Mark Savage (@mrdiscopop)

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BBC music reporter, pop blogger, composer, lemonade drinker, lemonade thinker, tinker, tailor, soldier, spy, hamster, potato. These are my views, not the BBC's.

http://www.discopop.co.uk/blog/

London

2009-01-16 10:39:50

You can hear the splendid Mark talking about this in  #TheNewsroom 10gmt/11bst  @BBC World Service. Not making any promises about how fast we'll be talking.

Pop music is the fastest it’s been for a decade... and it’s getting happier, too.

Pop music is the fastest it’s been for a decade... and it’s getting happier, too. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53167325

So, my report on happy pop songs has culminated in MNEK singing Agadoo on Breakfast TV.   

“I mean, it doesn’t represent me culturally...” 😂 😂 😂 

(Love you @mnek!)

So, my report on happy pop songs has culminated in MNEK singing Agadoo on Breakfast TV. “I mean, it doesn’t represent me culturally...” 😂 😂 😂 (Love you  @MNEK!)

Pop music is the fastest it’s been for a decade... and it’s getting happier, too. 2

Pop music is the fastest it’s been for a decade... and it’s getting happier, too. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53167325

"A lot of young black journalists burn out really early in their careers and it's really because that mentorship is missing," says  @Rachel H., editor-in-chief at  @Okayplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53309953

Now that the legal proceedings have been concluded, we can comment on the departure of Tom Meighan from the band. Full statement below. Kasabian x

Now that the legal proceedings have been concluded, we can comment on the departure of Tom Meighan from the band. Full statement below. Kasabian x

The relaunch of ground-breaking hip-hop site  @Okayplayer has been bumpy, to say the least. But that shouldn't overshadow the achievements of its editor-in-chief  @Rachel H., who was gracious enough to have a long & frank discussion about the process. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53309953

Yes, because his emotional distress is the important bit 🙄

Yes, because his emotional distress is the important bit 🙄

Just read about the Japanese word kuchisabishii which is used to describe the feeling when you’re not hungry but you eat because your mouth is lonely, and I don’t think I’ve ever loved a word more.

RIP Ennio Morricone.

Modern Cinema wouldn't be the same without you. 

And - in what is perhaps my favourite bit of trivia - indie-dancefloor-powerhouse BLUE MONDAY wouldn't be the same, either... (@peterhook)

RIP Ennio Morricone. Modern Cinema wouldn't be the same without you. And - in what is perhaps my favourite bit of trivia - indie-dancefloor-powerhouse BLUE MONDAY wouldn't be the same, either... ( @Peter Hook)

Very honoured to be part of this list. Jam & Lewis are two of the best in the business. (And wonderful people, too, I'm glad to report).

1) A Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis reading list.

1) A Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis reading list.

Tom Meighan has pleaded guilty at Leicester Magistrates' Court to assaulting his former fiancee - a day after he announced he was stepping down from Kasabian.

Kasabian singer Tom Meighan is due in court on an assault charge, a day after announcing he was leaving the band. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-53319170

"Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time," said  @KasabianHQ in a statement. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53306138

Feeling down? Here's Ja Rule advertising a Greek Deli in LA.

Some good news, which will come as a relief to the theatres, galleries, musicians, actors, venues, and technical staff who’ve been lobbying for a rescue fund. Remains to be seen how the money will be divided up - but looks like a healthy figure.

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