Sunday, September 22, 2019

BIF50: Growing Up In The 70's

Growing up in 1970's Coventry wasn't always easy, especially in our family. Fashion, bullying and false teeth all feature in this video.....


Sunday, September 15, 2019

BIF50: A Typical Day In Our House



Growing up in Coventry in the 70's and 80's certainly was fun.
My parents, like so many other people, came to the city during the boom times.
Working class life can be clearly seen in this video, which described a typical day in our house.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

#BIF50: Before I Forget



A new project entitled, Before I Forget will be celebrating half a century of life in Coventry.

Looking back at places, people and pop tunes, all interwoven into the life of a weird Cov kid who has never really grown up.

During the first week of March 2019, robmacca will be presenting a monologue with a difference.

What was it like growing up in the rough parts of Coventry?
How did religion and politics influence life?

Remembering some long forgotten places and sharing some humourous memories, this promises to be an evening to remember!

To find out more, search #BIF50

Sunday, December 11, 2016

VIDEO: Melanie C - Dear Life and Anymore

Melanie C may have been be part of the world's most successful girl band the Spice Girls, but did you know she has been producing her own albums since 1999 and has just released her sixth studio album, 'Version of Me'

For 20 year's Melanie C has been one of the UK's most successful female artists, constantly evolving her own brand of music and changing her appearance. While many of her contemporaries would have just retired from making music, having made their millions, Melanie C has continued to do the very thing she loves - make music and perform those tracks live.


VIDEO: Melanie C - Dear Life

Back in 1996 we knew her as Sporty Spice, with track suits and high kicks ....... 20 year's later and Melanie C is still as fit as ever, if her social media feeds and photo shoots are anything to go by. The mother of one has shown how to balance celebrity life with a healthy lifestyle that is the envy of most women in their 40's.


VIDEO: Melanie C - Anymore

Rumours of a Spice Girls reunion have certainly done the rounds and Mel C has made it clear that she is happy to leave the girls at the peak of their career with the lasting memory of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012. Her latest album Version of Me entered the UK album chart at number 25, and while not commercially successful - has continued to satisfy fans around the world.

Melanie C will be going on tour in April 2017 and tickets are available: HERE
PIC: Melanie C in Love Magazine

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Shedaloogoo: Episode 1


Just watch one episode and the programme title will be in your head for the rest of the day!
Shedaloogoo is a crazy mix of fun, quizzes and general mayhem.

Can you guess the song in Shedaloogoo Lyrics? Name This Location? Work out 'Who Am I?'
We take a trip down memory lane with the Teletubbies and ask, 'Where Are They Now?' Episode 1 takes us on a journey through Children's TV from the very beginning until today - how many programmes will you recognise?

Let us know your thoughts - completely bonkers or good fun?


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mel B - For Once In My Life (Video and Lyrics)



VIDEO: Mel B - For Once In My Life


 Lyrics:


I've been gone in the dark and the shadows
Been afraid to throw my heart in the battle
Yesterday felt the weight of the shackles

Not anymore… not anymore

Turn the lights, turn the lights, turn the lights on
Wanna rise feel the rush, wanna free fall
Through the night cause tonight
I'm unstoppable
Unstoppable

I wanna feel.....
I wanna feel.....

For once in my life, I'm gonna let go
For once in my life, I'm gonna do it for me
This is the time I've been waiting for
Stripping it all away I'm runnin’ free
For once in my life
For once in my life

Here I am, think you know what I came for
Make it loud, cause the world is my dance floor
Standing strong and it feels so incredible
Gimme some more, gimme some more

Turn the lights, turn the lights, turn the lights on
Wanna rise feel the rush, wanna free fall
Through the night cause tonight
I want it all
I want it all

I wanna feel.....
I wanna feel.....

For once in my life, I'm gonna let go
For once in my life, I'm gonna do it for me
This is the time I've been waiting for
Stripping it all away, I'm runnin’ free

For once in my life
For once in my life
(it’s now or never)

For once in my life
For once in my life
(it’s now or never)

Oh ohh ohhh ohhh ohhhh
Oh ohh ohhh ohhh ohhhh

I wanna feel….

For once in my life, I'm gonna let go
For once in my life, I'm gonna do it for me
This is the time I've been waiting for
Stripping it all away, I'm runnin’ free

For once in my life, I'm gonna let go
For once in my life, I'm gonna do it for me
This is the time I've been waiting for
Stripping it all away I'm runnin’ free

For once in my life
For once in my life
(it’s now or never)

For once in my life
For once in my life
(it’s now or never) 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Making Of The Video ' Love Is A Bourgeois Construct'


It took a week to make the spoof music video 'Love Is A Bourgeois Construct - Pet Shop Boys 'v' robmacca, but what was the inspiration behind the video? These two 'Making Of' videos explain how the video was created, with unseen footage and deleted clips. These videos might appeal to Pet Shop Boys fans or anyone who follows robmacca online and knows he is a little bit crazy!



