Monday, February 05, 2007

Don't hassle the Hoff

Unless you're in a delightful Manc band called New Order. So were things so bleak for the band after the release of Republic that they had to promote their album on Dave and Pammie's show? I guess so.

New Order - Regret (mimed...sorry, performed on Baywatch)

* Something I don't regret (ahem) is pointing out Causin' A Commotion, a new celebridee blog run by my good friend (and DJ extraordinaire) the delightful Miss Becca. Bookmark it for all your Trousersnake gossip. I didn't know Seth and Summer broke up!

* The best music news of the weekend was surely not Glenn Frey's attempts to add more cash to his mattress stuffed full of dead presidents, but a new song 'Hearts On Fire' on Cut Copy's MySpace page, which you'll never see the Melbourne lads perform on Home and Away (unless Alf invited them, a request they'd be fools to knock back. Flamin' galahs!). Anyway, expect 'Hearts On Fire' to arrive on shiny 12 inch vinyl in March, with a Joakim remix to boot.

* Saw Dreamgirls on Saturday thanks to the wonders of 3 for 10 pub-bought pirate DVD deal (nope, I didn't buy the offending discs, but let me just say that if Blockbuster ever went into business with Clapham's car boot sale kings, then I'm sure they'd make a mint. What, it's illegal? Well I'll be damned....). Eight Oscar nominations? Well, I think Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson deserved their nods, but the songs? Three nominated songs, and all three were utter shite (although it seems to be a particularly weak year with the only other competition being Melissa Etheridge and Randy 'Pixar' Newman). Hell, give me Three Six Mafia anyday.

* February '07 playlist

Chemical Brothers - Electric Battle Weapon 8

Teenager - Alone Again (Van She Tech Remix)

New Young Pony Club - Descend

LCD Soundsystem - Time To Get Away

Mark Ronson feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard and Tiggers - Toxic

Bonde Do Role - Gasolina (Radioclit remix)

Amy Winehouse feat. Ghostface Killah - You Know I'm No Good

Dr. Alimantado - I Killed The Barber

Justice - Phantom (Part 1)

Los Campinos - You! Me! Dancing!

Little Barrie - I Love You

Nas feat. (ready for this? OK, here we go...) Grandmaster Caz, MC Shan, Raheem, Doctor Ice, Kangol, Kool Moe Dee, Sha Rock, Tito, Lin Que, Dana Dane, Pebblee Poo & Just Ice - Where Are They Now? (80s remix)


beezer said...

Maaan, Dreamgirls was TERRIBLE and I was really looking forward to it. Most misleading trailer ever.
Shitbags. The music was terrible. It wasn't convincingly period. I actually thought the only decent bit of acting was from Jamie Fox and that Eddie Murphy was just playing Eddie Murphy again and while that's novel in 2007 it won't be for long.

Shitbags. Really. The only thing I really liked were the Supremes album cover recreations. Terrible film.

Euan said...

I agree, although you're a bit harsh on ol' Eddie.

It seems that's whenever I see a shit flick, it's more often than not a pirated one (I think this particular copy was an Academy member screener as it had the 'Copyright 2006 Dreamworks.....' disclaimer at the bottom of the screen every 20 mins!)

What I want to know is, when are the pub DVD salesmen (and women) of this country going to start offering obscure Spanish and Iranian dramas dammit!!!!

Becca said...

Thanks for the props Euan!

I also have to say that Dreamgirls was bad! I was big on the costumes though, i thought they were mostly great, I really liked how they dressed Beyonce as Diana Ross in a mostly comedy manner.

I can now see why it didn't get a best picture nomination.