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  • Birthday 22/06/1987

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  1. Yeah, there are wrestlers I haven't downloaded because I don't like how their name is formatted. 😆 I hadn't played this in probably over a year, but had been meaning to check out Fire Promoter mode after I guested on someone's Twitch stream. I was self-isolating over Christmas, so figured it was as good a time as any. I completely restarted my game - deleted my save, unsubscribed to all my CAWs, and rebuilt from scratch. I found some of the Promoter stuff either clunky or difficult to follow, but some of the matches were ridiculous fun. I was way too ambitious, though, and gen
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    Cover Songs

    I've been getting really into Orville Peck lately, and my love of his work has been book-ended by two cover version. The first, that made me curious enough to check out the rest of his work, was his cover of Bronski Beat's "Smalltown Boy": It's tremendous, putting his own spin on it without losing the intended spirit of the original. Though changing "cry boy cry" to "cowboy cry" is a bit on the nose. The cover that I've been playing almost non-stop since hearing it, though, is his version of "Fancy" by Bobbie Gentry. It's a masterpiece.
  3. Phenomenal list. Eels are fantastic, and just really mix "depressing" content with jaunty tunes and are consistently interesting and offbeat without ever sounding gimmicky. "Ready Or Not" might be one of my favourite songs ever, just an absolute masterpiece. Lauryn Hill carries a lot of it, but it's still an ensemble piece, and I love it. I've never been the biggest Prodigy fan, but can't deny the importance of "Firestarter" at all. Tori Amos was a really teen angst artist of mine, so this version of Professional Widow never really fit in with my experience of music, thoug
  4. "Common People" is on my list of probably fewer than ten karaoke songs too, and the only one I've done twice. I once did it as a duet, and it turned out to be the extended album version, so the person I was duetting with didn't know half of it. It's great. It's one of those songs that almost suffers for being a hit, because it was so ubiquitous that you tend to overlook that it's clever, funny, and has a nice touch of venom to it. I never really got into Britpop at all - hate Oasis, have only a passing familiarity with Blur - but I adore Pulp, even though I didn't get into them u
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    Taskmaster

    this series has been fine - Johnny Vegas carries a lot of it for me, because it's pretty much guaranteed brilliance with him. I've still not warmed to Daisy May Cooper, though - I just don't find her particularly funny, so how she performs at tasks is almost immaterial. Mawaan has been delightful, though. I am slightly disappointed by Richard Herring - I'm a huge fan of his, and he hasn't delivered at quite the level I was hoping from him, but he was great fun in the acting task. Katherine is just sort of "there" a lot of the time - never egregiously bad, but never the stand-out of either show
  6. if anyone's still watching Rifftrax, Battle For The Lost Planet is one of the most ridiculous cheap sci-fi movies they've done in a long time, and great fun
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    Taskmaster

    yeah, Krishnan could be a sleeper hit out of that group
  8. "Everybody Here Wants You" was off the unfinished second album - I think some of the production was cleaned up before release, but not as much as it would have been had Buckley survived, for sure. My favourite off that album is "Morning Theft", though, which I think is just gorgeous - though, again, tied up with a lot of personal history. Buckley is another one somewhat like Cobain, in that him no longer being around really lead to a certain perception of his work taking precedence, when he could be a surprisingly diverse performer. A lot of his live stuff was starting to move in an angri
  9. Yeah, it feels like the '90s are really just going for hits/obvious choices, rather than the "must hear before you die" idea, and I'd have gone with Lover as well. I don't know if I could categorically say that it was Buckley's best song, but it's certainly his most mature, creatively and emotionally, for such a young artist. I grew up on Soundgarden - my half-brother is nine years older than me, and was a teenager at the height of grunge, so most of my earliest musical memories come from him, and Soundgarden were his number one band. We had a pet cockatiel that whistled Black Hole Sun. T
  10. I don't know if I've remembered this correctly, but my understanding is that Nirvana Unplugged was a bit of a non-event - MTV were pissed off that Nirvana were being difficult by refusing to play the hits, and doing all these weird Meat Puppets and Vaselines covers instead, so didn't really plug it that hard or play it on repeat as often as other episodes. After Cobain died, it was pretty much never off the air, and it was released posthumously as an album basically because people were hungry for Nirvana material - that it was Nirvana material that also cast Kurt Cobain in the role of troubled
  11. yeah, I like "Hurt", and seeing NIN play it live on the With Teeth tour will always stand out as a spine-tingling memory for me, but I don't recall anyone really talking about it as a great Nine Inch Nails song before Johnny Cash did his version. "Closer", "Terrible Lie", "Piggy" or "Head Like A Hole" feel more fitting. "All Apologies" is a great song, but I grow wearier and wearier of the MTV Unplugged session as I get older. It's not indicative of who Nirvana were, and really feels like a conscious effort to try and shape the band even more as "Kurt Cobain + Friends", with Kurt in the r
  12. I really like Your Ghost; its neither's standout track, but it just quietly worms its way into my brain, it feels atmospheric without trying too hard to be. Confide In Me is great; there's this weird mid-90s trend for pop stars to try and get a bit indie and serious, and start trying to become a bit more Britpop, a bit more grunge, or a bit more trip-hop. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't, but this really did. Doll Parts is probably my favourite Hole song, except maybe Olympia. Nothing particularly to say about it beyond that, though, it's just a good track.
  13. I bloody love The Breeders. One of the best live acts I've ever seen. But there's a lot of other tosh in these lists now, aside from the emergence of hip-hop and R&B as a genuine force. I actually quite like Natalie Merchant, but that 10,000 Maniacs track making the list is a headscratcher.
  14. I'm 100% Team Fade Into You when it comes to Mazzy Star, it's just impossibly gorgeous. An all-time favourite of mine. Stereolab are a band I've liked everything I've ever heard from, but never known where to start. They have a lot of albums, and without ever really had a big iconic hit, it's hard to know where to dive in. I worked in a record shop once, and the owner was a major influence on my tastes for a long time - he was big into psychedelia, and a lot of jangly '80s indie pop, and had some really rare Syd Barrett stuff, but above all else he was (and is) the biggest Stereolab fan I
  15. I never got big into Suede, but I love Animal Nitrate and Beautiful Ones, just never enough to get into the rest. A lot of what I hear from them is right up my street, but I think I just lumped them in more with the arse-end of Britpop stuff (Space et al) than at the beginning where they belong, and mentally wrote them off. Also, that I once did Beautiful Ones on karaoke, forgetting that the last what feels like a minute is just "la la la la la la la la la".
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