Tag: Music

  • 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.… Read the rest

  • 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.… Read the rest

  • Country Music in 2015

    Country Music in 2015

    2015 was the year in which I’ve begun to reacquaint myself with my love of country music. As I wrote a few months ago:

    Despite my inner-city reputation, I actually know a fair bit about country music, and I have lots of great “special experts” to draw upon to supplement the areas in which my knowledge is a little short.

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  • På svenska

    På svenska

    This week, Swedish TV SVT, has announced the hosts for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest as Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede. I’m really excited about this, as I like them both very much.… Read the rest

  • 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.… Read the rest

  • Neneh Cherry

    “For her first time in Australia, it would have been good to have some more of her older songs”, my friend said, as we made our way out of the Sydney Opera House tonight.… Read the rest

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