Sunday, February 17, 2019

Birthdays

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

4 February – Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

I mention from time to time that we love someone who tries. Even though they'll never be the continent's favourite. Often through no fault...

3 February – The pain is gone

It's always hoped that a good song, a popular song, will score well. Especially if it's well-performed by a seasoned singer who can turn...

2 February – There is a woman who is larger than...

It's winner time! Yeah, winner time! You know the ones. They scored more points than the countries they were up against. Except in one...

1 February – I know, you know, that the morning is...

Are you from a country that's never won our favourite TV show? How do you feel? Do you think that one of your...

31 January – The only treasure I’ll ever have

People win the contest. From time to time anyway. There could be some contests where no song should have won, and the EBU should...

30 January – Na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na

We have our fair share of ballads, floor-fillers and other songs with very carefully crafted lyrics, designed to reel in the casual voter and...

29 January – We were walking in old Bruxelles

I mentioned yesterday that songs had certain themes. Usually involving love. And, thankfully, very rarely about domestic abuse. But there are certain get outs...

28 January – Mama let the devil in her house

Isn't it always the way that most songs have themes running through them. Falling in love, falling out of love, tributes, those sorts of...

26 January – Dreams in the hearts, which are dull and...

Legend is a word used way too much these days. Someone can spend three minutes on a stage, sing a song in a mediocre...

25 January – I need you more than air

Who doesn't love a good thigh-slapper of a song. It's more than just plain old Schlager. A good old banger that will fill a...