Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
The long awaited (by me at least) Renaissance is now out on the interweb. It's a bit crap, to be honest, but I'm only in the first bit, so you can skip the rest. 'Twas a laugh to do, though, and I got to be in TV Quick (above) and the rather more upmarket Guardian Guide (below).
Reckon I'm on screen for about 10 seconds max, which leaves me 14 minutes 50 seconds of fame left in my life.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Imagine my delight when the continuity person on TV announced an upcoming programme called 'Extreme Fisting With Robson Green'. On after the watershed, too; sounded promising. Imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be some crap about catching fish.
Made me wonder if anyone else among my huuuge readership had creatively misheard/misread something that made it sound significantly more interesting than it actually was...
But basically I just want some comments. Nobody's left one for months. Come on, you bastards, it's cold and lonely out here in Hackney.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to."
So here we go:
- Mekons: 'Ghosts Of American Astronauts'. Remember loving this when Dom & I saw them supporting Pere Ubu yonks ago. Then completely forgot about it for 20 years before stumbling over it as a download somewhere. Just lovely.
- Girls Aloud: 'I Can't Speak French'. They keep playing this at my gym. I can't bench press, so I let the funky music do the talking talking uh uh uhhh...
- Nine Inch Nails: 'The Four Of Us Are Dying'. Off the so-so new album. He should stick to instrumentals like this and spare us his whiney lyrics.
- Nico: 'All Tomorrow's Parties'. Not the Velvets version, but an 8 minute live solo version in which she at one point managed to completely mistime her entrance. You'd think she'd know it by heart. Probably on drugs.
- David Bowie: 'Panic In Detriot'. Recently rediscovered what a great album 'Alladin Sane' is. I love Mike Garson's wonky piano stuff, which actually isn't on this track.
- Ministry: 'Animosity'. Teeth-clenching head-smashing MURRDER!
- The Cure: 'Bloodflowers'. Get drunk, turn the lights out and play this when you split up with your girlfriend. If I had a girlfriend I'd dump her just to appreciate the song better.
Afraid I can't nominate anyone else, as everyone I know has been done already!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
- Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here. Always hated pompous post-'Meddle' Floyd, but last night I heard a band called Rasputina (2 cellos and drums) do a cover of it, and it was ace.
- Steps - Tragedy.
- Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Where are they now?
- Robbie Williams - No Regrets. I once got drunk and requested this in an Industrial Goth club.
- Van Halen - Jump. Stadiums were built for songs like this. Or stadia.
- Coldplay - God Put A Smile Upon Your Face. Chris Martin is the expert at writing profound sounding lyrics that mean sod all. Catchy tune, though.
- Starsailor - Good Souls. As above. Even more earnest and miserable than Coldplay.
- J. Geils Band - Centerfold.
- Morrissey - First Of The Gang To Die. There, I did it! Even knowing that Dom and Kek will never talk to me again.
- Pretty much anything by Rammstein, cos I love 'em. Best stage show I've ever seen, like a gay fetish Nuremberg Rally with flamethrowers.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Anyway it was a fun enough couple of days, even though the two brutal Nazis (above, nice guys really) assigned to drag me off the bus and pin me on the ground took to their job with rather more enthusiasm than was necessary. And we had to do it 8 fucking times. I suffered for my art all right.
Below is a group of peace loving hippies outside our poorly decorated 'Love Bus', blissfully unaware of what is in store for them.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
Anyway I got to hold the lead actress' hand (leading her up to the altar to be sacrificed, in fact), and she told me I looked like Alan Rickman, which is a step up from Steven Seagal. Then I got chased around by and old guy with a sword. Getting up at 5am was the hard bit. That's when I'm usually going to sleep.
I don't have the benefit of Sky TV, and am really not into Pratchett's stuff anyway, but maybe someone can tape it for me who does. No idea when it's coming out, but they seem to be spending a bit of money on it, so I imagine they'll give it plenty of hype.
Some passing kids told my I looked like Wonder Woman. Little twats.
By the way - changing the subject - has anyone checked out the endless and totally paranoid rant someone's left as a comment on my Madame Hydra post below? It's the most bonkers thing I've read for ages, and I've only got about a fifth of the way through so far. I feel quite honoured to be chosen, really.