Thursday, March 13, 2008

Random ten

1. Saturday Superhouse- Biffy Clyro
2. Standing In In The Way Of Control- The Gossip
3. Rocking Chair- Oasis
4. If You Were There, Beware- Arctic Monkeys
5. Mathletics- Foals
6. I Am The Resurrection- The Stone Roses
7. We Used To Be Friends- Dandy Warhols
8. Up The Junction- Squeeze
9. Monster Love- Goldfrapp
10. Henrietta- The Fratellis

11. Oh My Gosh- Basement Jaxx
12. We Get On- Kate Nash

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This makes me happy,

oh so very happy. The Fug Girls are doing up March Madness properly. Whee!

Who chooses the winner of each round, I hear you asking? You do, through the magic of polls. The Madness will stretch over the next several weeks, in step with the basketball tournament, and we can't wait to see who you guys decide is the Fugliest Celebrity In All The Land. We'll be announcing the celebrities in play over the next couple of days, and the first game -- a play-in game between Fugly Celebrity 64 and 65 -- kicks off on Tuesday, March 18th. And to make it easier for you to see how things are progressing, we'll have a bracket up on the site that you can download and print, with the 65 celebs in their respective berths.

Ever since

I was but a wee girl, I've wanted to look like Debbie Harry circa 1981. But alas, am not blonde (and would look ridiculous as one), and my cheekbones have never developed properly. Sigh.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


My sis and her husband have been going through some difficult, crazy-making times lately. So when she got out the sewing basket to do some hemming, in an effort to liven the mood, they jokingly measured my niece's (the wee Olivia) tummy. She's just 18 months... her svelte waist is 21 inches. Continuing with the hilarity, they measured their cat's tummy as well. 20 inches.

Along with everyone present, I thought this was hilarious. So today, I measured my cat, first from nose to tuckus, then around his tummy. Holden, the world's fluffiest cat, is 18x18. I own a square feline. Literally.

I would

have paid good money (if I had any) to go to this show-

the band are able to recreate the intricate layers of blissful harmonies on songs such as "Maybe after He's Gone" and "Beechwood Park". As their voices soar in the middle of "Hung Up on a Dream", it's real shivers-down-the-spine stuff. The baroque pop of "Friends of Mine", dedicated to the couples who did and didn't make it, and the anti-war "Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)" prove that the band were both of their time and incredibly prescient. "Time of the Season", the album's closing track, has lost none of its breathy, breezy charm. The encore of "Tell Her No" and "She's Not There" further demonstrates how far St Albans' finest had travelled from their British Invasion beginnings.

Critics are often accused of perversely talking up obscure albums but Odessey and Oracle has gone from curio to cult to classic and deserves a place in everyone's collection. Timeless.

Monday, March 10, 2008

OOOO! Goody!

More sins to choose from. Yes, I am possibly the world's worst Catholic.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Below the Castle

Below the Castle, originally uploaded by JuanJ.