Thursday, April 13, 2006

Uninteresting Times

What I'm Currently Doing: writing a brochure about a square, grey building in Hertfordshire.

What I'd Rather Be Doing: reading the unutterably pretentious Stylus Magazine's review of every UK number one single since Jan 1, 2000.


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9 comments:

Wyndham said...

How square? How grey?

Vicus Scurra said...

Uninteresting. Hertfordshire. Tautology.

(Except for that nice Mr Gamon, of course)

patroclus said...

W: Very. Very.

Vicus Scurra: Welcome! Is Mr Gamon the exception that proves the rule?

Loganoc said...

That's a fantastic link, thanks for that. Didn't think just reading about those songs would take me back to starting Uni in 2000 so much.

Pashmina said...

Now I know why pretty much every number one single in the last ten years has passed me by...

Smat said...

I only know the crappy pop ones from that list. Music's not like it was in the old days etc etc

Ceridwen Devi said...

Alan Turing would know how square and how grey. A grey square could be the ultimate in neutral rationality, a sort of cosmic noise constant against which to measure variety. Pi would make a circle too unstable.

Tim Footman said...

I'm trying to pinpoint the precise moment I first looked at 'Top Of The Pops' and said "it's all just boom boom boom" or "call that a haircut?" or "cuh, why can't they play proper music, like Haircut 100?" (in other words, the moment I turned into my dad).

I think it must have been 5ive. They were exceedingly not good, weren't they?

patroclus said...

CD: where's Alan Turing when you need him, eh? Coincidentally, the building in question might not have existed without him. O Alan, what hast thou wrought, etc.

Tim: I gave up watching TOTP well before 5ive came along, so I couldn't honestly tell you.