Saturday, 30 April 2011

Sometimes Things Just Make You Laugh

Last post of April and thought I'd post a funny one... Some videos of things that just make me laugh no matter how many times I see them...

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Perfect Prince Setlist

Been listening to alot of Prince music lately. Made me think about what my perfect set list for a concert of his would be. A mixture of hits, rarities and never before performed live stuff would be amazing.


1.       For You (Introduction)
2.       Let’s Go Crazy/Delirious/I Feel For You/Let’s Go Crazy (Guitar Closing)
3.       1999
4.       Shhh (End features Prince screaming 'We March' with the open Guitar rifts from 'We March')
5.       When Doves Cry
6.       Little Red Corvette (includes audience singing 'Slow Down' for at least 5 minutes)
7.       Piano Medley
a.       I Love You, But I Don’t Trust You Anymore (verse 1 and chorus)
b.      How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore (verse 1 and chorus)
c.       Starfish & Coffee (verse 1 and chorus)
d.      Raspberry Beret (chorus)
e.      When 2 R In Love (verse 1 and chorus)/The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (chorus)
f.        Scandalous (verse 1 and chorus)/Insatiable (chorus)
g.       The Beautiful Ones (full song)
8.       Controversy (featuring. Housequake)
9.       Musicology
10.   Feel Better, Feel Good, Feel Wonderful (End features opening section of 'Endorphinmachine' before launching into 'Guitar')
11.   Guitar
12.   I Wanna Be Your Lover
13.   Uptown (features a breakdown halfway through in which Prince asks if the audience remembers the 'oldies'. He then begins to perform 'Erotic City' which leads into 'Irresistable Bitch' which leads into Scarlet Pussy'. Finally after Prince orders the band to stop playing he is quiet for a moment and then shouts 'AND WHERE.... Is the partyman?'
14.   Partyman
15.   Kiss
16.   Mountains/Take Me With U/I Would Die 4 U
17.   Baby I’m A Star
18.   Acoustic Medley (Acoustic Guitar)
a.       Forever In My Life
b.      Shy
c.       Crazy You
d.      The Ride
e.      Reflection
f.        When U Were Mine (Incl. Band, Chorus, 2nd Verse & Chorus)
19.   Sometimes It Snows In April (Piano Only)
20.   Purple Rain

Monday, 25 April 2011

Summer Music

Its been really nice weather here in London recently and it has made me want to grab some music that is just perfect for this weather. Thought I'd post some of them so next time your stuck for ideas of what to listen to and lift ur mood you might have a look at these.

  • Club Banger Nation - Nicole Scherzinger
  • Wet - Nicole Scherzinger
  • Right There - Nicole Scherzinger
  • Let Me Know - Janet Jackson
  • Rock With U - Janet Jackson
  • 2Nite - Janet Jackson
  • On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez (feat. Pitbull)
  • If I Had You - Adam Lambert
  • Hollywood Tonight [Billie Jean Video Mix] - Michael Jackson
  • Til The World Ends - Britney Spears
  • What's My Name - Rihanna (feat. Drake)
  • Raise Your Glass - Pink
  • Latin Girl - Justin Bieber
  • Make Me - Janet Jackson

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Absolutely Fabulous Returns

Absolutely Fabulous is one of my all time favourite comedy programmes and after 7 years it is finally coming back to our screens. Joanna Lumley stated yesterday that they show is coming back and by the end of the year. What will the story be after 7 years away. Now in their 50s, age is unlikely to have mellowed them.
The original Absolutely Fabulous cast also included a raft of eccentric characters including Bubble (Jane Horrocks) Edina's dim-bulb assistant; Edina's daffy mother (June Whitfield); and her disapproving, prudish daughter Saffy (Julia Sawalha), who Patsy openly loathed: "Tell her not to speak when she's this close, I can feel her dog breath on my neck," was a typical complaint. See more brilliant one liners and outakes below.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Post Pals

I was watching Russell Howard's Good News today and at the end of his show he shows a short clip of something nice to make you feel good. Today's clip featured a website started by a young girl named Vikki George, who is suffering from M.E, in which people send letters or presents in order to cheer up children with illnesses.

