Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger (Jools)

I purchased this Cd yesterday, and I've listened to this song, oh, about 50 times. Seriously.

Cortina, Cortina

The 1974 Ford Cortina used in hit BBC police drama Life on Mars has been auctioned on eBay, raising almost £13,000 for Comic Relief.

The car, seen in two hit series of the show about a modern-day police officer who finds himself transported to the 1970s, sold for £12,800.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Lucky bastards


Buzzcocks played a rousing set at South by Southwest today (March 16), closing out Spin Magazine's party at Stubb's Barbeque on a high note.

The seminal punk-pop band were introduced by former Jane's Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell, who emphasised the band's longevity and tremendous influence.

Guitarist/vocalist Pete Shelley exhibited the energy of a 20-year-old, and led his band through the paces during their hour-plus set.

"Austin power, yeah baby!" he said, and the crowd erupted.

The band, which recently celebrated their 30th anniversary, played several hits from their early days including 'Orgasm Addict', 'Sick City Sometimes', 'Promises' and 'Ever Fallen In Love'.

The View- Wasted Little Dj's

Warning- I'm going to be yapping A LOT about the boys from Dundee in the near future.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Random ten

1. Baby Fratelli- The Fratellis
2. Oh My God- Kaiser Chiefs
3. Shattered- The Rolling Stones
4. Take A Chance On Me- ABBA
5. Don't Leave Me This Way- Thelma Houston
6. Shoot To Thrill- AC/DC
7. Pornography- Client feat. Carl Barat
8. Oh My Gosh- Basement Jaxx
9. Girls and Boys- Blur
10. Sin Wagon- Dixie Chicks

11. Overjoyed- Stevie Wonder
12. Brianstorm- Arctic Monkeys
13. Ooh La La- Goldfrapp
14. Hit The Ground Running- Doves

Hail, Hail, Rock and Roll

Director Taylor Hackford talking about the documentary he made (with Keith Richards) about Chuck Berry. The process of making this movie about drove Keef around the bend. Horse didn't do what Chuck almost did. (He was prickly and uncooperative)

This bit is unreal.

And then, finally, the thing that I thought was incredibly fascinating was the tour that he did of England in 1973, and the fact that he insisted on being paid in pounds. In the end he had something like £250,000, which disappeared, and then inevitably the American tax service caught him, and instead of just coming clean - I mean, the man had the money - and paying the fine, he went to jail. And took an accounting class.

In the process of making this film, my wife, who is English [she is Dame Helen Mirren] was along with us. One time, Chuck asked her: "If you have a lot of pounds, and you want to get them back to the US, how would you do that?" She said: "Well, Chuck, I think what I would do is buy Victorian antiques and bring them in and then sell them because there's a big market for that". And he said: "Oh, very interesting." I need say no more.

The NME is trying to kill me, part 750

Part of an ongoing series.

Following his band Primal Scream being named Godlike Geniuses at this year's Shockwaves NME Awards, the band are now set to answer your questions.

NME.COM's sister title Uncut is staging an audience with the band's legendary bass player - and former Stone Roses man - Mani next week, and they want your queries.

Ever wondered how wide those Madchester flares were? What is his favourite fashion statement: the bucket hats or the white suit? Or perhaps you want to know who the ultimate frontman is: Ian Brown or Bobby Gillespie?

If there's anything you want to ask the "World's Greatest Bass Player" then send your questions to with Mani in the subject line.

I know of a question that I'd like to ask Mr. Mounfield. "Fancy a....." whoops, was that out loud? Naughty Cygirl....

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

From the DPT website

Yes, that sign says "More cowbell." Too cool for school.

Girls Aloud - Medley Live At Wembley

Amy Winehouse-Back to Black

"All thoughts of sleep desert me, there is no time,

thirty minutes brings me round to her number nine."

This is why I'm going to hell.

Last weekend, the flower shop that I work at, was hit with a last minute funeral, necessitating my working on a Sunday (we're not usually open that day).

So, I'm designing away and singing along to a song on of my Stone Roses Cd's.

What's the problem?

Well, I was putting together several arrangements for the funeral, one from a church and the other from a Bible study group from that church. And the song I was singing?

"Going Down."

For those of you unfamiliar with the collected works of Ian, John, Mani and Reni, yes, THAT type of going down.

I'm in soooooo much trouble......

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Stuff On My Mutt

Coming soon from the crazy bastards who brought you Stuff On My Cat.

La Moss's Topshop collection

I must have this outfit. Must. Have. It.

Thanks for finding the scans, QB!

Amy, Amy, Amy


I've been preaching the Winehouse gospel since last November. Her album dropped here today, and girlfriend sobered up enough to perform on Dave Letterman's show last night.

Go get the album. Now. It's fantastic. You won't regret it. Her voice is unreal. Her songwriting is better. And she even invented a new curse word- "Fuckery."

Go get it. Seriously. Why are you still reading this? You should be opening iTunes or on your way to the store!


If I were Yoko Ono

I'd be calling my financial manager and having them cut a check. Say what you will about Mrs. Lennon, but there are very few people who have guarded their dead spouse's legacy more fiercely than she. For 25+ years, even.

Pop superstar Michael Jackson is being forced to sell the remaining rights to The Beatles songs he owns in a bid to pay off outstanding debts.

The Thriller star purchased the group's back catalogue in 1985, but sold part ownership of the songs to record company Sony in 1995, using the rest as security for loans in a deal rumoured to have made the star GBP750 million.

However, under the deal, Jackson must sell the rest of the rights to Sony by 31 May next year after they helped him repay a GBP140 million loan.

Great dress

The link is to an arcticle about photographer Richard Young auctioning off some of his work. Interesting. But the reason I linked to it? I love the dress La Moss has on.

picture by Richard Young

Sunday, March 11, 2007


DPT.39, originally uploaded by scottspy.

Boy love is wonderful, isn't it? Oh yeah, the Stanley Monster rears it's mop-topped head again.