Sunday, 22 July 2012

If this isn't variety - you're definitely the greatest denier! Part 2 Ud 03/05/13

Welcome back.

So after a breather and a monotonous bollocking from the agitated manager, we’re ready to sit back, relax and gnaw on the next chunk.

The Second Half begins.

Stationery would seem incomplete w/o Paperclips.  If there is ever an unexpected drought, just make sure that Travis is on hand.

It’s a contradiction in terms that Radiohead are a huge Let Down.

Mumford & Sons gazed at a White Blank Page and Manic Street Preachers observed a Facing Page Top Left and The Smashing Pumpkins stared at a Blank Page.  The Charlatans failed to progress past Page One.

They say a Homewrecker is a third party that somehow causes devastating effects to a family.  Jarvis Cocker, how could you?

Glasvegas admitted that It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry and Yeah Yeah Yeahs had to console Cheated Hearts.

Paramore knew that Ignorance is no defence in law and The Cribs chose to Ignore the Ignorant.

I bet it’s inconvenient to be Passion Pit as they are used as a constant source of emergency light, provided you have matches or a lighter as they have Eyes as Candles.

If you believe in Batman and Superman et al, you must believe that Athlete have a Superhuman Touch.

Rocket from the Crypt are found hanging On a Rope and Foo Fighters lent me a length of Rope.

When I see Mystery Jets and Leftfield, all I want to do is Melt like a neglected icecube on a hot sunny day.

Get saucy and have Sex on the Radio with Good Charlotte.

In case you didn’t know, TV on the Radio is a band.

Bowling for Soup experience Turbulence when in flight and they can think a situation or notion is Ridiculous.

I’m always nervous on a First Date, the timing of the jokes, the fear of an unwanted and awkward uncomfortable silence and most of all and not saying something stupid that would prompt an immediate walkout.

Blink 182 avoided all such dilemmas.

Similarly, the First Day in a new job can also be daunting and nerve-racking.  Seek advice from The Futureheads for support.

Public Enemy Ltd were Cruel and Inspiral Carpets pleaded Please be Cruel.

Bad things happen to good people and Good Things happen to bad people.  Apart from being a fact of life, spot the song by Public Image Ltd.

Why is it when I go to a Cash Machine it’s always empty, or more realistically my account is....

I bet Hard-Fi have no such problems.

Here are a pattern of song titles.

Glasvegas – Dream Dream Dreaming
Manic Street Preachers – Drug Drug Druggy
Boys Like Girls - Heart Heart Heartbreak

Ulysses 31 is a classic and pretty dark 80s cartoon series.  Ulysses is a Franz Ferdinand song.

Cyanide is a lethal substance, Metallica had the unfortunate business of been selected as testers.

Wesker introduced all us gamers to the Tyrant, a rather nasty and ultimate biological weapon in the first Resident Evil game and beyond.  The Bravery and OneRepublic sang of a different but same type of beast.

Babybird have a song called Cornershop.  It's also a band famously known for Brimful of Asha.

Shooter and Shooters are chalk and cheese films.

Outland and Outlander are both films.

Still and Stir Crazy are both films.

Whisper is a 2007 movie and Whispers in an Ian Brown song.

I'd do Anything for The Calling.

In food, Subway is famed for its meatball marinara.  In film, it’s an early 1985 Luc Besson effort.

Songs can be about anything, how about I take you on a Magical Mystery Tour through names....

We start moving with Christian and Surnames.

