One thing I have never understood about our amazing Turkish culture is the love we seem to have for a balo. (Dinner and dance events) If it’s for a charity event with all proceeds going to charity I can understand, however when it’s done as a money making scheme (which it usually is) that justRead more
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There is a pattern with Turkish weddings where you can almost pin point the songs that bands pull out when they feel the crowd are thinning out. (Usually it’s because food it being served) As you know at Turkish weddings you don’t need much to get people dancing, but here are 7 tracks you will alwaysRead more
This was a phrase that I learnt from a very young age, not that my family were happy. However there is something great about saying “Daşak Ali Dayi” that cannot be explained. I have tried for years to get to the source of the phrase. Where did it come from? who invented it? and who isRead more
Growing up as a turk in the UK, you will never forget this classic scene from Eastenders when Ali and Mehmet showed their Turkish roots and danced in the Queen ic pub. It seems everyone liked a bit of turkish, except Pauline Fowler who can be seen frowning at the end. Ali and Mehmet wereRead more
Today we have a great #ThursdayThrowback and its from the legend that is Mr Barış Manço. For anyone that is in the know, Uncle Barry was ‘the man’ back in the day with his great tracks and long locks of hair. One of my favourite tracks of his was Nick the chopper. God knows whatRead more
This is one hell of a FlashbackFriday. I remember buying this on a mix-tape cassette from Girne high street. Rumour has it the story involved famous singers George Michael and and Michael Jackson and chronicles a fmaous conversation they had which went MJ: He George, Lend me some money GM: I wish Michael, I haveRead more
Is it just me or does Tulisa look like a young Bulent Ersoy? I imagine some Bulent Ersoy fanatic will hunt me down for posting this… na na nayyy’lim hade.
It would probably make him slightly more bearable.