I saw a bit of “Behind Australian Idol” tonight. It showed Guy and Shannon planning what songs they would be singing for the grand final. I can’t remember what Shannon’s picks were, but Guy was working on “I’ll be there” and “Crazy in love”. “I’ll be there” is a traditional sweet ballad, which he’s sure to nail. “Crazy in love” is a bit risky because not only is it a recent single, but it was originally done by a woman. But as long as he doesn’t try doing Jay-Z’s rap in the middle, I reckon it’ll bring the house down, especially the bit that comes after the rap – in the video it’s where Beyonce gets all wet. So yeah, I’m excited.

I was watching the phone-in request show on C4. Some guy from Ashburton phoned in. Teuila, the host, was making small talk with him, asking what he was up to that night. Nothing much, he said. Then she asked him what was going down in Ashburton. Nothing much, he again said. She quickly went on to ask him what song he wanted to request. It was “One” by Metallica. And sometimes people wonder why Ashburton has such a high youth suicide rate.

The “One” video was followed by Mr JT’s “Rock Your Body”. Well, it cheered me up.


Ah… much better

I needed some non-writing time. I was overcome with a strong urge to not write anything, so I just rode it out, and here I am.

I just saw three old members of Supergroove being interviewed on C4. I was never a huge fan of Supergroove, mainly because the band’s average age was always my age, and so they just seemed like a bunch of dorky guys my own age playing dorky songs in a dorky band. It pained me that no one else could see that they were just Red Hot Chili Peppers wannabes. But somehow they ended up being hugely popular. I know people in bands today who have been hugely influenced by Supergroove.

But there they were, in the start C4 studio, being interviewed by Jaquie Brown. They were all grown up, pushing 30, going bald. Karl was still a huge dork. He was reminiscing about filming the “Scorpio Girls” video. Apparently the videos producer got a van full of schoolgirls to appear in it. But instead of being like “Yeah! A van full of schoolgirls! Woohoo!”, he seemed to be disturbed and troubled by the memory. But later, when Jaquie asked them what they were doing at the moment, he revealed that he was working on his masters thesis. Ok, maybe that explains it.

At the end of the interview it was revealed that there was a two CD greatest hits CD out soon. One CD is the greatest hits, the other CD is remixes. I suspect that it might actually be cheaper to buy the entire back catalogue second hand from Real Groovy than shelling out for the new CD.