Tag: Music

Melodifestivalen 2016 #4

Melodifestivalen 2016 #4

I felt a little sorry for Linda Bengtzing and Martin Stenmarck, as I watched this morningś fourth heat of Melodifestivalen, the contest which chooses Swedenś entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Martin has previously represented Sweden at Eurovision and was performing in a song co-written by his brother. Linda has previously entered Melodifestivalen, and has … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2016 #4

Melodifestivalen 2016 #3

Melodifestivalen 2016 #3

Though there's still no apparent "winner" for me in this year's Melodifestivalen (the Swedish heats which lead to the final where Sweden's song for Eurovision is chosen) I thought there were some pretty good songs in the third heat. Once again, I woke early, turned on my laptop and television, and settled back to enjoy … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2016 #3

Melodifestivalen 2016 #2

Melodifestivalen 2016 #2

First, the good news:  there was only one song which I thought was absolutely bloody awful in the second heat of Melodifestivalen, the contest which chooses Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Maybe it was too early on a Sunday morning for me, but 100% by Viktor och Natten did absolutely nothing for me. For … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2016 #2

Melodifestivalen 2016 #1

Melodifestivalen 2016 #1

Over the last couple of years, there's been an inverse relationship between the quality of the songs and the quality of the program presenters/comedy interludes for Melodifestivalen, the Swedish finals which lead to the Eurovision Song Contest. In recent memory, the combination in 2012 of Sarah Dawn Finer, Helena Bergström and Gina Dirawi was probably … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2016 #1

Morgan Evans at Sydney Fringe

Morgan Evans at Sydney Fringe

Even though I only discovered him about six months ago, I've become a bit of a fan of Morgan Evans, a country singer from Newcastle. And when I say country, I really mean contemporary country/rock. I'd doubt there's any redbacks on the toilet seat in his repertoire. "I'm going back to Nashville with literally just … Continue reading Morgan Evans at Sydney Fringe