Some people follow singers and bands, but it takes a special kind of obsessive to follow a record label. Small indie record labels were willed into existence as a result of major label complacency; they were a necessary presence, a revitalising shot in the limp arm of a dying, overblown music industry back in the… Continue reading Three Record Labels And Some Records
Nu-Metal. Everyone hates and disdains it, but for teenagers hooked on S Club 7 or Steps, it was poppy enough to lure them away from the fake smiles and slick dance routines, and loud enough that it appealed to their burgeoning - some might say inevitable - rebellious streak. Just like other genres of music,… Continue reading The Night Nu Metal Died…Or Did It?
Hall Of Fame is the strand of this blog where I discuss my favourite things. It might be a book, an album, a movie or a video game. The Britpop boom saw nearly every band with a guitar get signed up by a major label. Sometimes these bands were very recognisably Britpop in their appearance… Continue reading Hall Of Fame: Disgraceful by Dubstar
I've always loved Halloween. It's my birthday away from my actual birthday. Christmas is for the family, Easter is for the kids, but Halloween belongs to me! I dress up too much, so Halloween is a chance for me to kick back and have fun. From the 1st of October until the 31st, I… Continue reading Three Spooky Books and Some Creepy Tunes for Halloween
As things change, things also stay the same. A mystery assailant with a grudge against high-profile officials sends bombs in the US Mail. Sabrina The Teenage Witch gets up to silly magical hi-jinks with the help of her two kooky old aunts. RuPaul hosts a chat show crammed with celebrity guests. You might think I'm… Continue reading Being A Teenager In The ’90s
Hall Of Fame is the strand of this blog where I discuss my favourite things. It might be a book, an album, a movie or a video game. Pop music in 2005 was a foreign country and I'd lost my passport just like Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud. The borders in pop were vast, the… Continue reading Hall Of Fame: Anniemal by Annie
Playlist is back! Today's musical choice is... The History Of Apple Pie! They're a flawless fantasy band whose soundtrack is the background for a John Hughes movie which doesn't exist. Their debut album is out now and you must go and buy it at once. Create a scene in the John Hughes movie of your… Continue reading Playlist