STRICTLY COME DANCING 2014: WEEK 1, PART 2

Strictly Come Dancing 2014:

Week 1, Part 2

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Spread over two nights, the second evening would continue the introduction to the dancefloor competition.

Hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman begin the glitzy Saturday evening drama.

The judges, Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli are back to score the dances. Our score is in brackets as well to add clarity to the sometimes biased or disillusioned scoring in the past.

Mark Wright and Karen Hauer

Cha Cha

I’m Your Man – Wham!

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Failed TV prospect Mark Wright, whose constant on-off relationship with partner and TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex) girlfriend Lauren Goodger dominated their ‘showmance’ tactics to become a celebrity. Now engaged to one of soap opera’s finest babes, Michelle Keegan, bell-end Mark plans to dazzle with his goofy ganshers and good looks. (So he thinks.) He even signed Goodger, who earlier last month went on Celebrity Big Brother, into a non-disclosure contract of their relationship. What has this (already known on TV) cheating scumbag got to hide?

Slimy and cheesy start with lack of interest in arms. Routine doing lots of ‘ticking boxes’ with no enthusiasm and for the sake of it. Tacky lift. Stumble on back heels. Focused on showing off and did a sad caterpillar. Empty and full of nothing.

Len – It started off very encouraging. Went a little bit quick. (Crowd boo) It’s the truth. Stuck in silly handstand. Bit daft. Fantastic potential. Calm down. Keep on time.

Bruno – Energy overrode finesse of steps. Control energy.

Craig – Stilted. Hands very flat. Shoulder front over the top. Arms dodgy all way through. Did love the caterpillar.

Darcey – Loved the showman. You’re gonna go far.

5, 7, 6, 6 (2)

Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec

Cha Cha

I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan

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The big girl with a bubbly attitude has landed last year’s winner Aljaz Skorjanec. Filled with fun and joy can Hammond show diversity on the dancefloor after the fun and frolics are over? This however, was meant to be The Bodyguard/Whitney Houston version.

Strong start getting into groove. Good passion, great enthusiasm. Good partnership. Good body closeness. Bit tiring in middle on steps. Strong through lift drop finish from Alison.

Bruno – Viva La Diva! Got the moves. Uplifting radiance. For the future, try go on the balls little bit more.

Craig – One of most confident performances for first time. Little bit flat footed. Instinctive gift for rhytm and dance. Joyous experience.

Darcey – Infectious. Polish that footwork.

Len – My type of girl. Big, bold and bouncy.

6, 6, 7, 7 (7)

Steve Backshall and Ola Jordan

Tango

Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf

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After her vocal neglect towards the show that made her a star after her equally abusive husband James Jordan, who admitted he was too old for dancing now, was sacked by the show months ago. Ola who is likely to go next because she is past her prime, has added she might quit instead. Doors over there, luv. Ungracious and gobby Ola, known by some as ‘Dolly’ Jordan for her legs only, will be judged accordingly on her performance and nothing else. Whether she takes it personally is her own attitude she needs to review. Her partner for this series is the BBC’s in-house zoologist Steve Backshall, who goes on crazy missions with marine life to see how scary they can be. Thrilling.

Starting seated on a bike for no reason, Steve then did a flip over it to get to the floor. Loose into hold. Lost and dazed on spin around begin. Waiting for Ola to lead. Not very fierce in sharp arm movements. Trying too hard to be tough. Musicality didn’t suit routine. Ends with Ola lifting leg up on floor as Steve holds arm up. Pitiful.

Craig – Muscles for me were a slight distraction. Didn’t point feet. Lost frame slightly.

Darcey – Definitely your dance. You’re a strong man. Couldn’t take my eyes off your arms.

Len – Not quite a triaumph. All about expectations. Clean and crisp. Lost your frame.

Bruno – So difficult leading the dance, you did very well. You got great qualities.

6, 6, 7, 7 (4)

Jennifer Gibney and Tristan MacManus

Jive

Happy – Pharrell Williams

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New Irish fancy Tristan MacManus partners with Mrs. Brown’s Boys sitcom actress Jennifer Gibney. A popular favourite, can Jennifer enjoy and dazzle at the same time?

Fluid, compact beginning onto the floor. Bit lost in part, minor. Good little riverdance, despite a lift technically. Good back leg tilts sways. Fair little number for starting dance with grueling, physical dance.

Darcey – Such a difficult dance. So much energy, you gave it.

