Saturday, December 27, 2008

I'm pretty sure that you probably can't get to see TOTP2 from outside of the UK because of dumbass restrictions but the latest instalment included a great performance of "I Can See For Miles" by The Who that I don't recall seeing before. There was also Nena's "99 Red Balloons", the Associates with the exquisite Martha Ladley doing "14 carat Love affair" and "Sonic Boom Boy" by Westworld. Their hymn to Pete Kember... pretty good comp if you skip the Duran clip and a couple of others...

The UK needs a pop music show that covers all the bases. Unfettered by cronie-isms, that can restore some faith in the art. Some people who inhabit the BBC are up to the task, others - further up the tree - are bricking it. And they'd rather do nothing while Rome burns rather than commission something that might just catch on. Especially if Jools flippin' Holland doesn't crash the party with his patented piano invasions.
T'was a heavy frost-athon this morning. I've clocked up a lttle over three miles on the old pins and I'm probably indoors for the duration. Might unearth more relics or could well plunk down in front of the TV. The world is my oxter, I'm never sure if that's how you spell that colloquialism for armpit and to be honest, I can't be arsed googling it.

One comedian tells me that he'll donate some green to the American Nazi Party in my name if I let him have one of the ACC 45's. He might even be kidding. I could add a quip about being the straight man here but I'm sure that could get twisted too.

There's a copy of "The World's Greatest Sinner" here with my name on it! (Thanks Ben!!) So that's a priority. Haven't seen it in at least 2 decades from a crummy VHS. This one aired on TCM lately and is said to be looking mighty good. I always figured that Nic Cage ripped his schtick off Timothy Carey, even in terms of appearance. Does anybody know if that could be so? Anyway, looking forward to getting reacquainted with that and generally not over-extending ma'sel'.
RIP - "Johnny Cakes" (Info via BLR list)