Sunday, 28 February 2010

The only song that deserved to be number one this week ...

... is number 60.

Meanwhile, someone from Kington in Herefordshire is number 4. Quite wrong. And Dizzee remains a NuTory Uncle Tom at number 2.

I think the number 69 album makes it clear that some people need to get over the mid-90s. Mind you, the number 29 album (Gracie Fields, would you believe!) makes it clear precisely how few people would have bought the Dancing Monkeys of Maine Road, and how few people are buying albums at all these days - and how old most of them are. And as far as ancient NW England pop-cultural artefacts that convinced certain people that they could be something are concerned, I'd much rather hear the inter-war version. At least that didn't cripple my generation.


  1. Pleased to see you are blogging again Robin.

    Did you see this?

    Cameron appeals to patriotism then says:
    "There is a danger that people could wake up Friday March 26 or Friday May 7, whenever it is, when they find Gordon Brown is their prime minister for another five years and we need to put that choice starkly in front of them," Cameron said.

    Perhaps he is unaware of the irony of using 'American idiom ('wake up Friday') when appealing to British patriotism, but then maybe there is no irony left?

  2. I fear such a suggestion would go completely above his head - he wouldn't see it as even worth commenting on, or ironic in any way. Because that's all "Britain" is to him. I mean, he was on Heart breakfast (blandest radio station known to man). That's what we're dealing with.

    A thought: did Blair deliberately ramp up the celebification of British politics *precisely because* he knew that would make it much harder for Brown once he was gone, and probably pave the way for a Tory leader Blair would have more both socially and politically in common with?