Archive for February, 2006

This weekend’s gratuitous stalker incident 1 Mozza

February 20, 2006

Mozza Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before, but have I told you about the time I almost spilt my drink over Morrissey? On Saturday night, I was checking out this year’s ‘new Smiths’ and current PopJunkie faves The Boyfriends at Blow Up, when I came face to face with Mozza! I was carrying a round of drinks back from the crowded bar, when all of a sudden; I had to dodge out of the way of an oncoming punter. As I looked closer, I couldn’t believe my eyes. There in front of me was none other than Stephen Patrick Morrissey.

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This weekend’s gratuitous stalker incident 1 Mozza

February 20, 2006

Mozza Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before, but have I told you about the time I almost spilt my drink over Morrissey? On Saturday night, I was checking out this year’s ‘new Smiths’ and current PopJunkie faves The Boyfriends at Blow Up, when I came face to face with Mozza! I was carrying a round of drinks back from the crowded bar, when all of a sudden; I had to dodge out of the way of an oncoming punter. As I looked closer, I couldn’t believe my eyes. There in front of me was none other than Stephen Patrick Morrissey.

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This weekend’s gratuitous stalker incident 1 Mozza

February 20, 2006

Mozza Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before, but have I told you about the time I almost spilt my drink over Morrissey? On Saturday night, I was checking out this year’s ‘new Smiths’ and current PopJunkie faves The Boyfriends at Blow Up, when I came face to face with Mozza! I was carrying a round of drinks back from the crowded bar, when all of a sudden; I had to dodge out of the way of an oncoming punter. As I looked closer, I couldn’t believe my eyes. There in front of me was none other than Stephen Patrick Morrissey.

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Chatting with Louis Rialto

February 17, 2006

Long20way20round I’ve had a busy week trawling London’s dark and dingy toilets for fresh talent – and I’ve been checking out new bands, too! Top sightings this week include fantastic new indie outfit The Boyfriends, whose debut single, I Love You, was released on Monday. It’s the best thing we’ve heard in ages – a glorious guitar racket that sounds like The Smiths having a scrap with the Jesus and Mary Chain – yep, that good.

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Songs for Swinging Lovers

February 12, 2006

Belle_seb_waitress … is actually a rather cheesy Frank album from the 50s. This is much more to our taste. However when out on the woo on Valentine’s night we’ll be serenading our true loves with these tunes that are so romantic they make you want to watch Just Good Friends re-runs.

God Only Knows – Beach Boys (as long as there are stars above you) probably the best song ever by a person not from Liverpool.

If You Find Yourself Caught in Love – Belle and Sebastian (say a prayer to the man above) for sparing you from cheap wine and another I love 1999. Funny Little Frog brings a tear to my eye too probably for sounding so much like this mob.

The Perfect Love Song – The Divine Comedy (with a divine Beatles bass line and a big old Beach Boys sound) judging by this and that old Mr Hannon is orch-pop’s one man Mills & Boon.

I Feel Beautiful – Robyn Hitchcock (I have been waiting on Festival Pier for you honey for decades). SE1 has never been more romantic, except maybe on this track.

You Woke Up My Neighbourhood – Billy Bragg (beneath the Seven Sisters stars) Is there any more romantic place to spend Feb 14th than gazing skywards from a Manor House tower block?

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Return to Mornington Crescent

February 7, 2006

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There’s a wonderfully poignant track called Mornington Crescent on the new Belle and Sebastian album, but, surprisingly, it’s not the first time that particular London Underground station has been immortalised by the indie fraternity.
Back in the early 90s, London orch-pop act My Life Story named a whole album after the tube stop. Their glorious debut is full of tawdry tales of Camden nightlife and the highs and lows of living in the capital city, all set to big brass arrangements and James Bond strings.

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Shiny Media launches Scrumbag

February 2, 2006

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We are mainly footy fans here at Shiny Media but we do enjoy the odd bit of international Rugby Union. So forgive us for getting a tad excited about the launch of Shiny Media’s latest blog – that’s 17 if you are counting – Scrumbag.

Dedicated to the favourite sport of at least half of the SM team – Rugby Union – Scrumbag is a sharp, pointed and often very witty look at men, their odd shaped balls and the culture that surrounds them.

But in true Shiny tradition it is written by a largely female team with ace blogger Toni Kelly, a rugby fanatic for many years, at the helm.

Launched days before the start of the annual Six Nations competition Scrumbag will go where traditional rugby sites don’t dare venture offering forthright and controversial opinions on the game’s key issues. Toni and her team will also keep Union fans up to speed on where they can watch the games – both live and on TV – what the latest gossip on the players is as well as in true Shiny style offering the odd Rugger fashion tip and spotting the best Rugby bargains on eBay.