Stuff that pops into my head. Innit.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Elections.

No, I'm not doing my impression of a Japanese hooker (not yet anyway) - It's almost time for a general election here in the sunny UK. Of course in the preceding weeks all the major parties are out campaigning for votes, and making their presence known on various television channels and other arms of the media, including the eponymous leaflet drop. So I wander down to the front door to pick up our mail and what do I find? An election leaflet from the BNP. For those of you who are unaware of this party, let me tell you a bit about them. They're headed by a one eyed lunatic called Nick Griffin, who, despite being educated at Cambridge, is a complete idiot. They are basically a rehash of the old National Front, who, in turn, were the British Nazi Party. Read the whole sorry debacle here .

These guys have the temerity to post one of there pieces of crap through my door.........It's a shame I didn't see the guy doing it.
If you vote for these guys, you're a racist, an idiot or both.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Courtney Love

I'm not sure that there's anyone who doesn't have the surname Redknapp that I despise as much as Courtney Love. Why choose now to bring her up? Well, you see, she doesn't want to be called Courtney Love anymore. No dear readers, I haven't finally lost the plot completely, it's true.

From NME

"We’ve all decided we don’t like her any more. We love her when she goes onstage, but I don’t need her in the rest of my life. The name Courtney Love is a way to oppress me.”

Oh, righto then, what would you like instead? Talentless heroin whore? Washed up cracked out psycho bitch?

16 years ago, Live Through This was a great album (mainly because it was written  by her deceased husband), but you've done nothing of note since, so fuck off - we don't care about you.

Here's Courtney, on April 9, 1994. (yes, I blame her.)

Monday, 26 April 2010

Everton 2v1 Fulham

We won, but it was a typically unexciting end of season encounter. Meh.

Clint Eastwood

A fine actor, and for a man old enough to be my dad -and that's really old- he looks pretty good too.

I'm not sure whoever is marketing him is doing a brilliant job though


Sunday, 25 April 2010

Music Time.

Everton v Fulham

We're playing well and in good form, Fulham are more concerned with the Uefa cup than the league and have Zamora out through injury, we should win easily.

Everton 0-2 Fulham.

Friday, 23 April 2010

"Arduous"

It's a good word isn't it? It lends a sense of gravitas to proceedings I think. Yes, I know, "What the fuck is he on about now?" Let me tell you, it was a word-no, the word used to describe Liverpools' journey to Madrid to play against Atletico last night. Arduous? Give me fucking strength. Honestly, they sat on their arses on a bus for a few hours-big wow. Being a fisherman is arduous, being a coalminer is arduous, being a footballer isn't arduous. Ever.
I hate that club with a passion. Wankers.

Here's Stevie G Laaaaaaa diving arduously, yesterday

Thursday, 22 April 2010

High speed photography

Well, what it says up there^^^.

I like these a lot.



More here. That's a really interesting site, check it out.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Music Time.

This ad is currently running on British TV and as it makes me giggle like a little girl every time I see it, I thought I'd share it with you.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

You know TV is crap when........

 From Wikipedia;

"On 10 September 2005, ITV had a programme listing the best 50 shows in ITV's 50 years being on air. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway came 2nd, being beaten by Coronation Street Launched in 2002, the series was unbeaten in its timeslot for three years until scheduled against Doctor Who on BBC1 in March 2005."

Are they seriously suggesting that ADSNT is the 2nd best thing they've ever produced? Ever? If I was in charge of ITV when the results of that poll were revealed, I'd have resigned and then committed suicide. 50 years and the 2nd best they could manage was a pair of unfunny grinning Geordie morons in shiny jackets, bra-fucking-vo.

Here's Arse and Dic yesterday,being unfunny

Monday, 19 April 2010

LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening

Purported to be James Murphy's last outing under the LCD Soundsystem moniker, this was probably my most anticipated album released this year. "Stop waffling Fizzee" I hear you saying, "is it any good?" Any good? It's magnificent. If you're confident enough to do an album opener at an unignorable 9 minutes, you set up the rest of the disc to be something pretty special. From the funky disco of "Drunk Girls" to the electric musings of "I can Change" there isn't a dud or filler track in sight, which is a refreshing change frankly. the Albums' tour de force though is a track called "You Wanted a Hit". I don't know who this is aimed at (us the fans, the record company, the media?) it contains the line " You wanted a hit, well this is how we do hits. You wanted a hit? But that's not what we do" And he's right if you want fantastically catch electro funk dance tunes, this is what they do. Brilliant.

Here's James, after reading my review.

Cheer up mate, I liked it.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

The World Cup, Again. Yes, even more.

Today, I'm going to talk about the team that I think are going to win the whole thing, Brazil.
For once, Brazil have a decent goalie and defence, Julio Cesar is right up there with Buffon as the worlds best, and Lucio, Dani Alves and Maicon are all world class. Moving on the middle of the park, Felipe Melo is the defensive midfielder they've been needing for a while, and gives the team some balance. Up front, Luis Fabiano is the worlds best when on form, IMO.

My prediction : Winners.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Music

Slightly poignant today, Type O Negatives Peter Steele, died yesterday, aged 48.

The World Cup, pt3

Italy, Holland, Germany, France, England and Australia (cough)

For me, the final semi finalist will come from one of these 6, except the last one-but I'm allowed to be patriotically optimistic, so they're staying.

