Today (Saturday 29th July) Norwich decked itself out in rainbow colours and a year’s supply of face paint to mark its annual Pride celebrations. The mood was buoyant, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality with the LGBT+ community and allies gathering in large numbers in the city centre from early in the day.
When in Rome, as they say, get drunk and eat pizza. See, there’s no point doing a review of an eating establishment without putting yourself in the mindset of an average visitor. You wouldn’t review a Michelin starred restaurant in a tracksuit, would you?
Whilst there have been some very questionable covers done in the past, there have also been some corkers. Here is a list, in ascending order, of my twenty-five favourite cover versions that I’ve discovered so far…
Just a quick heads-up today…
Keep your eyes peeled for some posts later this year in anticipation of the upcoming second album from thinking man’s indie band The Granite Shore. Lead singer Nick Halliwell has this time enlisted the help of a certain Mr John Howard on piano and backing vocals, signed last year to his label Occultation Recordings, also The Granite Shore’s home.
And then there was one…
This week, former The Good Natured and Lovestarrs frontwoman Sarah McIntosh has revealed that her stage name for her recently-announced solo venture will be her long term nickname Sazzie.
A printing company has launched a competition for students and graduates to promote themselves in an eye-catching way, for free.
Will it go round in circles? Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Sadly, this isn’t an article about the sublime Billy Preston tune covered by Paul Weller on Jools’ 1996 Hootenanny. (A quick PSA, don’t watch the Weller video on YouTube. It’s not a patch on his substantially better 2001 version on the Jools Holland Big Band CD compilation. You’re welcome.)