Saturday, August 23, 2008


Hit singles 'Killamangiro' and 'Fuck Forever' sparked riotous scenes amongst fans, whilst Doherty dedicated the aforementioned 'Unstookietitled' to black civil rights activist Marcus Garvey.

'Albion' was later dedicated to the memory of Daniel Squires, a 16 year-old fan who Doherty befriended and played at the wake of after his death from bone marrow cancer.

"He's sadly no longer with us," Doherty said.The song's lyrics were changed in customary fashion, with mentions of Sheffield and Wakefield reflecting the gig's Yorkshire setting.

Doherty jumped into the photopit at the close of the song to collect hats from fans, which he then proceeded to pile on his head.

Oh, boys

I have MISSED reading your interviews...

Perhaps the most enjoyable of their excursions into abuse was when, on discovering that Keane's posh Tom Chaplain had admitted himself into The Priory, Pizzorno commented that it was to treat an addiction to port.

*snort* Seriously, one of the funniest things ever.

"We can't wait to see Browny," beams Meighan. "It's amazing he's going to be there. He's a kung-fu master. You can't really compare what we do, though. He's a completely different fish from what I am: I'm like a piranha and he's like some kind of amphibian. He can also live on land. He's hardcore."

"Kung-fu master."


"Live on land."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh THOMAS. Bless your random little heart.

For some reason

I don't think the Republican National Convention will be plagued with similar numbers of major-league musicians...

Kanye West will be there on Wednesday for a party sponsored by the Recording Industry Association of America and One, the antipoverty campaign founded by Bono. That night the Black Eyed Peas will perform for the Creative Coalition. Fall Out Boy will play for Rock the Vote on Monday, and the reunited Rage Against the Machine will do a free show at the Denver Coliseum on Wednesday.

Those are just the big shows. Members of the band Death Cab for Cutie are booked for acoustic performances, Moby will be spinning records at late-night parties, and various outdoor shows will align rock and hip-hop acts with on-the-ground activists.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Budapest, Pest, University Chapel, former Pauline Monastery (Egyetemitemplom)

Bad. Ass.

Rage Against The Machine headlined the Main Stage at Reading Festival tonight (August 22) in dramatic fashion, arriving on stage dressed in Guantanamo Bay prisoner-style clothes.

The band, who headlined here in 1996 and last appeared here in 2000, came onstage dressed as prisoners of war, complete with bags over their heads and matching boiler suits, launching straight into 'Bombtrack'.

Today in random

Several weeks ago, one of our local curmudgeons turned 80. He's always been lovely to me, but is.... a bit cranky, shall we say?

(some of his relatives sent him a bouquet of dead flowers on his b-day with a card that said "Happy Birthday, Dickhead.")

So today as a belated birthday present from a friend, I delivered a fifth of whiskey and a balloon bouquet to the aforementioned curmudgeon. He offered me a glass, but as it was 10AM and I was on the clock, I sadly declined.

I should have taken him up on it, because when I got back to the van, I noticed my leg was bleeding badly. His dog, while adorable, was quite jumpy and scratched the hell out of my leg. Hurts like a sumbitch. Could use some whiskey....


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Random ten

1. Elizabeth My Dear- The Stone Roses
2. End Of a Century- Blur
3. I Fought the Law- The Clash
4. Lay All Your Love On Me- ABBA
5. Bitch- The Rolling Stones
6. Red Morning Light- Kings Of Leon
7. Happy Jack- The Who
8. Candlelight- Laura Marling
9. Angel- Fiona Apple
10. The Prayer- KT Tunstall

11. Boogie Wonderland- Earth, Wind & Fire
12. Nothin' At All- Heart

I don't know whether to be alarmed or proud

Tonight, my mother and I were discussing the whole St. John McCain not knowing how much real estate he owned thing. I made some remark like "Oh yeah, he's a real man of the people."

Mom replied, "Who'd want to be a man of the people when there's people like him?"

She made an Arctic Monkeys reference.

Again, alarmed? Proud?

How about alarmoud?


Man, Duffy must be tiny-even jacked up on her perfect heels, she's still smaller than Wellah, who isn't exactly a giant.
Sorry, Paul.

Oh for God's Sake

Zuma. ZUMA.