I couldn't help but think this was a great idea and thought that everyone should know about it as it is such a nice way of spreading a little joy to those who deserve it most. Follow the link to find out more and how to get started and read some quotes of those the website has helped below.

I would like to thank you for doing such a great think by running this amazing website that really makes sick children smile. My daughter Jessie really loves her post and can't wait for a postman every morning. When he knocks on the door she runs to meet him. She loves getting the cards and presents too. Thank you so much again. - Stana, Mum to Jessica M, aged 5, Ganglioneuroblastoma
When James was first diagnosed, he was really miserable because of his treatment and subsequently due to some abscesses he developed. One thing that really perked him up was the attention of the Post Pals girls. Apart from the fact that he received cards and gifts, the messages that they wrote gave him the strength to keep himself together. Often the cards were handmade and he was delighted with the effort people had gone to just because he was ill. 2 and half years on, James is still getting cards and his twin sister is good friends with a lot of the girls who sent them. Such a simple idea has paid dividends in contributing to James' recovery. It is said that people who are prayed for stand more chance of recovery, but I believe that those who are supported by people such as the Post Pals team have their chances multiplied 10-fold. - Jon, Dad to James R, aged 12, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Joe Mott & Ricky Gervais

In the Sun newspaper this week column maker Joe Mott said 'If Ricky Gervais was homosexual you would be wondering if he was, you know, ill. His dramatic weightloss has left him looking like a dying man'. This angered me alot and not just because I'm a fan of Ricky Gervais but this is blatent homophobia. What Mott is saying is that in order for a gay man to look ill they automatically must have AIDs. Its disgusting! Gervais is not a gay man and Mott knows this as Gervais has been married for years however he still decided to publish this distastful, unnecessary jibe at gay men.

This angered me also for the fact that celebrities are forced to look perfect all the time. When Ricky Gervais was slightly overweight he was front page news of the Sun when he was out jogging with his iPod. The heading being iPodge. Now that he has lost the weight he is suddenly a gay man with AIDs... Why is this acceptable?

Monday, 18 April 2011

Well Written Songs: You And I

You And I
Written By Stevie Wonder, 1972

Here we are on earth together,
It's you and I,
God has made us fall in love, it's true,
I've really found someone like you

Will it say the love you feel for me, will it say,
That you will be by my side
To see me through,
Until my life is through

Well, in my mind, we can conquer the world,
In love you and I, you and I, you and I

I am glad at least in my life I found someone
That may not be here forever to see me through,
But I found strength in you,
I only pray that I have shown you a brighter day,
Because that's all that I am living for, you see,
Don't worry what happens to me

Cause' in my mind, you will stay here always,
In love, you and I, you and I, you and I, you and I
In my mind we can conquer the world
In love, you and I, you and I, you and I

'You And I' is a song written and sung by Stevie Wonder. The track is found on his 1972 album Talking Book. Covered by many artists including Michael Buble and more recently George Michael.

Well Written Songs: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Written By Ewan MacColl, 1957

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the empty skies

The first time ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move in my hands
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command my love

The first time ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy would fill the Earth
And last, and last, and last till the end of time
The first time ever I saw your face

'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' is a 1957 folk song written by political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife. At the time the couple were lovers, although MacColl was married to someone else. One of the most recorded songs ever, and covered by hundreds of artists including Roberta Flack, Elvis Presley, Celine Dion, George Michael, Shirley Bassey, Johnny Cash, Richard Marx, Vanessa Williams, Leona Lewis, Andy Williams and Harry Connick Jnr.

