Christmas is a time of celebration, getting together but for many it's not as easy as that. You might be alone, suffering from an illness, going through a break up and so these idealistic images are the equivalent of a slap in the face.
It is sometimes hard to judge what counts as positive, educated influence, and what strays into the territory of appropriation, but it is an extremely important distinction to make.
It's a totally misleading title of course. This post should really be called something like "A List Of 200 Protest Songs
Stepping into Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, Cancun was like stepping into a scene of an old romantic movie. Huge vases of flowers gave a still focus to the gentle flow of hotel life and the grand stained-glass ceiling gave the grand lobby a warm and magical glow
If it's better to be late to the party than not arrive at all, the opportunity to discover a band through their final album
In Francois Truffaut's excellent 1960 film Shoot The Piano Player we see a classical pianist slumming it playing piano in
The media have coined the term 'Blue Monday' to describe the feeling that can overwhelm us mid-January. January is meant to be the first month of a blossoming new year, but for many of us it throws a spotlight on all the aspects of our life we aren't satisfied with.
If you're into your Chicago blues music, you're curious about just how powerful the Mississippi Sax really is, or you're just looking for a small break from the Christmas tunes currently blaring out on the radio, may I suggest listening to Junior Wells?
Last year I was constantly not good enough. Not good enough at my job, my friends, my family, my looks. This year somethings gotta give and it really should be the self beating I keep knocking myself out with.
A short flight from London to Zurich, followed by an hour on a direct train from the airport, brought us to downtown Lucerne, a Swiss city on the shores of Lake Lucerne with views of the Alps, including Mount Rigi, the subject of JMW Turner's masterpiece The Blue Rigi Sunrise.