Every single time I switch on the television at the weekend my sanity invariably becomes even more questionable than usual. Every Saturday evening I vow to march to the BBC drag out all those responsible for programming and poke them with large sticks.
It never happens, but it should. There's only so much family "entertainment" I can take. Maybe I ought to turn my gun on the Dale Wintons of this world, rather than the television producers. After all, if people are switching on they must be doing something right, though frankly if I wanted to listen to the deranged-ramblings of a neo-fascist that is only enjoyed by the middle-aged I'd listen to anything that Paul McCartney has been involved in rather than watch Jim Davidson.
Flying Machine clearly have contrasting views with me and Saturday Evening television is their rasion d'etre, the TV set their shrine and Matthew Kelly is their god. Although the last thing that Flying Machine have in their eyes are stars, they clearly have one eye on a possible future performance on ITV's home of post-Elvis impressionism.
The first track 'If that's all you want me for' might as well be a Wannadies impression. The other track present, 'Born to bring you down', is a far-more inevitable performance of Robbie Williams in ultra-mature string-laden ballad mode which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Nor is it a good thing.
I'm struggling to hide my indifference here, aren't I ?
Then I shall stop trying, this single features two nice songs that lack inspiration. Given the current musical climate, it is doubtful that they'll survive until this time next year.
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