The weekend is here again at last.
Had a nice start last night, IC came over for some salmon en croute (prepared by my own sweet hand) which would’ve been a little better if I’d not forgotten about it after it was placed in the oven, it wasn’t bad though. Actually it was quite good, nearly sensational but not quite.
Oddly Deliverance was on, I say ‘oddly’ because I’d been speaking about it just the other day to IC with reference to the bango scene, you know ‘blung dun dun dun dun dun dun dun bluung.’ It has dated extraordinarily well, the rape scene with Ned Beatty is fucking horrid and has lost none of its visceral power. Gave me a fucking woody as usual.
It would seem that the countdown to Christmas (and inevitably my fucking 40th) really has started. As per usual, Christmas has this revolting habit of sneaking up on a person. I was forced to undertake the merest amount of shopping yesterday and most of the stores are already piping that dreadful seasonal musak into the ether amidst a glittering, twinkling, wanking-wonderland of ballsack. I walked about the stores, my face aching from sneering, so I naturally I comforted myself by muttering obscenities at fairy lights and tinsel… but thing weird thing is, I don’t hate the Christmas hoo-har, actually, I quite like it.
What upsets me is the knowledge that in a few weeks all the bling will be withdrawn throwing us into the steel-grey teeth of a miserable January, a month so rank it should be picketed by a baying mob of scousers prior to it being caught down a backalley, severely beaten and then hanged upside down just before they realise it was June they’ve killed and it was only 15 years old.
Right Gerry’s (now quite) controversial chart and tune from it after (really good it is too, may even get the album). Yes, that can only mean it’s Friday and it’s now time to wish you all splendid weekends. Unless you’re an arsehole in which case you can sod off.
NO ARTIST SONG TITLE LAST WEEK WEEKS ON
30 Metallica The Day That Never Comes 24 13
29 MGMT Kids 26 11
28 Cage The Elephant In One Ear 21 9
27 Snow Patrol Crack The Shutters 27 2
26 Trivium Down From The Sky 19 8
25 Glasvegas Please Come Back Home NE 1
24 Friendly Fires Paris 23 6
23 The Rifles Great Escape NE 1
22 The Wombats Is This Christmas? NE 1
21 AC/DC Rock n’ Roll Train 17 10
20 Bloc Party Talons 15 10
19 Elbow The Bones Of You 14 11
18 Coldplay Lost! 20 3
17 Franz Ferdinand Ulysses 22 2
16 Enter Shikari We Can Breathe In Space….. 12 6
15 Twisted Wheel Lucy The Castle 18 5
14 M.I.A Paper Planes 10 8
13 Red Light Company Scheme Eugene 7 5
12 Guns n’ Roses Chinese Democracy 11 5
11 Innerpartysystem Die Tonight Live Forever 5 9
10 Paramore Decode NE 1
9 The Verve Rather Be 4 4
8 Fightstar The English Way 8 8
7 Santogold Say A-Ha 6 3
6 Kings Of Leon Use Somebody 3 4
5 The Grammatics The Vague Archive 16 2
4 Team Waterpolo So Called Summer 1 5
3 Ladyhawke My Delerium 9 3
2 Baddies Battleships 13 2
1 Oasis I’m Outta Time 2 4