Len – Kicks and flicks could have been tad sharper. As song said, I was happy. Got through it with spirit and verve.

Bruno – All the steps he gave you, they were there. You did it. Bit more presentation.

Craig – Arms were all over the place. Got to be aware of free arm. Little hunch of back. Build stamina a little bit more.

3, 5, 5, 5 (4)

 Thom Evans and Iveta Lukosiute

Waltz

You Raise Me Up – Westlife

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Rugby hunk and model Thom Evans has joined the sequined starlight with exceptional dancer Iveta Lukosiute. After pairing up three weeks ago and revealing they had fallen for each other genuinely as singles the pair were “smitten” with one another. Will the pair be able to become Strictly’s top acts? They both certainly have the capability to go the distance. Can their dancing do the talking?

Resplendent beginning of fluid serenity. Tender and charismatic turn steps. Bit flimsy on walking outward. Good rotations. Strong poise. Clear to see concnetration makinga little stiff. Very delightful effervescent ending. Quite magical.

Len – Frame good. Little mistake. Atempted to do footwork well, which I appreciate.

Bruno – So kind, caring. Treating her like she was made of glass. Almost moving. More impotence, more drive. More sexy. Come on.

Craig – Man’s job to keep lady on balance. Feel you overbalanced her. Not impressed with your thumbs at all. I did love it.

Darcey – Was expecting you to lead the ballroom. Open those shoulders and stick those pecs out.

5, 6, 6, 6 (7)

Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole

Tango

Bad case of loving you (Doctor Doctor) – Robert Palmer

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Bad boy and nuisance dancer Brendan Cole, who constantly rubs producers and judges up the wrong way by taking personal critique failing to see failures on the floor, often ruins any partners’ chances. Sunetra, who is in the BBC’s drama show Casualty, took the stereotypical Doctor song. She was also a nurse in Channel 4’s No Angels show, years ago, when Channel 4 used to be an excellent channel now marred by political disgrace.

Good connection and connectivity from Sunetra. Very slow thereafter. Walk around turns devoid of interest. Weird head to head swirls. End on patient bed. Was not any instance a Tango. Too Timid.

Bruno – Firecracker of a Tango. A little bit wobbly. Control your assets. Great promise.

Craig – Great sense of rhythm. Frame is what its all about and you just did’t have it, sadly.

(Brendan mouths off again.)

Darcey – Kept energy from beginning till the end.

Len – Felt there was far more right than wrong. Back next week.  Look forward to seeing ya.

5, 6, 6, 7 (5)

Gregg Wallace and Aliona Vilani

Cha Cha

Hot ‘n’ Cold – Katy Perry

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Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace has accepted going “into their world” and expecting critique from the dancing world. At least he is trying to take it on the chin. In the past Wallace has dished out a good portion of negative comments for Craig Revel-Horwood. Saucer of milk, table two please! Unfortunately for Gregg he was lumbered with the vile Aliona Vilani, who also showed her homophobic side last year with Kristina Rihanoff over Julien MacDonald enjoying being part of the show. Vilani vocalised her disappointment with Gregg. She was first out last year after disgruntled spats backstage. Producers kept her around this year to give her another chance. She should have gone two series ago. Both will be judged accordingly.

Once again Aliona makes it all about herself in a solo act to camera. Left alone, Gregg tried to dance with connection but filed as a result. Finger pointing and legs apart walking very cack-handed like John Wayne. Spins by Aliona only for self interest. Lack of connection with partner. Stiff dance by Gregg.

Craig – Sub zero darling. I’m going to be nice and tell you the truth. Like a wind up toy out there. Very camp. Iron that out, Aliona. You should have seen that in the mirror. Hope that you get better.

Darcey –  I weirdly liked that.

Len – Bit small, neat and dainty. Practice so hard, forget the flair. Give it some grrrr.

Bruno – Brings me to mind a mince pie with a soggy bottom.

3, 5, 5, 5 (2)

Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton

Waltz

Someone Like You – Adele

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Singer of girl group The Saturday’s Frankie Bridge steps onto the floor with Kevin this year. After a highly successful debut last year, Clifton stormed to success with newscaster Susanna Reid. Can the pair achieve greater success?

Solo start with arms okay but too long alone. Good back arm tilt drop of umbrella. Good but way too slow moving along in hold. Good steps with minor stumble. Ticked the boxes but very dry. It’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors. Decent and beautiful but timid and empty in places.

Darcey – Major hit. Beautiful feeling throughout the dance.  A joy to watch.

