Ladies And Gentlemen, He's A Charmer...

I give you Mick Hucknall. Please, take him.

(spreading around the Internet again after his rant this Thursday in The Guardian, where we’re all supposed to feel sorry for Universal and EMI that Elvis and Beatles recordings may fall into the public domain. The horror).

currently playing: Left Banke – I Haven’t Got The Nerve

Is This Frequency Your Universe?

You may remember me mentioning Johnny Boy once or twice on these pages, mostly to the effect of believing that they’re a fine grouping that plays splendid songs in a popular manner. It turns out that said band will be turning out for the Stay Beautiful Christmas Party; lashings of ginger beer possibly on hand for all.

Would anybody like to join me on the second day of Advent in Camden Town?

Closed Since I Was Born

Zombie Mall!

currently playing: Low – Those Girls (Song For Nico)

But Come On! Dick Cheney Shot A Man In The Face!

Fox News to develop rival to The Daily Show. As you can imagine, it sounds like a complete trainwreck. In fact, you have to wonder whether the co-creator of 24 (which might also explain why I’ve never really got on with that show) has ever watched TDS:

“The way I look at it, almost every comedy show or satire show I see uses the same talking points against George W Bush and Dick Cheney. The other side hasn’t been skewered in a fair and balanced way,” he said.

It’s not a partisan show. It exists to mock. And it does, from the right, to the left, to the people that make human-flavoured tofu and truck drivers demanding their right to throw urine-filled cups out of their lorries. The Fox equivalent sounds like it’s just going to be a shrill copy that’ll spend most of its time calling Nancy Pelosi the Wicked Witch of The East.

currently playing: The Arcade Fire – Crown Of Love

And They Have Guns. Remember?

I think what Torchwood really needs is somebody on the scripting team whose only job is to State The Obvious. “Why don’t they just, well, shoot them? Aren’t they supposed to be a ruthless, secret organisation?” “What’s up with the big TORCHWOOD logos on the car anyway?” “Why not send in the INVINCIBLE character?”

Just a thought.

Secondly, The Au Pairs are terrific. You probably already know that, but I think it bears repeating.

currently playing: The Au Pairs — Sex Without Stress

The GOP: The Gift That Keeps Giving

"I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."

Trent Lott: new Republican Minority Whip!

currently playing:

It's A Nintendo Christmas!

I Read The Article In Forbes.

Almost time to break out Die Hard for Christmas again!

currently playing: The Art of Noise – Close (To The Edit)

The Greatest Picture On The Internet So Far

RoboPocoyo

currently playing: Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go

Happy Birthday Laura!

Many flamingo returns! :D

currently playing: Jack Arel/Pierre Dutour (France) – Tracking

The Little Light That Could