Sara Ramirez - The Story

Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez, who plays Callie Torrez, recently released her first self titled EP. Featured on the EP is the song 'The Story' which featured on the latest Grey's Anatomy episode 'Song Beneath The Song'. The episode took people by storm and critics raved about Ramirez's vocal ability and favoured 'The Story'. The song is avaliable from iTunes via the EP and it is amazing. It is brilliantly sung and her effort with each line makes the song speak to you in ways most songs don't. Hear the song below as sung in the amazing Grey's Anatomy (which I will be blogging about very soon). Download the song here

Saturday, 16 April 2011

George Michael - You And I

George Michael released his Royal Wedding Single at 2am this morning. A Cover of Stevie Wonder's classic 'You And I'. It is a beautiful version of an amazing song. Sung and arranged so nicely. George Michael has covered many amazing artists in his nearly 30 year career including Elton John, The Beatles, New Order, Sting and Queen. This is not the first time he has covered Stevie wonder. He had a huge hit with 'As', recorded with Mary J Blige in 1999 and before that 'They Wont Go When I Go' from his 'Listen Without Prejudice' album in 1990. He has also performed amazing versions of his songs on various tours and live shows around the world. The song really is beautiful and can be downloaded for free at However,as the song is yet another freebie from George he asks that you make a donation to the Royal Wedding Charity Fund, which you can do at
Go download and go donate.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Lady Gaga - Judas

If I'm honest I didn't like 'Born This Way' on first listen, but it grew on me. I didn't like 'Bad Romance' either but it ended up being one of my favourite tracks of 2010. But in all honesty I am getting annoyed at her for continuously copying other artists and taking the credit. Prince, Michael Jackson and more recently with 'Born This Way' which has exactly the same medley as Madonna's 'Express Yourself'.

Now it seems she has decided to copy herself. Judas, to me, sounds just like 'Paparazzi' with a bit of 'Born This Way' mixed it. I really don't think this one is going to be a grower. It's a shame because she is really talented and a great singer but she keeps cutting herself short copying and being far too over the top.
All that said, I am going to listen to it alot more and try to like it and looking forward to seeing the video, which promises to 'shock the world'.

Rihanna On American Idol

Rihanna sang her brand new single 'California King Bed' on American Idol last night and it was amazing. Unlike other live performances this year it really felt that Rihanna had thought about her performance and planned it, instead of just standing and singing her song. Easily the best celebrity performance this year so far.

Still to come on American Idol is Beyonce (singing her new single 'Girl'), Lady Gaga (singing her new single 'Judas'), Madonna (singing a medley of hits) and Aerosmith (singing thier classic 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing').

In case you missed Rihanna's performance or want to see it again, here it is...

Day At The Seaside

Had a really nice day at the beach last weekend.
Planned to go in the sea... and I did... until I realised it was cold enough to freeze me inside out. So I got out before the frostbite set in further than my feet.
Had a good time in the arcade. Never realised that they worked on a collecting tokens system, where you count up your tokens at the end and win a prize. Really want to go back there again.
Must go back as soon as possible (and when it is a bit warmer!)

Few Funny Fings

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Karl Pilkington

More people need to know who Karl Pilkington is!

Karl Pilkington is an English radio producer previously best known for producing The Ricky Gervais Show on the radio station Xfm. After leaving Xfm, Pilkington reached an international audience through his appearances with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on The Ricky Gervais Show. He is also a published author and the star of a Channel 4 documentary.

Karl began his on-air role by occasionally interjecting during the Xfm show co-hosted by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. As more of his anecdotes and opinions were revealed, he became more of a focal point of the show. Eventually, he began to take part in and create segments. The first bit that focused on Karl was White Van Karl where Karl spoke his thoughts on current events and minor news stories. Karl began creating his own segments after awhile such as Educating Ricky, Monkey News, and Rockbusters. With these bits, Karl's relative status on the show grew, Ricky eventually saying it should be called "the Karl Pilkington show". After the end of the Xfm show, Karl remained part of the trio, giving up his position as head of production at Xfm to make podcasts with Ricky and Steve and work on his writing.

