September 14, 2009


HAVE YOU become aware of the number of music “pro’s” who have taken time off from the studio so that they might advertise a variety of goods on TV? I have.

But I have also recently become aware of similar adverts that are transmitted abroad; perhaps because our pop divas would rather we didn’t see them. And in many cases, I wouldn’t blame them.

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April 22, 2009


WELL, that was a turn up for the books. On hit TV show “Britain’s Got Talent” a rather – and I hope she doesn’t take umbrage – frumpy looking 48-year-old Susan Boyle from our very own Blackburn in West Lothian waddled onto the stage. She could have been anybody’s mum, in her shiny cotton dress and white sling-back sandals.

It was a moment that had every Scot squirming in their seat as she was introduced.     Read the rest of this entry »


January 17, 2009


TECHNOLOGY is a wonderful thing – no, really.


It all started with the briefest snatch of music and one line from a song. It was the soundtrack to a TV commercial for a computer game entitled “Gears of War 2”. Now, it’s not my sort of game, but the 30-seconds of backing music to the trailer really caught my attention. Unfortunately, all I had to go on was one line from the song: “….You already know how this will end.” and a few notes of the melody that stuck in my head. I HAD to know what it was.     Read the rest of this entry »


January 7, 2009

WELL, wasn’t the X-Factor just tremendous? Isn’t it great to see that song “Hallelujah” by Alexandra Burke selling copies faster than they can press them?

Well, no, actually.      Read the rest of this entry »