When his lips move! Sorry to roll out that old joke but I wanted to highlight my favourite moment of the election aftermath. At David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s love-in last week, Cameron was questioned by a journalist if he recalled what he had said when asked to retell his favourite joke. His answer at the time was ‘Nick Clegg’.
In partly owning up, he then went into politician speak about if you looked hard enough it would always be possible to find slight policy differences between the Tories and Liberals but they would all work together in peace and harmony. David, you called Cleggie-boy a joke and I suspect you have a similar thoughts on the Liberal’s policy on Europe and an amnesty for long staying illegal immigrants.
My favourite clip from the election was Adam Boulton squaring up to Alistair Campbell. It was extremely funny watching the hamster-cheeked Boulton trying to remove his jacket so he could land one on the very fit-looking, former Labour spin-doctor’s, grinning face. Take a look for yourself and let me know if you still think Sky isn’t The Sun in disguise.
The British press and public love bashing Dubai and I always wondered how long it would take the good people of Britain to catch on to Dubai’s sex trade – this expose from a former resident is horribly accurate apart from the bit about married men and the family-free summer months. Either I’m terribly naïve or I’m right in thinking the vast majority of married men enjoy going out during the summer for a few beers with their mates but know how to behave properly.
Observation is one thing but this week I’ve decided to reveal my latest money-making idea to scupper iTunes (which is a complete rip-off) while at the same time putting free-loading record companies out of business. Why should Apple discriminate on price and now the internet has come along with all of its social media opportunities what role do record companies have anymore? If you live in the US you pay a lot less for downloads than you do elsewhere and the Middle East is basically a download-free zone. No wonder people download illegally and a lot of the time they don’t pay anything. My guess is a lot of people don’t mind the artist making money but would prefer not to give money to Apple.
I’m going to provide a portal where artists can upload their albums. For a download people will pay £1.99, the artist will receive £1.89 and I’ll get 10 pence. As well as making money from touring. the band will get the money from reasonably priced downloads – 100,000 downloads equates to £189,000. I will be looking for applause and investors!
Second lastly, my car is nearing the end of its useful life and I’m a wee bit short of the money needed to buy a Bugatti. I need everyone’s advice – a Mini Cooper S or a Fiat Abarth? Pictures below.
To close off, it’s top 5s time. Radio 2 in the UK is holding a vote to decide on the top five singers of all time. Click the link to join in.
Here are mine in no particular order (my wife will be horrified that Aretha Franklin isn’t on the list).
- Robert Plant
- Billy Mackenzie (The Associates)
- Freddie Mercury
- Cedric Bixler (at the drive-in)
Feel free to chip in via the comments section.