YouTube-podcast I obviously too young to remember The Specials, who broke up when I was 12. And yet all this is instantly recognisable and it’s easy to see why this was the headline act for so many.
YouTube-podcast From Dizzee Rascal to the end of Lily Allen. I guess that cover of Britney Spears Womanizer is ironic… but irony is well overrated. Lily is much better sticking to her own stuff, which gets better all the time.
YouTube-podcast Who cannot love Dizzee Rascal? He’s not just a rascal… he’s totally bonkers! And when we heard the sirens coming we jumped. Easily the highlight of V Festival 2009.
YouTube-podcast One of the things that makes a music festival so interesting is finding yourself watching an act you would never normally bother — just to kill some time — and being taken by surprise. So it was with Tynchy Stryder, who kicked off Sunday at V for us with a barnstorming performance Continue reading
YouTube-podcast Like Ladyhawke, MGMT barely engaged with their Staffordshire audience, managing nothing much more than, ‘I don’t want this to sound bad, but thanks for not going to see Oasis.’ Like Lady GaGa, they saw much of their audience drift off to see Oasis. Fortunately, those that remained were generous. They threw themselves Continue reading
YouTube-podcast Lady GaGa is all about the hype. Where has she come from? How has she become so big so soon? Et cetera. There was a great crush in V Festival, Staffordshire tent. This was where people wanted to be. Perhaps they would one day tell their great-great-grandchildren this was where they had Continue reading