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August 28th, 2008
Happy Birthday Michael


As much as it pains me to link to the Daily Mail, I was rather intrigued by their article on Michael Jackson turning 50. They have two pictures of him, one of him today and one of what he may have looked like had he not opted for shed loads of surgery. Interesting.

 

Wacko Jacko.jpg     Michael Jackson.jpg

It’s sad really. I recall a conversation from a few days ago with my younger sister. At aged sixteen you’d think the whole Worship Jackson hysteria would have bypassed her but no, she was telling me how her dream in life is to see him live. “I think I’d cry,” she said and umm, I may have agreed…

We then talked about how when he dies it won’t be as big a deal as it should be. I mean come on, he’s a musical genius who’s passing would have been akin to that of Elvis but not now. I fear that his life may just be celebrated with cheap puns in the tabloids and the painful dissection of a “weirdo’s” life.

Oh well, as long as I still enjoy the music right?


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September 7th, 2005
Walthamstow’s Finest


I am not ashamed (though I probably should be) to say that I was an East 17 fan back in the day where being an East 17 fan didn’t get your head kicked in. Yep, I had large posters of Tony Mortimer and Brian Harvey up in my room, even a couple of small ones of Bill and Bob (or whatever the other two were called). Mum of course knew of the fascination, being subjected to their music all the time. I even blasted it in the kitchen when she was trying to teach me how to make chapattis.
East 17 broke up in 1997 and I was sad for, oh, about a day. My musical tastes have changed, you’ll be pleased to know. (Some would argue that liking the Backstreet Boys isn’t much of a progression but boo sucks to them.) Mum however isn’t quite up to speed with the goings ons in the pop world (apparently she has better things to do with her time. Poor excuse, I know.) Whenever I’m listening to something that happens to have a male voice, mum chimes in, “Is this East 17?” To name but a few, she has asked me this whilst I’ve been listening to the following: Seal, 112, Maroon 5 and Notorious BIG.
I don’t mind of course, I just gently tell her that no, it’s not the boys from Walthamstow.
The last straw however was the other day when I was listening to Franz Ferdinand. “Is this East 17?”
“Mum! East 17 have been been gone for over eight years now! No this is not East 17….I don’t listen to them anymore! They weren’t that great a band in the first place; that is such an insult to this music!”
“Okay, okay, baba…..is it Take That?”


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September 6th, 2005
Cold-oy-vey


I listened to Parachutes and X&Y back to back last night and wooooah *waves arms in air, pretending to be a set of scales therefore signalling that Parachutes far outweighs X&Y and that Coldplay should really pull their socks up*


Posted at 9:44 pm | 7 comments | Category: Music


August 2nd, 2002
Party Time


It’s that time again. Time to suggest tracks I can play at a party this month. I need stuff that will get people dancing. Doesn’t matter what genre or even what language the songs are in. So suggest away!


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July 31st, 2002
Darrin’s Dance Grooves


We bought it. My sister refused to hold it in public. But hey ain’t no shame in my game! Or something…


Posted at 12:04 pm | 6 comments | Category: Music


June 1st, 2002
Dancing Queen


Celebrate the Jubilee in style!


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May 26th, 2002
I’m just a dreamer


I can’t wait till The Osbournes premieres here tonight. Just so they’ll stop playing that bloody advert.


Posted at 9:57 pm | 1 comment | Category: Music


May 24th, 2002
Play on


It doesn’t happen very often, in fact its very rare that I’ll fall head over heels in love. It happened with Seal’s Kiss from a Rose and its happened again with Hoobastank’s Running Away. Sigh.


Posted at 6:53 pm | 2 comments | Category: Music


May 19th, 2002
Thought that I was going crazy


Just having one of those days yeah
Didn’t know what to do
Then there was you
And everything went from wrong to right
And the stars came out and filled up the sky
The music yoy were playing really blew my mind
It was love at first sight
‘Cause baby when I heard you
For the first time I knew
We were meant to be as one
Was tired of running out of luck
Thinking ’bout giving up yeah
Didn’t know what to do
Then there was you
And everything went from wrong to right
And the stars came out and filled up the sky
The music yoy were playing really blew my mind
It was love at first sight
‘Cause baby when I heard you
For the first time
I knew we were meant to be as one
And everything went from wrong to right
And the stars came out and filled up the sky
The music yoy were playing really blew my mind
It was love at first sight
Love At First Sight, Kylie Minogue


Posted at 12:14 am | 6 comments | Category: Music


May 3rd, 2002
Woop di Doo, another irrelevant title


I spent too many years thinking Michael Jackson had a thing for girls who worked in libraries.


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