Saturday, July 07, 2007

This Old Town

Mr. Weller, Mr. Coxon, Mr. Starkey and Mr. Mounfield on Jonathan Ross's show last night.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Cheeky Monkey

Had to go for the obvious. Unlike Queen Bee, who may have an ever-so-tiny bit of purient interest in Young Alex (who is yummy), my absolute fav Arctic is Matthew Helders. I love that kid. Why?

-He used his acceptance speech for the Arctics winning Best Album at the NME awards to hit on (successfully according to some) my girl, Sarah from Girls Aloud. This was much to the amusement of My Beloved Noel and Captain Thomas Meighan in the audience.

-This is how he was dressed when they took the stage for their
set at Glasto. Their HEADLINING SET.

It's so nice when two obsessions come together


New Burberry ad! Wee Kieran! Wee Pete! And some other people that I don't care about!

Nice attempt at a mustache, Pedro.....

Regarding the scrap....

At a warm-up gig for T, my beloved Wee The View lads had a bit of a rough time.

What happened?

-the crowd? Got carried away with the traditional throwing of beer into the air (I've never understood this compulsion. Beer is for drinking!)

-one of their sound men-depending on who's talking- either needed stitches or lost a tooth due to the glasses being thrown

-Wee Kieran jumped off the speakers and punched one of the hecklers. I'm sure he's adorable even when he's fighting

Concerned about my lads, I went to The View's forum, where I was reassured that all was eventually well and the parties involved calmed down quite a bit, even posing for pictures afterwards.

I dearly love lurking in the forum, since the lads are Scots, they have lots of Scottish fans, who not only speak with a brogue,
they WRITE with one, too.

Here's what really happened.The guy that got smacked is ma mate. He's a top guy man. He's got carried away and launched a plastic pint tumbler and it's just happened to hit the bass player, the bass player has obviously no been happy with this and skelped him! It was handbags really and my mate, 27, got bleached aff a wee laddie. Hilarious.

Outside wee Kyle and ma mate had some words but the wee man clearly wasn't wanting any hassle. Ma birds like "leave him alane" feeling aw sorry for the weguy who came to Falkirk to entertain us and ended up in the middle of it aw. I walked him back to his tour bus and he was clearly gutted at what had happened.

Before all that kicked off it was a great night, unbelievable seeing them in such a small venue and being able to talk to them, have a laugh wi them and get pictures taken wi them. That made ma burds nite! But anyway, that's what happened. I hope they're not put off coming back to Falkirk.

Random Ten

1. Atlantis To Interzone- Klaxons
2. The House That Jack Built- Aretha Franklin
3. I Want You Around- The Ramones
4. Handle With Care- Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
5. Talk Dirty To Me- Poison
6. Charmless Man- Blur
7. Patrol- Charlatans
8. She's A Lady- Tom Jones
9. Girls On Film- Duran Duran
10. Twist- Goldfrapp

11. Like A Virgin- Madonna
12. The Show- Girls Aloud

Thursday, July 05, 2007

I'm dying here

Weller, my new boy-Graham, Mani and Zak Starkey. Wossy is trying to kill me, too.

Please, Gods of YouTube, have this up and running ASAP this weekend.

PAUL WELLER and GRAHAM COXON have formed a supergroup for a one-off
performance on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross tomorrow. The ex-JAM frontman and former BLUR guitarist have called on ex-STONE ROSES bassist MANI to help them play tracks from their new double A-sided single.
They’ve also enlisted OASIS drummer ZAK STARKEY for the pots and pans.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


This is quickly becoming one of my favorite cover versions...


I'm NC-17! Damn fucking straight!

Online Dating

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

You know

I don't really think that anyone who, in order to avoid the draft, shat themselves, took pride in the screwing of underage girls and was a member of DAMN fucking YANKEES,* should be casting any stones in the direction of hippies.

As for this from "Father Ted" blaming-

“stoned, dirty, stinky hippies” for “rising rates of divorce, high school
drop-outs, drug use, abortion, sexual diseases and crime, not to mention the
exponential expansion of government and taxes.”