Gwen Stefani gave birth to a baby boy this afternoon, and has christened him with the obligatory quirky celebrity baby name. Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale was born at 12:46 pm today (August 21) at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, weighing 8.5lbs.

Poor bubba.

Ah, maybe he's named after the Neil Young album. Could be worse, say 'Hawks and Doves' Rossdale.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

'Anyone Who Had a Heart'- Shelby Lynne


Not good

One of my adorable, intelligent and awesome nieces, Wee O- aged 2, has recently started putting herself in "time out" when she becomes overly excited.


She gets all worked up, says "out, out," and goes and sits in the hallway for a bit. When she's calmed down, she takes herself out.

She's 2. That's scary smart. Of course, her mommy is a smarty and her daddy is a surgeon, so it's par for the course.

My point?

Today, I was grumpy and easily irritated- nothing was going right, I was screwing shit up left and right, the state of the world was freaking pissing me off... we've all had those days.

So, when it became obvious that we weren't going to be extraordinarily busy, I buggered off work an hour early and went home and took a nap.

Essentially, I put myself in "time out."

Am operating on same level as toddler niece. Oh dear.

Oh yeah

I'm going to need this eyeshadow/liner set from Stila. Look at the rosette! Very chic.

Big fan of Stila eyeshadow here- it's pricey, but it lasts forever and stays put. Positive attributes in makeup, as far as I'm concerned...

Mmmm, yeah. This as well-

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

That has to smart

Roseanne Cash has spoken out about a recent comment made by fellow country singer John Rich during a rally when he said her dad would probably have supported Republican presidential candidate John McCain.Rich told the crowd:"Somebody’s got to walk the line in the country. They’ve got to walk it unapologetically. And I’m sure Johnny Cash would have been a John McCain supporter if he was still around."

Roseanne sez-

"It is appalling to me that people still want to invoke my father’s name, five years after his death, to ascribe beliefs, ideals, values and loyalties to him that cannot possibly be determined, and to try to further their own agendas by doing so. … This is especially dangerous in the case of political affiliation."

Wow. That's cold. Well done, Roseanne!


Ah, Shawn. Iowa is so proud of you!

(and I loved the peace sign earrings in your post-meet interview, honey!)

BEIJING (Reuters) - Shawn Johnson's megawatt smile lit up the National Indoor Stadium on Tuesday after the American gymnast finally got her hands on an Olympic gold medal.

The 16-year-old outshone rivals Nastia Liukin and Cheng Fei with her deft footwork on the balance beam to end a run of three silver-medal winning performances in Beijing.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Chezza spots

Cashley ogling a homely blonde waitress in the crowd...

Well, she looks

better than I expected...

The Winehouse at V last weekend.

She looks cute and happy. Hopefully due to actual emotions, not just those induced-by-chemicals...


Darlin', I don't know what to be more concerned about- the hairdo (which doesn't look like Jesus's BTW) or.... the hairdo.


R.I.P. Mr Wexler

US record producer Jerry Wexler, who influenced the careers of singers including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Bob Dylan, has died aged 91.

David Ritz, co-author of Mr Wexler's memoirs, said the producer passed away at his home in Sarasota, Florida.

Mr Wexler rose to fame as a partner in the influential Atlantic Records label with the late Ahmet Ertegun.

He also coined the term "rhythm and blues" while writing for Billboard magazine in the late 1940s.

Mr Wexler produced the hugely popular Aretha Franklin hit Respect, itself a re-working of an Otis Redding song.

He also produced the Wilson Pickett song, In the Midnight Hour and helped Bob Dylan win his first Grammy award by producing the 1979 album, Slow Train Coming.

Excuse me, I need to go listen to some Aretha...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The 'Babes, GA at V

Both groups look to be having a GREAT TIME!

Ahhhh, Sugababes- love the 'Won't Get Fooled Again' intro to 'Push the Button.' Ms. Keisha, Ms. Amelle and Ms. Heidi sound faaaaabulous...

'Jump' by Girls Aloud. Nicola looks like a ginger Barbie doll, Nadine is obsessed with her hair, and Kimba, Chezza and Miz Harding are fierce bitches. And they sound great, as per usual...


Oh, this bracelet is soooooo cool. Love it.

(wish I had the $$ for it. Ah, c'est la vie)