Eurovision 2015: Ah, Vienna!

Having watched the 2015 Eurovision final in its entirety, I would agree with the general observation that the entrants this time around were mostly lacking in the somewhat indescribable pizazz that is compulsory if you want to win.

Poem Communities

Growing up in the 1980s in rural Australia, I immersed myself in two passions: reading books and playing sport. I was never much one for football or cricket, preferring instead cross-country running, endless laps of the pool and, perhaps most vitally, tennis.

Chris de Burgh: Crusader (1979)

Eagle-eyed readers would already be aware of my previous tutorial, wherein I demonstrated the art of writing a one hundie, two hundie, three hundie and therefore five hundie record review. In this tutorial, using the 'find and replace' function, I show how this template can be used to write a review of any other band or musical recording. Take, for example, this re-working of the 300 word Deerhunter review into a review of Chris de Burgh's Crusader.