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Random ramblings about not necessarily anything in particular, and not much more....
So I have an amazing wife who got me Sirius a few years ago as a birthday present, so I get to listen to Radio 1(BBC) on the way into work every morning. It makes me smile (lots). It also highlights (at least for me) how stupid music companies are these days, and how far they've fallen behind the rest of the world in globalization and customer service.
MTV just released every single music video online (and embeddable) in the whole world. Well, not really, but there looks to be loads and loads and loads. And it's not just the officially released stuff - there's live, and MTV Unplugged and everything. The only slightly disconcerting thing is Rich Astley appearing (currently anyway) in the most highly rated section. Guess it makes up for never actually playing music on the TV anymore (and making Spencer famous - that really was unforgivable).
Could this be a match made in heaven? Well, maybe for our household I guess. I confess I did actually go to the Spice Girls concert at Fiddlers Green all those years ago, and my wife has a bit of a thing for purchasing all of her clothes and shoes from VS catalogs, so maybe.
I was really hoping she would be good, but she wasn't. At all.
I guess the most famous of all opera singers (at least from where I'm sitting anyway) passed away last night after a battle with cancer.
Despite the fact that these speakers from Bang and Olufsen are pretty damn gorgeous, and handle up to 250 watts of power, the price tag of $3200 is just ridiculous. Does anyone ever pay this sort of money for computer speakers? The fact that you could get yourself a very (very) well specc'd Mac or PC for the same amount of money must at least deter everyone except the stupidly rich.
Keane playing the Ogden (one of the cool smaller concert venues here in Denver).
This summer is going to be a bit of an epic, now that last years engagements are coming to their natural fruition. Not only are the weddings going to make for some great weekends, there's always the trips to Vegas, or Pub Crawls (I'm sure literally) along Colfax to test the liver performance (not to mention the influx of friends from various continents to join in the celebrations).
So I just wrote a huge post, and managed to lose it coz I'm a bit of an arse sometimes, and I was trying to get this out in the middle of doing 300 other things. So, this is going to be a lot quicker, less blabbering, and direct to the point.
Scary Spice had her baby earlier this morning over in Santa Monica - to be honest, I didn't even know she lived over here - I presumed after her split with the equally scary Eddie Murphy, she slinked off back to London or something. Anyway, in the wake of no new news about who's the father of Anna Nicole's baby, this one may take the place - Scary (or Melanie to her mother) claims it's definitely Eddie's, but Eddie isn't quite so sure. I thought he was gay anyway - wasn't that the rumour that went around a year or two ago?
So somehow I got the new music bug at some point after playing Coldplay so much it turned into my "guaranteed to fall asleep within 5 minutes on the plane" playlist. I think it's probably got a bit to do with the Arctic Monkeys, coz it seemed like I had gone a while without hearing anything really good from a new band in years (I just put it down to old age at the time).
The Brit's is sort of the UK equivalent of the Grammies I guess, without so many crap categories, and a bit more voting from the public to decide who actually wins. I'm not sure exactly why they would want to hold it on Valentines Day, but there you go. Now I just need to work out who Amy Winehouse and Orson are, and whether they're actually any good - where's Neil when you need him...