"Final Straw" by Snow Patrol is a really excellent album. This has been on my stereo far more times than any other album released this year and is rarely out of my car. At one point I thought I had over-listened to it (don't you hate it when that happens?) If I heard 'spitting games' one more time I thought I would scream. After something that a friend said on his blog, it started whirring around my head, so I put it on in the car on the way to work this morning. It's bloody brilliant!
Just as well really - I'm seeing them live for the fourth time this year (!) at the Birmingham Academy in November (other 3 times were backing Athlete at Rock City in February, at Oxford Brookes in March and at Glastonbury in June - so not as superfan as it sounds really).
They're good live, but Gary Lightbody really needs to do something with his hair.
Caught a little bit of Countdown when I was at the gym this afternoon (once I had finally escaped the office for my half day anyway). I'm still rubbish at it (I'm usually good with words, but I maintain that anagrams appeal to the mathematical side of your brain), but Richard Whiteley was actually pretty funny.
I must be getting old.