Sunday, December 16, 2018

Birthdays

It’s a happy birthday to our favourite Eurovision people, living and dead.

ESC birthdays 27/3 – You wanna feel like gipsy?

Our friends from the Czech Republic are back this year and I, for one, am really pleased. They deserve a break, as their track...

Eurovision birthdays 25/3 – With MY guitar

What's that I hear? You want more song for your money? More than the pitiful three minutes we get these days? Well in that...

Eurovision birthdays 24/3 – I’m not afraid

Those Norwegians are an interesting bunch. They got a Belarussian in to win for them. They had a song with 27 words that won....

Eurovision birthdays 23/3 – All the fans in the world…

OK, so in 1967 there might not have been as many Eurovision fans as there are today. And when the audience attended the 'Grand...

Eurovision birthdays 19/3 – The ship’s sailing tonight

Never forget your roots. That's what my barber always says to me when he sees the odd stray gray hair. And it's the same...

Eurovision birthdays – There’s nothing new… ever

What's this? A woman wearing trousers? Whatever next? Women conductors? Women writers? Women hosts? Oh, wait, that happened before 1966. Maybe because today's birthday...

Eurovision birthdays 16/3 – Let me go to Eurovision

What could be more perfect? A contest in Sweden. A Scandinavian win. A great bunch of songs. A very competent hostess, even if she...

Eurovision birthdays 15/3 – Herzegovina (OK, and Bosnia), please come back

I missed a birthday yesterday, partly because I was on Suur Munamägi with the remnants of Neiokõsõ, and partly because you would be awash...

Eurovision birthdays 13/3 – Children are the future, in 1985

If you can't sing in a language that everyone understands, then sing in lots of languages. As many as the rules will allow. English,...

Eurovision birthdays 11/3 – The first time, the last time, anytime

The Netherlands. Those perennial tryers. Forty years since their last win. I suppose at least they've had a win or two. Or four. Other...