Archive | November, 2011

Under the Bridge

29 Nov

The newspapers today seem to be up in arms about how totally inappropriate it was of an X-factor contestant to choose to sing ‘Under the Bridge’ by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, because of the drug references (ignoring the fact that they cut them out). They implied that it is damaging to children to hear these songs.

Not only is under the bridge brilliant, it is by all accounts, comparatively tame and inexplicit when compared to the to popular songs such as ‘There she goes’ the La’s, ‘Golden Brown’ The Stranglers, ‘Another Girl Another Planet’ The Only Ones, “Got to Get You Into My Life” The Beatles…the list goes on! And that’s just pop music.

I think that’s important that these shows and general culture starts to play more music like this, and I think it’s brilliant that the X-factor encourage people to sing music that isn’t nessasarily mainstream. And I certainly don’t think that it effects children.

Singing along  to Bad Touch and There She Goes  at school didn’t manage to turn me into a nymphomaniac heroine addict….

The Stanglers under a bridge!



28 Nov


Let us give thanks, that we are not as stupid as this man. Forever is a long time to have a back full of groceries!

Happy song – 3

28 Nov

Neutral Milk Hotel – Aeroplane over the Sea

Lovely song that makes me feel warm inside 🙂

Today’s happy story

25 Nov

Great recovery: She now competes on a standard bicycle and was this week given one of just 11 places on a top women's professional cycling team

Monique van der Vorst, 27, was paralysed from the waist down 13 years ago. Amazingly having fallen off her bike, she started to regain feeling in her legs and has now regained full movement in them. She won silver at the Paralympics games, but has now swopped the hand cycle for a regular bike, and is planning to compete in the 2012 Olympics.

Happy story of the day 🙂 Meow

2 – Worst song

23 Nov

God awful song!

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23 Nov


23 Nov

Think there are some people that could seriously benefit from studying this chart and then changing their behaviour accordingly!