Parklife vs The Great Escape

Parklife vs The Great Escape

  Let's get ready to rumble. Or something. On the most recent episode of the Mild Mannered Army Podcast, Nick Amies and I discussed the merits of the third part of Blur's "Life" trilogy; "The Great Escape".  This followed on from our previous discussion to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the *greatest album of the [...]

Britpop Cinema, Matt Glasby

Britpop Cinema, Matt Glasby

With the arrival of a sequel to the much lauded, and even mucher loved, "Trainspotting" coming down the tracks, author Matt Glasby decided it would be a good idea to revisit the original and place it in the context of the other films of its time.  From that idea has come "Britpop Cinema" where Glasby [...]

The Same Old Song…

The Guardian. Home to a veritable army of people who know better than you and who are happy to let you know it. From their politics to their culture...everything you think or like is bad and they will explain, in agonising detail, exactly why.  No review, think piece, article or coverage of shoes comes without [...]

Spice Up Your Life – Brit POP

Spice Up Your Life – Brit POP

Facts is facts. Much as your local postmodernist bore would like to tell you that four plus four isn't always eight because four raindrops plus four more raindrops actually makes something other than eight raindrops, there are still things that are true. You can take these facts to the bank... The debut album from The [...]

Parklife at 25 – Podcast Episodes

Parklife at 25 – Podcast Episodes

Nick Amies and I spent a bit of time dissecting, examining, investigating and blethering about "Parklife" a few weeks back. It is strange to think that it is now 25 years old and that when it was released Nick and I both had a full head of hair and were carrying about a stone less [...]