Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Brits, Anyone?


Yes, it's that time of year again when the British Phonographic Industry pats itself on the back, and attempts to create publicity in order to offload yet more of the tame bilge that clogs shelves in Tesco. 
Fiddling whilst Rome burns, if you ask me. 
That said! I love the Brits, I love the spectacle and I especially love the traditional game that myself and Mrs McF play every year whilst watching the Brits on telly.
It's very straight forward; one point for every winner you get correct once the nominees are announced. 
This coupled with wine and food leads to lots of enjoyable shouting at the TV.
I always seem to lose for some reason. . . but not this year!!

***update*** we drew; 7 - 7! 
a first in brits history. 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the worst blog Ive ever read.

Abslute trash, give up loosers

ejaydee said...

See? People do express strong DISlike!

TracyK said...

Especially impressive when they can't even spell 'losers'. Or 'absolute'. Anyway, I've always enjoyed the madder performances, like the Bjork and PJ version of Satisfaction, kd lang and Andy Bell doing Babs and Donna Summer's No More Tears (Enough is Enough) and Suede's fake fur clad debut, complete with feedbacking guitar: cut to crowd looking shellshyocked.

Frogprincess said...

I can only BEGIN to imagine how good KD and Andy Bell must have been doing 'enough is enough'. Beetling off to Youtube to see if it's been posted. Frogprince and I, seen as how we don't get the Brits, play the same kind of game with the Miss France elections. It puts the evening in. TRacyK I have given some serious thought to you swanning around in Bathing Bathing. Watch this space...

TracyK said...

'Twas camper than Christmas, FP. They each emerged from the back of the audience at different angles and went through the intro bit, then were on the stage for the disco bit. Fabulous, though I know it's not on Youtube: I've tried! Nor is the Suede bit, though it was on a recent pop programme on BBC4.
What can you be thinking, dear girl?

DarceysDad said...

I think our dear anonymous must have been Vic Reeves, posting just before he staggered onstage and picked a piss'eads fight with Sharon Osbourne in front of -

- I was going to say millions, but it was so bad that by then, the TV audience was probably down to the McFlahs, the DarceysParents, and MancUtd fans who don't have Sky waiting for the footy results on the News!

Blimpy McFlah said...

respect to sharon, and to vic - it did enliven what would have been a far too stage-managed awards ceremony.

still can't believe the cut off the arctic monkeys in full sarcastic flow. love them, that they brought the whole thing down to size.

Frogprincess said...

Arrrrrrrrrraghhhh! Want to see Vic pick a fight with Sharon O. Boo Hoo. Off to bed.

DarceysDad said...

I've done a quick youtube search this morning, fp, and can't believe no-one has posted it yet.

The show was already running late when Vic came on to announce one of the major awards (Album? Band?) and was so drunk he forgot why he was there! He was in no shape to ad-lib, let alone read an autocue or the nomination card. Sharon got cross and started repeatedly yelling at him to Piss Off, then tried to manhandle him out of the way to do his bit for him. Vic was having none of that, and a Friday-night-taxi-queue shuffle ensued ...

glasshalfempty said...

@Blimpy -re 'the tame bilge that clogs the shelves in Tesco': I was amazed in my little Sainsbury's this morning to see MGMT's Oracular spectacular for £7.97. And the new Elbow. And ditto Raconteurs. Are the robots taking over the supermarkets? Have you hacked their purchasing software? I think we should be told...

Blimpy said...

-wow, it certainly beats Jamie Cullum et al.

Which did you spend your £7.97 on?

glasshalfempty said...

None, of course. I already had Elbow & Raconteurs, and I try to channel my spend through real record shops as much as poss - tho' many of the more obscure things that get recommended on RR/'spill I have to turn to the internet for. Even then I get the odd hiccup - like even Amazon don't stock Lykke Li - what is EMI thinking, releasing her only in Sweden??