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"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

catchup



All visitors welcome

Apologies for the lack of updates of late - as if you really missed them! The home computer's been broken, and never gets beyond the welcome message before freezing. Apparently this is a virus, though I feel really short-changed by the lack of dripping screen blood and copying of my email address book by worms. I demand a proper virus.

Well, this past handful of weeks have been unusually social. I waved off Mary again, after a lovely weekend playing tour guide to my home area – introducing her to family, locale sights, and friends (thanks to Martin, Heather, and, later, Ed, for a charming day spent looking for ducks, eating chip mountains, and watching Daddy G’s alarming forehead on videos), of all which she proceeded to describe as "cute". Kudos. Though this is topped by Yvonne, who came up to visit and see the Derby sights with her charming fiancée Nathan a few weeks ago, who coos and extols the virtues of my "perfect little life".

It only remains for me to step thoroughly into the mainstream and declare that When You Wasn’t Famous is not only The Street’s best single to date, but also a fine bit of pop music. Even if the title is as deceiving as Justin Timberlake’s Like I Love You, in promising witheringly ironic personal sarcasm and instead delivering some jolly dittyish humour.

5 Comments:

Blogger ken said...

I'm a little enfuriated with the lack of rhyme and occasional lack of metre. And that the story behind it is both pop and bitch but without revealing the actual famous person Mike was involved with. :(

take care.
love K3n.

2:29 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

It's that very lack of obvious rhythm - everything being a bit off kilter - that most impresses me about the single. He has a funny knack of making things both catchy and difficult to tap along with.

Ha, but that was the cleverest trick - keeping everyone guessing about who he's singing. Answers on a postcard...

11:47 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

I've just seen the song on the telly and it's absolute tosh. It's like Fit But You Know It, only with all the good bits removed.

7:11 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

No no, it's like Fit But You Know It but with all the annoyingness purged out and replaced with greatness. Never Went To Church and Pranging Out also sound really good, so this seems a lot more promising than the last album (which only really had Blinded By The Light).

1:55 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you :-)

4:56 PM  

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