Friday, 17 August 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17-8-2018: Mae West

17th August, 2018.

What do you say when a musical legend dies?

Honestly … ?

I don’t think I’ve ever been able to come up with something, when the likes of Bowie or Prince, died.

Now … ?

Aretha’s joined them in passing.

All I can do … ?   Is post an Aretha Franklin playlist.

The fact she — from wherever she is now — can still make the hair on back of my arms stand on end?

Is all the memorial I can offer.


There’s legends: authentic giants who’ve had an impact on the world, emotionally, financially, militarily or otherwise.

Whatever: they’ve made genuine changes to the world.

Aretha was one of them.

The reason I mention it?

Is that I’ve just looked at the cast list for this year’s versions of Celebrity Big Brother, and Strictly Come Dancing.

Of the twenty or so ‘celebrities’ doing the shows?

I’ve only heard of three of them.

We marked the birthday of Madonna, yesterday: possibly one of the savviest people in the music business, and one who will — I believe — be the academic case study on how to be a successful musician.

I’ve been watching Westworld: which shows us acting giants, Anthony Hopkins and Thandie Newton, showing us exactly what they can do.

Today’s Teaser is about the Hollywood legend, Mae West.

We lost a queen, yesterday, in the shape of Aretha.

And all the BBC and Channel Five have to offer as a sop?

Wannabies … 

Please feel free to comment … 


Thursday, 16 August 2018

Westworld — Series 1 — Episode 8: Trace Decay

16th August, 2018.

Yes: it’s true … 

The Queen of Pop — Madonna Louise Ciccone — officially turned sixty today.

I’m not an particular fan, I have to say.

But have to give the Material Girl credit.   She’s a good performer, she’s knocked out some very good pop tunes: my favourites get a look-in, in today’s Daily Teaser

And is possibly the savviest business woman in the industry.

Possibly one of the best business people, all round.

You don’t have a thirty-five year career in the music, without being clued up.


The day’s got a sad side, too.

The Queen of Soul died, today.

Aretha … 

There is literally nothing I can say or do to describe how her voice made the hair on the back of my arms stands on end: she was the first of only a few singers who could make the hair on the back of my arms stand on end.

The only fit way of remember the best voice in modern popular music?

Is to play some … 


Sadness possibly doesn’t even start, now does it?

At any rate … ?   Today has been a day off: one of mixed emotions … and extreme dampness.

Yep: I went and picked up medication … 

And got rained on … !

Boy, did I ever get rained on!

I’m glad I got home, glad I got in … 

And glad, by the time I dried out?

I had something to watch.

Yep: another episode of Westworld series one … 


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16th August, 2018

16th August, 2018.

Yes … I have to go and get … 


Gosh, the excitement, hey?

At any rate … ?   I’ve recently started a course of statins: dicky heart and all that!

And have to say, I do seem to be feeling less chest pain as a result.

We’ll have to see.


Hmmm … 

We know — know — that the new series of Dr Who is due to start airing in October.

Right at the moment?

We still have no formal airdate: although I’m told speculation has pointed at the 13th.

We’ll have to see.

The wait’s frustrating, though.

You can understand why photos have been leaking … 


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15th August, 2018

15th August, 2018.

Right … 

I’m back at work, today.

Wouldn’t you know it.

And have another day off, tomorrow.


I’m grateful for that time off.

Although thinking — when I put in for it — I should maybe have asked for a pay-rise, as well.


I should be so lucky … !

At any rate, another day off, tomorrow?

Means I can watch another episode of Westworld, tomorrow.

That’s something to look forward to.


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Westworld — Series 1 — Episode 7: Trompe L’Oeil

14th August, 2018.

It’s true: and I make no excuses for it.

I have some strange taste in music.

When I say strange, I mean strange … 


I wish I knew where … 

No, I think I have an idea.

I always used to get extra homework: just to make sure my handwriting was up to  snuff.

And usually have Strauss’s Blue Danube on in the background.

That’s possibly what’s given me a taste for it.

Well, that … and 2001.

At any rate … ?

It’s another night off … 

Which means?

Yes: another episode of Westworld, series one.