As we walked along the cobbled street, admiring the stunning architecture of such a beautiful city, my eyes couldn’t help but wander. The paradoxical clash of worlds so far apart is an intense experience to say the least. Every building stunningly designed and crafted so many years ago, the character of the tiny cobbled streets, the unique smell that hangs on the corner of any quintessential European City and of course the fat Asian prostitute staring back at me.
As I child of the 80’s I am baffled by the current trend of reworking classic TV shows for a new generation. So many shows are being made into feature length, usually animated, movies which generally fail to capture the magic that captivated us as kids. This leads me to question whether or not kids TV of old have actually stood the test of time and can hold the attention of today’s youth. Kids so desensitised to sex and violence may not be as enthralled by the shows that kept me glued to the TV when I was a child.
Although, after mulling it over, it seems that if we look a little deeper and explore the hidden depths of certain TV gems we may just find out that when it comes to 80’s kids TV there certainly was ‘more than meets the eye’.
I love ’80s movies, they’re just awesome. Ghostbusters, Aliens, Ferris Bueller’s Day off, Weekend at Bernie’s, Back to the Future, Goonies and many many more.
However there is one strange feature of 80s movies that has often left me rather confused and perplexed. The necessary hottie in so many of these films is inevitably a munter. Even the female popstars of the day look like rejects from Labyrinth. Here are a few examples:
There is increasing frustration amongst Northern Ireland’s musicians at the announcement of the Northern Ireland Music Awards by AU magazine and Oh Yeah. This act alone was enough to start a war of words on the internet as the Trolls hit sites like Fast Fude and Twitter to complain at the lack of accountability and impartiality of a body and a magazine that are so heavily Government funded. These protesters feel strongly that these two companies do not represent the Northern Irish Music Scene as a whole, but that they exist only to serve themselves. While this is the main bone of contention the musicians also feel that it is not inclusive, as NI produces a wealth of talent across all genres that seem to have been ignored. In other words people want to know what gives AU Magazine and Oh Yeah the right to decide who gets a NORTHERN IRELAND Music Award? View full article »
I’ve heard it uttered in many different situations and in a similar amount of variations, so I finally hunted out (googled) the origins of the actual phrase. According to Bartleby.com the actual quote is as follows… ‘Vasectomy is a simple routine procedure. The surgeon makes a small incision in the scrotal sac, through which he severs the cock eggs from their clacker strings. All this is carried out under a local anaesthetic.’ (Family Planning Leaflet, The Marie Stopes Foundation).
Only joking, that’s a Viz comic piece. I hit ‘paste’ and that’s what came up. I actually refer to the quote ‘The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.’ allegedly by Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, who I only know from the hit series, The Office. View full article »
So it seems another anonymous blogger has appeared online claiming to be the mystery Britain’s Got Talent whistle blower. He claims to suffer from Bipolar disorder and essentially made the whole thing up. Here’s what the internet coconut had to say for himself:
“BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT “FIX” CRISIS – MY APOLOGY
I am deeply ashamed to admit to being the perpetrator of the the recent Britain’s Got Talent “fix” crisis.
Firstly, I would like to offer my sincerest and unreserved apologies to anyone who read that document and for all the distress and hurt I’ve caused to so many people. But in particular, Ronan Parke and his family, Mr Simon Cowell, SyCo, Sony Music and everyone associated with BGT. What I did was wrong and I have no excuse for my actions. That said, I think I owe an explaination to all concerned. View full article »
There have been many accusations thrown at Simon Cowell. From riding Cheryl Cole to being the anti-christ we all usually laugh these off with a wink and a nudge to the legendary music mogul. Even claims of fixing his shows like the X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) are usually dismissed as part of the business by anyone who knows the media world. However some new allegations have come to light that blow everyting that has come before out of the water. An anonymous Sony executive has posted an open letter on line describing the length to which Simon, and his company SYCO, will (allegedly) go to wring every last drop of blood from a fresh act.
“For reasons which will become obvious, I can’t reveal my full identity. But let me just say that, I am an executive with Sony Music UK with many years experience in music mangement. My work involves close liasion with Simon Cowell’s SYCO company (specifically SYCO Music and SYCO TV) and, as a result, I have seen what goes on from the inside and this has left me increasingly uncomfortable about the integrity of Britain’s Got Talent and particularly the workings of SYCO. View full article »
Local Film company Redcap Productions specialise in music videos for local bands and have produced this mind blowing video from Pigstock 2011. An awesome compilation of clips from the best in local music, such as ASIWYFA, Mojo Fury, Farriers, The Bonnevilles, Gacy’s Threads, Kasper Rosa and many more rocking the various Pigstock stages set to ‘Easy Meat’ by LaFaro. If you are part of a local band who are looking a music video, these are the guys to call. Contact details below. View full article »