14 November 2010
The Pointy Hats are part of the Pet Shop Boys persona going back years. They have had some fantastic songs over the years like Always On My Mind, Go West & Its A Sin and the song they played live at the Closing Ceremony, West End Girls, is a classic UK song.
I guess I haven't really given them enough of a chance. I'll look into it.
4 December 2010
I was happy that there was such a Beatles presence in the closing ceremonies. And I really didn't mind Russel Brand doing I Am the Walrus, I thought it was funny. The Pet Shop Boys were so weird in their pointy-hat costumes… but then again they were always weird from what I understand. That's a band I could do without. A lot of those bands I could do without, but I suppose they wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the ceremony.
We didn't even get to see the Pet Shop Boys in Germany. I totally forgot to put on my receiver and watch BBC…
I forgot to mention the KAISER CHIEFS!
Never really heard of them, but damn, did he sound like Daltrey when he sang Pinball Wizard.
I love the Kaiser Chiefs. Don't get me wrong, their music is mostly nothing special, but I find them charming.
Some select songs for you (the first is their only really incredible track, the second is probably the best of their "normal" songs, the third is a sweet, gentler song):
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