This is not Vic, it's MICKEY ROURKE! Lookin' good Mickey!
I'm paraphrasing from JACKIE BROWN
there but you get the idea - what has
happened to VIC REEVES
? He was once a god and now he's giving Lucifer
a run for his money in the 'fallen' department. But why, I imagine you are asking, am I lamenting his career today? Well I just caught a snatch of him on a television 'show' (and I use the phrase quite wrongly - there's no 'show' there)
called HOLE IN THE WALL
, the latest in celeb orientated challenge shows. But this one seems to have reached a 5IVE
for the BEEB
; it's not so much as dumbing down
as the removal of all
The DAILY MAIL said she looked like Gollum, the cheeky bastids...
Well, maybe not quite but you get the idea. For those who haven't seen it (well done to you)
it involves celebs (again, I use the term incorrectly)
such as VANESSA FELTZ
and THE CHEEKY GIRLS (gulp)
get hit by a wall and fall into some water. No, really
. Anyway, back to Mr Moir
and his hideous descent into nothingness. I lurved
, really lurved
that guy back in the early Nineties and his BIG NIGHT OUT
and the 'sequel' THE SMELL OF REEVES & MORTIMER
are works of genius and will live on for many years. Hell, even SHOOTING STARS
was, for the most part, memorable. But then came the dive.
SACHA BARON COHEN unveils his latest outfit...
The follow up to The Smell Of ...
, the poorly named BANG!BANG! IT'S REEVES & MORTIMER
, was not
good. And then what for the man? After leaving Mortimer
we got presented with a deluge of adverts, woeful SKY
shows, an appearance on I'M A CELEB GET ME OUT OF HERE
and a descent into criminality. To cap this off, he returned to radio last year with what seemed like a good idea. Yup, seemed
. It was embarrassing as it was it excreable
. A new
low but at least he was trying. And now this, Hole In The Wall
. My message to the man? Vic
, please stop and let some of us try and remember what made you a flippin'
God in the first place.
It's difficult to tell if she's got her eyes open or not...Moving on.
Elsewhere on UK TV
, I watched FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS
for the first time in... well, a long
time. I did so 'cos SIMON "Tries To get A Reference In To Hating STAR WARS In Every Interview Now - Get Over It You Child!" PEGG
was on and he's always VFM
, I'd forgotten Ross's lamentable
interviewing style which is as lazy as it is non~existent. Resorting to dancing together is not
entertaining. This guy is making films, and he's British! And successful!!
Ask him some intelligent questions you jerk
! He spent five minutes trying to get him to a flippin Scottish
accent, who cares?
Gob open, full of food with a phone down her knockers - classy!
On the downloads, THE OFFICE
is back! Huzzah! Double Huzzah!
I say double 'cos
it was an "hour" long (an American hour, ie. 42 minutes or so)
episode and it was a corker
. AMY RYAN
is sticking with the cast and is doing a fine job, revealing a neat talent for comedy. The short rap with Michael
had me hooting
. Annoyingly, they ended the Kevin is Mentally~Challenged
storyline here - well, it was good while it lasted. Knowing how to keep relationships funny, sorry
I mean 'watchable', in sitcoms is tricky and the production team have wisely separated Jim
- though the proposal was an excellent moment (thankfully brief too)
Somebody tell JJ we got the Flux Capacitor working again...
These "double" episodes give the characters a chance to show their worth, which is just as well as there's anumber in the cast. CARELL
, as always, is never far from perfect and we got a nice nod to DAVID BRENT
grew a goatee (if for only a couple of days)
. A rather unusual device here (for a sitcom anyway)
was the time setting - we got shown what happened over summer. A time, according to SEINFELD
, when nothing much happens. Top marks to ANDY "Wet Tuna" BERNARD (who looks like he's in for a rough ride)
for changing the lyrics to RHIANNA'S Umbrella
to fit in "Ang~E~Rella"
but a gold sticky
star to Jim
for the line, "Beer me five"
The bin says it all. We're all concerned at this waste.Music~wise
, there's been a number of releases in the past few weeks and, as usual, I've forgotten to review them. Until now!
I'll try and approach them chronologically. First up, Brain Thrust Mastery
from WE ARE SCIENTISTS
. I was expecting the usual indie guitar yawnsome
fare but these guys have got a few tricks up their collective sleeves. Whilst not entirely
original - one of the tracks sounds a lot like SQUEEZE
, incredibly - some top tunes in there and the opening track, Ghouls
, is remarkable.
Take two Winelists into the shower?GLASVEGAS
have been causing a stir over here but, from what I can make out, it's quite unwarranted. Their eponymously titled album stinks and one of the tracks (I'm way too lazy to find out which one 'cos it angered me so much)
is possible the worst 'song' I've heard in quite some time. The lyrics would be embarrasing if you were a sixteen year~old stuck in your bedroom 'cos
you can't get a ride let alone a 'hip' musician in his twenties. There, I said it. Avoid
the hype. Sticking with self~titled albums, the LADYHAWKE
release should also be given a miss. They've got one song and play about ten times.
She's a 'hot' Sugababe and she's an effed up S~bag - The Original Odd Couple!
Onto some good
stuff now and an album well worth checking out is Me & Armini
from EMILIANA TORRINI
. Starts off like some jazz thang
and then morphs into FEIST~like
tunes whilst taking a detour through the garden of PJ HARVEY
stuff. Big Jumps
sounds like it's from an advert (and probably is)
but it's an upbeat and fresh sound; fans of REGINA SPEKTOR
will take heart from it too. Lastly, KINGS OF LEON
are back with their fourth release, Only By The Night
. The excellent single, Sex On Fire -
which, to me, could be the title of a Prince
song - sounds like SIMPLE MINDS,
according to my dad. Yup
, that remark smacked my gob too. He is
old though. The album itself is pretty much the usual from these guys - reliably brilliant. Future single, Crawl
, will burn up the radio and the tracks that surround it whenever it's released. A strangely real
band in a time full of comic
guitar outfits filling up the charts.
Ah, it's the old one shoe on, one show off pose...'Til the next time,C.