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UNSUNG HERO – JOE PANTOLIANO

Do you know when you are watching a movie and you get that feeling "I know that guy! I like that guy! But where the hell do I know him from?" Joe Pantoliano was very much that person for me, and I definitely should underline - I REALLY like this g...

ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS SONGS

Ho, ho, ho Merry Christmas! Yes like it or lump it, it's Christmas time and Una has come up with her very favourite alternative Christmas songs! Some people might call it a playlist, others might be so impressed with what they hear, that they'll make...

A TRAGIC SONG TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

Hi, hello and welcome to a glamorous story of love, that ultimately turns to tragedy. After a few drinks last week my friend and I were singing "Copacabana", Barry Manilow's 1978 love song about the glamorous Copacabana nightclub. Like most peop...

LIVE REVIEW: THE MANCHESTER PROJECT

What makes me Mancunian? The geography? Sure, I've lived here all my life. My football team of choice? The mighty blues, which also suggests I'm local. My accent? Not quite Liam and Noel but it's clear I'm a Northern girl. A passion for m...

JULIA LENNON

John Lennon was just 17 years old when his mother died. He had suffered a difficult childhood, and was raised predominantly by his Aunt Mimi, as his mother Julia struggled with the responsibility of being a single parent (his father was away a...

TOP 30 SONGS OF 2017

2017 hit lofty heights and delivered some devastating blows as once again music was at the centre of everything that happened, both good and bad. The tradition here at The Journalix towers, is for Joni, Una and Alix to give you 10 songs each. Nobody ...

POP ICON: MUHAMMAD ALI

Well the world says goodbye to yet another icon, Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) - not only a great sporting icon but one of the greatest men that ever lived. In his own words to a press-packed boxing gym: "I'm young, I'm handsome, I'm fast, I'm pret...

TOP 30 SONGS OF 2016

"The time has come again..." For better or for worse, it is closing time for the year 2016. Which means it is time for our annual tradition of naming a top 30 songs. The usual rules apply so no repeating artists and only music that made a signific...

IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY…

We've previously done playlists at the end of the year celebrating our favourite tunes of the past 12 months but this time we've decided mid-year we'd go back a bit further. Just because time moves on doesn't mean music turns bad like a rotten apple....

COME TOGETHER, RIGHT NOW, OVER ME

We started this blog as a hobby, and by way of sharing a recommendation like you would an old friend, lending somebody a DVD or making a mixtape with tunes you hoped would inspire somebody the way the music had inspired you. As time goes on we fin...

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