A ho-hum run at Popular, with one or two exceptions.

Read More · 20 October 2009 · Music

Hey Hey It’s International Incident Day

My first reaction on seeing this clip on Thursday was that horrible sinking feeling of knowing that I was going to have to explain to everyone around me that no, not all Australians are as blinkered as the ones who’ve said they don’t see a problem with it; the rest were crawling under a chair hoping it was a bad dream. Australian TV may once have been guilty of airing the BBC’s Black and White Minstrel Show, but anyone under the age of ninety knows why it’s been off our screens for thirty years.

Read More · 10 October 2009 · Events

After the preceding run of 1985 blandness at Popular, I didn’t expect I would feel so strongly about the Eurythmics.

Read More · 4 October 2009 · Music

Charitable misfires and jungle warfare at Popular.

Read More · 2 October 2009 · Music

September 2009