Django’s Differing Theme Song Versions

I’m watching a TV screening of Kill Bill Volume 2 but only until Match of the Day begins. I’m not a great fan of Tarantino in general. His Django Unchained has some good points but my heart sank when I heard that he was going to pimp off of the great 1966 Sergio Corbucci movie…

Early Thoughts On The Hillary Clinton book: ‘What Happened’

Gosh, she comes off so badly in the excerpts I’ve seen. Knifing the man who stumped for her as hard as anyone in the General Election – something for which he took a lot of heat and something which obviously went against his view of Clinton’s policies and outlook – indicates that Clinton is either…

Europeans singing European

Brian Eno’s twitter feed The upcoming boxed set of David Bowie’s work, from 1977 – 1982, features the “Heroes” E.P. of the great man singing the song in English and in French &¬†in German, both after singing the first part in English. “Heroes” might be one of the best songs of the whole rock era…

David Bowie: the best 15 (today, at least. It’ll be all different tomorrow.).

‘In The Heat Of The Morning‘ (1967 Arthur Greenslade & his BBC orchestra version) There’s just something so pure and delectably time capsule¬†about this, similar to the brilliant The Beatles At The BBC albums, that it’s like a comfort blanket. Bowie sounds like an Anthony Newley-style all-round, ‘light’ entertainer, as I think he still wanted…

Bristol City 1 Aston Villa 1: 2017 – 2018 Championship

TripAdvisor During the glorious 240 seconds or so when City were ahead, the home crowd taunted Villa, to the tune of ‘Go West‘, with: “1-0 on your big day out, 1-0 on your big day out….”. It doesn’t matter. Both Villa and Forest might always get beaten with the stick of their glorious pasts, while…

George Martin Outside Of The Beatles

konbini.com One of my earliest memories is of my father making me watch the Spike Milligan comedy shows on the BBC with him. Milligan’s still one of my all-time heroes: with his comedy; his war autobiographies and his music. This is his own theme for his ‘Q’ shows and, having been exposed to it at…

Bristol City 0 Millwall 0: 2017 – 2018 Championship

(StadiumDB.com) I knew that Millwall would return to the Championship pretty much from when they got their late victory against Bristol Rovers in last season’s final fixture. That sneaked them into the final available place – and I’d love to know the statistics on this – but I’d always bet on the team that makes…

Brentford 2 Bristol City 2: Championship: 2017-2018

It was a great day for football yesterday. The start and the end of the season, with its fine weather and people in shorts and T-shirts sometimes makes me wonder about the value of perhaps changing the run of the season and playing over the summer. The Irish Republic and some Scandinavian countries shift their…

Just One View: ‘Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words’ (2015)

I’ve never seen ‘Casablanca’. I feel like a fake. I think that I’d seen bits, with my grandmother, when I was little and I’ve seen little bits within the great Herbert Ross/Woody Allen film ‘Play It Again, Sam‘ but watching the film as one movie is something that I’ve never done. My excuse? Sometimes you…