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‘Monogamy will be the death of me’ – the 29 marriages of Scotty Wolfe celebrated in song
Comedy / Lyrics / Music / Pop / Rock / Songwriting

‘Monogamy will be the death of me’ – the 29 marriages of Scotty Wolfe celebrated in song

You don’t hear many conventional love songs from Essex retro rock band The 1957 Tail Fin Fiasco – so the new single Monogamy Pews is predictably not a celebration of romantic marriage. In fact, this track from their latest album The Harvard Tango tells the story of Glynn Wolfe, also known as Scotty Wolfe, a … Continue reading

When Daniel met Isla – a clever and engaging short film ‘One Another’
Film / Romance / Writing

When Daniel met Isla – a clever and engaging short film ‘One Another’

A boring and bored man, unhappily married and hating his job, unexpectedly encounters a beautiful woman. He’s captivated, and she leads him on an exciting adventure. It’s a familiar male fantasy, which has formed the basis for some memorable films – Edward G Robinson and Joan Bennett in Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street (1945) and Gene … Continue reading

Under fire – three dragon films you may have missed
Documentary / Film / Horror / Science fiction

Under fire – three dragon films you may have missed

Dragons are perhaps the most feared, and almost certainly the most spectacular, of mythical creatures. So it’s no surprise they’ve often featured in movies. Recent incarnations include the awe-inspiring dragons in TV’s Game of Thrones and cinema’s Hobbit films, and Starburst listed 10 of the best in this 2019 feature. Impressive as those blockbusters are, … Continue reading

‘One Paycheck Away’ – film will explore the precarious existence of ordinary Americans
Documentary / Film

‘One Paycheck Away’ – film will explore the precarious existence of ordinary Americans

It’s claimed that in 2019, 80% of Americans were living from one pay cheque to the next. A year on [I write this during the 2020 coronavirus crisis], the pandemic has caused economic devastation, with more than 40 million filing for unemployment. Many who were relying on the next pay cheque to pay the rent, … Continue reading

How Talking Pictures found the perfect nostalgic formula
Comedy / Film / Horror / Romance / Science fiction / Television

How Talking Pictures found the perfect nostalgic formula

The idea of a channel devoted to classic films isn’t new, but in the UK Talking Pictures TV has found what seems to be the perfect nostalgic formula. While TCM (Turner Classic Movies) has been around since the 1990s and more recently Sony Movies has launched a dedicated ‘Classic’ channel, these and others tend to … Continue reading

How Carys’s ‘Fat ‘n’ Clean’ charity song could have been much dirtier
Dance / Jazz / Music / Pop / Songwriting / Soul / Wales

How Carys’s ‘Fat ‘n’ Clean’ charity song could have been much dirtier

Many performers have been keeping busy online during the coronavirus lockdown – none more so than actress, singer and writer Carys Eleri, who has released two hilarious comedy songs for charity. Downloads of Fat ‘N’ Clean and Beyond The Fence are raising money for Tarian Cymru, a campaign to make and distribute personal protective equipment … Continue reading