MySpace. First Number One single. Cheryl Tweedy. I interviewed Lily Allen a long time ago. But there are still some gems. It was one of my first interviews…or at least I hope it was, as I think i would have handled it a lot differently. But I still enjoy reading about 45 year-old strippers and Jade Jagger’s smug party. And also for the record Lily Allen has the BEST name for her fans.
Hey Lily, we’ve seen you in the papers at a bunch of festivals over the last year. You been having a good time?
The first time I went to Glastonbury was when I was five weeks old, so I’m a dab hand. it’s a family thing.
Yeah, um, you’re Dad always seems to be at Glastonbury with his knob out.
Yeah, it’s an Allen family tradition. I was thinking of doing it when I perform this summer. I did T4 On The Beach and that was fun. It was like my fifth gig ever and in front of 40,000 people, so I was really scared. I figured the only way to deal with it was to get very drunk. I ended up being very noisy and throwing drinks over some Hollyoaks people. Then my manager sent me home. I’d hardly call it a breakdown, that’s still to come. It’s all part of the masterplan. Number One single today; breakdown tomorrow.
On this day in 1990, MTV banned the video for Justify My Love by Madonna.
Considering that was 23 years ago it’s impressive that the video is still one of the sexiest tracks/videos ever recorded. No matter how hard Rihanna/Beyonce/Mariah/Janet/Ciara/*insert random female artist* this is still the one to beat.
This video is still as relevant as it ever was….
My first experience of a gay bar was aged 11, passing the RVT on a Sunday afternoon. We used to drive past on the way home after spending the weekend at my Grandparents. I used to pretend not to look for fear of ‘outing’ myself.
It’s therefore another ‘self reflective inspirational’ moment for me, this Friday when I DJ at Oops!… PUSH THE BUTTON did it again at the RVT. I look at how much has happened in those….21 years, wow.
For PTB I will be pulling out all the pop for our Britney special. In the mean time here is my set from Songs of Praise.
Ooops I forgot to post this yesterday….
And my final Madonna post for the day……….well, Madonna DID say she’d rather be dead than Mariah.
Happy Birthday Madonna.
I could post Rescue Me or Burning Up - my favourite songs or a shot from the Vanity Faity/Mario Testino/Ray of Light shoot but instead to celebrate Madonna’s birthday I am posting my SECOND favourite Madonna moment. The FIRST will come later. xxx
OK, so Madonna has been criticised a lot over the years, particularly as she gets older, people are saying she is a follower rather than a leader.
Well she now has Rita Ora as the face of her fashion line Material Girl. I mean I KNOW its not aimed at me, so I guess Rita is good and all, but….I’m still like, ‘Really? Is she a thing now?’