Lord of Bohemia: Melvyn Bragg

This month’s selection is a very dear figure who¬†really touches my heart. Lord Bragg is a beloved British¬†UK broadcaster, ¬†Novelist and reigning¬†Arts doyen.

He’s had a staggering career and many struggles which is why I’m so fond of him, if anybody takes a moment to uncover his past you can’t helped but be moved by him. From¬†humble roots he began as a trainee for the BBC and went on has very candidly discussed his struggles with depression and was a former President of Mental Health Charity MIND.

If you ever get a chance I would highly recommend you watch¬†the talk between Lord Bragg and Joanna Lumley. I bought this series on DVD as individual full episodes cannot be found online. Get yours here. I watched this a couple years ago when things were pretty horrific for me and it always gave me hope that someone who was struggling the way I was not only found relief in the arts but made a career out of it. Rarely would I say someone as a person is admirable but Lord Bragg truly is. When I decided to write about Melvyn on my site I started to cry like Kim Kardashian ugly tears crying¬†that’s how big of an impact he has on me….

Bragg’s article on The Telegraph: British Culture may be our great new industry

“Snobbery still exists, but it is comical or pathetic and no longer has a cutting edge.”

“How would you really describe yourself? I suggest it might be through the type of music you like, the sport you follow, the radio station you listen to, the authors you read, the ballet or the opera or theatre you go to, the soaps or the galleries ‚Äď or a mix of all. The old snakeskin of class falls away when we look at what we really do, or are given half the chance to be as we really want to be.”


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The Beautiful & Damned Bohemian: Catherine Vaughan

It felt a most opportune time to present Catherine Vaughan the creator and curator of NouveauBohemian.com¬†as this month’s Bohemian. With her array of artsy and edgy¬†publications from poetry to erotica this blossoming Bohemian talent is sure to be popping up in a quaint coffee shop near you professing her love through her poetic musings and sharing her heartfelt work to fellow dreamers.

BW Official Author Photot

In the line up¬†are more poetry events, her forthcoming novel: “Welcome to Wonderland” plus some musical surprises. Vaughan will be delving into the recording arts think Jack Kerouac reading his poems along to Jazz music remixed with¬†Britney Spears/Jessica Simpson. It’s an epic treat in store combining Vaughan’s notorious penchant for mixing the shallow and vain alongside¬†depth and poetry. Only she can pull it off! She may be the only soul on earth to simultaneously appreciate Kim Kardashian and Hemingway and fittingly so as she¬†possesses both their unique talents concurrently¬†in a way no person has before…

Watch out world Catherine Vaughan has come to conquer….

 

 

#REUNION -> OMG Busted is B-A-C-K. Welcome aboard Mr Simpson!

Back together: Frontman Charlie Simpson, 30, who quit Busted in 2005, has finally rejoined his bandmates Matt Willis, 32, and James Bourne, 32, after previously vowing to never go back to the band. The three piece made the announcement at The Soho Hotel on Tuesday

Hello Boys!

It is most definitely great to hear this swoon-inducing boy band is back. I am listening to the Year 3000 song as I share this news with you. Had a bit of a crush on them as I entered my teens, and I’ve gone all school-girl giggly at the thought of getting their concert tickets.

Busted in 2003

Busted Faves?

A B-track single: “Last Summer”

“Britney”

“Year 3000”