Posts from 15th April 2005
I don’t know if you’ve been watching newsnight over the past couple of weeks, but there has been intense controversy about them replacing the daily round-up of the markets (which always seemed like a haiku version of the shipping forecast to me) with the next day’s weather. Large amounts of this attention centred on the way Paxo and Esler were treating it, i assumed Paxo in particular hated it, “it’s April, what do you expect!” he barked over a four second flash of the map the other night.
So it was rather surprising to read his lament at the return of the markets on the newsnight site.
the only sensible answer to all this is to BRING BACK WEATHERVIEW (and suzanne charlton).
Ever since the “What’s on George Bush’s iPod” story a week or so ago, various papers have carried out mini surveys of other politicians and their musical predilections. This harks back to earlier stories you may recall from around conference time where some MP or another said they loved (the) Scissor Sisters, and so on. Well that Scissor Sisters lovin man was (gorgeous, pouting) Liam Fox co-chairman of the Tory party.
That link is from today’s Guardian* and a wider survey of MPs musical taste, which has little to surprise you. After all these are OLD people of course, granddad. Bob Dylan is the most cited – Gorgeous George Galloway being the biggest Dylan bore in the world it would seem (to nobody’s great surprise). Bowie crops up a few times – which is nice – including with our Liam:
“My favourite album of all time is Bowie’s Station to Station.” he says before the Guardian journo reports his love for Roxy Music, Soft Cell, Kate Bush, Ultravox and Visage”.
Liam – May 5th. If you’ve nothing better to do, you are welcome at our club. Only 2 quid for hard-working families – good value-for-money for Britain’s tax payers.
*I think you have to login these days, sorry :-(