Posted: 29 Dec 2008 06:03 AM CST
He’s backed up by Professor Willie Ruff of Yale University: “We clearly have European roots too. While it may not be satisfactory and it may not be comfortable, it is what it is. It is in our names, it’s in our music, it’s in our blood," while pointing out the Scottish surnames of Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong.
(Hat tip to The Scotsman).
And that rapping Macbeth lyric at the top of our article? Who else but Mitch Benn…
Posted: 29 Dec 2008 05:08 AM CST
As reports of colourful lights climbing up the valley came in , Weir came to the bashful conclusion that he’d "done an Orson" on the village. How could the Rise and Shine topical songsters ignore this one?
They couldn’t. So Educating Ellie was written, composed, performed and polished in the requisite three hours, and you can find it on our Rise and Shine player on the right, or back at their own website. And here’s me thinking we might be getting a reference to Rita somewhere in there…
Hat tip, as always, to Rise and Shine, and over 1,200 people, from all over the world, who took part in the songs. They will return in 2009, and I suspect we’ll see them on The Daily Dust as well.
Hat tip and congratulations, as always, to Rise And Shine.
Posted: 29 Dec 2008 04:39 AM CST
Cohen’s original, which Christmas charted at #36 has fallen dramatically down to #98.
Over in the Albums chart, Take That continue their dominance, with a fourth week in the top spot, while all the kerfuffle about Britney Spear’s album having the same name seems long gone, as the American starlet slips out the Top 20 to #21 with her Circus of an album.
(Hat tip to The Official Charts Company)
Posted: 28 Dec 2008 08:46 PM CST
Stoke’s Ricardo Fuller did his part to sink his club at the weekend by getting sent off for slapping Andy Griffin. Wait, isn’t Griffin Stoke’s captain and, unless we’re wrong, Fuller’s team-mate?
Why yes, yes he is…
Cue hilarious Dyer-Bowyer footage, if only we had the Benny Hill music lying around:
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