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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...

TWIST & SHOUT (NO SPOILERS)

If you have not seen or read Gone Girl - get on it! David Fincher once again gets things so right, there are parts of it which could be improved but this dark thriller is edge-of-the-seat stuff, brilliant acting from the leads and supporting cast but

GOODBYE TO THE 5 SYLLABLE RULE FOR KOL

#DidYouKnow that the titles for the first 6 studio albums released by Kings of Leon all had 5 syllables? Why this came to an end with WALLS in late 2016 I don't know. Maybe they hit a wall. You could argue they did in terms of the songwriting, but fu...

THE DEARTH OF STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

That's not a spelling mistake in the heading of the article. Stop motion is not dead - it lives on strongly in the world of Aardman in particular. But there are general concerns from me that the sheer workload and costs incurred with such a heavy sch

COMIC BOOK MOVIES LEAGUE TABLE

It's a debate for the ages, one which will never truly be decided, but we're gonna have a stab at doing so in the fairest way possible - which is the best modern day comic book movie? We all know it's The Dark Knight, but how to justify such a thing?...

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