November (103 posts)
Thursday 17 November 2011, 10:41
Joanna Ranson, a dance music journalist who's an occasional contributor to BBC Wales Music, came to me a few months ago with some interesting information about a link-up between a Welsh DJ and a forthcoming major film. Interest piqued, I asked her to investigate. Here's her report:
Thursday 17 November 2011, 10:05
I heard Brian Cox, TV's Mr Science, on the radio some weeks ago saying with absolute certainty: "There are no ghosts." As if anyone who thought otherwise was a moron.
At which point, for me, Cox's credibility went right down the pan. Now, when he tells us how many holes there are in the asteroid belt...
Thursday 17 November 2011, 09:23
My much better half, Jo, likes to put things in boxes. It'll be me one day; such is life. Well, death. Hopefully, though, I won't end up in Tupperware with nothing more than a freezer bag sticker identifying my remains as contents:
"Adam Walton - Use Before 1998."
What do we keep in this container...
Wednesday 16 November 2011, 14:14
Wales has had its fair share of eccentrics over the years but none was more bizarre or more flamboyant than the mercurial and fascinating Dr William Price of Llantrisant.
This Chartist and republican, a man who ate no meat, drank mainly champagne, eschewed the wearing of socks and prescribed a vegetarian...
Wednesday 16 November 2011, 14:10
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I know this, and writing this blog is potentially very dangerous because 'there but for the grace of god go I'.
Last weekend The Daily Mirror published a story in which they said Matt Willis, manager of trip hop icon Tricky, was suing the Bristol artist...
Wednesday 16 November 2011, 11:47
I think I'm going to start a 'new thing' right here, right now and award each show a score out of 10 to help you work out whether it's worth your bother listening. I may not be the most objective judge imaginable - this could be akin to allowing Idi Amin to choose World Dictator Of The Year back in the...
Wednesday 16 November 2011, 11:28
Despite Super Furry Animals' and Gruff Rhys' (almost) ubiquitous presence in the modern Welsh musical landscape, I have only ever interviewed Gruff twice, and met him once (when honoured to present the inaugural Welsh Music Prize to him for Hotel Shampoo, last month.)
This is a transript...
Wednesday 16 November 2011, 09:55
The Black Mountain looked splendid today in bright autumn sunshine, but the welcome spot of clear weather provided little comfort for Huw and Mary Davies who've lost an incredible 150 sheep this year to rustlers.
I've went to meet them on their 350 acre farm near Gwynfe in Carmarthenshire where they...
Wednesday 16 November 2011, 09:40
The New Year will bring the long-awaited re-opening of the newly refurbished Sherman Theatre, which has received £3.9m in lottery funding to modernise its backstage and public areas.
And today, the theatre's team announced a varied programme of plays, gigs and dance acts to propel the venue forward...
Tuesday 15 November 2011, 15:29
New works will go on show at the Stories From The Sea exhibition at Oriel y Parc in Pembrokeshire as the display enters its final stage.