Category Archives: Music
I know I’m a little late with this, but this past Saturday I sat down with apprehension to watch the X-Factor on ITV. Like a lot of people I only really enjoy the audition stage for the atrocious performances, but this week one act above all others caught my attention, and his name is Matt Cardle.
Matt is a guy who hadn’t received an awful lot of recognition leading up to the Bootcamp stage of the competition, he’d comfortably got through his audition but from what I remember (which admittedly wasn’t much) he was a solid yet unspectacular singer. On this night however he chose to sing Roberta Flack’s The First Time Ever I saw Your Face, and it stands right up there as one of the most stunning performances see on on these types of shows. I won’t lie, this reduced me to tears. Here’s the video of his song, enjoy it.
Today I thought I’d tell you guys a little about the various blogs and websites affiliated with this one, as each one is well worth a visit for one reason or another.
We’ll start with Dav3design, run by my friend Dave who I’ve known for more than 20 years. His blog features an eclectic mix of personal adventures, unusual photography and some excellent 3D designs mainly based on various vehicles.
He updates the site regularly so it’s definitely worth bookmarking it, or if you’re a fellow WordPress user, subscribing.
DXX: The Blog
Next us is DXX: The Blog, which is one for the wrestling fans; e-fedding in particular. DXX was one of the most active and consistently enjoyable e-fed forums between 2006 and 2009, in that three year period seeing some memorable feuds, characters, title changes and controversies.
Unfortunately the site was eventually shut down, but fortunately most of the core members keep in contact one way or another and this blog is designed to chronicle an eventual return for the site. If e-feds or wrestling in general interest you keep an eye on this one.
Since compiling various Top 10 lists in recent weeks there was one thing that slightly bothered me with it all, and that feeling was rightly echoed by various comments from those who read them. Not only was it extremely hard to decide what ten video games, films and albums to put in each list but I felt that ten choices simply wasn’t enough.
So, for this blog post I’ve put together what I personally consider to be the best and worse of the decade that has now just passed, hopefully including a few more titles you’d expect to see in there. We’ll start off with video games as that’s been a talking point for a couple of people, so here are my 25 best and worse of the decade – in order this time.