Saturday, 16 January 2010

On a Mission

I've been raving about this track constantly over the past few days.... and I'm still obsessed by it.
It's Gabriella Cilmi's new single, 'On a Mission'. It's out in the UK in March.

I know it's wrong....

...but I really want this....

Is this the end of Reality TV?

Unless you've spent the last ten years living in a foreign jail for drug related crimes, I'm sure you've probably heard of Big Brother.

Auditions have recently started for the last season of the show in UK. In recent years the viewing figures have reduced, along with quality of the show if I'm honest. When BB first appeared on British TV screens back in 2000 it was fresh and exciting. It's clear that the shock value isn't there anymore and it feels that the shows creative people haven't evolved the format enough. Friends and colleagues have theorised about the shows failings - and the common feeling is that the producers have also often chosen housemates that simply aren't that entertaining. It is amazing to think that some of these individuals passed a supposedly thorough application process before being chosen. Were they really the best people they found from the many thousands of wannabe fame-seekers?

However, whilst Big Brother is disappearing from British TV screens, other Reality shows are still proving to be as popular as ever. For example, 'Strictly Come Dancing' and 'Dancing On Ice' are and remain huge prime time TV hits.

Of course Reality TV will be popular for many years to come, but I wonder where this format will go in future? What lengths will TV producers go to in their attempts to keep the viewers watching? What totureous activities will former celebs and Joe public be asked to endure for a hefty paycheck - or the grand prize that is 'fame'?

How long will it be until we see 'Celebrity - Fight To The Death'? - a show where z-list celebs fight each other to the death using old copies of their biographies. ...or will Big Brother come back in 2025 as 'Big Brother in Space'? 25 celebrities live on a space station orbitting the earth, the winner is allowed to come home....

So You Thing You Can Dance? truth, yes.

The male dancers body is a thing of great beauty (...and I'm sure to some, the female dancers body also holds a certain appeal). How I would love to have that body....but unless I'm prepared to spend countless hours learning to dance - and no doubt to spend even more hours working out at the gym, I fear that this will never happen. I don't think I'm prepared to squeeze myself in a tight body stocking quite yet. The idea of a 36 year old man throwing himself around a dance studio doesn't fill my mind with gleeful images (someone should tell Madonna).

I'm back....

The world of blogging can be quite dangerous. Sometimes it feels great to be creative and to write my thoughts and opinions. Then there are times when it becomes almost like an addiction.

My worst blogging experience happened a few months ago when I received some incredibly nasty e-mails from a certain media individual that will remain nameless. A person that can only be described as 'living in fantasy world'. This was a time when I questioned whether I wanted to continue writing. To be fair, that was also a time when I was going through a whole heap of personal problems. I'm sure that had I been stronger, I would have probably ignored it and laughed it off.

Thankfully, I am in a very different place at the moment. So I've decided that creating this new blog might be a fun thing after all.