Friday, June 10, 2005
It's Friday! And we're currently hoping that, against the odds, Lesley doesn't get evicted from the Big Brother house this evening. We're backing her mainly because we think she is quite Nicola-esque and is a bit more shy and vulnerable than her bolshy exterior makes out. Also, we've always had a 'thing' for the Yorkshire accent. Pathetic and shallow our support may be, but it is at least a step up from our original pick which was Sam, for no better reason than the fact that she was quite pretty and wore a nice dress when she entered the house. Yes, we know. But anyway, that's pop culture and this, as XTC once sang, is Pop, so here's what we learnt from this week's Top of the Pops:-
- Rachel Stevens - and eighties electropop - is back! And she doesn't appear to possess a single item of clothing that actually fits her.
- So Good will be number one if we're any judge. Unfortunately bitter experience has taught us that we're not.
- Bobby Valentine is presumably a hilarious parody of the smooth talking R&B lothario. Unfortunately as a comedy character, it's too accurately dull to actually be funny.
- The Foo Fighters are back! And the video for Best of You is somewhat unique as Dave Grohl has managed to resist his usual compulsion when confronted with a camera crew, which is to dress up as a lady.
- James Blunt is fucking shit. One David Gray is already one too many.
- Funeral of a Friend appear to have taken the riff from Van Halen's really rather good Why Can't This Be Love and made it rubbish. Grr.
- The Stereophonics have proved that the slightly better than expected Dakota was just a fluke and have returned to their usual crushing mediocrity with latest track, Superman.
- Also, Kelly Jones appears to be trying to be the Welsh Elvis, seemingly unaware that Shakin' Stevens has a more convincing claim to the title than him.
- The Crazy Frog is still number one. Apparently Glenn from Pop! is one of the dancers, so at least he's going up in the world.