Len – Without a doubt, best dance of week one.

Bruno – Full extension, you’ve done it.

Craig – Like to see heavier heel. Graceful, romantic. Well done.

7, 7, 8, 8 (6)

Simon Webbe and Kristina Rihanoff

Jive

Good Golly, Miss Molly – Little Richard

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This year, Strictly’s promiscuous maneater Kristina Rihanoff was banned from married partners. Last year Rihanoff, who showed her homophobic side with Vilani, paired lovable rugby activist Ben Cohen. Ben, a so called ‘gay icon’ who worked with foundations to tackle homophobia, was seen with Rihanoff prior to week’s leading to the show over the last month. Since his split from his wife, Cohen was seen beforehand in public with Rihanoff in romantic poses and took off his wedding ring as well. He placed it back on afterward when it broke with the media. Rihanoff has also slept with and romanced whilst on the show, in her job, unprofessionally, with dancer Vincent Simone and boxing partner Joe Calzaghe. None of her relationships have lasted. Why she is still employed makes the BBC an entire joke. Though she will be judged accordingly, can she and Simon work together and focus to make magic on the floor?

Playing the piano up Kristina’s legs not thrilling. Stand on spot moves then slide through legs. Comedy moments adding nothing to dance routine. Spin around on one leg lift not technical. Double dip down hand touch fair. Lame ending missing spark.

Len – Plenty of kicks, flicks. Just came out and danced. Well done.

Bruno – Like a frisky bunny. Loved rockk ‘n’ roll feel.

Craig – Flat footed. Little more retration on kicks.

Darcey – I liked it a lot. Could see you getting a bit tired.

6, 7, 7, 7 (5)

Best dance of Week 1?

Jake and Janette.

Hostess with the mostest

The new line-up of Tess and Claude is a workable and fair decision. It is also too quick to judge before it began as some critics did so. So far, both have had good chemistry together and made the show watchable by bouncing off one another’s dialogue.

Flaky VT’s

The problem is the VT over-animated questions, catchphrases and stereotyped lunacy. Stop the puns and make it great again. Exec producer Louise Rainbow has come from a ‘watered down background of Realtiy TV’ opting for a bubblegum pop approach than a professional one. I can take over at any time if you wish, BBC. It simply isn’t good enough. But it may just be about demographics. She’s a woman, of certain age and that’s a rarity that the BBC have been criticised for. Hiring the wrong people for the sake of it, however, makes the show a laughing stock instead. Many see the show as an ‘over-sexed’ all woman run, who fancy a bit of sexy blokes they can never get idea. Good way to ‘put women back in the kitchen’ rhetoric.

Fifth Judge

Rumour has it, and has been revealed, that there will be a fifth judge, but vague details were given. Donny Osmond is expected to fill the role as a ‘Guest Judge’ which will see a new one each week. Sounds a bit unstable to us, but BBC have often rushed certain parts of the show, which make it good and bad. If they thought things through with the correct public advisers than simple ‘fans from X-Factor’ who add pantomime boos at every turn for the sake of nonsense, they could really boost their ratings with a respected outlook. Here we sit, and there BBC fail.

Who to let go?

Aliona, Kristina, Brendan. Ola.  Possibly Pasha.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Week 1, Part 1

Strictly Come Dancing 2014:

Week 1, Part 1

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Strictly Come Dancing returned for its glitzy new series. After its legendary host Sir Bruce Forsyth choose to retire from the hosting event only hosting at specials and charity versions of the show instead, he handed the reigns to a new presenter.

Joining leading lady Tess Daly is the smoothly charismatic Claudia Winkleman. Dry, different and contrasting, Claude adds a new touch to the precedings. Can it survive on a two lady presenting format? Time will tell, however there have been some critics of the same sex duo formation.

Beginning the show is the first set of celebrity dancing stars over Friday and Saturday. Votes will be carried over to the next weekend after this formal introduction to the dancefloor for the unwitting celeb trotters.

Strictly Come Dancing 2014

The four wide eyed judges are back and will score the shows tonight and tomorrow, which will roll over to the next week, where eliminations begin. Judging once again are Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Our score will also be given in brackets.

 

Caroline Flack & Pasha Kovalev

Cha Cha

Can You Feel It? – Jackson Five

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Man-eating unprofessional minx Caroline Flack used to present SCD’s rival show, The X Factor‘s sister show, Xtra Factor. She also slept with some of the guys from the show, including One Direction’s teen star Harry Styles.  Now she’s with Pasha, who is in a relationship with last year’s partner Rachel Riley.

