Tuesday, February 07, 2006
It's Tuesday! And we were out seeing the Johnny Cash movie, Walk the Line, last night. It's good, but, as films about the music industry go, it's no Josie and the Pussycats, but when you get right down to it, though, what is? Anyway, here's what we learnt from Sunday's Top of the Pops:-
- This week Fearne's condescending older brother was Richard Bacon.
- According to some on-line poll, Corrine Bailley Rae is the sound of 2006. This clearly means that 2006 is going to involve a lot of sleeping.
- Despite the by the numbers nature of Graham Coxon's Standing on My Own Again, we briefly got quite excited when we noticed that the guitarist had a Denim - the ace band, not the material - sticker on his guitar. Alas, closer inspection revealed us to be mistaken, so he can fuck right off.
- RETRO: S Club 7 doing Reach. Ah, happy memories. The days when both Jo and Rachel could release good pop and sell records and the S Club boys could walk down the street and get arrested. Incidentally, we'll be launching a series of S Club 7 episode guides in the summer. How exciting!
- Ninja, in her excitement at going on stage to perform the first great pop single of 2006 - The Go! Team's Ladyflash - forgot to put her skirt on.
- Blonde hair does not suit Ashlee Simpson. Nor does her continuing attempts at having a career in music. (Having said that, LOVE from her new album is really rather brilliant)
- Jack Johnson is releasing Better Together as a single. Some things which are better together: Jack Johnson's fingers and a heavy metal vice. Jack Johnson's vocal chords and a pair of scissors. Jack Johnson and fire. Well, you get the general idea.
- Beth Orton's new single Conceived is all summery and lovely. Which makes it the perfect release for, umm, cold and miserable February, then.
- RETRO: Stray Cats doing Rock This Town. Given the fifties vibe to this song we refuse point blank to believe the caption claiming that this was recorded in February 1981.
- Orson's No Tomorrow is - and where have we heard this before - "Music for girls to dance to". Deaf girls, presumably. We've already got one El Presidente and they haven't exactly been what you'd call 'Successful', have they?
- The Notorious BIG is still dead, still number one.