The Christmas and new year period is the one time that I prefer not to be in the UK. Why travel around the world chasing the sun during our summer, and then stay here when it’s freezing, dark and depressing? Better to hang in there ‘til December and then make good your escape to somewhere [...]
Category Archives: Music
Last Saturday, 27 November, I relived the early 90s, in fine form. When Primal Scream brought out its seminal album, Screamadelica, in 1991, it quickly became the cornerstone of the soundtrack to my student days. Over the 20 years that have passed, it’s been elevated to classic status and its songs are like dear old friends [...]
A cracking gig at Alexandar Palace on Friday night! I’d forgotten how good they are live.
Although he trained as a film student, Mark Romanek first made his name as a music video director. He won critical acclaim for the controversial Nine Inch Nails video, ‘Closer’; spent $7 million making one the most expensive videos of all time for Michael and Janet Jackson’s, ‘Scream’; and received MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) [...]