Decent start with arms and movement. Good back shoulder shimmy. Bit sexual with groin thrusts. Little lost in spin partner return. Not bad overall but slow, on the spot introduction to dance. Good opener.

The fantastic Dave Arch Orchestra received a warm introduction too.

The Judges had their say.

Len – One little mistake. Sweet Caroline. Terrific.

Bruno – It’s Caroline FLASH! I felt something. Great debut, Bit more hips, but very promising.

Craig – Very good musicality. Fantastic groove. Bit more hip action. Something changed after you came up here. All went a bit wrong, still, fantastic job, darling.

Darcey– Those legs pretty good in a Cha Cha. Well done.

Judges scores –  6, 7, 7, 7 (6)

Tim Wonnacott & Natalie Lowe

Cha Cha

Shop Around – Captain & Tennille

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Setback with injury just before live shows last year, Natalie Lowe was ready to step up again. This year she was given antiques expert Tim Wonnacott. At 61, Tim is actually looking quite decent on paper as a lively trier, but is it enough?

Concentration of foot steps good but causing posture problems looking somewhat stiff. Good drop down spin of Nat. Good personality shining through but seemed a bit old fashioned. Must make it more modern to survive extra weeks. Was still a great fun filled foot thrill.

Bruno – Appreciate your sense of confidence. Technique is difficult to define. Needs a little bit of work. I really enjoyed it.. I’m crazy. so you know…

Craig – Stiff of hip. Knees bent throughout. Be aware of free arm. Not very good start.

Darcey – Dance is about being entertaining. So entertaining. Cheelly, fun and surpsingly, umm… entertaining.

Len – Mustn’t step forward on you heel in the Cha Cha Cha. Full on with personality and gave it everything. Well done to you.

 3, 5, 5, 5 (4)

Jake Wood & Janette Manrara

Tango

Toxic – Britany Spears

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Surprise pairing Jake and Janette looked like a great couple with enthusiasm. Dazzling in her debut last year, Janette took to the floor with Jake. Would the skill match the partnership? Jake wanted a parter with “No nonsense.” Janette added ” I dont liek to fluff around.”

Timid start with theatrics. Good in hold spins. Tight body connectivity. Smooth diagonal sways. Good finish. Very pleasant overall for first week.

Craig – Well, I’m impressed, actually. Took control. Full of intent, purpose, one to watch.

Darcey – It was cool. Looked so comfortable in that Tango.

Len – That was far better than expected. Great body contact. Had spirit. Thought it was terrific.

Bruno – Tough, strong. Would like to see your softer side as well.

7, 7, 7, 7 (7)

Judy Murray & Anton DuBeke

Waltz

Mull of Kintyre – Wings

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Up next is celebrity Judy Murray. Who? You know her. Not seen on any television show, drama or media. Though her son, Andy Murray is a tennis player and Judy gave him some coaching tips. So, ‘Tennis coach’ Judy is with us this evening/series. Anton DuBeke doing his traditional role of Samaritan in Help The Aged. Since the Scottish referendum, Judy and Anton got into tartan clothing with Anton in a kilt.

Good spin round, held by Anton. Man on bagpipes gets a clap taking away from dance. Slow, empty steps as Anton talks to Judy. Lost and labored now. Awkward turn around. Easy spin around again. Walks over to rock to sit on. Will no doubt get sympathy votes from the grannies for a few weeks.

Darcey – The Waltz is about moving effortlessly. Nerves were coming through. Bit edgy. You shook a little bit all way through.

Len – (Jokes about Anton’s kilt raised) Footwork Mull of Posture more Mull of katorny. Its only a witticism. Don’t start all that. (To crowd) Don’t worry Murray, Cha Cha next week.

Bruno – You look absolutely beautiful. New experience, got the taste, enjoy, next week be better.

Craig – Was on edge of my seat. Dragging Judy around a little bit. Arms out of hold need serious attention. Posture is really appalling. You came out and gave it ago though. Well done on that.

3, 4, 6, 5 (3)

Scott Mills & Joanne Clifton

Cha Cha

Rock DJ – Robbie Williams

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Stereotypical DJ Scott Mills danced to a trade specialty. Being a DJ, it was only natural. Did it rock? Paired with a new dancer on the show, also the sister of Kevin, Joanne Clifton adds enthusiasm. Robbie is also Scott’s friend! Whatever.

