Melody Maker – April 13th, 1996

Melody Maker – April 13th, 1996

Hello pop pickers and welcome to another trip down memory lane. Forget your worries and cares about Brexit. Forget about the fact that Susan in your office has been looking at you funny whenever you go to the loo. Forget about the fact that your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend is watching a lot of documentaries about polyamory...which may [...]

A Design for Life – Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Through the Wisdom of Britpop #1

A Design for Life – Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Through the Wisdom of Britpop #1

A Design For Life Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Through the Wisdom of Britpop     Chapter One Power/Freedom/Dignity/Love Libraries gave us power Then work came and made us free What price now for a shallow piece of dignity We don't talk about love...we only want to get drunk ("A Design for Life" by Manic Street [...]

Lost Alternatives – Steve Lamacq #2

Lost Alternatives – Steve Lamacq #2

"Most alternative music lived underground. It made a lot of noise, but no-one in the mainstream could hear it…. The nineties would see it go so much further than many of us expected. It wasn’t just the popularity of alternative music which would change; the music was constantly reinventing itself too, sucking in influences from [...]

The Best of 2018…

The Best of 2018…

  After my fellow Britpoppian, @BritpopMemories, shared his views on the highlights of 2018 I thought it only proper that I prove we are not the same person, or the product of some Russian bot farm, as none of you think by providing my own little list of good things from 2018. Are you sitting [...]