Archive:
May 2012

We only had about four cock-ups

Here is the final Eurovision Song Contest clip of the week. This one relates to a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago about a disastrous One O’clock News, because this also features the talkback from the director. Stewart Morris seems to be having a bit of a bad day at the office during […]

Divine

It’s time for another Eurovision Song Contest video. This time, it’s my favourite entry ever. It’s France’s entry from 2008, Divine by S├ębastien Tellier. This was a controversial entry because, in the eyes of some people in France, the song had far too much English in it! So the song had to be partially rewritten […]

8-bit Radiohead

Have you heard that brilliant 8-bit / chiptune / computer game cover version of Kid A yet? If not, feast your ears: Radiohead’s Kid A is probably my favourite album. This fresh interpretation breathes new life into the music I have loved so much for over 10 years. This 8-bit version strips the music right […]

Euro-vision

It is the Eurovision Song Contest this week. I have to admit to quite enjoying the Eurovision Song Contest. It is a good excuse to post this brilliant Belgian effort from 1980 — Euro-vision by Telex. Telex said they had hoped to finish last. But they were thwarted by Greece, Portugal and the UK, whose […]

Dumbarton FC on TV

I don’t watch a great deal of football. That is partly because I find it a dull game. But I also attribute it to the fact that my father brought me up to support Dumbarton FC. Not only are they pretty dismal to watch, but their football ground is over an hour’s drive away from […]

Omnichord

Last week I finally got my hands on something I’ve wanted for a while — an Omnichord. It is a kitsch electronic music instrument produced by Suzuki in the 1980s. It makes a very charming sound and is addictive to play. The key feature that makes the Omnichord stand out from other instruments is the […]

We haven’t got any stories Mike!

I was reminded of this amazing video of a disastrous edition of the One O’clock News from Christmas 1986. The video contains talkback, so you can hear the director and other activity in the gallery. It’s fascinating and stressful to watch! It seems to begin well enough, but the first alarm bell is raised during […]