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My name is John. I like Pop music, Eurovision and most things Swedish. This is where I write things. I also write for money sometimes. If you have any money and would like to exchange it for some words, do feel free to get in touch.
Assorted Nonsense
Five amazing songs by Army of Lovers

Five amazing songs by Army of Lovers

Ahead of their Melodifestivalen comeback with 'Rockin' The Ride', here are some career highlights from the never-knowingly understated purveyors of high camp and heaving busoms that are Army of Lovers.
How Les Miserables drove me to the brink of insanity

How Les Miserables drove me to the brink of insanity

I should probably start with a disclaimer. I have never seen Les Miserables: the stage musical. I saw the non-singing film many moons ago, but all I really remember from it is Uma Thurman carking it. For a gay man with a strong penchant for tortured women belting out melodramatic tunes, I'm surprisingly ambivalent about...
Song of the day: Shirley Clamp - Do They Know It's Christmas?

Song of the day: Shirley Clamp – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

For me, this is quite simply the greatest Christmas recording of all time. Throwing all subtlety and good taste to the wind, Swedish chanteuse Shirley Clamp belts her way through this evergreen tale of famine and despair with the strident joie de vivre of Voulez Vous-era ABBA.