The Brit Awards 2011; Sigh alot More

Tuesday nights Brit Awards at the 02 Arena left me a tad disappointed. There wasn’t an iconic moment, no Union Jack dress sported by Geri Halliwell.

Not even Robbie Williams and the ridiculous saying of ”Shabba” can accept top billing.

I was delighted Mumford and Sons won Best Album, for Sign No More. It really is a brilliant album. When I heard they were performing, I was chuffed. They then performed Timshel. Despite winning best album, they really could have showed just how good they were. Songs like Little Lion Man, the Cave, White Blank Page and Awake My Soul really would have propelled them onto the even bigger stage. A missed opportunity I think.

Two very current stars in British music were rewarded. Plan B, winner of Best British Male, has had an excellent year. His transformation from rapper to mainstream soul singer has been amazing. He deserves credit for his brave performance, a mix of singles ‘She Said’ and ‘Praying’ which including a stunt act involving a policeman set on fire.

Tinie Tempah was the other star. I’m a big fan of his. His album, Disc Overy, is quality. I recommend it, along with Plan B’s ‘Defamation of Strickland Banks’ and Mumford and Sons ‘Sigh No More’ His performance of Written in the Stars was good. But not excellent.

Adele stood out for me. She was all about the music, just belting out ‘Someone Like You’ What a pair of lungs that lass has. And you wouldn’t bet against her dominating the awards next year.

James Corden, host, played it simple. Which set the tone for the night in all honestly. He kept the jokes relatively clean, and didn’t cause any mayhem.

Which is why the Brits was a low key affair. Shame, really.


And on the Orange Sofa

Since 1995, a football programme has provided many a laughs in must see TV on a Saturday morning.

The orange sofa, 16 years into it’s life, still provides a great stature bringing in brilliant guests. To maintain high levels of entertainment is staggering.

The lovely Helen Chamberlain is a lad’s dream women. Beautiful, funny, and knows the offside rule. (Sian Massey files under one third of this category) She has been a mainstay on the Orange Sofa, and to have stayed for so long has been incredible. She has stayed through transition periods on the show, and has been brilliant right the way through out.

I started watching Soccer AM when Tim Lovejoy was in prominence. What a guy. I grew up idolising the fella, even adopting the ”Lovejoy is a legend” tagline. Soccer AM could do no wrong. There was nothing better than waking up on a Saturday morning watching goals, goals goals. Tikaboooo son!

For me, the show went down hill when Tim Lovejoy left. Andy Goldstein took over. And the pressure was so high. How could anyone replace Lovejoy? Well the likable Goldstein struggled, lasting only a year presenting the best show on the box.

Chemistry in excellent between the pair. And Max is good too.

He was replaced by a relatively unknown Max Rushden. What a choice of presenter that has now proven to be. I like Max Rushden. His ability to handle banter is brilliant to watch. He comes across as a very likable chap, and has handled the pressure immensely of replacing the legend, a Mr Tim Lovejoy.

16 years on, Soccer AM has maintained it’s level of consistency. The characters churned out every have been brilliant. Well, apart from the man in the caff.

Aiden McGeady displays twinkle toes even off the pitch

According to the Sun, the former Celtic wing wizard has been caught playing away from home. When he isn’t entertaining off the pitch, he looks to be entertaining off it.

Off season in Russia has seen the Irishman return to Glasgow, and with his real missus back in the Cold Country, he’s keeping warm in the hands of another girl.

Naughty naughty. It doesn’t help when the paparazzi are showing photographical evidence to the missus.

The Sun went with Aiden McSeedy. Fair play. And fair play to the player as well. Can you honestly say when a string of beauties chuck themselves at you you’re gonna turn them down? Of course not. That’s the world we live in. Cheryl Cole couldn’t make Ashley stay faithful. I think that is mainly due to Ashley being a cunt but never mind.

Let Aiden live his life. It’s amazing what is classed as front page news these days. Isn’t there huge politic drama going on in Egypt? Not according to the Sun.

Instead, McGeady is ”giving her first Aid”