Kids in Glass Houses – Annie May
Mystery Jets – Lorna Doone
Feeder – Buck Rogers
Mindless Self Indulgence – Tom Sawyer
The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday
Weezer - Buddy Holly
British Sea Power – Georgie Ray
Crocodiles - Billy Speed
Remember Remember - John Candy
Gomez – Rex Kramer
Morrissey and Son, Ambulance – Billy Budd
Gruff Rhys – Christopher Columbus
The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
Mindless Self Indulgence – Harry Truman
Pixies - Alec Eiffel
The Coors - Peggy Gordon 
Scissor Sisters – Paul McCartney
The Shins - Pam Berry
MGMT – Brian Eno
Air - Mike Mills
The Farm - Suzy Boo
Bright Eyes – Laura Laurent
The White Stripes - Suzy Lee
The Maccabees - William Powers
Blur – Tracy Jacks
Fleet Foxes – Oliver James
White Denim - Tony Fatti
Barenaked Ladies - Brian Wilson
M83 - Steve McQueen
Ocean Colour Scene - Robin Hood
The Others - Stan Bowles
The Unwinding Hours – Annie Jane
Foster the People - Helena Beat
Ocean Colour Scene - Emily Chambers
Scouting for Girls - Michaela Strachan
The Twilight Singers – Martin Eden
Tapes ‘n Tapes – George Michael
Keaton Heston - Sarah Minor
The Summer Set and Atlas Sound - Mona Lisa
Girls – Jamie Marie
Summer Camp - Brian Krakow
Talk Talk - John Cope
Guided by Voices - Billy Wire
The Coral - Simon Diamond
M83 - Claudia Lewis
Seabird - Maggie Mahoney
The Wannadies - Uri Geller
The Who - Baba O'Reilly
The Kinks – David Watts
M83 – Steve McQueen
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Gary Condit
Bowling for Soup – Val Kilmer
The National – Anna Freud
The Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon
Longpigs and Gay Dad - Jesus Christ
Ocean Colour Scene - Harry Kidnap
M83 – Claudia Lewis
Manic Street Preachers - Kevin Carter
The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Sonic Youth - Mildred Pierce
Alanis Morissette - Mary Jane
David Bowie - Andy Warhol
The Kinks - Johnny Thunder
The Horrors - Monica Gems
Cage the Elephant - James Brown
Deep Purple - Jack Ruby
The Coral - Bill McCai
The National - Val Jester
Faithless - Muhammad Ali
Lowgold - Eddie Lejeune
The Unthanks - Betsy Bell
Sonic Youth - Marilyn Moore
Incubus - Anna Molly
The Fiery Furnaces - Chris Michaels
The Soft Pack - Bobby Brown
The Jam - Billy Hunt
Ride - Mary Anne
Neon Neon - Michael Douglas
Graham Coxon - Jamie Thomas
Belle and Sebastian - Roy Walker
The Lemonheads - Frank Mills
Goo Goo Dolls - James Dean

Excuse me a second, I have to write a letter to the following films.

Hmmmm, Dear....

Frankie, John, God, Wendy and Diary.

A few more sheets of paper later and I switch to music.


Avery, Prudence, Heart, Doctor, Vienna, Rosemary, God and Bobbie

Each were posted off appropriately to The Decemberists, The Beatles, Sanctus Real, The Rolling Stones, Owl City, Foo Fighters, Tricky and Yellowcard respectively.

The Wannadies sent me a Love Letter.  I never did reply.

Here’s a titbit, Simian were a band which is now defunct and then some former members formed Simian Mobile Disco.

Simian brought out an awesome song in La Breeze.

In the afterlife, somebody asked Slow Club why they were there.  They frowned but politely answered Because We're Dead.

Cherry Ghost wore a Dead Man's Suit,  Indigo Girls climbed Dead Man's Hill and Dead Man's Shoes is a great and gritty Shane Meadows drama starring Paddy Considine as a dangerous solider who returns to his hometown to dish out his own justice on the locals.

Bloodsport is cult classic 1988 Van Damme film and was inspired by the life of Frank W. Dux.

In 1996, a very similar film appeared in The Quest as it also centred around an international martial arts tournament.  It was also Van Damme’s directorial debut.

The Quest blatantly rips from Bloodsport as the Mongolian Bolo Yeung wannabe char also kills a fellow fighter and another char, adopts an exact ‘animal’ style of fighting as seen in Bloodsport.

The Quest can even be linked to Van Damme 1990 classic A.W.O.L. where a guy also gets punched in the happy sack and even the end fight has very similar happenings during the end fight with Atilla.  The Mongolian even stalks the ring like Atilla.

Speaking of Frank Dux, he trained the fighters in A.W.O.L (as per its credits).

I have a question.  Why is it that in most Van Damme films that when he gears up to perform his various forms of trademark roundhouse kicks, why do the baddies become hypnotised and suffer inevitable damage.

