Monthly Archives: June 2009

Seconds Of Pleasure

As with all genres of music, there are lots of underrated singers out there. Performers who, for whatever reason, have been slept on. There’s an underrated soul/funk/pop singer out there in the ether, who goes by the name of Van Hunt, who is truly something special. One of his excellent songs is called Seconds of […]

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So. Michael Jackson has died aged 50. What can I say? I’m a little surprised at how affected I am. I guess, if nothing else, he was a huge part of my childhood – I still remember trying to spin like him and making myself dizzy with the effort. I’m going to go and play […]

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Wax On, Wax Off

I went to get my eyebrows waxed two days ago (thanks, Kim!), and in a bit of serendipity, I came home and watched a 6-minute clip of a short film called Why We Wax. My brow still smarting slightly, you can bet I was more than a little interested. The movie is written and directed […]

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Radio Ga Ga

Last weekend, I indulged by having a lost weekend. Only instead of booze, drugs and loose men, I gorged on radio, radio, and yep, you guessed it, more radio. I love the radio. My sister and I formed a fake radio station when we were kids, called, titter ye not, “Funky Funky Funky Radio“. It […]

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Desperately Seeking YorubaGirl

How did you find this site? Yes, you. Allow me to explain. As a blogger, I am privy to the search terms that you lovely people have used in order to find this, my treasure trove of interwebz goodness. And readers, I have smiled, I have chuckled, I have been confused, I have been unnerved […]

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A Night At The Theatre 2: This Time It's Personal

I really am becoming quite the culcha vulcha these days… Yesterday, I went to see the closing show of Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman at the National Theatre. It’s had a triumphant run on the Olivier Stage, both critically and commercially lauded. And so, a mini-review of the night. Firstly, perhaps it had […]

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A Night At The Theatre

Do you ever have those days where you wake up feeling beautiful, refreshed, alive? Well, I had one of those a few days ago. I damn-near sang my way into the shower, emerged, with a neat hop, skip and a jump, clean and be-towelled, before waltzing into my clothes. My ponytail looked perfect the first […]

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Tube Strike Day 1: In Which I Unwittingly Caress A Stranger's Nipple…

Oh, Lord. It took me about an hour and a half to get home today, thanks to the strike stylings of the RMT Union. Thanks to their action, the London Underground network was pretty much closed today, with only a skeleton service running on two of the lines. Which means that my usual 25-minute journey […]

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Lashings And Lashings Of Ginger Beer!

Last week, I went to Marks and Spencer to grab a sandwich for lunch. As I made my way to the till, clutching my brie, cranberry and grape sarnie, I spotted something that made my heart sing. On the shelf above the sandwiches, sat a green can of fizzy pop. Not just any old can […]

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YorubaGirl's Hairy Tales…

I don’t hold much truck with those comedians who do the old “You know the difference between Black and White people?” routines. It’s lazy and most of the time, very unfunny. We’re a collectively complex beast, we humans, but essentially, we’re the same. Ahem. Having said that, I will now step off my morally/intellectually superior […]

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