Changing the lyrics of a song has been an effective hook for some of the most memorable adverts over the years: ‘What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a hexbug?’ It’s also been a superb form of parody with the likes of Weird Al re-immortalising old and new hits, turning “Happy” to “Tacky” and “Beat It” to “Eat it”. But for the most part it’s all just a bit of harmless fun, channelling the inner poet inside us all.
We’ve probably all been doing it since the days we were forced to sing hymns we didn’t believe or understand in school assemblies. We used to infuriate the [...]
Long Scarf Publications are to release a follow-up to their popular Unofficial Doctor Who Limerick Book, this time taking on the world of song with The Unofficial Doctor Who Songbook.
Co-written by John Davies and Christopher Samuel Stone, The Unofficial Doctor Who Songbook is being produced in aid of mental health charity Mind.
The synopsis reads:
“Did you know Logopolis was inspired by the song Hotel California? Did you know Don MacLean gave David Whitaker the idea for Enemy of the World? or did you realise that the original title for one of Meat Loaf’s biggest [...]
The BBC have announced a new collection of Doctor Who poetry to be released ahead of World Poetry Day.. with a surprising illustrator – Russell T. Davies.
A humorous riff on Now We Are Six, the new collection, Now We Are Six Hundred, “is a charming, funny and whimsical collection of poems that celebrate the joys and pitfalls of getting older. Much, much older. Time-Lord older. And sometimes, in space.”
Former show-runner Russell says that he has been drawing Doctor Who for many years prior to his official involvement with the [...]
Release Date: September 22, 2016
More colourful than Tom Baker’s scarf, and more clever than Osgood, Whographica explores the rich and peculiar history of Doctor Who through infographics, charts, maps – and more! Follow the tangled threads of the Doctor’s family tree. Discover the secrets of Dalek evolution. Learn what the Doctor so desperately wants to know himself: where and when to find his home planet.
Captivating, intriguing, beautiful and strange, Whographica will show you so much more than the average eye is allowed to see. [...]