Monday, July 17, 2006
It's Monday! And, thanks to spending Friday afternoon relaxing in sunshine down by the beach, we're now a shade of red which matches Molly
Faders McQueen's hair. It is not a good look. Still, having learnt of the importance of suntan lotion - a lesson we always forget by the time next year rolls around - here's the slightly more relevant things we learnt from this week's Top of the Pops:-
- Despite the fact that most people would consider it an impossible task akin to garnering some sort of enjoyment out of meaningless charity 'spectaculars', McFly have somehow managed to do a bad version of Queen's Don't Stop me Now. And we're not just talking bad as in a "not as good as the original" kinda way, but bad as in "Dear God, hand us a knitting needle so we can puncture our own eardrums and make the nightmare stop" sorta fashion.
- James Dean Bradfield's new solo single contains handclaps. On the Big Long List of Really Surprising Things this lies somewhere between "The Second coming actually happening" and "Someone having no doubt in their mind whatsoever that it's not butter".
- Beyonce's Deja Vu doesn't live up to it's name as it's certainly no Crazy in Love. It may, however, be a bit of a grower.
- James Morrison, You Give Me Something. An all-encompassing sense of ennui, mainly.
- The Red Hot Chilli Peppers' new single, Tell Me, Baby, is pretty much indistinguishable from the rest of their turgid back catalogue, which means that's it's also indistinguishable from a festering turd.
- Rogue Traders, who feature Izzy from Neighbours, are a million times better than Craig McLachlan's Check One Two. We should probably point out that it's quite good, as even the sound of two cats fighting is a million times better than Craig McLachlan's Check One Two.
- RETRO: Huey, Louis and the News doing The Power of Love. Dewy was always pissed off that he wasn't asked to be in the band alongside his brothers.
- embarrassingly for the back-up guitarist for Franz Ferdinand's performance of Eleanor Put Your Boots On, he'd put his guitar in the washing machine at the wrong temperature and it had come out all shrunk. The shame!
- Alex's t-shirt may have had a rude word upon on. What a rebel! He hadn't even bothered shaving either.
- Lily Allen and her Unfeasibly Large Forehead are still number one.