“Game of Thrones” – Summer Is Coming

What do you see when you look at your calendar? Jun 25th surely seems like it’s still very far away. Actually, if you are a normal person it’s just a couple of months, but for every true “Game of Thrones” fan, it’s an eternity. The TV show’s seventh season’s premiere will happen on that date. After […]

Conrad In The Heart Of The Apocalypse

In February 1899, that is 118 years ago, Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad (born as Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) wrote his masterpiece “Heart of Darkness”. Conrad is considered one of the greatest novelists who wrote in the English language. And yet, he picked up English in his late 20s and, after moving to England, chose this language […]

We Still Love “Oasis”, Even Though The Gallaghers Don’t

For many people, the Gallagher brothers are still the synonym of “Oasis”. Not so fair to the other members of the band, but well… Liam (vocal and tambourine) and Noel (lead guitar, vocal and songwriter) are still regarded as the most popular members of the worldwide popular Britpop band that is no more. Why were they so […]

20 Years Ago Bowie Got A Star In Hollywood (Not That He Called For It)

Let’s admit it. We don’t really care about the star. Neither did Bowie, we take it. We’re just looking for a reason to listen to Bowie. And, while we’re at that, to remember one of his lesser known musical numbers, that would add another layer of irony to this occasion. It was originally written as […]

Two Decades of “Blur” (The Album)

Itâ’s been 20 years since Blur released their fifth studio album Blur. This album was a little bit different from the previous ones. The influence of American indie rock, confirmed by the bandâ’s guitarist Graham Coxon, made the difference. Some thought it wasnâ’t a smart idea, but the album was a success. The first single „Beetlebum“ […]

“Appetite For Self-Destruction” With A Gun And A Rose

Happy birthday, Mr Rose! Sounds a little bit awkward? Ok, how about this. Happy birthday, Mr William Bruce Rose Bailey Jr. Now, that’s better. Anyway, the man who got international fame by his stage name (and appearance) of Axl Rose celebrates his 55th birthday today. He tapped his name into history by singing the lead […]

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