With Just A Hint Of Mayhem

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“If you’re 555, then I’m 666” March 10, 2009


hello again people, I’ve been away for a long weekend in west Burton, Yorkshire. So I guess you could say I’ve “Gone For A Burton!” If you’re not sure where that phrase comes from just click on it and you probably still won’t know as there are so many possibilities (for me this weekend it probably relates more closely to the Burtons Ale option). I can also report a modicum of success with our Lily Allen Naked experiment, three people arrived at this very blog over the weekend by using the Lily Allen naked phrase to search! It’s ok Tom and Jes you can stop now! So once again to those of you who have arrived here to see an unclothed Lily, I’m sorry you’ve been disappointed, now wash your hands! Now click here to see Lily with Alan Carr in a great spoof of the current Cadbury advert

A kind of normal service will be resumed with this post with a birthday and a couple of onthisdays. Coming up this week in addition to the usual stuff will be a post about the first five songs to appear on my iPod when I use the shuffle function, will there be something embarrassing, possibly, but you’ll find out soon enough. Anyway for now let’s go on with the show!

I’d like you all to wish a very happy 34th birthday to Edie Brickell off of Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians. Edie and the New Bohemians had a hit in 1988 with “What I Am“. (UK 31, US 7) The song was also a hit for Emma Bunton (aka Baby Spice off of the Spice Girls) in 1999. Edie married Paul Simon in 1992 after the couple met when Edie was performing on Saturday Night Live on US TV. She is his third wife and for a brief period in the 80s (11 months in fact) Simon was married to none other than Princess Leia from Star Wars (well ok Carrie Fisher!). Incidentally when Windows 1995 was released in August 1995 the disc contained a few videos, notably “Buddy Holly” by Weezer and also “Good Times” by Edie Brickell. The song even has a cameo voice over from the late great (can’t keep those l’s & g’s down!) Barry White. That was truly a wonderful song, although I’m not sure of the relevance to Windows 1995. Maybe it was the songs hook line, “good times, bad times, give me some of that” users of ’95 will know what I’m talking about I hope!

Edie and the gang try, apparently unsuccessfully, to recreate the Simpsons opening credits sofa scene

Edie and the gang try, apparently unsuccessfully, to recreate the Simpsons opening credits sofa scene

On this day in 1977 the Sex Pistols famously signed their contract with A & M records on a trestle table outside Buckingham Palace in London at 7 am in the morning. The contract lasted just 6 days! After signing the band went to A & M’s London offices for a party. This resulted in the Managing Director’s office being trashed and Sid allegedly vomiting on said MD’s desk. Strangely enough there are no confirmed reports of any diced carrots! Here are the boys on their first live TV appearance with “Anarchy For The UK” on the late great (they’re back) Tony Wilson’s UK show ‘So It Goes’. As you will see this was pre Sid and also a few months in advance of the now infamous appearance on teatime UK TV with Bill Grundy

Malcolm McLaren always thought he was the 5th Pistol, but as this picture shows it was clearly Sting off of the Police!

Malcolm McLaren always thought he was the 5th Pistol, but as this picture shows it was clearly Sting off of the Police!

On this day in 1979 Gloria Gaynor started a 3 week run at the top of the UK singles chart with what many see as a classic disco song, “I Will Survive” Personally as a mobile DJ I really dislike that song, largely because I’ve had to play it hundreds of times! The song was originally a B-Side to a cover of a Righteous Brothers song, “Substitute” That song was also a big hit for a South African band called Clout in 1978. OK to those of you too young to understand the concept of a B Side, well back in the day our music used to arrive on a not so compact 7 inch plastic disc with a groove cut on each side. Usually there was one song on each side, the main song was the ‘A Side’ and the supposedly lesser song (i.e. something that was banged out really quickly in the studio) was the ‘B- Side’. Hot Chocolate’s “You Sexy Thing’ was also originally a B Side to a song called “Blue Night”. How do I know that? Well I actually bought “Blue Night” during my Hot Chocolate fixation in 1975! Anyway let’s get back to Glo shall we? Firstly
click here to see the classic alien video version of “I Will Survive”. Then click here to see Glo herself perform the song. Why’s there a roller skater in the video, what’s that all about then?

Gloria didn't know how to tell George (off of George McCrae) that most of his eyebrows had fallen onto his top lip

Gloria didn't know how to tell George (off of George McCrae) that most of his eyebrows had fallen onto his top lip

And finally on this day in 2004 Corey Taylor from Slipknot married his girlfriend Scarlett. He has since divorced. He is the singer with Slipknot and also Stone Sour, he is allegedly recording solo material at the moment, some of which may even have a country feel to them! Slipknot famously wear masks on stage, I guess this may help avoid being mobbed in public in a similar manner to the whole Kiss make-up thing, although to be fair, Gene Simmons certainly seemed to invite publicity with or without makeup. I saw Slipknot at the Reading Festival a few years ago having wondered just how good a band who seemed to sell more hoodies and other merchandise than any other band was! I was somewhat disappointed, actually I thought they were bloody awful, however I listened to their last album and was very pleasantly surprised, it was pretty damned good! So to finished here are those crazy masked chaps Slipknot with “The Heretic Anthem” live in London.

