Monthly Archives: February 2012

R.I.P. Davy Jones: His Greatest Monkees Vocals

Davy Jones, the British frontman of that proto-boy band The Monkees, has died today (February 29) of a heart attack at age 66, TMZ has reported. A manufactured musical group inspired by the worldwide success of The Beatles, the Monkees …

Iconic British Things No.7: Marmite

If you’re anything like me, the very first thing you want to do on entering a new country is to go to a supermarket or corner shop and look at the everyday things which are common to that nation, but entirely alien to your home. …

Fraser’s Phrases: It’s Just Not On

Sometimes the most innocuous sayings are the ones that that cause the most confusion. In fact, this post came out of a conversation between two Anglophenia writers – one British, one American – about something annoying, a situation …