Tuesday, 24 April 2007

torment tuesday



i'm a big fan of the regular feature, the comfort of opening heat straight to 'where's winehouse?', or the ghost of electricity friday funk bit , so i thought we'd best have one here. it's time then for...

torment tuesday! a journey into the darkest depths of despair on the worst day of the week...

and no one knows tears and heartbreak like a teenage girl, especially one with big hair. forget the sad dull mumblings of your radioheads or your gawd knows who else is supposed to be depressing schoolboys and music writers this week, the songs of the truly defeated are sung by the shangri-las


the myrmidons of melodrama have it all


the shangri-las - dressed in black


so the desperate hopes of the weekend crumble, the phone still doesn't ring, and teenage angst is back again...

9 comments:

Lies said...

Yes, nice vid, talk about putting your girlfriend on a pedestal. (A Billy Bragg line comes to mind) I don't have a clue what they were whining on about but it certainly wasn't anything to do with a lack of ceramic hair straighteners. You wouldn't get Beyonce and Shakira walking about with such lifeless hair helmets would you?

ally. said...

as you well know hair straighteners are the worlds greatest invention.
and as for those two hussies, well...

Davy H said...

'Where's Winehouse?' - HOOT!!!

Thanks for the namecheck - cahdawls x

FiL said...

"Myrmidions of melodrama" - how marvellously mellifluous!!

But, pray tell, why is Tuesday your blackest of days???

Crash Calloway said...

It's all about alliteration. I want to do a comedy day but I'm screwed until I learn more languages.

Crash Calloway said...

Sorry, did I mention that I love the shangri-las? I love the shangri-las. Lovely post.

ally. said...

i thought i'd leave some explanations for the coming weeks. thats the problem with regular features.
stay tuned...
x

londonlee said...

My favourite Shangri-Las record. Top stuff.

Any idea who wrote it? My copy says "unknown" where the writer's credit should be.

Will Kane said...

I LOVE the Shangri-las.

My favourite track is 'Past, Present, and Future' it's so timeless it sounds like someone doing a modern pastiche.
"Shall we dance?"