No, no it’s not. I’ve been doing this blog for six years now – I’ve learned my lesson. Never again will I set up some sort of regular post schedule where I have to post about the same thing on a certain day every week. That way lies the bitter fruit of blogging disenchantment and despair.
You’ll get what I want to write, whenever I fancy writing it goddamn it! You got that?
Hey hey, it’s nugget Friday the 2nd of September 2011
This is my regular feature where every Friday the 2nd of September 2011 I bring you the best of what the internet has to offer.
Nugget 1: Wheezy Waiter
This is a chap called Wheezy Waiter who makes comedy YouTube videos. This is the kind of stuff the internet was made for dammit, although it does make me a little jealous of people with real talent. It’s difficult to point out just one of his videos as he is exceptionally prolific – so heres a relatively random one.
Nugget 2: Jerry Reed
I’m not generally one for country music, however I absolutely love Jerry Reed. As well as being one of the finest guitar players of his generation, he’s also a exceptionally gifted comedian – and many of his songs reflect that. Reed is probably best known for playing Snowman in Smokey and the Bandit, which I still maintain is one of the finest movies ever made.
My favourite of his songs is Amos Moses, but I can’t find a decent video of that one, so here’s one of him singing the theme tune to Smokey and the Bandit: East Bound and Down.
Last night while flailing around on Spotify I stumbled across a singer/songwriter called Leddra Chapman and promptly got lost in her 2009 album Telling Tales. Chapman writes beautiful folk melodies and has a stunning voice, although unfortunately I do find her RP accent a little grating on my thick Yorkshire cloth ears at times and she occasionally strays into the twee.
By far the standout track of the album is Story. I’m always a sucker for a bit of brass in a pop song.
You can listen to her entire album over on spotify should you have a mind to. Alternatively you can buy it on Amazon.
I don’t often find music that really strikes me these days. My tastes pretty much solidified when I was about 23 and I rarely venture beyond my comfortable little geek rock garden. At the grand old age of 35 I am already harumphing at 90% of the top 40 and feeling almost betrayed when I get in the car and find Kerry has tuned the radio to anything other than Radio 4, 2 or Classic FM.
Not that I can really claim to be blazing new ground with Ms Chapman to be honest. She was one of Terry Wogan’s featured artists back in 2009 – hardly the cutting edge of avant-guarde music. Still, let me indulge my fanatises of being John Peel for a little while.
This post will intrest no one but myself and a few of the COA crowd (who will no doubt have seen this somewhere else before anyhow), but I don’t care. I’m extraordinarily pumped for this new Avatar: The Last Airbender series. So neh.
And if you’d watched the original Last Airbender cartoons (but not the live action film I must hasten to add) you’d be pretty damn pumped about it too. She’s riding a giant dog for goodness sake! A giant dog!!
Evan is incredibly impressed by this video. I don’t really have the heart to tell him that there’s some pretty blatant editing gone on. Never-the-less though, its pretty awesome stuff. We can’t get our hotwheels to stay on the track for more than three loop the loops.