– Despite loving the Pet Shop Boys performance/tribute at the Brit Awards this week, my choice for favorite performance hands down goes to the Ting Tings and Estelle for their mash-up of “Shut Up and Let Me Go”, “American Boy”, and “That’s Not My Name”.
As a consolation, though, check out this grainy but still watchable version of PSB’s “Go West” from 15 years ago.
– In the “there might be justice yet” department, it looks like Apple might be helping PMN favorites Franz Ferdinand here in the US with a new iPhone commercial that utilizes “No You Girls”. Here’s a cool performance video of the track. If Feist, Yael Naim and the Ting Tings are the models, Franz Ferdinand should have a Top 40 hit in a couple of weeks.
– Inquiring minds apparently wanted to know more about the super secret (squirrel) mission last weekend. Well, I ended up back in San Francisco for another fun-filled weekend, including a midnight sing-along of Grease, complete with a drag re-enactment of “Summer Nights”. While both of our attempts to get cheap seats for Wicked failed miserably, I had a great time, and am looking forward to my next trip. Wonder when that’ll be…