Friday, April 30, 2010

Things That Keep Me Sane: April 2010

Things that have kept me sane this month:

Mark Lamarr on Radio 2 (Saturday 00.00 – 03.00) playing the best garage,soul, punk, country, 70s dub and 90s hip hop.

Mad Men (series 2) on DVD

Drop Dead Diva (Living TV)

Roky Erickson - True Love Cast Out All Evil CD

Too Big To Fail: Inside The Battle To Save Wall Street by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - Under The Covers Vol. 2

Religulous DVD - Comedian Bill Maher travels to numerous religious destinations, such as Jerusalem, the Vatican, and Salt Lake City, interviewing believers from a variety of backgrounds and groups, including a former member of Jews for Jesus, Christians, Muslims, former Mormons, and Hasidic Jews.

Real Time with Bill Maher podcast

The Procliamers - Whole Wide World

Moondust: In Search Of The Men Who Fell To Earth by Andrew Smith

A Serious Man DVD (Coen Brothers film telling the story of an ordinary man who is trying to find balance and understanding in the world, loosely based on the story of Job.)

Me on The Politics Show

Things That Drove me Insane This Month:

JOKES NOT WORKING!!

My mother is very passive-aggressive. She’s always trying to put me down and belittle me. She’ll say things like, “Ooh, your brother is so successful” and “Ooh, we’re so proud of your brother”.
And it’s very upsetting … because I don’t have a brother. (NOTHING!)

There can be few sounds more pleasing than a small child going, “Wheeee!” Unless you’re in a multi story car park and you only looked away for two seconds. (ZERO!)

Every time I hear some teenager with his trousers hanging halfway round his arse saying, “Back in the day” it reminds me of my Granddad with his trousers hanging halfway round his arse saying, “This used to all be fields…” (LESS THAN ZERO!)

I’ve just heard Kelly Osbourne Peaches Geldof are making a record together. It’s called, “If daddy wasn’t famous - we’d both be working in Tescos.” (A DEATHLY SILENCE)

I really wanted to say "with Otis Ferry on backing vocals" but does anyone know who he is?