Robotic symphony with cheap and empty arm movements. Horrible feet starting. Clumpy. Sneaky Jump up lift unnecessary. Easy spin around of Joanne. Slow on the spot turns from Scott. Through legs slide of Joanne set up by herself. Great start from Joanne, but terrible for Mills.

Len – Scott, listen. Footwork poor. Little hip action. Cha Cha is about ryhtym and fun. (Oh gawd. ) as silly crowd boo as pantomime.

Bruno – Got the club vibe going. Robotic, neurotic, the euphoric. Vibe was there. Didn’t travel down to the feet. Ryhtymicality of the timing.

Craig – A zimmerframe darling has more movement. Stompy. Like having a tantrum. Dont think its going to be a dance for you, quite frankly.

Darcey – Maybe on a nightclub, not a ballroom.

2, 4, 5, 5 (2)

Pixie Lott & Trent Whiddon

Jive

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

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Starting the show was young singer Pixie Lott and a new Strictly professional Australian Trent Whiddon. The blonde duo began by travelling to London Fashion Week.

Good spritey beginning but loose tittering around. Looks like both are dancing two different dances. Very watered down. Good spin around on floor. Too amateurish and juvenile even if it is week one.

Bruno – Loving the sixties look. Like Lolita does the jive. Work on sharpness.

Craig – Really enjoyed that. Timing great, energy. Working floor too hard. Slight hesitation in center there. Something odd. It was great.

Darcey – Armography great. Could have sold it bit more to me.

Len – Lot of energy, kicks and flicks, content. Lots of marks.

7, 6, 7, 7 (6)

The show continues tomorrow, where the rest will dance. We will also give our view on all things Strictly.

Sin Bin

Injured dancer Robin Windsor was removed from the line-up as a result and gave Trent a starring role.

Mr. Chicken Fillets Artem Chigvinstev left the show after a visa application expired in the UK. He has since been snapped up by the US version of the show, Dancing with the Stars.

Anya Garnis. who joined last year has also left the show.

Tomorrow’s show will feature the other nine celebrities, Thom Evans, Simon Webbe, Mark Wright, Gregg Wallace, Steve Backshall, Frankie Bridge, Alison Hammond, Sunetra Sarker and Jennifer Gibney.

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Top 5 tunes (8)

Top 5 tunes (8)

Another 5 smooth grooves to add to your playlist are below.

 

Cascada – Blink

Never failing a strong club classic, Cascada have another long-stay here.

 

Katy Perry – This Is How We Do

Perry returned a few weeks back with a tongue in cheek sound. Bubblegum pop? Everyone likes a guilty pleasure.

Tom Novy – Your Body

Just as the new series of Strictly Come Dancing is set this Friday in the UK, here’s one to set the groove mood.

Storm Queen – Look Right Through

A club classic with a difference. Mellow, hip and groovy, let your inner jive bunny out. That is a bunny, right?

Snow – Informer

A blast from the past, in 1992 saw one of the alltime classics from an urban badboi. With an I, boi.

Dear Deandre 11

Dear Deandre 11

Dear Deandre is back with more advice on your dilemmas and relationship problems. As ever, if you have a problem, do not hesitate to share this with us. We provide full discretion to protect sources, if required.

My wife played away with team pal

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“My wife cheated on me with a mate in her badminton team. It was more than a year before I caught on. I’m 41 and he’s 42. We used to play badminton, then I hurt my back and had to stop. They sometimes have overnight stays for away games. She lent me her old phone when mine got smashed. Stuck on a train I started to read her old texts. It was clear she had sex with a guy on the team. She said she was sorry and it all happened years ago. According to her it never meant more than just a bit of drunken bit of fun. I love her but all the trust is gone.”

Her connection to the team since you left was clearly a strong bond. This drew her closer to this guy but that is no  excuse to justify this. The fact she is easily swayed proves a problem in how she views you in your relationship. I would recommend you discuss what these could be and you may find out more as a result. Though she apologised it does not seem very sincere and since you claim it was about a year of secrecy before finding out, this highlights two things. Firstly, she has no regard to being honest with you for that amount of time lying. Secondly, she seems to be passing this off as drunken fun yet it is clearly more than this over a whole year of intimate connections. Talk to her about how you see one another and why she did this in a frank but controlled conversation. If you wish to work this out you need to find a way to regain your trust and talking is the first step in this instance. Be honest, but not hurtful.Tell her how it made you feel.

