Tuesday, February 21, 2006
It's Tuesday! And yes, we have been a bit 'quiet' over the last week, haven't we. This is entirely because we were so annoyed by James Blunt's 'victory' at the Brit Awards that we were sulking and has absolutely nothing to do with a prolonged bout of laziness on our part. Ahem. Our now somewhat out of date report on the Brits will appear later this week, but given that the Brits themselves were entirely out of date and irrelevant this seems quite appropriate, and we'll get the 100 Actual Worst Records feature up and running again shortly as well, but before all of that, let's, as always, have a look at what we learnt from this week's Top of the Pops
- Fearne's scary uncle this week was Rufus Hound, covering for Jo Brand who was unable to make it as she
is entirely unfunnyhad the flu.
- To distract attention from both the fact that the song is a bit pedestrian, Goldfrapp had two girls dressed in tails and mirrored equine helmets for their performance of Ride a White Horse. This also helped to keep the focus off of Alison's godawful miming.
- In what can only be described as a missed opportunity, Stevie Wonder's From the Bottom of my Heart has been released too late for Valentine's Day, which is a shame as it's the perfect cheap gift for an unimaginative boyfriend to present to a girlfriend he doesn't actually like that much.
- Giving oh so many reasons why you should never form a band with your Dad are The Mystery Jets with The Boy Who Ran Away. Reason 1: You're in a band. WITH. YOUR. DAD..
- RETRO: The Jam doing This Town Called Malice. Paul Weller even looked bored shitless with his back catalogue in the days when it wasn't actually his back catalogue yet.
- "If you saw Paul Weller doing this on the Brits last week, well this is the original version", ran the caption at the bottom of the screen, unhelpfully. Someone isn't really trying that hard at their job, are they?
- Liz McLarnon is this week's highest new entry with her cover of Barbara Streisland's Woman in Love. Some people say that's the highlight of her back catalogue, but our favourite is I Know Him So Well by a nose.
- Boy Kill Boy, fronted by Noel Fielding's Goth character from The IT Crowd, are in the charts with Back Again. Though on the basis of that performance they won't be.
- Meck Featuring Leo Sayer are still number one with Thunder in My Heart Again. As rumbles go, it's more stomach than storm.