Posts from 26th February 2001

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Feb 01

Speaking of which….

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Speaking of which….

Am I Cool Or Not?

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Am I Cool Or Not?: you’re getting harsher every week, I swear. Anyway last week’s victim faces judgement, and a new sucker takes the AICON plunge. I think this week’s comments are…well, interesting, and not neccessarily in a good way. And not just because I disagree with the outcome, either.

Part One in an occasional series by your unofficial showbiz correspondent:

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Part One in an occasional series by your unofficial showbiz correspondent: Celebs in the Pub.

Here’s my list in chronological order. You may notice it is heavily reliant on a) slightly obscure soap stars and b) North London, postcodes N8 and N6:
1. Daniella Denby-Ashe aka Sarah ‘Bible Basher’ Hills from Eastenders/daughter from ‘My Family’/dizzy bird off ‘Office Gossip’. Spotted in pub whose name escapes me in Highgate.
2. Phil and Lisa (Steve McFadden and Lucy Benjamin) also from Eastenders. Not strictly speaking actually in the pub but they walked past the Railway in Crouch End when we were sat outside.
3. Det. Matt Boyden from the Bill (you know, the older grumpy one who is often on the desk) – spotted in the Hogshead in Crouch End and also in the Manhattan Coffee Shop which is in no way a pub.
4. Vas Blackwood who I remember from Lenny Henry but according to my slightly more up-to-date source was in Snatch and Lock, Stock…

Proper celebs have VIP rooms to drink in – an ex colleague of mine saw (deep breath) Robbie and Janine off Stenders, Tony and Lewis off Hollyoaks, Fiona off Corrie who is now someone else off Holby City AND – saving the best till last – SClub 7!!! All in the VIP room of the apparently vile Cafe de Paris.

I will be keeping my eyes open. (I have also spotted Jessie Wallace aka Kat Slater off Eastenders but that was in a club I’m afraid.)

Face Slap

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Face Slap: in my DJ Marlboro article, I mentioned my suspicions that the lyrics to Brazilian ‘funk’ hits were probably as dodgy as their booty-bounce cousins. I wasn’t far wrong, although I’ve not come across any booty lyrics as violent as this.

Rubbish Grammy Article

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Rubbish Grammy Article found by Ian. An I-Spy game of cluelessness but my favourite line is this: “popular music has been enveloped by the “cultural attitude” of MTV. That is, the attitude of rebellion”. Pop music and rebellion? Whatever next, eh?

If I Was Lush, I’d Be Pretty Pissed Off By Now

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If I Was Lush, I’d Be Pretty Pissed Off By Now: replace “making history” with “making money” and you’ll be nearer the mark, eh BBC? All Freaky Trigger has to say at this point is: go on Shaggy!

Fantasy Pop League

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Fantasy Pop League: finally updated! Notice that the managers who have actually been playing are doing better than those who haven’t (with the regrettable exception of Vinny – sorry old chap but there’s always next fortnight). For the rest of you, enjoy the mercilless and entirely objective assessment of the last two weeks in the heady world of pop. NB: scores adjusted before this week’s chart shocker. Can nothing stop the Kitten?