I Spy

I Spy A harmless film but that’s not really an excuse. Questionable comedy ‘romp’ vaguely about a spy (Owen Wilson), who recruits a famous boxer (Eddie Murphy) to help him infiltrate a baddies base. No attempt to worry about a plot, this is a pretty low level film that doesn’t pretend to be anything else. I’m just glad that we didn’t really ‘pay’ to watch this.

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Tops of the Pops 4Troubled-Diva’s quest for the Top Pop Decade continues. Once again I’m faced with deciding who finishes last, first. Only then can I place number 4, and then 3, then have to worry about 2 and 1. As has been mentioned, one thing this ‘experiment’ is showing is how crap the majority (so far) of pop music is… anyway, on to today’s voting:1. Free – Wishing Well: I can see a 70’s rock thing developing here, but hey I knew about that anyway (for example, I’m listening to Cream – White Room at this very moment)2. Daniel Bedingfield – If you’re not the one: Not mad keen on this when it came out but it has grown …

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Yawn…Working at home, which is just as well as I feel bleuch. Surprisingly not hungover bleuch, but ‘fighting off a cold’ bleuch. How many Vitamin C pills are you allowed to pop in a day? Ohh and huge, embarassed, apologies to everyone who I was in contact with last night. Be it a comment left on your site, an email, an IM or… ehhh something else… I would like to point out that I was quite happily tipsy and didn’t mean any offence. Well I might have meant offence but as I can’t recall who I conversed with I can’t be sure that I didn’t mean to offend. Capisce?

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Note to selfDon’t blog when drunk.Don’t drink on an empty stomach.Don’t take your credit card online with you when incapacitiatateatededed….Don’t start writing about consumerism. You can hardly type it right now, let alone say it..Don’t let friends ‘pop in’ with a nice bottle of wine. No hang on, that last one’s not quite right And leave them damned Galactic Toss Monkeys alone… it’s not big and it’s not clever… (By the way, how did you manage to type this? You can hardly stay awake right now, in fact you should be in bed, mmm bed, dark, comfy, warm…) (There are better ways of making an idiot of yourself you know, and you really should know better, tsk tsk) … Mmmmm. …

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"Galactic Toss Monkeys"

I think this is getting out of hand. An in-joke is slowly spreading, to the point that the finer points are now a matter of debate. A phrase containing one or more galactic toss monkey(s). Is it Galactic Toss Monkey, “Galactic Toss Monkey”, Galactic Toss Monkeys, “Galactic Toss Monkeys”, or dare I suggest galactic toss monkies…?? If you are wondering what I am talking about, blame Alex, Izb, Nibbler , and Jez (sorry Jez, can’t find it in your archives).

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Tops of the Pops 3Troubled-Diva’s quest for the Top Decade continues.Right I must’ve missed a day somewhere cos this is two in one day for me… anyhoo, briefly:1. Status Quo – I’m a rocker not a fighter.2. Phil Collins – come on, you bopped to this when it came out, admit it.. (and with a few beers you will at the next wedding)3. M People – Not my fav track (which is also an in-joke for a group of my friends)4. Mike Berry – not great but better than…5. Blazin’ Squad – I can’t believe a parody band could make it into the charts twice….

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BritsSo, avid reader (ha ha ha, sorry I crack myself up sometimes), who should win what at this year’s Brits? And, more vitally, when did Ms.Dynamite shave her head! (what an awful picture). Either way I’m just glad that our current crop of pop stars have been properly recognised.

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Those wacky JapaneseIs it a cultural thing? Is it endemic of globalisation (Americanisation)? I’m not sure but there is something odd about the latest trends coming out of Japan. First we had breast scarves, and now see-thru skirts (but not really). Odd indeed.

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Will Power, man of mysteryI have very little, to no, willpower, so it was with some cheer that I read that self-control comes in limited quantities, and must be replenished. If only these clever scientist types could put it in a pill…

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Tops for Pops 2Day two over at Troubled Diva. My votes this time round are:1 – Eminem – Lose Yourself: Solid beats, clever lyrics, THIS is why Eminem is soo much more than the ‘bad boy’ of rap2 – Focus – Sylvia: Come on, anything with that much Hammond Organ MUST be a good thing.3 – Wham! – Wham Rap!: The man has a good ear for a tune, and not too shabby a voice4 – Brenda Lee – All Alone am I: Nothing special but much better than…5 – Rolf Harris – Stairway to Heaven: “All together now..” AARGH!!

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