Thursday, January 22, 2009

I don't think

"Queen Of Soul" should be in quotation marks.

Miz Franklin IS the Queen Of Soul.

Full stop.

And my, wasn't she looking fierce at the inauguration?

Random ten

1. Joy to the World- Three Dog Night
2. Beyond the Sea- Robbie Williams
3. Wreckless Love- Alicia Keys
4. Come Pick Me Up- Ryan Adams
5. Bank Holiday Monday- Stereophonics
6. Goody Two Shoes- Adam and the Ants
7. I Heard It Through the Grapevine- Paul Weller and Amy Winehouse
8. Always On My Mind- Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
9. A Dream Reprise- Paul Weller
10. Sound and Vision- Franz Ferdinand feat. Girls Aloud

11. Skin and Bones- Jet
12. Crocodile Tears- Girls Aloud


There is no freaking way that the Obama girls could be any cuter.

Okay, MAYBE if they carried baby pandas or baskets of kittens with them constantly, but I'm not sure about that.

Well, did my people ever do well!

My favs did rather well with the Brit Award nominations! I'm wondering if Girls Aloud will be performing as part of the Pet Shop Boys lifetime achievement bit (they wrote GA's latest single, 'The Loving Kind.')

Also, Bernard Butler should be a lock for Best Producer for his work on 'Rockferry.'

MasterCard British Album
Coldplay – 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends'
Duffy – 'Rockferry'
Elbow – 'The Seldom Seen Kid'
Radiohead – 'In Rainbows'
The Ting Tings – 'We Started Nothing'

British Group
Girls Aloud
Take That

British Single
Adele – 'Chasing Pavements’
Alexandra Burke – 'Hallelujah'
Coldplay – 'Viva La Vida'
Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome – 'Dance Wiv Me'
Duffy – 'Mercy'
Estelle ft Kanye West – 'American Boy'
Girls Aloud – 'The Promise'
Leona Lewis – 'Better in Time'
Scouting for Girls – 'Heartbeat'
'The X Factor' Finalists – 'Hero'

British Male Solo Artist
Ian Brown
James Morrison
Paul Weller
The Streets
Will Young

British Female Solo Artist
Beth Rowley

British Breakthrough Act
The Last Shadow Puppets
Scouting For Girls
The Ting Tings

British Live Act
Iron Maiden
Scouting For Girls
The Verve

International Album
AC/DC – 'Black Ice'
Fleet Foxes – 'Fleet Foxes'
The Killers – 'Day & Age'
Kings of Leon – 'Only By The Night'
MGMT – 'Oracular Spectacular'

International Group
Fleet Foxes
The Killers
Kings Of Leon

International Male Solo Artist
Neil Diamond
Kanye West
Seasick Steve

International Female Solo Artist
Gabriella Cilmi
Katy Perry

British Producer of the Year
Bernard Butler
Brian Eno
Steve Mac

Outstanding Contribution
Pet Shop Boys


I've been sans regular computer access for a bit now, but vow to do better at buckling down and writing a bit.

We went to Chicago for gift show last weekend, and I couldn't be more pleased with what we bought for the shop.

Also, I miss traveling with non-hearing impaired, menopausal people. Read- my girl, Jen.

No particular reason for that comment, I swear.

We ordered Lollia, an impossibly posh bath and beauty line, used by the Queen of All Media, Ms. Oprah Winfrey.

Placed a HUGE ribbon order at my own personal crack den, May Arts. I turned about a million shades of red when our salesperson looked at me fawning over double-faced lavender satin ribbon and said:

"You're a ribbon junkie, aren't you?"

Speaking of junkies (and crack), I was rummaging, as I am wont to do, through Borders on Michigan Avenue, when I saw it.

Beg, Steal or Borrow: The Official BabyShambles Story

I may have possibly squealed and nearly trampled a small child in my rush to grab the book. And then stayed up most of the night reading it. I didn't think it was possible, but Drew is even lovelier than my girls and I previously thought. Also, my tendency to want to either slap or cuddle Peter continues.

On a completely unrelated note, Chicago was rather festive last weekend for some reason. Something about an inauguration?