Monday, April 05, 2004

An even more important announcement!

I've decided to start a new blog. Hurrah for that!

Soap Disco!

Sunday, March 21, 2004

An important announcement!

I've been thinking for a while, and I've decided that I might stop doing this blog. I don't think it's anything to do with me "losing my pop" (because really, I still have it), but I haven't been into it for a while. It's become more of a chore than something fun to do, and so my posts have gradually become less frequent, and I don't feel like I have anything witty or intelligent to say on the subject of pop right now. Plus, there are so many other people doing the same thing but better, that it feels a little pointless carrying on.

But! You never know, I might decide in a few months time that I want to start blogging again, so it may not be the end forever. On the other hand, it might.

Monday, March 15, 2004

24 hours!

McAnus is back, and just as shit as ever

You may remember Michelle "No surname because it has the word "anus" in it" singing The Meaning Of Love on the final of Pop Idol. You don't? She was wearing that really horrible dress. You remember the dress but not the song? Well, that hardly surprises me. Because it's another ballad, and that's about all there is to it - it's just a really boring song. The video is awful too - it basically invloves Michelle standing in a room, waving her arms about (because she's so passionate about the song, oh yes) while two thin, attractive actors act out a boring storyline about a couple who argue, or possibly they don't, but they represent the "meaning of love" anyway, so that's ok then.


Before you lost your faith in pop music, it's worth pointing out that the almighty Will Young is releasing the almighty Your Game today (featuring two almighty b-sides, I'll have you know!), so all is not lost.

Monday, March 08, 2004


Ooh, scrolling marquee. Fancy.

Apparently Bryan is leaving Westlife! So hurrah for that.

EDIT: Now it's official! Hurrah!

According to the almighty Popjustice, Westlife are having a press conference tomorrow at 1pm. They are *so* splitting up! What else could it be?
I think I may have lost my pop.

Last year, Jessica lost her pop. Earlier this year (or was it last year?), Michael lost his too. Luckily, they both got their pop back again, but I think I might have lost mine now. Well, it's odd - I still like listening to pop, but enthusiasm for writing about it has waned somewhat. You may have noticed that my posting here has become half-arsed and infrequent, and I haven't posted on the Popjustice forums in a while either. It doesn't help that I'm getting rather addicted to posting in my livejournal.

Anyway, I hope I get my pop back soon, because until then I have a feeling this blog is going to be rather boring. Sorry about that.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

You know it makes sense.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Agent Cody Banks vs Suzie Gold

2004 is set to be ex-S Clubber-tastic filmswise, with both Hannah and Rachel making appearances in films. First up is Hannah, who's starring as Emily in Agent Cody Banks 2:Destination London, opposite Frankie Muniz out of Malcolm in the Middle. As far as I know, the film seems to be a sort of James Bond for kids deal, and my inner child is actually rather excited about it. Hannah was always the best actress in S Club 7 (although really, that's not saying much), and she was the second best looking, so it should be pretty good. It also includes her doing ninja!

Then there's Rachel in Suzie Gold (which I heard about ages ago, and though would never actually surface). She's not got as big a role as Hannah has - IMDB lists her as "Girl from M5". (M5 being a pop group, although probably not Maroon 5 with an abbreviated name). You all know (if you've been paying close attention) that I've been going off Rachel for quite some time. However, CD:UK had a clip of Suzie Gold today, and as far as I can tell, Rachel is just as rubbish at acting as ever, but she was looking lovelier than I'd remembered, so it's all good.

To summarise: I'm going to revert back to being as sad as I was back in the day when S Club were still around, and watch both films, and probably enjoy them both too. Hurrah!
Another dynamic CD:UK

Why does CD:UK feel the need to have "moving" performances? Last week we had Alex Parks being dragged back and forth on a train track, today we witnessed Atomic Kitten spinning on a circular platform. I suppose CD:UK bosses are trying to make the performances more interesting, but if that's the case, they're failing miserably - they just look stupid, because the performers are so obviously uneasy. If a performance is interesting, it does't need extra "gimmicks" like this.

In other vaguely related news - Atomic Kitten's insistance that they'll get back together after a year is scaring me. It would be so typical if the one band that does get back together is Atomic Kitten!

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

This is SICK. Sick and WRONG.

Someone found my blog by searching for "Cheryl Tweedy should die". What a sick and twisted individual! I'm horrified.
Where's the (Hanson) love?

Surprisingly enough, it's right here. When Hanson released MMMBop, I was a huge fan. How could I not be? Middle Of Nowhere was a brilliant album, and MMMBop itself was nothing short of a masterpiece. I loved Snowed In too; I play it every Christmas.

But then Hanson disappeared, and I barely thought of them again. I occassionally revisited Middle Of Nowhere and reminisced, but I never expected them to release anything that I'd want to buy ever again.

Now, things are different! I think I may have just rediscovered Hanson. Someone on Devoted posted a link to their website, and my love was suddenly rekindled. For the last half and hour our so, I've been listening to clips from their forthcoming album Underneath, and I'm hooked! Okay, so the songs are hardly revolutionary, but they're catchy acoustic pop-rock songs, and I really like them. 'Hey' in particular is very good indeed.

Oh, and they've all cut their hair now and look much better for it, apart from Isaac, who looks as terrible as ever.

I'm off to download songs off their second album, This Time Around, now. Hurrah!

Tuesday, February 24, 2004


I just realised I still had Peter Andre on my Z List from before I decided he was rather ace. He's been replaced by the definitely unmighty Samnmark, so that's alright then.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

How exciting!!

Yes, your eyes do not deceive you - this post is about something so exciting it deserves two exclamation marks.

I have just received an e-mail from Girls Aloud (although, obviously not from the Girls themselves) and they say two things:

1. The second album is coming along very well AND the almighty Brian Higgins is working on it!
2. They're planning on doing some gigs soon!

This is very, very ace news indeed, as recently I've been missing the Aloud a bit. I am so seeing them in concert, it will rule!

So hurrah for The Aloud being back - it sort of makes up for the abominations that are Samnmark.
Is this the worst album ever to be released?

Well, frankly I will never know, because I don't plan on ever listening to it, unless I really want to confirm my suspicions. But it probably is. Out of fourteen songs, fourteen songs are ballads. Fourteen! So it's probably like Westlife, but sung by one fat lady rather than five not-very-slim men, but even worse. Cathy Dennis has written some tracks on it, but I'm willing to bet a lot of money that her songs are more 'Anything Is Possible' than 'Toxic', i.e. shit.

Yet bizarrely, enough people are buying this album to make it no.3 in the midweeks? Why? Maybe they're putting themselves through a form of torture because their best friend has challenged them to, much like Claire in The Indie Life. Still, it's all rather baffling.

EDIT: I've just, in the name of research, listened to some clips of the album over at Michelle's official site, and I can confirm that unless the other songs are really stupendously amazing, 'The Meaning Of Love' is indeed the worst album to be released, ever.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

The Brits

Things that were good: nothing
Things that were bad: everything

So, that's the Brits over for another year. Hurrah.