Monday, November 28, 2005
It's Monday! And yes, we are aware that all we're contributing to the site right now can essentially be summed up as writing about what we've seen on the telly. This pretty much makes us the blogging equivalent of Garry Bushell, though without the casual homophobia, misogyny and general bigotory that such an epithet implies. There will be more variety next month, promise, but until then here's what we learnt from last night's Top of the Pops:-
- Fearne Cotton's scary uncle this week was none other than Noddy Holder from the Nobby's Nuts adverts. Oh, and Slade.
- Every act was introduced as if he was stood in a recording studio bellowing "It's Christmas!".
- For no other reason than to get their money's worth out of him, Stevie Wonder gave a short run through of So What The Fuss, before launching into Positivity, a song made up entirely of sunbeams and baby bunny rabbits.
- He also gave us a brief blast of Isn't She Lovely, in honour of his daughter, Aisha. We're not sure if this was sweet or just a bit icky.
- Girls Aloud's Biology is, of course, all kinds of aceness, but we do wish they'd remember that it's not just Nadine and Cheryl who can sing.
- RETRO: Queen doing Bohemian Rhapsody. Not the whole thing, presumably because if it was played in full there'd have been no time left for 50 Cent's performance. Quite why this would have been a bad thing wasn't made clear.
- Quite who the Dead 60's are going to appeal to isn't quite clear. Surely everyone who might be into them already has a copy of The Specials Greatest Hits?
- 50 Cent, at 11 with Window Shopper, has never had an original idea in his life.
- Apparently one of the Pussycat Dolls is in relations with James Blunt. This may explain why Stickwitu is the sort of soulless tripe which wouldn't look out of place on a Mariah Carey album.
- RETRO: The Teardrop Explodes doing Reward. If you've never read Head On then you really, really should.
- Juicebox is the latest single by the Strokes. We saw them live before they were famous, before they were a rubbish Libertenes and, indeed, before they became a rubbish Strokes.
- Madonna is holding on to the number one spot in both the singles and album charts for a second week. She's probably not too hung up about this. Arf.