Tuesday, May 31, 2005
It's, umm, Tuesday! And it's been a couple of weeks since we've done one of these. This is down to either a) us being quite busy, or b) us being incredibly lazy. You may wish to consider the fact that we haven't written anything for the site since Wednesday as a guide to which one of these options is correct. Still, we're here now and here is what we, rather belatedly, learnt from this week's Top of the Pops:-
- Reggie Yates is the new Doctor Who.
- Max Graham has sampled Owner of a Lonely Heart by notorious Proggers, Yes. Given that if Prog is famed for anything, it's for the tracks being
unremittingly awfuloverly long, we dread to think what the extended mixes of this are like.
- We miss Fearne Cotton.
- Clearly the BBC paid Jennifer Lopez a lot of money to record her performing in New York, as this is the only explanation for the amount of times they've foisted them upon us, despite the overwhelming public disinterest.
- "There's fans of the Backstreet Boys here", said Reggie, full of surprise. Given that this is a pop show that featured a performance by the Backstreet Boys, what exactly was he expecting? 200 football fans hoping for a talk by Kevin Kegan on the lost art of the Keepie Uppie?
- Ricky Kaiser Chief was planning on trying to buy some alcohol from a nearby off-license after the show, hence the bum fluff beard.
- Charlotte Church's Crazy Chick isn't as amazing as everyone seems to think it is, but it is pretty good and should mean she's a shoe in for the third Blues Brothers movie, assuming anyone still thinks that a sequel is a good idea after the travesty of Blues Brothers 2000.
- Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas has been raiding the Last of the Summer Wine costume department. Specifically the hats shelf.
- Rob Thomas was in Matchbox 20 and did Smooth with Carlos Santana. No more really needs to be said.
- But in case it does, he's shit.
- The Backstreet Boys are back! With a piano! Alright! Except this is a bit of a rock ballad and seems to be their attempt to position themselves for the lucrative Driving Rocks! compilation market.
- Oasis are number one. Our video cut off at this point, proving once again that there is a God.