I went through a phase when I was a music journalist of collecting badges, mostly in the late 90s and early 2000s. Above are a few. Can you name some of the bands? More to come. Meanwhile, a great song with ‘Badge’ in the title!
Thrilled to bits that some of my Indie music heroes are following me on Twitter. Sad I know. But a follow from Cornershop and Mansun’s lead singer Paul Draper – means the world. Also a ‘like’ from Tim Burgess. Ta – very much.
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.