Monday, June 28, 2010


Fuck you, World Cup, getting all good and stealing my days and nights away from me.

Nights I would have spent getting angry at Friends, Lee Evans and Laser Eye Surgery advertisements are now made out of football, decent football, and precious little to complain about. To write about. To think about.

Giles and Brady and Kaka and Dunphy and Robben and Dunphy and Bill and Darragh Moloney are doing all my thinking for me.

Where has this left me? Back in the 1980s, if you must know. I swear to fuck I listened to eight Pet Shop Boys songs in a row in work today, with a bit of Talk Talk and Madonna to boot. La Isla Bonita. What is happening to me?

Things got particularly rowdy in the office at one point, either a birthday or somebody bringing their baby in to be cooed over, so I found myself scrambling for my headphones and searching out the first song that came into my head. It was Owen Paul's 'My Favourite Waste Of Time.'

That has never happened before.

More to the point, what has the World Cup got to do with my being on the turn, on the turn to the tune of a series of camp 1980s classics?

Fuck all, Bill.


Kath Lockett said...

Any excuse will do....

That said, I hate football (of any kind) and have avoided the World Cup like the plague.

And my current running songn list does include (already blushing whilst typing this out):
Get Ready - Roachford
Working with fire and steel - China Crisis
Just got lucky - Jo Boxers
It's Alright - Pet Shop Boys

...I know..... Still, they're interspersed with songs from Lily Allen, Stone Temple Pilots and Sneaky Sound System....

Aw phark - my word verification says it all: ENDED!

Holemaster said...

Don't forget some Laura Brannigan Radge. Oh and the Flying Pickets.

Elmo said...

'Last night I dreamed of some dego!'

Radge said...

Kath - I always get China Crisis mixed up with Cutting Crew. I hate football too, but only because it regularly breaks my heart.

Holemaster - I don't know who this Laura Brannigan is.

Elmo - Controversial. In other news, are you going to get me the Teen Wolf soundtrack for Christmas?

Holemaster said...

Radge, Great hits like:

'Self Control'
'The Power of Love'
'Didn't we almost win it all'

(cue footage of 80s man in open-top TR7 on an English country road)...

"But this album is not available in the shops"

Elmo said...

No, it's sold out. I got you the Karate Kid soundtrack instead. Includes hits such as...

You're the Best!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down
You're the Best!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you dow-ow-ow-ow-own


It's the moment of truth
You're giving it all
Standing alone, willing to fall
If you can do it
Get up and prove it
Get up and show them who you are

And no-one can forget...

It's a cruel ... cruel ... cruel summer
Leaving me here on my own
It's a cruel ... it's a cruel .. cruel summer
Now you've gone
You're not the only one
It's a cruel ... cruel ... cruel summer
Leaving meeeeee ... leaving me here on my own
It's a cruel ... it's a cruel ... cruel summer
Now you've gone

Radge said...

Ah yes, who can forget Bananarama's glorious paean to the end of the World Cup?