Posts from 2nd October 2007

Oct 07


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4. Bizarre Inc – I’m Gonna Get You

I played my first gig in the autumn of 1992. Myself and my fellow bandmate Karina told our army of loyal fans (Helen, Emma, Helen and Emma’s little sisters, and Helen and Emma’s little sisters’ two mates) to assemble at the edge of the playground by the netball court post at afternoon break. Our audience waiting with baited breath, we plunged into our first* number:


SLADE – “Merry Xmas Everybody”

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#341, 15th December 1973

I had thought I might have to write about it in that tiny sliver of summer we had this year, but turns out I come to it at the end of September – a proper September, as Robin Carmody put it on his blog: crispness in the air, conkers on the ground and a sense of anticipation. “Back to school weather”, I always think of it as, but when I was small there was something else too – the week when the weather turned was the first time I’d allow myself to think about Christmas. And once I realised that, the first thought of Christmas became a new Christmas tradition for me – it being a time unusually welcoming to traditions.


Long Bacon!

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So a North Carolinan man decides to store his amputated leg in a barbeque smoker. This story should really be going somewhere else. But instead we have the trials and feud over the ownership of the leg when someone goes and sells the darn smoker.

The bloke had been keeping his leg so that he could be buried with it intact. But hold on, you can’t just keep an amputated leg lying around. Surely rot would set in. Which then brings up the original thought of the story. What was the leg doing in the smoker? Well OK, I can accept that it might have been one of the few places the the leg might have fit. But if you ask me, the leg was in there because it had been smoked. The deep freeze would be a good way of storing the leg, but smoking it would also retard the effects of decomposition.

(And also, as a side effect, gentle cook and embue the leg with lovely smells and perhaps taste).

It is a great story nevertheless, with the legs new owner charging kiddies a few sents and adults more to view the leg. But shame on you BBC for not realising that the real story is OM NOM NOM NOM, smoked longpig!

Pop Open Week 10

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This week’s tracks are on a “Sixties” theme. Go here to join in with the Pop Open and follow the commentary.

Please don’t reveal anything about the tracks in the comments box!

Tanya’s Music News Round Up!!!

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In my never-ending battle against the evils of music, I occasionally come across allies who often are unaware of how helpful they are to me. Take the US Immigration services who have decided that The Pipettes are TOO DANGEROUS to be allowed into the US. Or at least mucked up their visa. This is the same US Immigration service who were equally sniffy about letting in big mouthed satan spawn Lily Allen in recently. It is possible that the problem is that both acts have put MUSICIAN down as their profession on the visa application, which I believe flags up the FBI, CIA and the fictitious CTU as much as if you wrote TERRORIST on the form. The downside is of course that this means the Pipettes will still be knocking around in the UK with the gawky glasses and songs which sound like a deaf bloke heard the Shirelles forty years ago and had just got round to copying them. Good on the US with their WAR AGAINST TERRIBLE MUSIC.