||[Oct. 12th, 2007|10:32 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
When bands split up, and in subsequent solo career one or more members of
the band play the band's material, is it...
...a good thing?
The Peter Serafinowicz Show is going quite well isn't it? My
favourite things last night were "8 b.m." and Dickens Fruit Corners. Oh,
and the Butterfield Detective Agency. And "How many rabbits are in the
riddle?" I watched the latest South Park last night too. That was a bit
grim, but still really funny. Not as funny as the Tourette's one last week
TPPS is oh-kaaaaaaaaaay, i guess. i did like dickens fruit corners though. "you're a c**t" was a bit pointless...
I don't know the answer to your question if I knew I would tell you.
I remember Peter Serafinowicz when he used to drink in the Kings Head when he was just a normal with a normals job.
There's a middle ground between trading on past glories, and simply ignoring the past because you aren't talking to your bandmates any more. And for some reason it's fine for, say, Paul Weller to throw in the occasional song by The Jam into his set, but not really okay for Bruce Foxton and, um, the other one to reform as The Jam.
Rick Buckler. And that bloke out of a Jam tribute band. But say Paul Weller had left The Jam without them splitting up, and they'd just recruited a new singer and satyed as the Jam, would that be alright?
The whole thing of keeping band names is weird. Most people would agree that a band can replace its bassist or its drummer and still be the same band, but what if it replaces all its members over 20 years, so that there's been a non-stop continuity. Is it still the band? When Mani left the Stone Roses, if they'd just got a new bassist and carried on, then Ian Brown had been replaced by a new singer in 1999, would that band still be the Stone Roses?
2007-10-12 10:26 am (UTC)
You may now kiss the priest
Oh I did like 8 b.m. too. And the Dickens Fruit Corners. I laughed all to my self, and I normally don't laugh a lot unless other people are laughing too - I'm amused, I just don't laugh so much! Yes I think it is going well.
Damn, forgot to watch it.
Anybody know anybody at Hat Trick?
Threaten them with violence if they don't release a DVD of World Of Pub, would you?
I thought last night's episode was a lot better than last week's - Dickens' fruit corners was my favourite too. He bought me a drink once. I was dressed as Marsha from Spaced. hmmm, the strange things we do in past lives.
I hope he ordered the drink in his comedy husky-voice.
Interestingly, I think this week's TPSS was less funny in the "funny bits" this week and less unfunny in the "less funny" bits this week with most of it falling into "amusing" rather than between the extremes of "made me laugh until it hurt" and "completely unfunny" as last week's did.
Personally, my favourites this time around were "Poison valves" (or whatever they were) and "Dickens' Fruit Corners". Overall, though, based on these two opening episodes, I think it's the best sketch show in years. Even taking into account the awful "Clone Big Brother" which they soiled the opening show with.
Oh yes, Poison Sockets was excellent.