Tuesday 18 December 2007

I've always wondered...


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....to join Adam's campaign to make Tom Waits' ‘Christmas card from a Hooker in Minneapolis’ the Christmas number 1 and to break the monopoly that the winner of X-Factor (regardless of who it is) has over the seasonal top spot.

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Friday 14 December 2007

Anything you can do...

So, as Sinead has discussed, Lily Allen is on the Orange Prize panel of judges because she reads books.

Well that's nothing - not to be outdone is Kate "Lily Mk II" Nash who is preparing her literary debut..

'Kate Nash has revealed that she is currently writing a series of short stories, and plans to release a book in the future...Nash explained that she is working on a story for children based around a seven-foot transvestite named Roy, and that author Roald Dahl is an influence on her work. "I'd like to release a collection of short stories," she explained. "I'm writing one a bout a 12 year-old boy called George, who meets a seven-foot cross-dresser called Roy. It's a concept about imagination and being whatever your dream is. There's a lot of things I want to achieve creatively," Nash went on to say. "I just like chucking things out and thinking, 'Whatever'"
I, like many of you, await the first book from the lady that wrote "You said I must eat so many lemons, because I am so bitter" with much anticipation.

Tuesday 11 December 2007

The Battle of Evermore Gig Prices

The Zeppelin reunion has gone down well, and a 2008 tour has been suggested. Happy times. However, as Jim and his excellent coverage of gigonomics will tell you, gigs aren't cheap these days.

When Radiohead charge €70 for a ticket (yeah I caved and got one...an early Christmas present to myself?) how much are Page and co. going to ask? Especially when there are many many middle aged people who don't normally go to gigs but will want to go to this?

There's a promoter who knows all that glitters is gold...

Monday 10 December 2007

Catholic Heaven Vs. Protestant Heaven

It's well known that the quality of The Simpsons has been in decline for years, but one of the most inspired gags they've ever had is in the recent (well, last year or two anyway) episode where Bart and Homer convert to Catholicism

via videosift.com

Brilliant. If only they kept that standard...

Monday 3 December 2007

Charlie Brooker on "heat" magazine.

Excellent article in The Guardian on the celebrity magazine phenomenon.

Though how do "superior" yet like minded tripe like Hello or even our own VIP get away with similar criticism? They may not be as tacky as to give away stickers, but Hello is still a vapid waste of paper that has been dining out on the royal family for years. Maybe that's the secret to staying "classy" - focus on the upper class rather than a "chav's" 15 minutes.