Bedroom bunk-ups becoming a letdown

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“I’ve met a brilliant girl but I have an embarrassing problem, I cant keep it going in bed. I’m 24 and my girlfriend is 19. I thought that our first night together would be the best night of my life but it didn’t quite happen that way – I finished too soon. It has happened that way ever since.”

This may be because subconsciously you have dreamt of a perfect scenario and perfection never exists. After this instance, it has become a routine procedure, not a loving entanglement. You may be stressed or worried about something and this can affect these problems. To pass them you need to question what is on your mind and work to understand them, then this will not play on your mind affecting your performance. Perhaps the setting of sex from previous relationships has a negative atmosphere and you could try different positions and areas of the house if you can. Focus on having general, loving sex and not hope for anything and this will relieve pressure on your activities now and this could help alleviate this.

Cheat still so tasty after love bites

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“My boyfriend came home covered in love bites. I had two one-night stands in revenge, but I’ve realised I still love him. We’re both 18 and have been together two years. We were thinking of marriage and kids but were both a bit worried that we were too young for commitment. We were still together when he turned up drunk one night with love bites all over him. I felt my love for him had all gone. I went to a nightclub and got chatted up by this really fit guy. At the end of the evening he said he’d walk me home but we stopped in the park and lay down on the grass and have sex. I was back down the club and ended up have sex with the guy on the door. A couple of week later I met up with my ex by chance. We had a few drinks and my feelings came back straight away. We romped in the back of his car. Since then we’ve met up a few times and always have sex. I plan to go to uni but should I stick with him now?”

If you still love him then try to rekindle with him by explaining how you feel, not jumping into bed. It seems you are a very promiscuous girl who craves attention, but you are easily giving away your intimacy to non-important instances. This is your choice and fine if you so wish as it is not my place to lecture you, but you are also bound to get a reputation with the club also. You need to focus on what you want and your age is no excuse. If you want to go to uni this is your choice and cannot allow something to get in the way of a future if you see this available. As with your ex, the pair of you are just sexual rabbits at every opportunity and this is not love. It seems as though you both enjoy playing the other off. You are infatuated and this will soon pass but you should try to think before you act as your emotions are ever changing. You must make a choice for yourself and then act accordingly to the situation. There is nothing wrong with sex, but giving it away to one and all lowers your inner self and others see you as an easy option that shan’t be respected in any right.

Hellish Mother-in-law causing daily distress

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“My fiancee’s mum has turned on me since ever since he proposed. I’m 21 and my fiancee is 20. At first his mum and I got on well. Then we got engaged and she turned cold. When I fell pregnant it got worse. None of my family would speak to us and his mum spread rumours about me and scratched his car. She drove past our house screaming and shouting. Our son was born and I invited the family to tea. They stayed 20 minutes and didn’t speak to me. We get nuisance calls day and night. I’m at my wits end. I don’t want my son to see my fiancees family now. I can’t see why he wants to either.”

Unfortunately some families break down and cannot be mended. Your fiancee’s mum is clearly jealous that you have taken her son away from him. The added pain of a child has completely taken her away from him with time and affection. If you are bothered about these rumours and they affect you daily with people you know then you should set the record straight. Or you can ignore them, though this is hard, but you know they are false. The fact she is behaving like a hooligan near your home as well is childish. You could get a restraining order if you feel it becomes threatening enough. Call authorities and tell them about the verbal abuse near to your home. Change your phone number if you wish, though this might not be a permanent solution. It is unfortunate that when you have something going well in life there is someone to ruffle the joy, but this happens in troubled families. Focus on your own as you have tried to no avail to make her a part of this one. If she cleans up her act, perhaps you might reconsider, but this is your choice and it does not seem likely. Put her aside and move on with your life. You have others depending on you know and you must also keep your health in check, too. If she persists you may need to tell her that this is your life and he is your fiancee with a family responsibility and that is how it is. Though I wouldn’t advise any communication with her as she does not seem approachable. Sadly, you must move on.

Impatient girlfriend cheats with stud down alleyway

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“I have discovered my girlfriend had sex with a guy down an alleyway one night after we’d had a row. We have been together for five years and have a daughter whose nearly 18 months old. We are 25 and 26. I know I have neglected her recently. For the last two years I’ve been in my own shell. My dad died and I had to be there for my mum. I was no help to my girlfriend and our baby and our sex life went downhill after she was born. We had a terrible argument one night and she stormed out to the pub. She had sex with this guy afterwards – a mate tipped me off. It hurt. I always though cheats were dirt but maybe there are situations where a genuine mistake occurs.”

