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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.
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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53167325
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
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)
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.