Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s (godawful) blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites

Polly Pocket’s Top Songs Of 2012

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year posts over the past five days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. Kicking us off is Polly Pocket… This has been the hardest year ever to pick the best of – it has been a cracking year for top tunes but here goes….. 30. Sinead O’Connor – The Wolf Is … Continue reading Polly Pocket’s Top Songs Of 2012

2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 1: 100 – 81

So the waiting is over, and here are the first twenty entries in our Top 100 of 2012, part of MM’s much expanded Best of the Year review. Over the next five days we will reveal our favourite songs and those of our contributors: Mrs Mackerel, Christy Popper, Barry-Sean, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Middle Sprat, Starbie, and Toy Steve. These are not the most “popular” … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 1: 100 – 81

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (9th November)

Just call me the Hoarse Whisperer. This week a suitably seasonal cold virus left me a muted, aching snot monster, forced to communicate via hand and arm signals that cast me somewhere between a (somewhat troubled) cricket umpire and a football referee. It has also rendered me powerless to children and animals, not necessarily in that order. HP suggested helpfully that I might like to … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (9th November)

Ben Howard – New Videos & Signed Giveaway Competition

Ben Howard has become a particular favourite of Mrs Mackerel’s since the release of his excellent Every Kingdom album last year. Despite its clear folk footprint, it proved him to be a gifted and exceptional singer-songwriter with a core of steel rather than anything more fey or whimsical. We are delighted to be able to bring you two new videos for Only Love and from … Continue reading Ben Howard – New Videos & Signed Giveaway Competition

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 1 Polly Pocket

As with previous years we will be posting over the next few days the Top Ten track selections for 2011 of various MM friends and contributors, as well as our Best Albums of 2011 and own best of the year list. To kick us off we have Polly Pocket. 10. Friends – I’m His Girl A great getting ready to go out kind of a tune. … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 1 Polly Pocket