Category Archives: Rants about Music

Big Steps For Small Children

Although I’m enjoying Drew Barrymore’s new zom-com Santa Clarita Diet, I’m trying to eke it out and only watch one episode a week… and I haven’t gotten around to the new all-female Ghostbusters reboot yet, because frankly I was never … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Musgraves To Y’All!

I don’t generally listen to a lot of Country music, but while conducting my annual search for Christmassy tunes to blast out while wrapping presents and writing cards, I discovered a sparky young “cowgirl” stoner* named Kacey Musgraves. Although the … Continue reading

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Hands&Hugs&Strings&Songs

This week’s episode (#2.6) of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll featured a 13-year-old guitar-playing prodigy, who won the opportunity to hang out with the band in their rehearsal studio, and jam along with them on a couple songs. I was curious to see if … Continue reading

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“Crap! She Looks Crazy Right Now…”

[Contains slushy-facials and SPOILERS!!!] Hankering for a little more Lea Michele in my life, I was lucky enough to find the first season of Glee (2009) for sale in my local Poundland, and promptly set about working my way through … 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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R.I.P. Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

More sad news for British comedy fans I’m afraid, as this increasingly tragic “Giant Killer” of a year claims yet another cultural icon: The much-loved comedienne, actress, singer/songwriter, screenwriter, and director, Victoria Wood. Although I haven’t mentioned her nearly enough on this … Continue reading

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Voxy: Week 14 (of 14!!)

Has it really been fourteen weeks since I first started watching The Voice (UK)? Oy! Ah well, it’s all over now bar the shouting (and bitter accusations of vote-rigging, of course). The Grand Finale began promisingly enough with Cody Frost … Continue reading

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