Saturday, December 23, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

THIS

is case-in-point why I adore Girls Aloud.

From hipsters to housewives, they're Britain's most untouchable popstars. Teenyboppers love their sparkly style, indie bands love hanging out with the kind of girls who dissed them at school and David Cameron loves them because... well, there's an election to win, right? They're scientific proof that pop music - when done with sass, style and lots of fizzy synth bits - works . And, unlike the production line of media-tamed drones clogging up the rest of the charts, you can spot Girls Aloud a mile off, the kind of group who don't just settle at being snapped getting carried out of clubs - they get snapped being carried into them as well (as Sarah did after this year's Q awards).

Friday 10

1. Hallelujah- Rufus Wainwright
2. Santa Claus Goes Straight To the Ghetto- James Brown
3. Standing In the Way Of Control- The Gossip
4. You Know I'm No Good- Amy Winehouse
5. Satin Chic-Though the Mystic remix (
Flaming Lips)- Goldfrapp
6. Hong Kong Garden- Siouxsie and the Banshees
7. Some Velvet Morning- Primal Scream Feat. Kate Moss
8. My Way- Aretha Franklin
9. Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)- Darlene Love
10. Ramblin' Man- Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan

Bonus-
11. Can't Get Out Of Bed- Charlatans
12. Fool's Gold- The Stone Roses

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Quote of the year

I have to agree with Alexis Petridis's (The Guardian) choice for quote of the year:

Noel Gallagher on his brother's non-appearance at an awards ceremony: "He's gone to the zoo. The monkeys are bringing their families along to have a look at him."

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Party People

This is totally cool- a listing of articles on 24 Hour Party People.

What Winterbottom’s film seems to be examining among other things is the inevitable tensions between the creation of a youth culture which is dependent upon naivety combined with lashings of energy and enthusiasm and the workings of industry and business. Here, as we see, Factory Records and the Hacienda Club cannot sell out. There is quite literally nothing to sell, instead the idealism is eroded and eventually heavily compromised by the real forces of chaos and anarchy in society the ‘lumpen’ criminal classes.

There is no such thing as a utopian 24 Hour Party in which the workings of the system can somehow be ignored in some utopian space. The criminal classes eventually come to control the door and the massive drug fuelled scene in the Hacienda. The drug scene itself can be seen as a part of the reaction of young people to a ‘no future’ type’ of a culture in which the living is done for today not tomorrow.

via BBC America

You Know I'm No Good

Awesome song by Amy Winehouse.

Abbey Road


abbey road, originally uploaded by Bugsy Rocker.

Someday, when I figure out my scanner, I'll upload my ultra-cool pics from London to Flickr. Seriously.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Darlene!

Woo! Ms. Darlene Love is going to be on Letterman on Friday night! Am officially in a festive mood now!

Note- I have a huge soft spot for Dave Letterman. Anyone who would dub his music crew "The World's Most Dangerous Band," have a segment called "Will It Float," have his mom on for Olympic coverage, have Regis wrestle a bear, et al... is a man after my heart.

Also, I've been watching him since I was but a wee girl, when my parents fell asleep. Slackasses.

You learn something new every day


Things that I was not aware of:

1. It's been 6! years since Kirsty MacColl was killed
2. Shane MacGowan is writing for the Guardian


Sunday, December 17, 2006

Dafydd? No longer a singleton

Congrats to Matt and Kevin.

When it comes to comedy, Matt Lucas has been inseparable from David Walliams ever since they launched the Little Britain phenomenon more than five years ago. Yesterday, however, the other man in his life emerged when Lucas wed his long-term partner, Kevin McGee.

Spoonbridge and Cherry


Spoonbridge and Cherry, originally uploaded by EmiEmerald.

One of my favorite bits of sculpture.