Film Review: T2: Trainspotting

I’m still awed by just how utterly fantastic T2 Trainspotting is – and I watched it five days ago. Check out my review over on God Is In The TV.

This is the song that plays over the end credits – I can’t get enough of this track at the moment. Hopefully this track will prove to be one of this year’s defining tracks in much the same way that Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy (Nuxx)’ was in 1996, the year of the original Trainspotting film.

George Michael remembered

It’s fair to say that 2016 was a year many people would rather forget. So a very happy new year from 17 Seconds and hope that this year is good to you. One of my resolutions is to blog more often – health issues left me exhausted for much of the time.

My tribute to George Michael can be read over on God Is In The TV. Certainly much of the music he made provided an important part of my growing up.

Since he died on Christmas Day, ‘Careless Whisper’ and ‘Last Christmas’ are the songs that have benefited most in terms of sales boosts, but to me, this Wham! single from 1984 is the best thing he wrote and performed.

Of all the solo songs, I think this tops them all.



Whilst I’ve been away…


…from the blog, not from writing or music, obviously!

I didn’t intend to leave the blog for a week, but I have had a couple more pieces published over at God Is In The TV.

First up, the rather fantastic fifth album from the Mystery Jets, entitled Curve Of The Earth, which you can read here. I’d always sort of liked them, but this new album has made me want to investigate them a lot more thoroughly.

You can watch the video for ‘Telemere’ from the album below:

Additionally, I’ve also profiled a rather ace tune called ‘Wonder Why’ by Malka which you can read all about and stream (ahead of its release in two weeks) here

Meanwhile, something that arrived in my inbox today, which I didn’t expect to like, was the debut single from Zayn, he once of One Direction, a band I had no time for whatsoever.

To my surprise, this track and video are absolutely brilliant. Whether he will do a George Michael/Michael Nesmith/Robbie Williams/Justin Timberlake remains to be seen, but just try and take this at face value…

Forthcoming for 2016


So, another year over, and a new one just begun, as John Lennon once sang.

I’ve written an article that has been published over at God Is In The TV, which outlines some of the albums on the way in 2016, starting with David Bowie’s latest album, Blackstar, which is released next Friday (January 8).

To read the article, click here

In the meantime, a taster for some of the forthcoming music: