Filed: Music

Sunday Round-up

Grammar vigilante: Known as the Banksy of grammar, one man has been waging a war on misplaced apostrophes on the shop signs of Bristol for the last thirteen years, armed with his trusty ‘apostrophiser’.

Naked ladies: No, not the usual internet stuff but naked bodies hidden in the landscape through the use of very clever camouflage by Swiss artist Filippo Ioco. Read more ›››

L is for Solomon Linda

Solomon Linda is responsible for one of the most instantly recognised songs heard across the world and yet despite this, he earned little from the composition and was to die unrecognised and in poverty.

Linda was born in 1909 on a labour reserve near Ladysmith in Natal, South Africa. He grew up in the traditions of amahubo and izingoma zomshado music, or wedding songs. Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

Flotsam and eggsam: Last week I reported the death of Kinder Egg supremo William Salice. News that thousands of the egg-based confectionery have washed up on a German beach couldn’t be a coincidence surely.

It’s pants: Hundreds of people went to work sans-culottes this week to celebrate the worldwide No Trousers on the Tube Day. Read more ›››

Lightning Conductor

It has been a busy few days in the run up to Christmas what with shopping to be done, gifts to be wrapped and delivered etc and, of course, darling daughter arrived home from Japan on Thursday much to the delight of Mrs P and me.

The three of us had a trip into Manchester today to enjoy a meal and the Christmas atmosphere before heading to the Bridgewater Hall, home of the Hallé Orchestra, for their Christmas at the Movies concert. Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

Trump’s lasting legacy: A British fan of the president-elect has his face tattooed on his leg with the words ‘in Trump we trust’ because ‘all great art is controversial’.

Meanwhile, in Davenport, Iowa, a Bernie Sanders supporter has also ended up with a Trump tattoo on his back and all because of a stupid bet with his best buddy. Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

On a roll: An unopened roll of Eidelweiss toilet paper issued to German troops is expected to fetch £100 when it goes to auction in Dublin, along with other Nazi memorabilia.

Neo-Nazi vino: Meanwhile, an Italian winemaker has angered just about everyone except neo-Nazis by producing bottles that feature pictures of Hitler and Mussolini on the labels. Read more ›››

Boss Brings City to its Knees

Bruce Springsteen was supposed to be playing to 60,000 people at the Etihad Stadium last night. I say ‘supposed to’ because quite a few missed the show because the city was in a lock down of total traffic chaos.

It was caused by a combination of bad timing – the show started at 6:30pm, coinciding neatly with rush hour – and five idiot drivers who either managed to drive into one of the city’s trams or get their cars stuck on the tracks. I’m guessing people who were unfamiliar with the city. Read more ›››

Mad Dogs

Mad Dogs

My Amazon Fire TV Stick gizmo is proving itself to be pretty well tuned to my tv watching habits, ie irregular and eclectic. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been watching the Mad Dogs whenever I’ve had an odd hour to fill.

I was scratching my head over exactly what sort of programme I was supposed to be watching as I made my way through the pilot. Read more ›››