Going on Holiday? Pack Your Replica Shirt
Back in the mid-90s, before Mrs Williamson was a snowboarder, we’d often spend the Martin Luther King long weekend (mid-January) flying down to Miami and hanging out in South Beach. It was a fine break from the freezing New York winters and allowed me to transform my pasty white skin into a marginally less pasty […]
July 22, 2010
Peenko’s Scots Way-Hay! – Mayhew
Take an Australian, a Frenchman, a Scot and a couple of Mancunians and what have you got? No, not the start of some crappy joke, they are in fact a cracking wee Edinburgh based band that got me just a little bit excited a couple of months ago.
July 21, 2010
This Week in SEAN
This week in Scottish Entertainment / Actor News, Craig Ferguson has some surprising news, Brian Cox joins the new Planet of the Apes film, a sporran-full of Scottish actors are cast in HBO’s new drama series and Henry Ian Cusick is on the streets of NYC in Law and Order:
July 20, 2010
Scotland on Tour with Vic Galloway: Errors in the Netherlands
Every Monday, the legend that is Vic Galloway brings us the only listing of every Scottish band playing abroad this week along with one of his highlights. This week Vic has more on Glasgow’s Errors, (featuring Scotland’s 2nd Greatest Ever Drummer*) who are in Amsterdam tonight.
July 19, 2010
This Week in the Gloaming 2010 #29
Each Sunday we present some of the best new photos of Scotland in the gloaming, the magical time before sunrise or after sunset. This week featuring images of Knockando, Skye, Broughty Ferry and Dunnottar Castle.
July 18, 2010
They Shoot Music In Scotland – Beerjacket
‘They Shoot Music Don’t They’ regularly film the world’s best new bands on the streets of their hometown Vienna. Recently they visited Scotland to capture some of our finest musicians in unusual places. This week, Beerjacket in a phone box and a barber shop on Sauchiehall Street.
July 17, 2010
You Have Been Watching… Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
This week’s film is the wonderfully titled Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself. Set in present day Glasgow this 2002 movie is a real European affair, co-produced as it is by Scotland, France, Denmark and Sweden. This international feel stretches to a wonderfully eclectic cast which includes the always brilliant Shirley Henderson, Mads Mikkelsen (seen recently […]
July 16, 2010
Reflections on the 2010 World Cup
My tournament began in the conference room of a fund management company on George Street in Edinburgh: I had travelled through from Glasgow for the day to visit a friend who had invited me to watch South Africa-Mexico on an extremely large flat screen TV in his office. A month later, I staggered out of […]
July 15, 2010
Peenko’s Scots Way-Hay! – Cancel the Astronauts
I first saw ‘Cancel the Astronauts’ last year in Edinburgh. Worryingly, the venue looked like a shabby school sports hall and there were cupcakes at the bar. Then when the band bounded on stage my only thoughts were: ‘The singer is wearing trackie bottoms? Well, this is going to be bollocks’. How wrong I was.
July 14, 2010