Going to the dogs

It is Monday and I am laughing.

This may be because I am mad.

Or it may be because I just stumbled across the latest gem of a video from OK Go!

Or it may be because OK Go! are mad.

Maybe all of the above are true. Whatever, enjoy it […]


Headed off for our first live encounter with OK Go on Saturday.

Yes, that’s right, these guys:

OK Go – Here It Goes Again from OK Go on Vimeo.

But don’t fall into the trap of thinking that they only do treadmills and quirky videos. They also do pretty blooming brilliant live performances. […]


By the time we arrive, the support band are already on stage. They are playing with great enthusiasm, many power chords and much volume.

I have no idea who they are, but since Mr TLC is our household musician and a master of musical trivia, I generally assume that he knows all such things, so […]

I Am Malcolm

I used to have a good friend called Malcolm. (I really did – that’s his actual, genuine, real name – a first for this blog.) Sadly, these days I’d have to place Malcolm on a list of former friends. We didn’t fall out or anything, it was just one of those drifted separate ways things. […]

Son Para Todos at The Punchbowl

Some months ago I decided, along with a group of like-minded friends, that I had made my last visit to The Punchbowl in Crookes. It wasn’t a great pub, and we didn’t go there all that often, but it made a good place to start the Crookes to Broomhill pub amble. Sadly, the then manager’s […]


Last week’s earworm was not good. Not at all. Tarzan Boy by Baltimora, a song that I had managed to erase from my mind, featured in a TV programme that we watched. I can’t stand the bloody thing, so naturally I couldn’t stop singing it. Woe-oh-woe-oh-woh-oh-a-oh-woh-oh-ahhh…

Yes, woe indeed. And “Woah!” would have been […]


We encountered an endangered species yesterday evening.

Name: Undercover (important warning to those following this link: beware eye-watering colour scheme!)Habitat: Local PubDescription (mine): Local band playing covers of assorted rock songs by the Chili Peppers, Kaiser Chiefs, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Snow Patrol, Spin Doctors etcDescription (theirs): Sheffield 4 piece covers band with an indie groove […]


It started with this:

I couldn’t stop singing that tune. Mr TLC is convinced that it isn’t the song I like, he thinks I like admiring the naked man in the Visa advert. Tsk.

Finally I found out who I was listening to:

In case anyone else didn’t know, that’s Whitey, […]

What KT Did

Do you want to know a secret? KT Tunstall has an imaginary friend. I know this because she told me about him. Only she doesn’t know that her friend is imaginary, she thinks he’s real.

Of course I haven’t actually been hanging out with KT herself, she told me and a couple of thousand other […]

Thank you very much

Tuesday 8th January 2008 would have been Elvis Presley’s 73rd birthday, but for the tiny detail that he departed this world 30 years ago. However death has been no barrier to success for Elvis: he has sold records, earned a fortune and even been on tour, so a small thing like a birthday party […]