Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Birthdays

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

ESC birthdays 4/10 – This is MY column

Tribute act. Are there two more exciting words? An act who haven't got much original stuff, so market themselves as a cover band for...

ESC birthdays 2/10 – Celebrate? Oh, go on then

We all like a good party. We're Eurovsion fans after all. In other words, you there's always time to celebrate something. Unless you're Piero...

ESC birthdays 1/10 – That pious woodcutter had a lot to...

When he set up his little republic in the mountains of the Italian peninsula in the 4th century, Saint Marinus can't have foreseen what...

ESC birthdays 29/9 – Rigel, Delta Cephei, Rho Cassiopeiae

If you get tired of Eurovision, you must be tired of life. Or something like that. Or, you could organise a similar event. And...

ESC birthdays 28/9 – Where would you shelter, given the choice?

People thought something special would happen in Copenhagen last year. There was a show taking place on Mother's Day. A show that contained a...

ESC birthdays 27/9 – Deep inside you’ll see all I kept...

You can't beat a good stage show. But I sometimes wonder how these acts come up with them in the first place. Picture the...

ESC birthdays 26/9 – Who’s up for some ringing of cymbals?

Yes, I'm back. I was out searching for some flying haggises that had been seen in Võrumaa, and you can't ignore a claimed sighting...

ESC birthdays 24/9 – Stay as YOU are. Yes, YOU

Do you remember the 1980s? That time of no televoting, Good results for some countries that don't do as well these days, and quality...

ESC birthdays – Welcome to Europe’s Frenchiest island

When all else fails, your final line of defence in the world of songwriting is to compose a song about geography. No, not the...

ESC birthdays 22/9 – She’s a stone and I’m a volcano

Some may have noticed that Spain doesn't often get good words off me. As I keep pointing out, it would be a dull old...