Friday, 30 April 2010

This is what you'll get Ke$ha, you twat

Not sure what it is about Ke$ha, but people seem to react pretty venomously towards her when given half a chance. Whether it be bearing a striking resemblance to John Travolta, simply posting her fairly standard for the decade music taste on myspace or trying to jump on the Lady Gaga bandwagon things just don't go well for singing star.

So, I'm surprised that this video of her performing a cover of Radiohead's 'Karma Police' in her not so glamorous, or acoustically forgiving, school hall aged 13 hasn't gone viral.

I admit, sometimes she does bring it on herself, but Tik Tok wasn't actually that bad once you got past the initial shock of the Uffie-lite-but-was-Uffie-ever-that-good-no-not-really verses. And come to think of it, how would your formative years stand up to scrutiny once fame inevitably struck?

Friday, 23 April 2010

"I'm Finch, David Finch."

Sesame Street seems to have had a penchant for parodying great* TV shows over the years, even though the references go way over the heads of their diminutive target audience.

*It's par for the course to write off the second season of Twin Peaks. In truth, while it does lose its way in the middle of it (after the conclusion of the Laura Palmer storyline), the momentum kicks back in towards the end. Furthermore, the Black Lodge sequence in the finale and Gordon Cole almost entirely make it worth it. Miami Vice's standalone episode structure inevitably lend it a mixed bag quality, while I agree with the AV Club line that the two latest seasons of 30 Rock are weaker than its first two. Mad Men has yet to hit sucky ground, and let's hope it never does.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

beep beep

My apologies 'Drive My Car', maybe next time 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun', but I have to be honest and say my favourite Beatles song is probably always gonna be 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand'. Not least because of the plethora of interesting and genuinely quite good covers that are out there, ranging from a slice of happiness by funk giants Lakeside, a Philadelphia swirl from everyone's favourite pop band Sparks and an unsurprisingly smooth take on the track by 'bop guitarist' (not necessarily a bad word) Grant Green.

Notable mention to Human Hair of course.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Lemon zest

After taking part in a marathon SingStar session last night, I couldn't help wishing that, amidst the selection of duets, it were possible to sing Serge & Charlotte Gainsbourg's classic, Lemon Incest.

Unfortunately society's conventions have likely prevented other father/daughter pairings from unleashing their own take on what should be a modern standard. Maybe it would've spared us Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne's version of Black Sabbath's Changes. I could post that too. We do have standards though.