Tuesday, July 11, 2006
It's Tuesday! But, hey, for a change that's the BBC's fault, as they decided that some sort of sporting nonsense was of a higher priority than the nation's longest running music show. Mind you, given the way it's been treated as it careers towards its undignified end, they'd probably consider a previously unseen episode of My Family to be worth postponing it for. Anyway, here's what we eventually learnt from this week's Top of the Pops:-
- It was a T in the Park special this week, which meant that this week's edition was a chart show which bore absolutely no relation whatsoever to the current chart. We're sure this decision made sense to someone, somewhere.
- Mind you, if you'd missed any of the weekend's coverage of the event then it did at least provide you with a flavour of went on. And we can imagine many people did as every time we tuned into it The Sodding Kooks were always on.
- Arctic Monkeys reckon that You Look Good on the Dancefloor. Having witnessed the distressing sight of a dancefloor full of people dancing awkwardly to this insultingly derivative slice of indie we feel they're sadly mistaken.
- Goldfrapp were doing Ooh La La, but, alas, electro-sex kitten Alison must have been otherwise engaged as taking on lead singer duties was your scary Aunt who believes she's still 25.
- Kaiser Chiefs Predict a Riot. Given the amount of alcohol fuelled neds at T in the Park, this is akin to predicting that water is a little bit wet.
- Paul Weller?! Paul Fucking Weller?! Jesus wept.
- Despite their reputation for being natty dressers, we find it unlikely that the country and western style flowery shirt look will catch on.
- According to the crowd, the lyrics to Take Me Out run "Wurgh wurgh, wurgh-wurgh-wurgh. Wurgh wurgh, wurgh-wurgh-wurgh. Wurgh Wurgh, wurgh. TAKE ME OUT".
- Ironically, Corinne Bailey Rae's Trouble Sleeping instantly managed to send an entire tent full of people off to the land of slumber.
- The Who, featuring convicted sex offender Pete Townsend were talking about their generation. Next time they want to do this, they should really think about addressing a bingo hall.
- Lily Allen is at number one, meaning she is officially better than her dad. Mind you, simply by not actually being Keith Allen, she is officially better than her dad.