Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Right Royal Send-Up

It seems like forever since I’ve seen a new British sitcom I could get properly excited about, but last week The Windsors made its double-headed debut on Ch4, and renewed my faith in home-grown funnies. The series is a wonderfully … Continue reading

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CunkFeed

In anticipation of her upcoming Shakespearean special, BuzzFeed took the opportunity to ask ‘Philomena Cunk’ ten “very important questions”, and then recorded her answers for future generations to study and savour. For example: “Before the internet, if you wanted to upset … Continue reading

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Reconfiguring Kitty

Back on an Ellie Kendrick kick*, I bought a Blu-Ray copy of Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012) on eBay. It’s the Norwegian edition, but it has all the extra features, including a commentary track by director/co-writer Donald Rice, co-writer Mary … Continue reading

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Zappa Fights Zappa

As I’ve mentioned before, Moon Zappa was one of my earliest celebrity crushes, while Dweezil Zappa’s Confessions (1991) remains one of my all-time favourite albums. Besides a co-writing credit for Moon (on the single “Vanity“), a couple tracks also feature … Continue reading

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“Meat And Mead”

[Contains unfettered dragons and SPOILERS!!!] The sixth season of Game of Thrones has finally arrived. Hurrah! I’ve been trying to damp down my excitement and temper my expectations, but couldn’t help feeling a little giddy when I heard that opening … Continue reading

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