Oh yes. The Boris Gardiner pincer movement. No sooner than one track starts going down, you launch another into the charts. Very effective and repeated by countless others over the years. Boris you Master strategist and tactician you!
How many animals were harmed in the making of this programme? With the amount of males clad in leather here, it would seem quite a lot. That is you Paul Young, and you Julian Cope and band. Unless you were wearing fake leather. Shocking if you were, call yourself rock stars. And didn’t Gary Davies’s joke fall flat.
Who watches any soaps among the OFTDs illuminati? Certainly not me. And I haven’t seen an episode of Eastenders for many many years. I watched for the first month, thought it was rubbish and have not bothered again. All soaps are xxxxxx. In my own honest opinion, as the saying goes. Also, I have no stomach for soap actors as pop stars either. So, Nick Berry , away with the fairies with you!
Which one was Howard Jones? Yes, I know but would it have been better if he was in the mask as well? As worn by the dancers behind him as well.
I am at work right now, so I think I am allowed to be grumpy. But this was a reasonably good show. Hosted by Gary and a very young Simon Mayo.
What should I pick here. I was tempted by a very perplexed looking Paul Simon and his ‘wacky’ video with Chevy Chase. Is Paul a good actor, or is working with CC such a chore? Entertaining enough. Or Madonna with a nice throwback of a number and video, with the 60s theme.
Or by the Bangles and their Egyptian number. Hmm. I am not sure anyone clearly walked away with the prize this week. But the Bangles do it for me. Back then, and a still a little today. Oh Susanna! As the song by Stephen Foster goes.
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The Arch Drude Julian Cope is awesome. I have great respect for him both as a musician and antiquarian. So much so that he beats The Bangles! Who'd imagine watching this that he'd go on to write probably the most magnificent book on British prehistoric monuments ever published? This interest crossed over into his music, to beneficial effect, and with a leaning towards Earth Mysteries it has a resonance for anyone for whom childhood viewing of series such as Children Of The Stones and The Changes left an impression.
I had no recollection of either the Paul Young or Howard Jones numbers. Unsurprisingly in the case of PY as his songs soon just drifted past, but Howard's sounded quite good.
Another good one from the unstoppable Madonna and nice girlie-friends in the video. I'll have the one in Coventry City blue. Despite the lofty crime that is Every Loser Wins (whatever happened to manning-the-rural-Nick Berry?) this was a quality show.
Great show this week, and i have to admit that after watching the Bangles i thought that's where my vote was going, nothing's going to eat this! But i was wrong, after a couple of decent acts along comes Paul Simon, with a fantastic video and song, so he gets my vote, well, maybe the Bangles next time.