Well bueno ano nuevo to you all. You will have no doubt be aware of the week in miscellany’s absence in recent weeks. A restraining order and a promise to the victims to remain out of the public profile for the last few weeks has meant an enforced silence has ensued. But, we’re back. Yay. I hear you not cry! No more cheap cider.
So, without further Freddy Adu, here are this week’s shenanigans.
First up is a rest-in-peace message to Scots singer Kerry McGregor who passed away this week after a battle with cancer. Kerry straddled a generation by first being the singer with 90s dance act and club legends QFX, and then famously making the TV finals on X-Factor in 2006. She leaves behind one child, a son, Joshua.
If music taste is a sign of political nous then we can safely assume Ed Miliband is a Nickelback fan and David Cameron is an aficionado of Coldplay. However, in Russia things are much much worse. President Dimtry Medvedev made a personal request to have 70s, erm rockers, Smokie to play at the Kremlin this week. No wonder the public is on the verge of uprising in Moscow.
For all you luvvies and socialites out there, Paris Hilton is releasing a new album this year. She has been lucky enough to be signed up by Heiress Records (owned by a Ms. P Hilton) and has described her work as ‘perfect party music’. We reckon it will be shite.
Pink Floyd denied that they are reforming for the 2012 Olympics’ opening ceremony. The prog-rock pioneers, who were last relevant some 30 years ago, also deny that the BOC have asked them to record a special version of Wish You Were Here for Dwain Chambers.
And, to end this week’s musing, The Killers have confirmed that they will release an album in 2012. The Las Vegas band have stated that this will not be a Hot Fuss 2, or Sam’s Town 2, or Day and Age 2. Thank god for the latter especially.