Articles Tagged 'Elvis Costello'

Doctor Martens in action (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

10 British Brands You’ll Have Discovered in UK Pop Culture

Language is just one of the hurdles it’s necessary to get over in order to foster better understanding and communication between the U.S. and the U.K. And as it looks like we’re going to be debating spellings for a while to come, it’s probably a good time to also try and clear up any confusion […]

Benedict on Sesame Street[2]

WATCH: 17 British Celebs Starring on ‘Sesame Street’

The Sesame Street theme song asks the age-old question, “Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?” The directions might be a little tricky if coming from the U.K., but some of our favorite British actors and singers have made their way to the famous street. Julie Andrews kicked off the trend in […]

Marcus Mumford and Elvis Costello

WATCH: Marcus Mumford Sings New Bob Dylan Lyric

Seeing as Mumford and Sons are taking a break for the moment, this the only opportunity to hear Marcus Mumford’s voice wrapped around something new for a while, and it’s rather sweet. “When I Get My Hands On You” is Marcus’s contribution to Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, a compilation of songs […]

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10 British Things About The Whedonverse

Joss Whedon’s take on Shakespeare’s proto-romcom Much Ado About Nothing hits American movie screens today, proof positive of the man’s abiding affection for all things British. In fact, there’s scarcely a Whedon project in existence that doesn’t have at least one favorable British element in it somewhere. Here are nine further examples, starting with the most […]

Ten Great British Songs Performed By Muppets

Note: some of these are songs performed with Muppets as well as by Muppets. But there are songs and there are Muppets, so that should be good enough for anyone. “Ob La Di, Ob La Da” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVLkRixjHo8 The Muppets did a TON of Beatles songs: everything from “Blackbird” to “In My Life.” This is one […]

Five Great British Songs About Coppers, For ‘Copper’

This Sunday (August 19, at 10/9c) sees the premiere of BBC America’s hottest new show, the police drama Copper. So, to warm you up for a little bit of 1800s criminal action, here are five songs from the other side of the Atlantic, and the wrong side of the law: “Police and Thieves” by the […]

The Brit List: Five Great British Songs Criticizing America

We already looked at five British songs in praise of the US of A on Monday, so, purely in the interests of balance, and without meaning to start a global musical conflict (although I for one would welcome some new songs that are not about The Club), here are five songs expressing the opposite point […]

Five Great British Nerdy Pop Stars

Pop stars are supposed to be beings made of pure charm and sexual energy. They need a fulsome knowledge of the work of Isaac Asimov like they need tooth decay. Nevertheless, a few nerds – like Thomas Dolby here – have managed to make their way through the prom night popularity contest that is the […]

Five Songwriters Who Deserve The Comic Book Treatment

This November, at the Tucson Comic-Con, a new comic will be launched, called Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths. It’s the 78-page brainchild of publisher Shawn Demumbrum, who brought in artists like Christian Vilaire, Henry Barajas, Jeff Pina, and Shelby Robertson, to help him illustrate a series of stories which […]

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