Monthly Archives: April 2008

Anglo For Your Ear: Kitchens of Distinction’s “Drive That Fast”

I would say the awful band name kept them from achieving U.S.

Leona Lewis Makes Billboard History Again

Leona Lewis continues her history-making tear through America: her album, Spirit, is the first debut album from a British solo artist to debut at No. 1.

Anglo For Your Ear: Tindersticks’ “No More Affairs”

Sophisticated baby-making music for the bourgeoisie. From 1995.

Noel Gallagher’s Anti-Jay-Z Comments Ripple Through the Media

Noel Gallagher‘s comments about Jay-Z have triggered a healthy backlash. The Guardian‘s Dan Hancox gets to the heart of the matter: “What did Gallagher mean when he (inaccurately) lauded Glastonbury’s …

Too Late, Girls: David Tennant’s Got a New Lady Already?!

Off the market again: David Tennant is dating another Doctor Who crew member, assistant director Jennie Fava. Sorry, ladies, not quick enough. I hear Hugh Grant‘s available.

Anglo For Your Ear: George Harrison’s “Blow Away”

This is George Harrison‘s take on a cheery McCartney-esque pop ditty. Paul would have made this saccharine; George makes it playful and oddball, as shown by this quirky 1979 video.

The Power Players of British Culture: Tom Stoppard, Damien Hirst…Keira Knightley?

Nicholas Hynter, artistic director for Britain’s National Theatre, has been named The Most Culturally Important Person in the UK by The Daily Telegraph. A panel including Julian Fellowes and Emilia Fox selected the paper’s …

Noel Gallagher Slams Glastonbury for Inviting Jay-Z

Anglo For Your Ear: Edison Lighthouse’s “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)”

Cute British boys take a shot at a Temps/Tops-esque Motown romp. Lead singer Tony Burrows is no David Ruffin or Levi Stubbs, but he comes closer than you’d expect. From 1970.

Bryan Ferry Talks About Nazi Controversy: “Can We Change The Subject Please?”

In today’s Daily Telegraph, Bryan Ferry responds to the controversy over his 2007 comments about Nazi aesthetics. “‘It was like being in some film noir.