Saturday, 30 October 2010

the more wheels I got the better I like it I’m the brother of a truck drivin’ mother

--And now no pressure sensitivity, Vista? Pft.
Not even worth thinking up a sarcastic comment like I usually do, but I shall try anyway in the interests of continuity and tradition:

Vista is unreliable and I hate it.

An open letter to the makers of Glee:
I am well aware your show is very popular, lord knows I watch it myself, so I shall spare you a fruitless entreaty to stop making what is clearly a moneyspinner, the ongoing production of which offers employment to some in an uncertain economic climate and I will not presume to suggest that my personal taste in music is a sound basis for the termination of what must be several dozen people, some of whom are undoubtedly breadwinners for their families.
Instead, I offer the following list of songs I find to be 'guilty pleasures' so that you may include them at your earliest convenience on the show and ruin my misplaced enjoyment of them forever much as you have previously ruined Journey's Don't Stop Believin' and the entire soundtrack of Rocky Horror - a feat that as early as Tuesday I would not actually have considered possible - and allow me to concentrate instead on more worthy music such as the angsty whitenoise of Radiohead or the communist propaganda of Billy Bragg.

Mud - Tiger Feet
The Sweet - Wig Wam Bam
Tina Turner - The Best
Alvin Stardust - My Coo Ca Choo
Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream
The Monkees - Last train To Clarksville
Gary Glitter - I Love You Love Me Love
Imperial Drag - Are You A Boy Or A Girl
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
The Donnas - Take It Off
REO Speedwagon - Keep On Lovin' You
Kenicke - Punka
Echobelly - Natural Animal
Cat Stevens - Miles From Nowhere
Carly Simon - You're So Vain
ACDC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Seussical the Musical - Notice Me Horton
Terra Naomi - Not Sorry
Clout - Substitute
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Looking Out My Back Door
Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy
Jerry Reed - Eastbound and Down
Gene Pitney - Town Without Pity
Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman Do Right Man

Brigonos Mac Giolla Chomhgaill


  1. Like the blue-purple coloring.

    Do remember that old Fox werewolf show'Werewolf'? Used to scare to shite outta me, but I recently saw a few reruns and it was pretty silly. Still cool, though.

  2. Aw yeah, I loved that when I was wee, even though it was just the old Hulk show with a werewolf in it and the wolf looked like Blanka out of the Street Fighter film.
    I really wanted one for a pet.

  3. GLEE definitely should do a "special" devoted to the music of Gary Glitter.

  4. Bloody hell, Mr B, most of those tracks are in my "credible pleasures" section. My guilty pleasures must be incredibly guilty ...

  5. "Most" covers a lot of sins, Col - are you a closet Seussical fan? They can be credible but still cause you embarrassment, I think - these are songs that I - akin to Peter - have had to deny for for no fault of their own over the years: Tina Turner's The Best, for instance, is a loyalist standard in these parts and I grew up catholic in a very, very catholic part of the country where I still reside, so you can imagine how liking that song goes down in polite company - but it's still a good unpretentious foot-stomper.

    Mark - I agree, with the proviso that it happen after his death and I hope to see that episode soon.