Because, you know, divorce was non-existent, dropping out, drugging, unplanned pregnancies, STDs and crime were unheard of, government was small and taxes weren't a reality before the Summer Of Love.

No, no, no- the damned dirty hippies caused all of that to change..... The patchouli made them all-powerful. And eeeevil.

*rolls eyes*

Before the damn dirty hippies took over, they walked to school uphill both ways in the winter, and LIKED it. And only bathed once a month. I see that some old habits die hard....

I have to say, if being sober like the Nuge causes you to go on a Grandpa Simpson-esque rant to Rolling Stone, well, spark it up, my friends. Because the alternative ain't pretty.

*that was a low blow. My apologies.

Monday, July 02, 2007


I know, I know, don't look back. Especially in anger. But the following sentence reduced me to a quivering fangirl wreck-

With the Verve and the Spice Girls announcing comebacks this week, it's only Abba, the Jam, the Stone Roses and the Smiths resisting the lure to reform.

That's just cruel. I know it's never gonna happen- at least with the Brits on that list. Abba? Well, if the tax evasion issues continue, I wouldn't be real surprised.....


While Glastonbury is the grand dame of the U.K. festival scene ( and Queen Bee and I are sooooo going next year), with its cool hippy vibe and mud treatments and all that, my favorite festival (that I've never been to) is T In the Park, taking place this weekend.


Well, like Glasto, it has hordes of drunk and God-Knows what people jumping about, but it has one thing going for it that Somerset cannot provide mass quantities of.

Batshit crazy Scots. Bless 'em.

Speaking of Scots, check out this pic of Wee The View lads from T last year. They've gotten so big! Musically and otherwise. Because they're excellent, and you know, teenagers tend to have growth spurts.

Wee Kieran's hats kill me. And thank God, Wee Pete has gotten his hair under control. Nice jumper, Wee Kyle, and HOLY HELL! Wee Steve has a top on. No way. Didn't know the boy owned any....

pic by Drew Farrell

Where have I seen this before?

I am (before I eventually collapse into a raspberry schnapps and lemonade-induced "slumber)" perusing the NME's pics from the T In the Park music festival in Kinross, Scotland last summer, when I came upon this photo of the divine Ms. Alison Goldfrapp.

Ignore the freaky dancers in the background, and look at Alison's sunglasses. They're heart-shaped. Darling. But I kept thinking, where have I seen heart-shaped sunnies since then? Moschino's spring collection, that's where....

piccie by Tom Oxley

The rich aren't like you and me

Unlike we serfs, they can commit motherfucking perjury in a federal court and have their sentence commuted by our so-lame-as-to-be-circling-the-drain-duck President.

President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from a 2 1/2-year prison term on Monday, issuing an order that commutes his sentence.
It's not like it wasn't expected, but I need a drink, STAT, all the same.


Sunday, July 01, 2007

This is a low

I blame Kazza.*

She's the one that started me on my current Blur kick, most likely by accident.

Though I think this may be retribution for getting us started on our mutal lusting for Thomas and Sergio....

For the love of God, I'm an Oasis fan! How can I suddenly fall for the many charms of Damon Albarn?

The winking, the mugging for the camera... Oh, God. This is not good when I consider those positives.....

I've resisted for a really long time, and what put me over the edge? The picture of Damon dressed as Debbie Harry in Blondie circa the early '80s.

First of all, I'd kill for those shoes. And the legs.... Dammit, KAZ! You did this on purpose!

You're making me question whether I picked the right team in the battle of Britpop! I mean, Dave was totally acceptable looking and has the right politics, and I love a delightfully dorky Graham and pretty, pretty Alex.....guh.

You couldn't have said that about Guigsy, Bonehead, Tony or Whitey. Or even my beloved Noel pre-2002 (getting his teeth fixed and growing his hair out= very good things. Yay Sarah, well done!)

And they never would have done a video that referenced 'A Clockwork Orange,' because the concept would have taken too long to explain to Our Kid.

Crap, I'm going to have to re-evaluate my whole existence now. I fucking hate that.

*it's also entirely possible that I've finally watched 'Dress To Kill' one too many times.