The Slipknot boys were a little suspicious that their new masks were somewhat like the emperors new clothes

The Slipknot boys were a little suspicious that their new masks were somewhat like the emperors new clothes

 

22 Responses to ““If you’re 555, then I’m 666””

  1. drw phillips Says:

    ur the coolest fraekin band ever i wish u could send me some tickets

  2. Psychoustic Says:

    the last picture with comment “The Slipknot boys were a little suspicious that their new masks were somewhat like the emperors new clothes” aint slipknot at all…
    Its cradle of filth …

    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      Hi Psychoustic,
      thanks for spotting that. In my defence I just searched for a pic on Google, but hey I was wrong. I still maintain what I thought of the ‘Knot when I saw them at Reading though. I don’t know a great deal about Cradle Of Filth though
      Thanks for reading the blog
      Cheers
      Bill

  3. madde Says:

    wtf that is not slipknot why do yous say ”the slipknot boys” that is so fail

    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      Madde,

      thanks for your comment. Indeed you are correct in that I am ‘so fail’ However you are not the first to point that error out. If you read the earlier comments then you will see that someone beat you to it by a few months. I chose at that point not to correct the original blog as that would almost be like reverse censorship. That is the same reason I have approved and responded to your comment.

      When I searched for the picture originally on Google Image Search I used advanced search and entered the phrase ‘Slipknot Without Masks’ and the picture in the post (which I am reliably informed is Napalm Death) is the first one that came up

      I hope that helps.

      Cheers

      Bill

    • alayna Says:

      yea ikr there suck fakes by callin dem slipknot im with ya girl on tht one

    • alayna Says:

      yea and whoever dnt kike slipknot they can go suck it

      • justwilliam1959 Says:

        Alayna thank you kindly for your thoughtful advice, however I might have understood it better if you had not resorted to texting it. But I do appreciate you stopping by to read my blog.
        In case you were wondering I was made aware some time back that the picture wasn’t Slipknot, it is Cradle Of Filth. However as I pointed out in response to that first comment on the subject I chose not to change it in the original post as that would be like censorship and would also make all of the comments look somewhat stupid and I obviously didn’t want that to happen

        Regards

        Bill
        P.S. gd lck wiv da Inglish dgre

  4. bradok 9 Says:

    i like what the slipknot are doing and you don’t know what; i’m writing from africa, cameroon to be precise i will be very pleased if they can past by.peace

    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      i’m not a big Slipknot fan myself, but hey to each their own! Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you do get to see them sometime 🙂

  5. mikey Says:

    That’s not slipknot. That’s cradle of filth. That’s danni filth with his fingers raised. Aside from that, great blog.

    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      Mikey

      thanks for the comment. A number of well informed Slipknot fans including yourself have pointed out that I mistook them for the Filth! So apologies for that mistake, but I’ll leave the error in place otherwise I become like a Big Brother type guy!

      But once again I appreciate any comments

      Thanks

      Bill

  6. Jimothy Says:

    Hahaha! That’s not Slipknot! I know it’s been said plenty of times now, but I’m the biggest Slipknot fan in the world and I just had to defend. Other than that, the rest of your blog sucked, too.

    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      Jimothy? Is that your real name or are you a big Jedward fan as well? Anyway thank you for the comment. I am pleased to hear that you read the other comments too. I must say I am also very impressed that first grade reading and writing has improved so much recently as well.

  7. shelby Says:

    THERES NO WAY THATS SLIP KNOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      Shelby it was very nice of you to comment and you’re absolutely correct there is indeed no way that is Slipknot. It is in fact Cradle Of Filth, which if you could have allowed your anger to dissipate just moderately you may have discovered by reading the comments of others.

  8. Jonas Says:

    This is Cradle of filth you idiot

    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      Idiot? I say that’s rather strong. Well maybe I am an idiot but if you cared to read the other comments you may realise that I already know as it was pointed out some time ago that it wasn’t the unmasked Slipknot but the boys from Cradle Of Filth. So apologies if you lost any much needed sleep over this issue and I hope that your therapy bill isn’t too expensive

  9. nikki Says:

    haha, so many people are like; THAT’S NOT SLIPKNOT!!
    you know what, it’s human to make mistakes ^-^
    and why do they think it’s such a big deal anyway…
    and then those stupid fucks go and say it again and again,,
    anyway, great blog 😛

    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      Nikki
      Thanks for the comment and sorry for not replying earlier.
      I think it’s quite funny that everyone just looks at the picture then gets angry and clearly do not read any of the comments
      Thanks for reading
      Cheers

      Bill

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