Monday, May 15, 2006
It's Monday! And today Ginger has finally had Baby. As in Geri's given birth to a child, that is, nothing along the lines of inter-spice lesbiotic activities, though we're sure that if Geri thought it would get her a few column inches in Heat she'd be well up for it. It's a baby girl and will, if some old tabloid rumours are to be believed, be called Stella. Stella Halliwell. Oh dear. But that's not all we learnt today, here's what we found out from this week's Top of the Pops:-
- Fearne Cotton's back! And she's live in Dundee as part of the coverage for Radio 1's Big Weekend, the modern day equivalent of the Roadshow where they take over a town for a couple of days, fill two stages with a slightly predictable selection of bands and generally indulge in one hell of a brand awareness exercise. We're not quite sure when they manage to fit in Bits and Pieces and Smiley Miley's Mileage Game, however.
- First up was Sugababes doing their godawful version of Arctic Monkeys' godawful I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, proving, if nothing else, that there's no pop heart beating in the centre of Alex Turner's output, just the pointless appendix of derivative indie.
- Heidi did, as she always does, have nice hair, however.
- Vernon Kay was dressed in the cowboy outfit Marty McFly wore when he first goes back to 1887 in Back to the Future: Part III. You know, the one that nearly gets him beaten up.
- We seem to be referencing Back to the Future quite a lot these days, don't we?
- Snow Patrol were doing a live version of You Are All That I Have. And that's live as in "They were on a stage, playing their instruments in front of an audience", by the way, not live as in an "actually having any sort of life, energy or excitement" kinda way.
- Chris Moyles is a cunt.
- Bullets by The Editors is really good, even if it does sound like it'd be more at home on a slightly more aggressive Aztec Camera album, as opposed to the 21st century.
- Jo Whiley introduced the album chart with all the soulless vapidity you'd expect from someone who thinks that Dido is a vital talent in the British music scene.
- Bang, Bang, You're Dead is still nothing more than a Libertines' B-side, but it did feature some live trumpet action, so Dirty Pretty Things can have some kudos for that.
- Chris Moyles is still a cunt.
- And, as if to prove that Jo Whiley doesn't hold the monopoly on soulless vapidity, here's Corrine Bailey Rae!
- Against our better judgement, we really like Primal Scream's Country Girl. Yes, even with the fact it contains the line "Keep on keeping on" in it. Perhaps we can get something from the doctor to sort us out.
- P!nk's clearly struck some sort of deal with the devil whereby she's only allowed to release one genuinely brilliant song from each record, having forgone the aceness of Stupid Girls for the irrelevancy of Who Knew.
- Chris Moyles. Cunt. Still. Etc.
- Gnarls Barkley. Number one. Still. Etc.