What’s The Book? Sidesplitter: How To Be From Two Worlds At Once by Phil Wang. What’s It All About, JG? It’s a not-exactly-a-memoir book that addresses a bunch of topics that stand-up comedian Phil Wang feels the urge to write about – food, comedy, culture and so forth. The book is divided into ten chapters, … Continue reading “Phil Wang, Sidesplitter”
Oh 1999, how long ago you seem. Remember the days when all you had to do to get a hit was turn the tone control on a mixing desk from low to high and hope nobody noticed how ridiculously simple that was? Ok that’s a little unfair, but not everything stands the test of time. … Continue reading “1999 – “Right Here, Right Now”, Fatboy Slim”
We deal with the second song on Please Please Me this episode as we tackle the all-too-aptly named “Misery”. Does the song justify its spot as the second track on the album? How does the style fit with the rest of the tracks? And just why do Pink Floyd get name-checked? eMail: email@example.com Twitter: … Continue reading “Beatles Stuffology Podcast – Episode 4: Misery”
We reach the first track of the first album on today’s episode as we discuss “I Saw Her Standing There”. Does it make for a good album opener? Is it a good representation of the band? And just how well (or otherwise) does the 70’s Lennon cover with Elton John stand up? (hint: not great!) … Continue reading “Beatles Stuffology Podcast – Episode 3: I Saw Her Standing There”
It would be fair to say that Madonna’s Imperial phase came to an end pretty much with the 80’s. Her chart success in that decade was practically without parallel but nobody’s Imperial phase lasts forever. The 90’s were decidedly more hit and miss – there was movie success (Evita) and movie failure (the quite abominably frightful Body … Continue reading “1998 – Ray Of Light, Madonna”
That career in pop music didn’t quite happen for Natalie Imbruglia. You can tell because, really, when was the last time you thought about Natalie Imbruglia? Exactly. The answer is almost certainly “the last time “Torn” came on the radio / was played in the mall”. We are firmly in one-hit wonder land and, you … Continue reading “1997 – Natalie Imbruglia, Torn”
For our second episode of our podcast we dive into the B-side of the first entry, which means we’re covering P.S. I Love You. How does the song compare to its A-Side? Does the structure hang together? And just why do the Chipmonks intrude on the conversation? Click Here To Listen eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @beatles_ology
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