GreenJolly – Orange Revolution 2004 Mastermind

Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant
 


Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search


Eurovision News Review:

* JONATHAN KING FOUND GUILTY
* Eurovision a big hit for AIDS cause
* The music industry’s outsider
* Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
* Talent show ‘Triunfo’ is a triumph
* Pump Up The Vol. Number
* Like a clown on a trick cycle

JONATHAN KING FOUND GUILTYNME.com
King is a veteran music industry figure. He charted with a single, ‘Everybody’s Gone To The Moon’, in 1965, going on to enjoy a career as a performer and songwriter in the 60s and 70s. The record executive subsequently developed a career as a TV presenter on ‘Entertainment USA’, a tabloid newspaper columnist, a novelist, and also enjoyed a long association with Britain’s Eurovision bids. Related items Jonathan King NME page News JONATHAN KING RELEASED FRIM PRISON JONATHAN KING FOUND GUILTY KING DENIES SEX CHARGES more news » Submit this story to:.

Eurovision a big hit for AIDS causeIrish Independent
Paul Harrington sang Lulu’s Boom-bang-a-bang, Charlie McGettigan sang Dana’s All Kinds of Everything, and Linda Martin sang Apres Toi. The songs were accompanied by the original soundtracks from competitions around Europe over the past five decades. Among the enthusiastic audience were around 100 Eurovision fanatics who travelled specially from Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Britain, and other countries. Brian Merriman, who devised and directed the show, said it had been hugely enjoyable to stage.

The music industry’s outsiderBBC News
King insisted on total control of the event. The 1990 awards even featured then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher crooning her favourite song – How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?

He quit the Brits “in disgust” in 1991 after the BPI said it wanted more big names at the ceremony – King wanted it to be a showcase for new talent. Eurovision master

In 1995 he tried to make the Eurovision Song Contest credible for British audiences. In 1997, the BPI welcomed him back to give him an award for his work in the industry, calling him “someone who many love to hate”, but adding: “He has undoubtedly brought the best of our industry into the hearts of millions of people. ”

Until very recently, he was still expounding his views on pop – calling Robbie Williams “talentless”.

Guardian Unlimited | Archive SearchGuardian Unlimited
But one cannot categorise his career as a downward spiral from Everyone’s Gone To The Moon onwards. In fact, he has sold 40 million records. He’s had a hand in almost every musical movement since the mid-1960s – psychedelic, novelty bubblegum pop, alternative pop, Eurovision, the Bay City Rollers, 10CC, the Rocky Horror Show, Genesis, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, the Brit awards, and so on. Within two years of leaving Cambridge, he was running Decca Records for Sir Edward Lewis, with his own West End offices and a Rolls-Royce parked outside. “Genesis,” he once said, “would have become accountants and lawyers if I hadn’t heard their concealed and budding musical talent when they were 15 years old. “He is at once seen to be the quintessential Broadway Danny Rose – the buffoonish loser who was forever nearly making it – and also a powerful multi-millionaire whose influence is as incalculable as it is overlooked. He’s hosted radio shows in New York and London, presented the successful and long-running Entertainment USA TV series for the BBC, written two novels, created a political party – the Royalists – and published The Tip Sheet, an influential online industry magazine that, he claims, is responsible for bringing the Spice Girls, Oasis, Blur, Prodigy, R Kelly, and others “exploding on to musical success.

Talent show ‘Triunfo’ is a triumphVariety – Variety (subscription)
Why “Triunfo” has triumphed is another matter. Unlike “Survivor,” “Triunfo’s” 16 contestants have some talent. They compete for the honor of repping Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest. “While it lasts four hours, has a 40% share and great production values, in terms in cost per minute, ‘Operacion Triunfo’ is five times cheaper than a U. megahit,” says Jose Velasco, CEO of Spanish “Big Brother” producer Zeppelin. “Triunfo” still markets stars’ new albums.

Pump Up The Vol. NumberMinneapolis City Pages
Now, their fortunes are being reversed: The subtitles of Happy 2b Hardcore Chapter Six: The Final Chapter and Speed Limit 140 BPM +: The New Era tell the story. Good thing, too: The subtitle of Happy 2b Hardcore Chapter Six: The Final Chapter (Moonshine) may be its least redundant feature. No techno subgenre has ever deserved the complaint “it all sounds the same” more than this stuff, which in its current state has mutated from jungle’s hyperactive cousin to a frighteningly amped-up version of Eurovision–the cheeseball annual song contest that introduced Abba and Celine Dion to the world. Tracks like Kaos & Ethos’s “Drift on a Dream,” Scott Brown’s “Turn up the Music,” and Force & Styles’ “Look at Me Now” can only make you think of really, really fast B-movie love themes, sung by pod people dressed as Muppet Babies. The hard-house tracks on Speed Limit 140 BPM +: The New Era (Moonshine), by contrast, bypass the heartstrings and go straight for the adrenal gland. The cold, airy productions of artists like Billy Bunter, Vinylgroover, and Slipmatt (who mixes the CD) recall those of epic-trance producers (Oakenfold, Sasha, Digweed)–except these recordings seem less suited to arena-size superclubs than warehouses.

Like a clown on a trick cycleIrish Independent
Rambo was no mere constituency TD. He was involved in the national election front, by-elections, council elections and European elections. It seemed the only vote Burke wasn’t involved in was the Eurovision Song Contest; it was no wonder he needed rakes of money from the fiddling builders to keep that seamless political life on the road. Last week’s events started off with a tale of two characters Ould Mr Brennan and Young Tom McGowan who raised £125K for Rambo at fundraisers which were so discreet they were invisible. When that disappeared they gave Rambo another £125K in political contributions, no favours asked, barring the odd “tinkle” to the Revenue to ask them allow poor Ould Mr Brennan to pay them a rake of money. However, ould Mr Brennan didn’t just want to give Rambo that.

Leave a Reply