Music


Thursday Covers: Somebody to Love

No prizes for guessing why this is Thursday cover of the week. I watched this go out live on my aunt’s TV, wondering how on earth someone like Freddie could have died. There were a number of remarkable performances that day but this one from George Michael was my favourite. […]


Atheist Christmas

It’s that time of year where I point well-meaning friends and family, confused at my attitude to the festive season, at a video that sums it up. Tim Minchin nails it: [embedplusvideo height=”390″ width=”645″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/fCNvZqpa-7Q?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=fCNvZqpa-7Q&width=645&height=390&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep9810″ /] It seems more appropriate this year, with half my family on the […]


Music to write to 1

These days I tend to mix up my writing habits in order to prevent myself becoming too dependent on a single setting to write. I don’t ever really want to be one of those writers who can only compose when the wind is blowing south westerly, listening to Puccini’s Madama […]