like “Far Gone And Out.

BAFTAs: The Street Upsets Life On Mars for Second Straight Year

Life On Mars denied again?! Many people assumed the show would triumph this year after its surprising loss last year, but, once again, The Street prevailed.

Madonna Scores 13th UK No. 1

Usually, I’d try and look past the song that ousted Estelle from Britain’s No. 1 spot. But today, I’m trying not to be a hater here.

Chanelle: Sex Tape or Epileptic Seizure? You Be the Judge.

A British TV tart is involved in a “sex tape” scandal. Except there’s no sex to be seen.

Pete Doherty: Postcards From Prison

Pete Doherty says “Hi” from Wormwood Scrubs prison and sends a photo.(The Sun)