Tuesday, January 17, 2006
It's Tuesday! And we were out yesterday seeing Belle and Sebastian play live, and they were very good, thanks for asking. Their cover of AC/DC's You Shook Me All Night Long was a particular highlight and no, we're not joking. Support came from a band who may or may not have been called Neukie Neuk, but given that their sound varied between being a bad Drugstore, a bad Low and a bad Cranberries - in as much as a good Cranberries remains a purely theoretical concept - we doubt it's a name we'll ever hear again. That's not all we've learnt this week, though, here's what last night's Top of the Pops taught us:-
- Fearne Cotton's scary uncle this week was Peter Kaye in his Brian Potter guise. He mainly used his time to plug various products he was involved with and prove that it's been a while since he's done the character and he can't quite remember how to do the voice.
- Texas are back in the charts with Sleep, and Sharleen wore a see-through blouse which showed her bra for the performance. Presumably this was to prove that, despite appearances to the contrary, she really is a lady. Or at least isn't shy about shopping in M&S's lingerie department.
- 50 Cent ran out of original ideas roughly 30 seconds into his debut single.
- A-Ha are back! A1 were watching their performance of new single Analogue with interest.
- It took 5 men to perform James Blunt's new single, Wisemen, though ironically none of them possess wisdom, dress sense, or any sort of moral compass.
- RETRO: Dead or Alive doing You Spin Me Round (Like a Record). See! There was a time when Pete Burns didn't look like Kimberly Davies
- The lead singer of The Kooks used to date Katie Melua. Given that they're pretty evenly matched in terms of talent and the lack thereof, it's hard to see what caused them to split.
- Shayne Ward is still at number one, and Nizlopi are at number 2. We know the charts tend to stagnate at this time of year, but come on! It's getting ridiculous.