The first time I had the privilege of listening to the pure, raw and excellent Fado performance was 20 years ago by students from Orfeão Universitário do Porto.  The first song above is exactly the song that I heard, though sung by a different group.… Read More

The Martian

Matt Damon is one of a few Hollywood actors who are so likeable that even when he plays a villain (eg in The Talented Mr Ripley and The Departed), we can’t hate him – in fact, we salute his acting. And when he plays the… Read More

Photograph by Ed Sheeran

Photograph by Ed Sheeran is probably the most popular song on the planet right now. Ok, maybe not. Nonetheless, it is my favourite song nowadays and perhaps for those Deejays at Hitz.FM. too. The song is so soothing and lovely. At times brings me back… Read More