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Hugh Laurie's Didn't It Rain well worth a listen

Posted 9 months ago by savagew with 0 comments

I loved Hugh Laurie’s first album Let Them Talk. His follow-up, Didn’t it Rain, released on Warner Music Entertainment, is more of a grower. Including songs from early pioneers like WC Handy (St Louis Blues) and Jelly Roll Morton (I Hate A...

Turn TOWIE and co into The Hunger Games, then I'll watch

Posted over 1 year ago by savagew with 0 comments

BILLIE Faiers says she would shake things up on The Only Way Is Essex by axing some of her co-stars. Funnily enough, I had a similar idea while watching Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence get up (fall down and then get up again, poor girl) to receive...

Turn town's empty shop windows into pop-up art displays

Posted over 1 year ago by savagew with 0 comments

Wandering around town the other day, getting more and more depressed by every to let sign and boarded up window, I had an idea. I know, it came as a surprise to me too. I tend to walk with my head down, not because I’m afraid of being mobbed by...

Singers and bands - I want you

Posted over 1 year ago by savagew with 0 comments

Calling all singers and bands, help me celebrate Ipswich and the surrounding area’s amazing musical talent. I'm looking to profile unsigned acts and need performers and even fans to get in touch. The rules are simple, there are no rules and remember...

Is anybody else out there sick of celebrity reality shows?

Posted over 1 year ago by savagew with 0 comments

Pamela Anderson versus Keith Chegwin; not a phrase you hear every day. The Baywatch babe made a bit of boob of herself during the return of Dancing on Ice, suffering a costume calamity in the dance-off. Many men were probably wishing they’d voted...

It's the end of the world as we know it...

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

TV schedulers have obviously bought into the whole world ending next Friday; there’s nothing decent on over Christmas or the New Year. The Mayans have been a bit vague about the impending apocalypse.Comets, giant solar storms and even a collision...

Why it may be okay to get excited about Star Wars again...

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

I didn’t realise Star Wars creator George Lucas read my column. Where else would he have got the idea to sell Lucasfilm and let somebody else have a crack at carrying on the saga? Even better, new owners Disney have greenlit a new trilogy set after...

Play my new game - The A(lcohol) Factor

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! is back. And? If they want to boost viewing figures give this year’s bunch of D-listers a week’s worth of kangaroo testicles and bugs to eat and see who resorts to cannibalism. Can you imagine...

Poole was right to get the X Factor boot

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

Ah, cries of “fix, fix”; now X Factor’s really back. Sorry disgusted of Twitter, but Carolynne Poole got the lowest number of public votes so deserved to go. Should she have been in the bottom two with Rylan Clark? No, the awful MK1...

Check out our new live music forum @LoveMusicsufk24 on Twitter

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

IF you love music - whether it’s playing it or listening to it - then our newly launched live music forum @LoveMusicSufk24 on Twitter is for you. Featuring the latest news on who’s playing where and more, we want to make it the place where...

I'm bored of pretty young things on the TARDIS

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

AS epic as the latest trailer for series seven of Doctor Who looks, I wonder if time’s running out for the series. If you didn’t catch the 90-second clip, which aired on BBC1 the other night, it featured [spoilers, sweetie] the return of the...

Are the Olympics over yet?

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

I’m already counting down the days to the end of the London Olympics. I may watch the opening ceremony tonight, being allergic to alcohol it sounds like the nearest I can get to suffering a blind drunk induced delusion safely. Danny Boyle’s...

I don't care who killed Rosie Larsen

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

Sorry Linden , but I don't care who killed Rosie Larsen. When the US version of The Killing started it reminded me of Murder One and Twin Peaks . Now it's just dead boring. By Thursday I'll have 12 episodes of season two sat in my Sky+ box. I can't bring...

How dull and disappointing was Prometheus?

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

IN space, nobody can hear you scream. Watching Prometheus, everybody could hear me yawn. What a dull, disappointing addition to the franchise. Everybody I’ve spoken to about Sir Ridley Scott’s return to the universe he created more than 30...

Tell me your Oh **** Moment

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

If I get to just one Pulse Festival show this year it’ll be Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe’s The Oh **** Moment. The Fringe First winning show, at the New Wolsey this Sunday, is a conversation around a desk for brave souls to hold their...

I'm not sure my smart phone is that smart

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

I was playing around with my new phone, a Galaxy S2, and came across the following warning when I pulled up the Google Maps Navigation. "Google Maps Navigation is in beta. Use caution. Do not manipulate this application while driving [well duh]. Traffic...

You're better off not winning the X Factor

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

Whoever wins next year’s X Factor should release a cover of Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust; because that’s what will happen to their career. Our very own Matt Cardle has become the latest casualty of the winner’s curse. He...

Nordic noir is taking over our tellies

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

A FEW years ago everybody was saying ‘learn to speak Mandarin, that’s the future’. Turns out our real future masters are Scandinavian; at least in telly terms. I grew up on a staple diet of American imports; The A-Team, Knight Rider...

Name me a good movie sequel (aside from Empire Strikes Back and Aliens)

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

Movie sequels are funny old things. For every Aliens there’s a Piranha Part 2: The Spawning. [I love you really James Cameron]. How many original scripts are doubling as coffee mug mats while some producer flicks through the outline for Transformers...

Carjackers, bears, Twitter and me

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

A couple of weeks ago a shop assistant was browsing Facebook on her mobile phone while serving me; I assume she was changing her status to rude. This morning two people bowled into me, their heads buried in their mobiles. Several people on the train were...

Why The Voice UK is better than Britain's Got Talent

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

Having spent part of the other day being shouted at by a photo booth in Boots I now know how the judges on The Voice UK must sometimes feel. I could hear shoppers sniggering as this disembodied voice droned on while I was making my mind up whether to...

I hate James Cameron's Titanic

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

EXPERIENCE the film like never before say the adverts for Titanic 3D. What, better written, acted, directed, shorter? Fat chance on the last, the new cut apparently lasts more than three hours. It felt like six the first time I saw it. Mercifully I didn’t...

Apprentice Jade's animal drawings scared me

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

IF the current crop of Apprentice hopefuls are the best business minds the country has to offer, consider the case of the collapsing economy solved. Jade, who looks like Tulisa Contostavlos [maybe it is her, the X Factor judge is popping up in all sorts...

JLS gig is another good reason to visit Ipswich this summer

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

EVERYBODY in love with JLS, go on put your hands up. I’ve actually only got one in the air; I’ve got to save some love for fellow X Factor runners-up One Direction. The way they flip their hair [especially as I have none] gets me overwhelmed...

Terra Nova extinct, but Scott and Bailey live on?

Posted over 2 years ago by savagew with 0 comments

I’D never make it as a TV producer. Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur drama Terra Nova has been rendered extinct by Fox, yet detective serial Scott and Bailey gets a second series? Terra Nova, which aired over here on Sky1, saw humanity flee a dying...

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