Friday, July 13, 2007

Please, God

I've been trying to be a very good girl, so I would very much appreciate you facilitating this reunion, and making it not suck. Please also help me get over my guilty, shameful feelings about liking Blur now, despite being an Oasis fan.


Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has hinted that the band, including previously absent guitarist Graham Coxon, are to record together in September.Rumours have been ciculating for a while that the original members of the group are to unite to work on their first record together since 1999's '13'. Coxon was sacked in 2002, and the rest of the band put out one record without him, 2003's 'Think Tank'.

Rowntree told NME: "There is a week in the diary in September. But it's a very small thing - it could either be a seed or a full-stop."It is understood that the sticksman was referring to a week of studio time the band have booked as a four-piece, including Coxon. "I'm up for having a jam," the guitarist had said to bassist
Alex James, as James revealed in his recent book, 'A Bit Of A Blur'.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Random ten

1. Valerie- Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse
2. Borderline- Madonna
3. Mama Told Me Not To Come- Three Dog Night
4. Fade Away- Oasis
5. New Dawn Fades- Joy Division
6. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is- Jet
7. Cowboy, Take Me Away- Dixie Chicks
8. Since You've Been Gone- Kelly Clarkson
9. This Old Town (live on Jonathan Ross)- Paul Weller, Graham Coxon, Zak Starkey and Mani
10. Firefight- Manic Street Preachers

11. Thick As Thieves- The Jam
12. The Headmaster Ritual- The Smiths

God Bless

Mr. James Walcott. I nearly died laughing upon reading this post.

I wonder if Mrs. Vitter has given thought to what she will do with her husband’s penis once she lops it off. Tossing it out the car window ala Lorena Bobbitt is a bit déclassé and unworthy of a senator’s spouse. Perhaps she should consider packing it in ice and preserving it in a Baggie before deciding on final dispensation. Perhaps she could have it bronzed and carry it around in her pocketbook as an admonitory keepsake, though the unseemly bulge of a bronze penis might conflict with the sleek contours of her designer bag. Then again, she may simply want to hold it hostage.

I'm So Tired

I'm just going to melt into a puddle of goo...

I love Hilary Alexander

Via Fashionologie

After the Armani couture show last week, as reported by Cathy Horyn:

Hilary Alexander, the intrepid fashion correspondent for The Daily Telegraph in London, hurried up to Mr. Armani after the show for an explanation.

“A quote, Mr. Armani,” she said. “Just three words!” Not getting his attention, she shouted, “Are you on acid?”

This is why I lean towards agnostic

Because religion is capable of making some act like ASSHOLES.

a religious and political milestone of sorts took place early today when a Hindu delivered the morning invocation in the Senate chamber — only to find the ceremony disrupted by three activists from the Christian Right anti-abortion group Operation Save America.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Convos I should not have with my mother

Me- "Guess what I bought at Target today?"

Mom- "What? Ann Coulter's book? Ha ha!"

Me- "No, the new Mark Ronson album."

Mom- "Ooooh, yay! We can listen to it at work tomorrow!"

My life is somewhat bizarre.....

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

In retrospect,

I don't think they needed to worry about Noel trashing the place......

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair was worried that Oasis would "do something crazy" when they attended a reception at 10 Downing Street in 1997.

The then newly-elected leader was holding a music industry reception when he discovered that the band's guitarist Noel Gallagher was attending. However, according to the diaries of his spokesperson Alistair Campbell, which were published yesterday (July 8), Blair had no idea how the Oasis man had been invited, and was then worried he might be the victim of a spot of rock 'n' roll behaviour."TB (Tony Blair) was worried that Noel Gallagher was coming to the reception tomorrow. He said he had no idea he had been invited," wrote Campbell. "TB felt he was bound to do something crazy. I spoke to (Creation Records boss) Alan McGee and said can we be assured he would behave."The record label boss assured them it would be fine, explaining had they invited frontman Liam they might have been in trouble.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Standing On My Own Again

My lovely Graham...


One of the best parts about living in a small town? Friends stop round to bring you produce from their gardens. Specifically, tomatoes.

I could exist on tomatoes in the summer. Mmmm, yummers. This is the salad I made tonight*-

Take red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil (1 part vinegar to 2 parts oil), a tablespoon of Kosher salt and a teaspoon of cracked black pepper, and whisk them together until they emulsify.

Cut up 3 fresh tomatoes and a package of mushrooms and add to vinaigrette. Refrigerate for an hour, then devour.

*I'm totally guessing on measurements. These sound about right to me.

I'm going to NEED this book

in the worst way.....

Paul Weller has collaborated with legendary Beatles artist Peter Blake on a new book. Blake, famous for designing the cover of the 1967 classic 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', the cover of Oasis' best of 'Stop The Clocks' plus Weller's own 'Stanley Road' album, has created the cover for 'Suburban 100', a collection of Weller lyrics.The volume, out September 6, will bring together lyrics from 100 of the star's songs, and features personal annotations by Weller himself.

graphic via

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Because nothing says "punk rock" quite like

backup dancers in matching costumes.

pic by Sonia Melot

"You'd be amazed at what you can achieve in a year"

Seems that my lads did well this weekend.....

I'm so tired of this crap

This article about birth order and sibling rivalry made my head hurt. To begin with, no author was listed, unless someone is unfortunate enough to be saddled with the name "Web Exclusive."

Who are the first set of famous siblings up for comparison? The Big Dog and Roger.
*rolls eyes*

But, you guessed it, there were musical siblings mentioned in the article, and that was the bit that made me slightly crazy. The Brothers from Burnage, natch.

Check out this masterpiece (my emphasis in bold)-

Liam and Noel Gallagher

Though famous for their public squabbles, both the combative brothers were essential to the success of British rock band Oasis in the 1990s. But elder brother Noel, who plays guitar, allegedly wrote most of the band’s songs—despite the fact that Liam was Oasis's lead singer. Though Liam has contributed songs to more recent albums, his habit of starting fights and wreaking havoc has led fans to believe that Noel is the one who has kept the band on track. The British music mag New Musical Express has even called Noel “the wisest man in rock.”

I'm going to ignore the Noel keeping the band on track thing (even though I believe he did), and go straight to the songwriting bit.

Allegedly? ALLEGEDLY? Listen, Web Exclusive, let me clue you into a fantastic thing called Google. It's lovely, and would help you see that Noel is credited as primary songwriter on the vast majority of Oasis tracks and that Our Kid didn't have A SINGLE SONGWRITING CREDIT until 'Standing On the Shoulders Of Giants.'

And if Noel "allegedly" wrote the songs, and if Our Kid only "has contributed songs to more recent albums," then who the hell was actually writing the tunes? The Tooth Fairy? Santa Claus? Richey Edwards?

And also, Web Exclusive, lead singer does not automatically equal lead songwriter. Duh.