Can frippery survive in the real world?
With flexible government working arrangements, it can.
But nonetheless, as the clock ticks towards my return to “The Bureaucracy”, the need grows to document the frivolous and pointless. A few more things:
1. Natalie Bassingthwaite has debuted at no.1!! End of days? Or an extension of the unexplained popularity of Human Nature et al and their banal cover albums. Being a cover album, they at least had the luxury of choosing kind-of decent songs (although presumably cheap, cheap, cheap kind-of decent songs). But Nat’s do actually sound like Rogue Traders off-cuts, which is a very confronting concept. Maybe she represents the triumph of careerism after-all… the Tracy Flick approach to stardom?
2. Ellen Degeneres is 51!? I find this hard to accept… and makes me realise how old Madonna seems through trying to seem young. I should remember this in 20 years time (and opt-out of the obvious path towards Madonna-style ageing that lies before me??)
3. I love Joy Behar from The View for bringing up the issue of gay teen suicide. She would be my ideal hip New York aunt.
4. And finally, I often forget about this, but Holly Valance’s absolutely disasterous second album kick-off single really was very, very good. And I love her humourless donning of a Ramones t-shirt.