This time last year, I spent twelve days watching Christmas episodes of various television shows, and writing about them. I chose to do this partly as an experiment to see if doing so would instill in me some sort of holiday spirit (spoiler:
With every cloud comes the proverbial silver lining, and one good thing to emerge from the break-up of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale is this heartbreaking pop ballad, which she premiered at a gig in New York on Saturday night.
When Ryan Adams announced he was recording an album of Taylor Swift covers, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought that maybe he’d put together a half-hearted effort, and maybe treat the project as a joke.
I only went to two Melbourne Writers Festival events this year (living in the country makes these things difficult), and they just happened to both be events involving the one and only Rob Thomas (no, not that Rob Thomas –