Month: December 2010

BBC SOUND OF 2011 TASTEMAKERS / WHY WAS I NOT ASKED TO JOIN THE PANEL?

After I news about the BBC Sound of 2011 shortlist earlier this week I was curious to know the names of the pundits responsible for helping to compile this list, and found a link to this information via fellow blogger Marvin Spark’s blog. Thanks Sparks! 161 influential UK-based music critics, editors, broadcasters and bloggers helped put together the BBC Sound of 2011 list by naming their favourite new acts. The tastemakers were: Click HERE to view list. I’m happy to see the following names made it []

FRIDAY LAUGHS / UK NEWS: CHERYL COLE ‘TURNS TO GOD’

According to that tabloid rag The Sun convicted batterer of a nightclub toilet attendant Cheryl Cole has “turned to God”. A “source” from the “nations sweetheart’s” PR team told the newspaper, “Cheryl has awakened her spiritual side. She has been tapping into higher powers for answers and guidance. “She’s been doing some deep thinking – especially after malaria. Christianity is closest to her, but she’s open to other religious influences.” The  Sun also went on to add, Cheryl, 27, had a semi-religious upbringing []

UK EVENT: TY’S SOMETHING BIG CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Rapper Ty will round off his European tour in London on the 11 December in London, at The Albany (Deptford). The show will be hosted by the inimitable Charlie Dark and will feature support from Conrad The Scoundral, Debris, Aks and Obenew A. For more information about this event watch the video below.

UK NEWS: KATIE PRICE CALLS LAWYERS ON COMEDIAN FRANKIE BOYLE AFTER HE MAKES JOKE ABOUT HER DISABLED SON

The very controversial Frankie Boyle never fails to shock. That man is something else! This time Boyle infuriated glamour model turned TV personality Katie Price aka Jordan after he told a crude joke which involved her disabled son Harvey (Harvey’s biological father is the worthless former footballer Dwight York), on his Channel 4 show Tramadol Nights. The comedian said, ‘Jordan and Peter Andre are still fighting each other over custody of Harvey  – eventually one of them will lose and have to []

UK NEWS: MP’S VOTE FOR RISE IN STUDENT FEES, VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN CENTRAL LONDON

Today Parliament voted to increase fees paid by university students in a close vote which divided the coalition government, and as you can all imagine this hasn’t gone down well. Upon hearing the bad news demonstrators broke down a door into the Treasury and fought with police who were inside the building, a Reuters witness said. As I type angry demonstrators are rampaging through Central London and attacked Prince Charles and Camilla’s car outside the London Palladium  tonight, where the dated Royal []

THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS STILL RACIST, SAYS NAOMI CAMPBELL

Via This Is London Super model Naomi Campbell accused the fashion industry of racism today as she urged designers to use more black models. The 40-year-old from Streatham said the industry had taken a step backwards, as she collected a special honour at the British Fashion Awards. She told the Evening Standard: “We’re all aware that we need to introduce more women [of colour]. Continue Reading….. It’s good she’s speaking out but tell us something we don’t already know Naomi. Did everybody []

VIDEO: TIM WESTWOOD SENDS NICKI MINAJ A BIRTHDAY MESSAGE

Whoa! the UK barbz ROCK! enlisted the help of Tim Westwood? LOVE THE ACCENTS! THANKU! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrqtyy2uXT4 — Anaconda (@NICKIMINAJ) December 8, 2010 It’s “rapper” Nicki Minaj’s birthday today (who knew?) and BBC Radio star Tim “Big Dawg” Westwood, a long with her UK fans ( her “Barbz”) have taken time out from their busy schedules to wish the “star” a happy birthday. Hilarious! Tim Westwood can go on pretending that he’s a huge Nicki fan but he doesn’t fool me. Typical industry antics. Endorse blatant fraff for the sake of it and to keep others []

A&M RECORDS NOT CLOSING / DUFFY’S NEW ALBUM SELLING WELL

Several days ago I posted a story about Welsh songstress Duffy. The story which was posted on the Digital Spy website ( the original source was The Daily Star), claimed that Duffy’s label A&M (a subsidiary of Universal Music) was closing its doors due to “disappointing sales” of her sophomore album Endlessly, which was only released LAST WEEK!   I wrote that I couldn’t understand why they would label her album a flop when it was only released last week, and the []