Thursday, October 14, 2004

hate is all you need

I should draw your attention to the most recent Delgados album, 'Universal Audio', they are insanely great and are touring with Sons and Daughters mentioned elsewhere in these hallowed pages.

The Husky Rescue CD has just come out and it's worth a listen for the great band-name, nice artwork and the fact that they're Finnish.

The Beautiful South's covers lp is nearly out. I love cover versions and the BS tend to pick interesting ones. However, the BS site lists the songs that they rehearsed and rejected, including Rainbow's Since You've Been Gone, which I think would have added the NWOBHM gravitas to the collection which it desparately needs.

Minnie Driver has an album coming out which will probably be mediocre. She seems to be one of those actresses that people either love or hate. I'm strongly tempted to purchase the record on the strength of Grosse Point Blank alone, but know even now that this will be a mistake.

The new version of Battlestar Galactica is being reshown on Sky One this week, followed next week by the start of a new series. I like it.

Himalaya is good. I admire Palin's ability to make some of the world's most unappealling and dangerous war zones look like Henley-on-Thames.

Rolf on Art is good but always makes me think about when Family Fortunes asked 100 people to name a famous artist and Rolf came out top. By miles.

That Alan Titchmarsh show's alright... World History for Dummies, but why it's conducted at such breakneck speed I don't know.

Finally X-Factor, which is approaching its closing and dullest stages. However, ex Happy Mondays backing singer and dancer Rowetta is still in the fray despite being completely hatstand. I wonder why they haven't mentioned her Mondays' association. Perhaps it wouldn't do her any favours.