September 7th, 2010

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Writer's Block: Sultans of swing

Imagine your first chart-topping album has just been released. What sort of music is on it? What does the cover art look like?


Oh, well that's easy. The music is fairly straightforward sequenced pop, sometimes with a guitar accompaniment, 3½ minute songs about love and losing love. Song titles include I want (to be), Take a look (at me now), and the rather-70s-disco-with-chords-straight-out-of-Always-on-my-mind-(Pet-Shop-Boys-version) Too short. I might also include my sort of mellow laidback cover version of I'm a believer on there as well. The album is called Piano, and the cover art is a stylised representation of a piano keyboard.

There's also a limited edition "Piano Plus" with remixes and demos.

As you can tell, I've put a lot of thought into this. :o)
Being Human - Russell Tovey

And speaking of Drew Barrymore...

...the local Sainsbury's (and probably other branches as well) had 50 First Dates for a mere £3:00. That kind of had my name on it, really...

Rather narked, though, to have missed the first episode of Him and Her (new sitcom starring Russell Tovey) last night, but it's a BBC3 thing so it gets assorted repeats through the week. Also I've been pretty lousy at keeping up with University Challenge and Who do you think you are? (Alan Cumming next week, I ought to make the effort to watch that, at least). And I've missed the first in the latest run of Only Connect, too. Mmph. Want to watch that, 'cos I know a future instalment will feature Mr. Paul Cornell. And also because I still turn to jelly whenever Victoria Coren speaks...