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X Factor – Live Show 3 – Miss Frank-ly Superb

October 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

xfactor1Considering it was big band week, which is part of the series I always look forward to, I thought the show was extremely disappointing.

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X Factor – Live Show 2 – Jamie Rocks!

October 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

xfactor1Is there no end to Jamie Archer’s talents?  What a fantastic performance tonight and great choice of song from Christina Aguilera called Hurt (if you want a good cry listen to the full Christina version on You Tube here).   What a great piece this would be in the finals, Jamie Archie and Christina Aguilera singing this song.  Nothing could beat that for a powerful combination!

What I really love is the fact that Simon Cowell has not tried to change him.  He already has a trademark look – t-shirt, jeans, scarf and of course the hair and it’s great to see that hasn’t altered it.

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How Not To Live Your Life

October 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

hownottoliveyourlifeHere’s an example of  ‘not judging the book by it’s cover’.  I’ve only just found this comedy because I really thought it was a reality tv type documentary.  How very wrong!

This is a very funny programme centred on a handful of characters mainly Don Danbury whose quick-fire fantasy sequences play out a variety of options each one being really outlandish and very funny.  A bit like Coupling does (also a brilliant comedy).

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Daughtry – What About Now

October 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

DaughtryWhatAboutNowThis track entered the charts last week and is now at number 11.  Chris Daughtry was in the 5th American  Idol series and came fourth.

This is an nice easy track and is from his self named band Daughtry.

Their album Leave This Town is a great rock album.  Listen to snippets below.

X Factor – 1st Live Show

October 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Well what a great start to the live shows.

Considering it was the first live performance they all did really well, but the acts that really stood out for me on Saturday night were: Jamie Archer,  Joe McElderrry, Lucie Jones,  Stacey Solomon and Danyl Johnson.

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David Letterman – Sorry Isn’t Enough

October 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

DavidLettermanOkay, so David Letterman may be an American icon on the chat show circuit, but does that really excuse him for his recently exposed off screen behaviour?

People in the public life should have privacy in their private life and to a degree it’s no one else’s business what they do when the camera’s stop rolling as long as it is within the law.

However in this case, he seems to have taken some delight in being exposed as an adulterer.  Maybe he’s having or had a mid life crisis and wants people to know that he’s still got it.

I’ve always believed that apologising for a wrong doing goes some way towards making amends.Take the recent politicians lying about their expenses.  Those that apologised and admitted they shouldn’t have claimed for some of the outrageous things, albeit a little too late, softened the scandal a little for those individuals.  But I have to wonder now if apologising is the new ‘lie cover up’.

Do it and apologise later.  This may be okay where genuine mistakes are made but not when it’s been done with little or no thought for the consequences and knowingly.

I’ve read the article on David Letterman with some incredulity.  Here is a man who has been in a relationship with his partner since 1986 and only married in March.  They also have a six-year-old son.

Here is an extract from the BBC news.

Monday’s Late Show was the first since he shocked his audience by revealing relationships with staff members and saying he had been the victim of a blackmail threat.

Letterman, who was greeted with applause from the audience, said “a guy” had threatened to expose his relationships with staff unless a payment of $2m (£1.2m) was made.

The 62-year-old host addressed the issue with a mix of comedy and seriousness. He joked: “I got into the car this morning and the navigation lady wasn’t speaking to me. Ouch.”

He seems to think that by apologising on TV makes it all the better.  Incredibly people are responding that it shows he is only human!

I’m sorry but have people lost the plot here.  The man appears to be a serial womaniser, sleeping with women and then going home to presumably sleep with his wife.  This isn’t a case of slipping up and having ‘an’ affair.

No one knows what goes on behind any marriage doors, but the fact that they got married surely means that they have some spark.

The poor woman not only has to endure finding out that her husband has been having a number of affairs, via the chance of him being blackmailed but also having the whole world know about it.

For a  country that is so moral in it’s family values and thinking – should they not think about whether he should stay in such a high profile position?  What message is he putting out and what about his poor son in all of this?

Maybe to embarass him they should get all the female staff he’s slept with him to rate him out of ten.

X Factor Final 12 – Oh Yes Jamie!

October 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

xfactor1Well I don’t have to watch the X Factor each week now, I’ll just have my phone on speed dial voting for Jamie Archer.  Out of everyone he was the one person I really wanted to go through and didn’t they just make us wait until right at the end of the show to find out.

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Milton Jones – A Very Funny Man

October 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

MiltonJonesOkay, so it’s not the most inspiring of titles, but the two facts it states are right. Milton Jones (the comedian) is a very funny man.

How do I know?  Well apart from seeing him on Mock The Week recently and laughing out loud at his input, I had the pleasure of  seeing  him live on stage last night with my husband and eldest son.

Therein lies another fact.  He is suitable for young teenagers to watch as his jokes are clean and he doesn’t swear!  Proving that you don’t have to be crude and lewd to make people laugh.

It was a great evening and such hard work sitting having someone make you laugh the whole time!

Milton was in Bromsgrove last night, his 4th gig on what looks like a mammoth tour.  It’s a small theatre, very cosy and well worth the visit.  However, we had front row seats which are much lower than the stage, so unless you really do like looking up some one’s nose, it’s best to move back a little.

Milton’s Grandad came on first and was very funny, followed by a comedian called Paul from Cornwall (sorry can’t remember his last name) who was funny too.

After the break Milton himself came on stage and produced a really laughy show.  He had a few strange hecklers in the audience that he handled well and it all added to the evening.

Well worth seeing again (and Paul).  He’s also not quite as mad as he looks in this picture and better looking.  Check out a bit of Milton below.

And this is his theme tune:

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