First off, congratulations to my peoples Blue and Natalie who got married yesterday in a proper church, proper Catholic style. First proper wedding I’ve been to in years, but my second time in a church not remembering hymns in a week, crazily enough. The Priest was certainly something of a character – he spent a good ten minutes going on about people whose marriages had failed, along with making some unsuitable insinuations regarding the bride’s virginty, before getting to the actual marrying.

But the ceremony was beautiful, and the speeches afterwards were very sweet, and I saw a pile of my old pals that I only seem to see at weddings these days for whatever reason.

Then, around 6, when the booze started to flow with some urgency, I ducked out to see my newly sober ole pal Jeres. We watched Eurovision on the internets, if you must know. You don’t get Terry Wogan on the internets version, but it was still pretty great. The standard was quite high this year – not that you’d know it from the winners.

I think I liked the insane Swedish power balladry best.

Jeres, naturally, very much enjoyed the French entry, Mister Sebastian Tellier. It is my opinion that this song sounds more like Jarvin Cocker than Jarvis Cocker.

Both did dreadfully. Everyone’s shit scared of Russia, for some reason. Pah! They should be scared of us! We are, historically, most likely to seek vengance for shitty treatment at Eurovision. You watch!

— Monday, May 26th, 2008

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  1. thesvenhunter
    May 26, 2008
    5:17 pm

    The Bosnian entry was the best.

  2. silentbob69
    May 27, 2008
    3:37 pm

    I quite liked the French entry..at least he knew he was mad, unlike those demented Angels from whereverthefuckitwas.

    We should stop entering as we will never win due to the voting..The only way we would have a chance is if we could get someone huge to do it. years ago people like Cliff Richard (I'm not a fan, just using him for my point) used to be queue up to do it. Now it's such a joke that any artist knows it's the kiss of death to them. I mean, Scootch, They were just Steps then years after Steps realised they were shit. Gemini, couple of Butlins reps.

    I live in Stockport and we had a guy from here enter it a couple of years ago (some lame rap lite shit about schooldays or something).

    Andy Abrahams wasn't anywhere near the worst but we came bottom…surely we should just forget about it and spare ourselves the indignity of being beaten by whatever the fuck that Spain entry was all about.

    Rant over.

    P.S…If they ever offer it to you Adam….run like the wind.

  3. thesvenhunter
    May 28, 2008
    11:37 am

    Azerbaijan. (The angels.) That was… interesting. Song didn't live up to the performance. The Spanish one was grade-A shite and they knew it.

    The rap-lite you're referring to was Daz Sampson, with the song 'Teenage Life' – something most of his dancers were a much greater authority on than himself.

    I don't think we should feel *too* hard done by – our songs have been shit, even if not as shit as some others. France have had top-3-standard entries this year and last – arguably the best, both years, and yet done as badly as us. And Bosnia were ace and only came 10th. We didn't give them any points. Why the fuck would they give our (much worse) entry any?

    Quitting cos we can't win would be absolutely pathetic. When the fuck are Malta going to win? They don't moan about it! When are San MArino going to win the world cup? Likewise…

  4. Akira The Don
    May 28, 2008
    6:19 pm

    They should have let Morrissey do it. End of story.

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