Monday, March 27, 2006
It's Monday! And we were a bit busy last week, sorry. Normal service has now been resumed, although given what amounts to normal service round these parts we wouldn't go around expecting an avalanche of posts if we were you. Instead, as we're nothing if not predictable, here's what we learnt from this week's Top of the Pops:-
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- Rufus Hound was joined by Jo Brand, who he bizarrely introduced as "The Queen of stand up comedy".
- To instantly prove why Rufus was being ironic, Jo's first introduction ran "Oh, I feel like I'm having a stroke. In fact, here's The Strokes!".
- Heart in a Cage, their new single, demonstrates that, for all that they're hyped up as being the most exciting and freshest sounding guitar band around in the world today, there's nothing The Strokes love more than a leaden trawl through some of the duller dustbins of the musical past.
- And Julian Casablancas really needs to wash his hair and invest in a quality conditioner.
- Fresh from co-hosting Top of the Pops a couple of weeks back, Cyndi Lauper was back to doing what she does best, i.e. not presenting television. She gave us a lovely blast of Time After Time, though she should really keep her legs closed. It's not ladylike.
- Natures Law by Embrace. It's Embrace! Doing and Embrace song! And they... Zzzzzzzzz.
- RETRO: Kym Wilde doing Kids in America. Woah-oh. A stripy top and a blazer? Now we know where Franz Ferdinand got their fashion tips from.
- Journey South are back doing The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. And guess what?! They might have been insufferably shit on X Factor, but now they're in the real world they've somehow managed to transform themselves into an act that is even worse!
- Scottish readers may be interested to know that Journey South will be at the Clyde Auditorium later this year. We dunno who they're going to be seeing there, though.
- We've got a great joke about P!nk's Stupid Girls which we haven't got round to doing yet. We probably never will now, but trust us, it's brilliant!
- Mattafix's To and Fro is rather dull and no amount of laptops balanced crazily on oil drums will change that.
- Had they played Prince's Black Sweat after Stupid Girl we could have done some sort of "From Pink to Purple. It's certainly a lot bluer, anyway" comment, but we can't. Oh well.
- When will famous people realise, The Streets' When You Wasn't Famous is the culprit here, that we don't actually care how hard it is being famous and it's incredibly boring to here you whine on about it.
- Mike dedicated this to Cheryl Tweedy and Ashley Cole, who definitely isn't gay, in a desperate bid to stir up controversy about the hackneyed 'revelations' in his new song.
- Ne*Yo's So Sick is number one. Apparently he's "so sick of love songs, so sad and slow, so why can't he turn off the radio". A task which is surprisingly easy once this insipid and saccharine slice of schmaltz comes on the airwaves.
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