You drove her to have sex with another man, but this does not excuse her infidelity. You need to understand what made her do this. Getting together at an early age may also have made her feel losing out of previous chances at relationships beforehand. If this is the case you could consider threesomes but I would advise this only with a no strings policy so neither of you feel anything for the third party than a sexual thrill to repair your bond. A woman, especially younger these days have a high level of low self esteem. Feeling unloved by certain choices, stern words or patterned behaviour on a daily basis can drive a wedge, as well as a lack of sex. Though the fact she cheated so easily is something you need to consider. Is this your arguments causing this, or is it that she has grown out of love with you and needs an excuse to meet someone else? Your personal dilemmas were unfortunate and arrived all at the same time. You cannot blame yourself for bad timing. You seem to be too trusting, which may make her view you as a doormat, especially since you have not been too happy in recent months. She may not truly love you, but you need to test if she does in your relationship. Ask her why, what motivates her for sex with others and what they give her that you don’t. Try some things out with her sexually. If this does not fulfill either of you, then you should consider this relationship’s long term basis. You are both still young and can easily find others that appreciate you for yourself.

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Scotland Decided. It’s a No!

It was Labour what won it!

Better Together campaign wins voting

favour keeping UK union in tact

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The 307 year-old union between England and Scotland has been decided.

The choice in an independence referendum secured the union of Great Britain, where Scotland remains

a united part of. The Better Together campaign, fronted by Labour politicians, helped keep the United

Kingdom in union with Scotland, led by former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling with

almost 54% to 46% favouring Independence. The Yes camp had been criticised for bombarding and

hounding respectful voters of the opposition and adding brutish campaigning. The No campaigners

had left the vote to be a mellow open field of democratic debate but intervened stronger when it was

feared many opposing voters where being abused for their opinion.

Leader of No Campaign, Silver Fox Alistair Darling saves the Union.

Leader of No Campaign, Silver Fox Alistair Darling saves the Union.

Businesses and economic investors threatened to pull out of Scotland and re-locate in England if a Yes vote was returned as a matter of consequence. Alex Salmond

was regarded as using this strategic measure to convince Yes voters of intimation and

scaremongering which the Yes protesters were seen to be endorsing themselves.

The three main party politicians and Her Majesty The Queen were said to be watching

with concern and favouring a continual United Kingdom.

A vast majority of male voters were in favour if independence at roughly 52% last week

while females would be voting at roughly 45% according to ICM research.

First King Minister  of Scotland, Alex Salmond

First King Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond

YouGov President Peter Kellner predicted a 99% certainty after the polls closed

last night at 10pm a No vote was likely at 54% from a poll after Scottish voters

cast their decisions earlier. He said “I would say it is a 99% certainty of a No victory.”

Fears of uncertainty, economy, welfare and other key policies swayed the vote in No’s

favour. An unknown gamble to create empty history was foreseen by voters to establish

connection than isolation.

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Bribing bedfellows

Last week leader of the united Kingdom David Cameron pledged further powers to Scotland,

many of his backbenchers in the Tory Party considered “a bribe.”

The turnout had 97% of voters register, establishing faith in a democratic electorate system

despite voters disengaged with politics as a whole. The results at 54.34% for No to the Yes

vote on 45.66% was not guaranteed but concluded to secure the victory by analyst experts

according to Sky News at 5am this morning. 23 regions counted with 9 yet to hear where the

defining results.

Why vote for both or nothing on ballot? It means…

Votes were also discounted after those who turned out voted for both options on the ballot,

or they simply posted the paper with no vote marked. What people don’t realise is that

when you do this, you are officially sending a message that you are capable of voting

and want to but are making your message that both options are not good enough.

This is the message from the voters who post the decision and have taken the time to

go and vote but do not feel either side represents them and is a wake up call.

UPDATE 05.55 AM

The official result for Scotland’s remaining unity in the United Kingdom was declared

from the vote in Edinburgh at 05.55 am pushing the No campaign to the overall

victory against Scottish Independence. Aberdeenshire also voted No aswell.

Remaining votes were finally declared with No attaining an overall vote of 55.40%

as Yes took 44.60%. Only two more regions are to be revealed, however will not

change the course of the vote.

