Friday, February 22, 2019

Birthdays

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

8 February – Your darkness pulls

They say that the music business can be a difficult one to get into, which is probably why the current crop of talent shows...

7 February – He painted colours with his music

From time to time we have to acknowledge that some songwriters get more songs in our favourite TV show than others. After all, how...

6 February – You will know when it’s cold

Did you ever wonder what songwriters are thinking of when they come up with titles? Do they go for something long - like Barry...

5 February – I remember seeing you on the train

I'm feeling old today. I remember songs from the 1980s as if they were yesterday. And here we are in the cusp of the...

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...