When you make the annual call to your ex-best friend for her birthday and find she is six months pregnant and thrilled that she's just seen her boy's fetal dick for the first time, through a radiography, then you're reaaaaaaaaly lost...
In other news, Westlife are back. The blue eyed boys, and I don't mean the Romanian Secret Service, are back. Boy bands are back in fashion. When I heard Take That are making a come back, I didn't think they'd last. I didn't think they'd be anything but lame, especially in 2009. It worked out fine for them and I am finding myself enjoying their album more than the new Robbie Williams, who's actually not all that new.
Take That and Westlife are back and they sound quite similar. Both bands adopted a rock-ish kind of sound. Soft rock, nothing fancy, no use pretending nor trying to imitate other rock bands, but the electric guitar is there. And although they used to dance a lot to the same choreography, they moved away from that as well, and adopted the not-shaved look that always catches the attention on a perfect face.
Yeah, I used to say Westlife is a band of perfect guys brought together by someone who was smart enough to take advantage of the incredibly blue eyes some of them had. In their older videos their eyes literally glow and hypnotize the audience. The music wasn't bad either for those times.
In the meantime, they've all become husbands, fathers, businessmen... and they've come back to artists. Wonder if they have the same artistry in them, though. Wonder if their new status changes their perspective and creativity.
I have only seen their new video once, but it has rather pale colors then the ones I remembered. Actually, it was filmed in an Arctic kind of setting (which immediately reminded me of 30 Seconds to Mars) and I also noticed there were only four of them left. Gotta look into it.
And I remember the song didn't sound bad at all the first time I heard it. I'll give it another listen, but I am curious to see what's next. Or rather, which ex-band is next for a come back.
And yes, Robbie Williams is running out of ideas. Same sounds, same lyrics, same videos. Actually, they vary but very very little.
I wish Matchbox Twenty made a comeback ...