The podcasts are the most downloaded ever with over 300million and rising!
Plus he has an amazing travel show called 'An Idiot Abroad' in which Ricky and Steve send him around the world to see the 7 wonders of the world. The show is up for a second season in which he is doing all the things you have to do before you die... The bucket list.
Plus you can see animated versions of the podcasts on HBO and E4 on 'The Ricky Gervais Show'.

Download the podcast on iTunes NOW!

Famous Karl Quotes

On Art... 'Stop Looking At The Walls... Look Out Of The Window'
On Old Age... 'By 78 you've done everything you're going to do. If you haven't bungee-jumped by the time you're 78 you're not going to do it'
On The Elephant Man... 'The Elephant Man would never have gotten up and gone, ‘Oh, God. Look at me hair today.'
On I'm A Celebrity... 'I Could Eat A Knob At Night'.
On Food... 'But hummus. When did that happen?...but there's a restaurant down the road that that's all they do. That is isn't a proper meal, that's a side-order innit? That's like having a restaurant just floggin' tomato ketchup. Hummus isn't a meal. They don't even try and kid ya to get you in to flog you just hummus, they actually say "Oh it's hummus today." Not gonna work, they shut down within a month'.
On Food... 'What's that plate that's above a saucer but below a plate?'
On Nature... 'Apparently you're not allowed to lick a toad's back'.


A lot of people slate Glee and so did I until I started watching it. I've nearly finished the first season and it's really good. The acting is pretty good (especially Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel), the characters are over the top in a really good way, the storylines are interesting and the musical numbers are always really good. Plus theres plenty of fitness to look at. If your not sure whether or not to watch it then you should check out some of the best musical numbers, it might make you want to watch it...

Don't Stop Believin' (Journey Cover)

Somebody To Love (Queen Cover)

Theres some really good solo performances aswell, such as Kurt singing 'A House Is Not A Home' and Mercades singing 'And I Am Telling You'.

Rihanna & Britney

Rihanna had a huge number 1 all over the world with 'S&M', even though the video was banned in 11 countries due to its sexual content. Recently she has re-released the song with singer Britney Spears. This is the first time either of them have released a song that, a week later, I still haven't decided if I like it or not. Its really good, but when I listen to it I can't help thinking was it needed. It is a fun track but Britney's strange breathy vocals bring nothing new to the song. That said I've listened to it loads and like it more and more each time.

The song was teased on Twitter moments before its release by the two artists themselves.

Rihanna tweeted, “I got a #SEXY collabo comin your way supa dupa soon!!!! OH YEAH!!! By popular demand….”
Britney replied, “@rihanna You’re such a tease! I like it, like it….”
Rihanna: “Its BRITNEY B**CH!!!!”
Britney: “@rihanna You think they’re ready Ri Ri?… ”
Rihanna: “@britneyspears one of the biggest worldwide popstars! U gangsta #EPIC”
Britney: “You ain’t so bad yourself honey… ”

Download the new version on iTunes:
This post would not be complete without the brilliant music video of the original version.

New George Michael Music

George Michael has been quiet on the music scene for quite some time but is making a huge come back with a string of songs in only a few months. First there was the amazing 'True Faith', a cover of the 1987 New Order track. The song was released to raise money for Comic Relief 2011. The video was simple but like all his video's still very effective. For people who haven't seen it or just want to see it again you can below. Or you can still download the video and single as a bundle on iTunes:  . Or you can buy online at amazon. Or you could just get off your ass and go to the shop :)

The newest music is on its way tomorrow. Via his Twitter George Michael has announced a new cover version in aid of the upcoming Royal wedding. He hasn't released many details yet but you can download it free tomorrow from and as it is free he is asking that you also make a donation to the
Finally there is news that a whole new album is on its way with a brand new 'official' single before that titled 'Every Other Lover In The World'. The album is set to be more upbeat and dance orientated. A small tour will also follow :)