Embrace – Glasgow O2 Academy 28/3/18

Embrace – Glasgow O2 Academy 28/3/18

All you good, good people ready? Great. All that remains is to report on the events that have unfolded in Glasgow tonight. Here is the short version... It was great...better than great...wonderful? Yeah, let's go with wonderful. A night of anthems, melodies, tunes, thrills, spills, soaring choruses and moments that lifted your heart to celestial [...]

After the Party – This is Hardcore

After the Party – This is Hardcore

I'm not a party person. I don't understand why you would want to go somewhere where there isn't Haribo, Netflix and your own record collection and where there are people you don't know and whose confidence, drunken joviality, popularity and good looks will serve only to highlight your own shyness, misery, awkwardness and ugly mug [...]

The Egg

Here comes the weekend. It's Monday. Any Monday. Any week between 1993 and 1997. The weekend is over but the next one is already looming large on the horizon. I can see it. It's right there just after Thursday which is only twenty four hours after Wednesday which is only two days away from now. [...]

Sweet Country

Sweet Country

The debut film from director Warwick Thornton, "Samson and Delilah", was one of the most beautiful, moving, funny and tragic movies of the year...or any other year for that matter. It marked Thornton out as an artist...more than just a man who knew where to point the camera, he knew why he was pointing it [...]

Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

***I'm currently sat in the bar of the Filmhouse cinema in Edinburgh waiting to see "Sweet Country", the latest film from Warwick Thornton. This is my review of his 2010 movie "Samson and Delilah" which was originally posted on myfilms2010*** Can you remember the last time you had some fast food? If you're anything like [...]

Simply Thrilled Honey – Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice

Simply Thrilled Honey – Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice

Triumph and tragedy. Heart and soul. Punk attitude and pop tunes. Temptation and the Four Tops. Girls like you and boys like me. Falling and laughing. Hope and despair. L.O.V.E and love. Edwyn Collins was born in 1959 in Edinburgh.  It's a beautiful city...did you know there's a castle?  But it wasn't where Edwyn became [...]