I strongly believe the early 2000s were the “halycon days” of new music, akin to the mid-1990s. So it has been very difficult for me to choose my faves. But here goes!
I am giving away a framed poster of the Magic Numbers (circa 2005 or 2006 after their debut album was released titled The Magic Numbers and/or their follow up Those The Brokes).
For a chance to win the posted please answer the following question. The Magic Numbers consist of family members: Romeo Stodart (lead guitar, vocals), Michele (bass guitar, vocals, glockenspiel), Angela Gannon (melodica, percussion, keyboard, vocals) and Sean (drums).
Are Romeo and Michele:
A. Brother and sister?
B. Husband and wife?
Please get in touch if you know the answer @sabuhi_gard or firstname.lastname@example.org. P&P paid!
There was such a lot of good music in the 1990s, for me it was my favourite decade. So it is very hard for me to choose my favourite songs, but here goes!
If anyone knows me, I like a bit of nostalgia, particularly when it comes to music. In fact, back in 1996, I managed to impress the then editor of Mojo music magazine Mat Snow with my encyclopedic knowledge of every single band (maybe not every) from 1968-72. Not bad for a 22 year old. Below are some of my faves.
I launched my kickstarter campaign for the Accidental Journalist on April 2 if anyone didn’t know. A personal milestone for me, as I had been ‘Umming and Ahhing” about this semi-autobiographical novel for over a decade. Spurred on by COVID-19, my mother’s death and in a state of semi-furlough – I pulled the trigger.
Co-incidentally on the same day, I was very excited to find out that I had a new follower on Twitter (to add to my many – NOT!) in the shape of 90s comedian, children’s author, historian David Baddiel. A fan of ‘Newman and Baddiel’ since the 90s. I felt I had reached another milestone – a famous follower on Twitter!
As the day rolled on, I told many friends and family that David Baddiel was following me on Twitter (it was a ‘slow news day’ in my house). When the penny dropped! I started to question why would a 90s legend like David Baddiel follow me? SO I clicked on his account. To find that it was not the REAL David Baddiel (screenshot above). Boo (Radleys!).