Daði Freyr – Iceland’s Amazing Eurovision Entry!

Howdy all and it's time to get back to a little Eurovision today. This year my absolute favourite entry was from Daði & Gagnamagnið, a group which specialise in 'nerd pop' if you like - six performers, led by Daði Freyr, who asked to form this group a few years back now (I think 2018) …

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Eurovision #ThrowbackThursday – How to Make a Eurovision Hit!

Hi Folks. Today I wanted to share this - a brilliant piece by Swedish presenters Mans Zelmerlow and the incomparable Petra Mede from a few years back when Sweden last hosted Eurovision. Have you ever wondered what the essential elements to a Eurovision hit were? Well, this song explains!   Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks …

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Eurovision #ThrowbackThursday – The ABBA Effect

If you didn't know it, it is generally considered that the most successful Eurovision song of all time comes from 1974. It is 'Waterloo', sung by Swedish pop group ABBA. It is fair to say that since 1974 ABBA have certainly made a name for themselves in the world of music. Interestingly, the previous year …

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Eurovision #ThrowbackThursday – Some Personal Favourites!

Hi all, it's Thursday again! And that means I bring you some more Eurovision classics! Today the songs I give you today are actually some of my personal favourites. And they're probably no-one else's favourites but what 'floats your boat' is always going to vary from person to person. And I have more! Today's are …

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Eurovision #ThrowbackThursday Worst Eurovision Songs

Hey all. Weird is weird, but some songs at Eurovision were just plain dreadful. Sure, it can be somewhat subjective. But these ones, I'm pretty confident, we can all agree scrape the very bottom of the barrel. This one is 2001 from Israel. 'Ping Pong'. These songs seem to have one thing in common - …

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Travelling with Music – Then and Now

When doing long-term travel, or indeed any travel that involves long journeys by bus, plane or train (or anything in-between!) there’s one thing that can help pass the time. And that’s meeting others. Oh wait no, that’s not it. Watching movies. No no…. okay apart from those two things, there’s only one OTHER way of …

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Study Tour to Bangladesh – Part Three – Rajshahi

So to recap on the story of my 2002 trip with university to Bangladesh, I took this trip as part of an International Development subject, around 3 weeks in Bangladesh. Arrived in Dhaka, headed south to Bhola Island. Then we returned for a few days in Dhaka. I’m putting all the Dhaka stuff in the …

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