London, can you wait?

London, can you wait?

  After the cryptic messages. After the teasing. After the seven year itch from his defenestration. After the yearning, the longing and the praying. He will return. Today Martin Rossiter, with a little (maybe more than a little) help from his friends at Star Shaped, has announced that he will return for one final time [...]

Heidi Regan Kills Time – Edinburgh Fringe

Heidi Regan Kills Time – Edinburgh Fringe

Chaos reigns. Not the good sort of chaos...like a messy drawer that, when you start to sort it, reveals a tenner that you had forgotten about. No, the worst sort of chaos reigns. Everything seems a bit, well, hopeless. Bleak. Dire. I had planned to see two shows at the Fringe yesterday but there was [...]

Brothers in Harms

Brothers in Harms

Family. Blood is thicker than water. When everyone else has gone it is meant to be your family who are stood still by your side, resolute, devout, faithful even in the face of disgrace, disappointment and disaster. Romantic? Maybe. Those of a postmodernist persuasion (hello Guardian writers) will tell you that the family is an [...]

Whole Lotta History – Girls Aloud

Whole Lotta History – Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud. The best British band of the noughties? I don't see how it could be any other band. A well oiled, super slick, highly tuned, polished, relentless, pop monster of a group. Shifting records like the internet had never happened and dominating the charts for a decade they were something special, something fantastic and [...]

Choose life…

Choose life…

"What is the worst film you have ever seen?" If someone were to ask me for the best film I have ever seen it would take me a long time to find a definitive answer. It could be Talebi's masterpiece "Willow and Wind" with its high drama wrung from the most mundane of incidents...it could [...]

From the wreck and the rubble…

There are none so blind as those who will not see. The creative worth of Morrissey since 2004's "You Are The Quarry" has been, increasingly, worth less...and less...and less.  Only the most ardent of his disciples could argue that point and argue it they will, hailing every whimper or belch that he releases as further [...]