Making of the video - Part 1

 
Making of the video - Part 2

Saturday, August 17, 2013

VIDEO: Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (lyrics) - Pet Shop Boys 'v' robmacca


VIDEO: Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (album version) Pet Shop Boys 'v' robmacca


I've been taking my time for a long time
Putting my feet up a lot
Speaking English as a foreign language
any words that I haven't forgot
I've been thinking how I can't be bothered
to wash the dishes or remake the bed
What's the point when I could doss instead?

I've been hanging out with various riff-raff
somewhere on the Goldhawk Road
I don't think it's gonna be much longer
'til I'm mugging up on the penal code
Love is a bourgeois construct
so I've given up on the bourgeoisie
Like all their aspirations, it's a fantasy

When you walked out you did me a favour
you made me see reality
that love is a bourgeois construct
It's a blatant fallacy
You won't see me with a bunch of roses
promising fidelity
Love doesn't mean a thing to me

Talking tough and feeling bitter
but better now it's clear to me
that love is a bourgeois construct
so I've given up the bourgeoisie

While the bankers all get their bonuses
I'll just get along with what I've got
Watching the weeds in the garden
Putting my feet up a lot
I'll explore the outer limits of boredom
moaning periodically
Just a full-time, lonely layabout
that's me

When you walked out you did me a favour
It's absolutely clear to me
that love is a bourgeois construct
just like they said at university
I'll be taking my time for a long time
with all the schadenfreude it's cost
calculating what you've lost

Now I'm digging through my student paperbacks
Flicking through Karl Marx again
Searching for the soul of England
Drinking tea like Tony Benn
Love is just a bourgeois construct
so I'm giving up the bourgeoisie
until you come back to me

Talking tough and feeling bitter
but better now it's clear to me
that love is a bourgeois construct
so I've given up the bourgeoisie



Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (Radio Edit)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Viva Forever! The Musical - The Final Curtain



Fans of Viva Forever! The Musical were at London's Piccadilly Theatre in the heart of the West End to say a very Spice Girls 'Goodbye' to the musical.
  

Melanie C was given a loud reception as she took her seat with the other theatre goers.


After a spectacular stage performance from the cast of Viva Forever! The shows producer, Judy Craymer took to the stage to deliver some final thoughts.


Judy Craymer praised the team at Viva Forever! The Musical, saying "everyone created a great family."


Sporty Spice (Melanie C) and Baby Spice (Emma Bunton) joined the cast on stage to say a few final words. Melanie C said, "Us girls are so so proud that our music made it onto a West End stage." Emma  thanked fans saying, "This was for you!"


The audience danced and sang as Viva Forever! The Musical came to a close in London.


While the musical may have come to an end, the music of the Spice Girls will live on forever!




VIDEO: Viva Forever! The Musical - The Final Curtain with Judy Craymer, Melanie C and Emma Bunton with the cast.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

2012: Top 40 Biggest Selling Albums



Here is the official Top 40 biggest selling albums in the UK for 2012....

1OUR VERSION OF EVENTSEMELI SANDE1393000
221ADELE786000
3+ED SHEERAN784000
4BORN TO DIELANA DEL REY719000
5TAKE ME HOMEONE DIRECTION616000
6BABELMUMFORD & SONS573000
7RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIMEOLLY MURS570000
8CHRISTMASMICHAEL BUBLE503000
9MYLO XYLOTOCOLDPLAY476000
10UNAPOLOGETICRIHANNA475000
11FALL TO GRACEPALOMA FAITH449000
12THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVEP!NK446000
13TAKE THE CROWNROBBIE WILLIAMS445500
14MERRY CHRISTMAS BABYROD STEWART421000
15UP ALL NIGHTONE DIRECTION372000
16WHO YOU AREJESSIE J370000
1718 MONTHSCALVIN HARRIS354000
18THE VERY BEST OFNEIL DIAMOND334000
19TALK THAT TALKRIHANNA333000
20IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOWOLLY MURS332000
21NOTHING BUT THE BEATDAVID GUETTA315000
22NUMBER 3THE SCRIPT312000
23SOME NIGHTSFUN.310000
24UNORTHODOX JUKEBOXBRUNO MARS307000
25MAGIC OF THE MOVIESANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA302000
26DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANSBRUNO MARS291000
27BATTLE BORNTHE KILLERS271000
28EVERY KINGDOMBEN HOWARD269000
29OVEREXPOSEDMAROON 5263000
30CEREMONIALSFLORENCE & THE MACHINE262000
31GRRRROLLING STONES258000
32THE 2ND LAWMUSE255000
33NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDSNOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS247000
34STORYTELLERALFIE BOE245000
35ORARITA ORA242500
36HEAVENREBECCA FERGUSON242300
37PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADEDNICKI MINAJ242000
38EL CAMINOTHE BLACK KEYS239000
39DNALITTLE MIX234000
40STEREO TYPICALRIZZLE KICKS233900
*Official Chart Company
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...