Eurovision Dancing, sweesh

Friday, August 31, 2007

I'm going to the Eurovision Dancing Contest tomorrow. What fun.

Er, that's it really.

Sounds Sveriges

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Maja from The Sounds on stage at Hoxton Bar & Grill

I went to see Swedish rock-poppers The Sounds play Hoxton Bar & Grill on Tuesday night.

They came on stage about 40 minutes late. When popstars are late on stage, I naturally assume they're preening their hair. So when Maja came on stage with a right dodgy mop, I wasn't overly impressed.

Maja is fierce, and I don't mean in an fabulous way. Woman is scary. She marched across the stage, ducking and diving, spitting and snarling. Her voice is more shouty and harsh than floaty and high. She's a woman among men, but has definitely a touch of the masculine.

Still, she was wearing a nice headband. And has amazing legs.

Crucial fashion error: double denim. Maja teamed a light blue denim jacket with dark charcoal denim high-waisted buttoned-up hot pants. Double denim is never a good look. The whole effect, avec headband, was very 80s European rock.

As it happens, this image works for the band, whose songs are best when they're Europe-style anthems. Living in America, Painted by Numbers, Ego and Hurt You were sing-a-long, arms-in-the-air highlights.


Monday, August 20, 2007

I'm in a blogging quandary. Part of me wants to just stop. A bigger part of me wants to go on, boldly going forth and exclaiming, "ace!" I'm not sure what a blog is for any more, as everyone blogs now, in one way or another, thanks to Facebook.

Acediscovery will change - it was always to be somewhere I'd write about things I've found that I think are cool. This became hijacked with Eurovision and pop music, and that's great... I just miss the other stuff, that's all. (Thanks, Robyn.)


These two articles about Ireland are very interesting.

Tea drinking in Ireland is on the decline. Buzzing Ireland now drinks coffee, coffee to stay awake, coffee to keep up, coffee to drink on the go. All this coffee being sold is instant coffee.

Ireland's main telephone provider are removing over 20% of their phone boxes, because of under use. Mobile phones, Blackberries, PDAs have taken over. Ireland's commuter culture has no time to stop at a phone box, it just calls from the mobile, on the go.

Fecks Factor

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Smiling Dannii Minogue, X Factor judge

I discovered last night's X Factor repeat on ITV today. I very nearly got sucked in. Dannii Minogue's ability to talk through the front of her face while not moving any other facial parts is a thing to behold.

Then, I got a whiff of Eau de Louis. I realised I had better things to do - things like listen to that Bacarra CD and do the dishes. Important stuff.
But what of X Factor? How could I keep abreast with Dannii's facial developments yet avoid the rubbish Irish pixie and stretching of 2 minute's material into 17 minute's footage?

Hurrah then for The Bitch Factor. It recaps X Factor, and mercilessly rips it to bit. It's written by Steven, Carrie and Joel, three of my most favouritest people. Go go.