Hey – I missed my 400th post!Â How exciting!
So the third Michael Jackson in the top 15 wasn’t Thriller; it’s Remember the Time, which admittedly is a pretty cool song and a pretty intricate video clip.
And the fact that number 6 is November Rain isn’t saying much for the age of the audience, either. Truly, Slash has/had an indecent amount of hair.Â And Axle really is an ugly man…Â
We did the double last night – Alien and Aliens.Â Watching the first, I am actually not sure whether I have ever seen it, although Jonesy the cat was very familiar.Â So if I have, it was a long time ago.Â The second one really was fantastic.
Couple of interesting things:Â I already knew about the close identification between Ripley and the queen alien, having read about that somewhere – bitches in space, both wanting to protect their children, essentially.Â The other thing was, especially in the second but I think also in the first, was the frequent focus on hands. Hands creeping over a bed or a table top, trying to fnd something.Â This is interesting because the larval thing that comes out of the egg, and latches onto someone’s face, looks exactly like an elongated hand.Â I think this focus on hands is deliberate, therefore, to make people always unsure as to whether it is a human or an alien.Â And maybe also to stress more conenctions between alien and human?
Not sure whether I have seen Aliens 3… surely I have… I know I have seen Alien Resurrection, and I’ve posted about Alien v Predator.Â Hmm; might have to do the third and fourth (again), just for a sense of closure.
And truly, it freaked me out to see people smoking – inside a spaceship!Â Imagine what that would do to the filters!
I have two new favourite songs:Â Ruby Blue, by Roisin Murphy – I’m seriously thinking about buying this album, if it is actually out yet – and Supermassive Black Hole, by Muse.Â I don’t think I will buy that album, but it’s a very very cool song.
And the father of a friend of mine has just discovered Wolfmother, which I think is very funny.Â She’s got a copy of the CD, but hasn’t listened to it yet; be interesting to see what she thinks, because I don’t think she’s quite such a fan of Led Zeppelin; I think she is more Split Enz (whom she will be seeing in a couple of weeks), and Moody Blues-type music.
Does the fact that there are two relatively old Michael Jackson clips in Video Hits’ Top 100 “as voted by you” – in the top 15, and who knows Thriller might still get there – show that the audience of the show is actually my age, rather than the teenyboppers I always assumed?Â And if it is, what does that say about the taste of those people??
Of course, it has also included Pink’s “Stupid Girl”…