Friday, October 07, 2005

from the Ministry of Bad Ideas..

....which has previously been responsible for, among other things, Live 8, Wings and James Blunt's recording contract, has excelled itself with this. Another travesty in the name of charity. I know it's all in a good cause and all that but I just don't understand at what point this idea seemed good enough to actually run with. So Rog and Planty are having a nice cup of tea when Planty, bored with all the trout-farming stories, blurts out "I know!! Let's record a single in memory of John Peel!! It'll be great!! We can get loads and loads of bands to join in and make it ever so modern, and Elt's measured tones and twinkly piano will really enhance the whole punk sound!!". Um, hello? It just sounds horrible - like when your Dad dances to the Ramones at your birthday party and all your friends are there and you have to drink half a bottle of ouzo that you found in the sideboard to get over it and then you're sick on yourself and nobody speaks to you at school on Monday. And that faint whirring sound you can hear is Peely spinning in his grave like a fat girl on the waltzers.

In other news, tomorrow is Fancy Dress Pub Crawl day. Think of us at about four o'clock tomorrow afternoon - by then we'll be hammered and Donna will be telling us another story that makes us shift uncomfortably in our seats. Hurray!

13 Comments:

Anonymous Other Half chimed in with...

Oh you meant to write 'shift'... I thought that was a typo !!!!

07 October, 2005 10:16  
Blogger Donna chimed in with...

Thanks OH. You will pay.

Agreeing with you on the peely thing. How to turn oh-so-cool into really-so-bad.

If you will ply me with alcohol, you have to expect a story or two - I have trouble keeping quiet even without alcohol.

07 October, 2005 11:02  
Blogger patroclus chimed in with...

>>Peel, who was renowned for championing new bands, died aged 65 on 26 October while on holiday in Peru.

To mark the first anniversary of his death, 13 October has been designated John Peel Day.<<

Er....

07 October, 2005 12:32  
Blogger Geoff chimed in with...

Surely it should be Teenage Kicks (yawn yawn bloody yawn).

We like Wings in our house, Surly.
Denny Laine is in my ears and in my eyes...

07 October, 2005 13:36  
Blogger Crash chimed in with...

Hope I die before I get old.... Mr Daltry give up.

07 October, 2005 14:06  
Blogger Who is this Dave? chimed in with...

Oooo. Who's been reviewed on The Weblog Review then? No wonder you've deleted the link to my blog - wouldn't want to suggest you knew me, now you're famous, would you?

07 October, 2005 15:00  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

i was tempted to delete your comment too but that would suggest that your sour grapes bother me.

07 October, 2005 15:11  
Blogger Whinger chimed in with...

That's so cool that you were reviewed! Congratulations are in order.

Have fun at the Fancy Dress party -- details will be called for later.

07 October, 2005 16:00  
Blogger garfer chimed in with...

Crumblies celebrating the deceased. How apt.
Geriatric rock stars should be shot. Plant is a wizened up old cock rocker. The last time that Daltry did anything decent was with the Who circa 1975.

07 October, 2005 16:03  
Blogger garfer chimed in with...

Crumblies celebrating the deceased. How apt.
Geriatric rock stars should be shot. Plant is a wizened up old cock rocker. The last time that Daltry did anything decent was with the Who circa 1975.

07 October, 2005 16:03  
Blogger Who is this Dave? chimed in with...

That's what I thought too. No-one understands me when I'm being nice.

07 October, 2005 16:04  
Blogger Donna chimed in with...

Crumblies plus tea cakes - makes me think about tea parties.

07 October, 2005 16:08  
Blogger zanna chimed in with...

just read you review, how cool are you? will you still speak to us mere mortals?!

07 October, 2005 17:27  

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