Italy and their eternal rivals the Germans and French share a multitude of problems which'll stop them winning the big prize-namely a reliance on big name older players who are frankly over the hill in International terms,  (Cannavaro,Del Piero, and Camoranesi for Italy, Henry and Gallas for France, Ballack and Klose for Germany), but all 3 are capable of raising their games one final time, so don't write them off.

I think England will rely too much on Rooney to really make it this far, but Holland, goalkeeping worries apart appear on paper at least, to be the strongest out of this group-especially if they have a fit and firing Van Persie/Robben combination.

Australia? We'll do well to get a point in the group stage. :(

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Music Time.

The World Cup, Again.

Today, Argentina.

Well, they have the seemingly ageless Javier Zanetti, a couple of good centre halves in Walter Samuel and Martin Demichelis, solid midfielders in Esteban Cambiasso, Lucho Gonzalez and Javier Mascherano, and incredibly good strikers with Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero - and all this without mentioning the world's best player, Lionel Messi.
The biggest question about Argentina is whether or not the individual brilliance of their attackers can overcome El Diego's coaching inadequacies and I don't think it can, sadly.

My prediction : Semi Finalists

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The World Cup

As promised, more about the World Cup. For the next few days, I'll be Profiling the major contenders, today, we're going to do Spain.

Spain have world class players in almost every position but lack quality in one vital spot - centre half. Pique and Puyol are good, but not up with the elite, and this along with Capdevilla at left back could prove their downfall.
Goalkeepers well, Casillas, Valdez and Reina and probably the strongest trio of any country at the finals
Midfield, again, Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas, Alonso, Silva, Mata, Cazorla-they have a squad the equal of anyone else in the world.
Strikers. Torres and Villa. Possibly the best pairing in world football, not sure about the depth beneath those two though.

My prediction: Runners Up.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The Molly Desk

Look at it. Just look at it.



more here

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Puppy update

Our puppy is now 5 weeks old, so it's not long until we get her for good. We named her Chi.

Here's Chi yesterday, after weeing all over the vets table.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Jordan

Apparently has been quoted as saying: "My death might be a Diana moment"

Yeah, I wish it had happened in 1997 too.

Steve Forrest

Apparently I posted a picture of the Placebo drummer in my post about Pink.
I'd like to apologise unreservedly to Steve.

Here's Steve, just after he saw my post about Pink.



Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Religion

A somewhat (somewhat!) touchy and controversial subject today.
I know a lot of people find great comfort in their beliefs, and that's great, really. Great for them. My problem with  organised religion is that members of various churches decide that you are somehow missing out on a great revelation, and therefore they must do their best to save you.
Fuck off, I don't want to be saved. I'm not worth saving, you wouldn't want me any way. If believing in magic fairies works for you, great - but don't tell me about it, I don't care.
Finally, the religion I was brought up in, that very special branch of Christianity-ladies and Gentlemen, I give you....................Catholicism. A religion where you can judge how important a cleric is by the size of their hat. Think I'm joking? Pope-massive hat, priest-tiny hat. Once you realise the whole hat thing, it kind of renders whatever message they were tying to get across irrelavent.

The pope, yeterday, after a trip to the hat shop

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Pink

She looks like a man, she can't sing. her music is awful, she looks like a man, her dress sense is shocking, her hair is.....unusual, she looks like a man and she just generally annoying. I actually know a guy who quite fancies her (him?) (it?), but he's always been a bit special anyway. Have I mentioned that she looks like a man?

Here's Pink yesterday, after being told she looked like a man

Monday, 5 April 2010

Eugene Terreblanche

Has been murdered then.

Shame.

Here's Eugene last week, just after someone told him a really funny joke

Everton 2v2 West Ham

Gah. What a load of shit. Great equaliser from them though

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Music Time.

Everton v Wet Spam

Gianfranco Zola seems like a nice guy, but I've always hated West Ham. I hope we spank them and they get relegated.

Everton 4-0 Wet Spam

Friday, 2 April 2010

Music in 2010 so far

I'm just listening to the Cancer Bats new album, and as I expected it's rather good (hey, any album that contains a track called "Black Metal Bicycle" is going to score pretty highly with me). It also got me thinking about how the year in music -or at least in the types of stuff I listen to- has been doing so far.
Well, the Gorillaz brought out Plastic Beach which was excellent, The Deftones hit us with Diamond Eyes, which was even better, BRMC have Beat the Devil's Tattoo, and it was also excellent. Hot Chip, Alkaline Trio, Flobots and AudioBullys all brought out albums that far exceeded my expectations of them, as did MGMT.
Airbourne brought out a new album too, but it was shit and should be avoided.

Overall then, it's been an outstanding year so far (providing you like broadly the same stuff as me), and there's still the new LCD Soundsystem album to come.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Seasonal food

Seasonality seems to be the current buzz word of all in the cheffy community - you've almost certainly heard some guy who has been given a badge by a company that makes tyres going on about eating "local, seasonal produce". Well that's fine if you live in Provence or Emilia Romagna, but where I live is covered in about 3 feet of snow for half of the year. "Fuck you Fizzee, you moaning old arse" I can hear you saying, and that's fair enough, but this whole seasonality/local thing is way over the top-if I had to do that i'd be eating nothing other than root veg in the winter and no fruit at all until about May, I'm no expert but that doesn't sound overly healthy.