Tuesday, November 15, 2005
It's Tuesday! And if you haven't already, you should really be rushing down to your local record shop to get hold of both the new Girls Aloud and Will Young singles as they're both really good and quite possibly the best thing either of them have ever done. We'll have more on this later in the week - though our usual laziness caveat applies - but until then, here's what we learnt from Sunday night's Top of the Pops:-
- This week Fearne Cotton's scary aunt was Sharon Osbourne. In another X Factor link, Fearne was also wearing a cummerbund with her dress. Normally we'd have some snide comment to make here, but while channel surfing at the weekend, we caught sight of Fearne dressed as a cheerleader, so from now on she'll never do anything sartorially wrong in our eyes again.
- Unaware that their fifteen minutes of fame ran out once you got that far into their debut album, The Darkness are back with One Way Ticket.
- Justin Hawkins chucked his guitar into the audience, alas, this wasn't followed up by chucking their bass, drums, amps, microphones and all forms of recording equipment away as well.
- Daniel Powter, performing
FruitFree Loop, was the first act tonight to wear a hat. This is the closest anyone's come to finding something interesting to say about him.
- RETRO: Bob Marley doing Exodus. His youthful years were as drug free as David Cameron's. (Satire)
- Anastasia has released a Greatest Hits album. Why? And why, in the name of all that is good and exciting, are people actually buying the sodding thing?
- Once the intro is out of the way, the new Eurythmics single is really rather ace.
- And Dave Stewart is playing a keytar, making it doubly so.
- Despite being little more than a more attractive Keane, upon hearing Kubb's new single, Wicked Soul, for the first time Fearne was compelled to exclaim "What is that?! That sounds brilliant!".
- Stevie Wonder is about to release a rather dull new single, From the Bottom of My Heart. He's not actually blind, you know. He just wanted to be able to wear shades indoors without people thinking he was a twat.
- We're convinced that the blonde one out of Son of Dork - who's hair is either a wig or heavily influenced by The Cooper Temple Clause, either way it makes him a twat - is played by the bloke who dressed up as Godzilla in the original Japanese films.
- RETRO: Beastie Boys and (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party). "Ooh, you're wearing a blinging VW badge!", exclaimed Fearne to Sharon as she introduced this, happily ignorant of the fact that what she was cooing over was a cheap looking, rhinestone encrusted - no doubt borrowed from X Factor's Nicholas - CND symbol.
- Madonna's Hung Up is number one. She really should be wearing more clothes than that.