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My head has just exploded

Rockabye Baby have a lullaby version of Lullaby by The Cure. If you've not heard of Rockabye Baby they're repackaged versions of hits slowed down to more somnolent pace. Except for the versions of Coldplay songs obviously. If you haven't heard any of them...

The Christmas Number One

The biggest number one single of the year will be decided this week. Since the advent of awful ‘reality’ TV, what has happened for the past few years is that the winner of Pop Idol or the X-factor has been hyped into the number one spot. This year...

The Atheist equivalent of Christian Rock

“I suppress a shudder at the prospect of an atheist equivalent of Christian rock. Please, no.” Heather @ Why Don’t You Blog? It’s not as bad as you might think. I’d argue that with lines like I needed a break when your book about dreams...

How the Germans saved Eurovision

I thought I’d return to the Eurovision Song Contest as I promised last May. The 2006 contest was entertaining, but as they have been for a long while now the Germans were underappreciated in my opinion. It’s the Germans who have saved Eurovision. Guildo...

It’s the cultural high point of the year

Above is Daz Sampson’s Teenage Life, the UK entry for Eurovision 2006. It could be a classic this year. Finland have sent Lordi, Germany have sent their best entry since Stefan Raab (inventor of wok racing) with Texas Lightning. Iceland’s entry...