Aberdeen and  Edinburgh rejected Independence as Glasgow vote in favour of it. First

Minister Alex Salmond changed his Facebook profile images to ‘One Scotland’

messages and congratulated Glasgow only, in a level of bitter response to his

failed campaign.

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Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2014 list released

Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2014 albums listed

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There is no denying 2014 has become ‘The Year of the Woman’ with the UK flurrying to boost females in top dog positions with government and corporation institutions. Last year FalseFabs foresore and predicted the leading winner James Blake, an outsider no-one recognised, except for the judges as well. The list, revealed last week on Thursday is below.

This year a woman should not win ‘just because’ but there are some strong credentials on offer from them. Though the boys are providing strong competition too. We have a few faves based on their talent and leading acts are – (in no order) Anna Calvi, GoGo Penguins and East India Youth.

We will share our winning option nearer the time, to maintain a fair judging process. Though we have narrowed down three potential winners. We would hope the Mercury judges panel do not chose to ‘go against’ the deserving winner as an attempt to add difference to FalseFabs being musically in-tune with deserving talent.

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2013 Mercury Prize holder James Blake

The prize is awarded on October 31st.

 

Shortlist

Anna Calvi – One Breath

Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots

East India Youth – Total Strife Forever

FKA Twigs – LP1

GoGo Penguin v2.0

Jungle – Jungle

Kate Tempest – Everybody Down

Nick Mulvey – First Mind

Polar Bear – In Each and Every One

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Young Fathers – Dead

 

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Album Review: George Ezra, Wanted on Voyage

Wanted on Voyage (2014)

George Ezra

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The music scene has recently developed over the course of time in the last few years. None more so than the smooth sounds of alternative and indie music. The latest revelation comes from the smooth and gifted sounds of one George Ezra.

With a melancholic, tender, rapturous sound Ezra’s tone with his acoustic setting has propelled him into a growing name for the music business. Having recently played at Glastonbury too, Ezra’s standout single, Budapest, has received slight acclaim. Though going unnoticed by many in the light of headline acts, Ezra is on the verge of a breakout.

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The Hertford crooner, at only twenty-one years of age adds cheery tone melded with a dress down style with wavy hair and unwarranted look instantly captivating his audience.

Launching his debut album Wanted on Voyage, Ezra has thought about his production. His album artwork alone is a joy to behold. The image of Ezra, surrounded in a sea of people instantly stands out with style and subtle tones only inside knowledge of an artist (which come in many forms) can be identified with semantic coding.

Ezra’s experiences backpacking in Europe have provided his focus for the album alongside his harmonious acoustic guitar providing exceptional narrative. Taking a glimpse into the mind and soul of his experiences, Ezra shares with us a mix of authentic blues, soul and acoustic splendour.  With a level of heartfelt pain and confusion the sound continues to peak interest.

His selling point on the album begins with his husky yet refreshing voice, differentiating himself from the pack as a unique songwriter in today’s repetitive market. Ezra offers nineteen tracks if you buy/stream on Spotify, yet keeps the average to sixteen. The flow of the tracks is carefully thought out, adding a cooldown period between big tracks only to pick up in between once more. ‘Did You Hear the Rain’ and ‘Cassy O’ are two more songs Ezra has smoothly added depth and character to.

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Though Ezra isn’t completely sweet and beautiful as initially perceived. In ‘Spectacular Rival’, Ezra transforms from the sweet sounds to lurid tone boosting his performance rating from the ordinary to extra ordinary. Able to mix up the format, Ezra proves he can multi task and deliver. The narrative in ‘Blind Man in Amsterdam’ is yet another masterpiece in which he closes the album terrifically. The simplicity of his nature has added an effective and well thought out strategy to making a classic album that is well worth the time and purchase.

Travelling on Ezra’s journey to a harmonious foot tapping beat, with a mysterious turn around every corner, the twenty-one year old teen may have a handsome future should he follow up with continuity to intrigue.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see Ezra entered into the Mercury Music Prize 2014 and may be a strong contender capable of the victory to boot.

For an impressive debut album after a previous year of EP’s and an introduction at the annual Glastonbury Festival, Ezra has grown tremendously. Now, Ezra could well become the new music indie star for 2014 and develop his sound even further. One thing is for certain; Ezra has placed himself on the musical map and stationed himself as one to lookout for.

If you’re keen on the Jake Bugg’s and Ed Sheeran’s but want a little differentiation, you are sure to enjoy the talent Ezra provides.

Rating – 4/5

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