Sex and drugs and rock and roll may have been a phrase introduced into the world by the late Ian Dury in the post-punk 1970s, but such hedonistic excesses have been around for centuries.
When Paul Allen's stage version of Brassed Off appeared in 1998, two years after Mark Herman's film about a small Yorkshire community's efforts to win a brass band competition was first released, the miners' strike that formed the story's backdrop was still a fresh wound on Britain's landscape.
Gillian Furmage's verdict: Three-and-a-half stars
Since it was launched in 2012, the Scottish Album Of The Year Award has celebrated home-grown music in its myriad forms.
The idea of inviting 20 Scottish writers to address one of 20 portraits and artworks at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and have their "short, sharp" monologues delivered by professional actors to a promenade audience, is a fascinating one - for all its undoubted logistical challenges.
There is a definite buzz about Govan this week - the third Buzzcut festival is taking over the Pearce Institute in Govan Road for the next five days and live art activities are not simply confined to the building.