It’s hardly the most subtle move....

Believe it or not, the infamous villain of Kickboxer Tong Po (Michel Qissi), also portrayed a fighter in Bloodsport who got his leg unpleasantly broke by Chong Li, expertly played by legendary loony tune Bolo Yeung.  The same guy also played a different role in A.W.O.L. as Moustafa.

It's great stuff right?

To evade danger, hide in Shadows, as advised by Warpaint and Deep Purple.  If you want become a Shadow, become Wild Nothing.

Agent 47 is an assassin for hire in the Hitman franchise.  Agent 13 is a song by The Besnard Lakes.

I don’t need drugs to get High, I just slam Feeder on.

Instead of dialing 999, I call Simian Mobile Disco for an Ambulance.

Midlake made a small Fortune on the music scene.

I want to make it Crystal Clear that I like the Young Guns.

Modern Man and Modern Men; the former is an Arcade Fire song and the latter is a Only Fools and Horses episode.

There are Flaws in every song and/or album.  Bombay Bicycle Club clearly demonstrated this.

As a rule, a coin has Two Faces.  So do The Coral.

After listening to Barenaked Ladies, I just need Alcohol.  After copious amounts of the stuff, Evanescence requested Call Me When You're Sober. 

Thin Lizzy have such a Bad Reputation.

The Coors decided Black is the Colour, Blue is the Colour is an album by The Beautiful South and The Coral got jealous as Green is the Colour.

The Doors took to the high seas on a Ship of Fools and Villagers climbed aboard the Ship of Promises.

A word of advice, don’t get into a brawl with I am Arrows, Chairlift, New Fast Automatic Daffodils or Band of Skulls as you’ll be covered in Bruises.

The Hundred in the Hands enjoyed feeding Pigeons in the park.

If I could be Born Again, I’d choose to be Starsailor.

Before I Die, I want to do a lot of things but one of my main goals is to listen to We Are the Ocean.

Just Seventeen and 17 Again have a few references.

The former is a song by The Magic Numbers and the latter is both a Zak Efron film and Eurythmics song.

The Maccabees have Seventeen Hands.  It has its positive and negative sides...
Turin Brakes found having a Long Distance relationship pretty hard going.

I can think of A Thousand Beautiful Things, so can Annie Lennox.

Grave Encounters and Episode 50 are practically the same films.  The former is far better though.

Silence is golden or uncomfortable.  According to Starsailor, Silence is Easy.

F.E.E.L.I.N.G C.A.L.L.E.D L.O.V.E is a hit song for Pulp and Feeling Called Love is a song by Wire.

Keeping with acronyms, here are some more that exist in music.

Dirty Pretty Things - B.U.R.M.A.
Elastica - S.O.F.T.
The Maccabees - O.A.V.I.P.
Sleigh Bells and Young Guns - D.O.A.
Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
Green Day - F.O.D.
The Smashing Pumpkins - X.Y.U.
Kasabian - I.D.
Bloc Party - V.A.L.I.S.
Beach House - D.A.R.L.I.N.G.
Coldplay - U.F.O.
Ian Brown - F.E.A.R.
Blur – M.O.R
Ed Sheeran - U.N.I.
Manic Street Preachers – S.Y.M.M.
Dodgy - U.K.R.I.P.
The Kills - M.E.X.I.C.O.
Actress - N.E.W.
Pulled Apart by Horses - V.E.N.O.M.
Rocket from the Crypt, The Breeders and Abba - S.O.S.
Noah and the Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
White Lies – E.S.T.
Lower than Atlantis - R.O.I.
The Bluetones - U.T.A.
System of a Down - P.L.U.C.K.
The Raveonettes - D.R.U.G.S.
Lambchop - N.O.
Actress - R.I.P.
Peter Gabriel - D.I.Y.
Sebastian - C.T.F.O.
Katy Perry - E.T.
John Talabot - H.O.R.S.E.
The Kills - M.E.X.I.C.O.C.U.
Doves - N.Y.
Blur - B.L.U.R.E.M.I.
Korn - B.B.K.
Semisonic - F.N.T.
Hurricane # 1 - N.Y.C.
Cream - N.S.U.
Placebo - I.K.W.Y.L.
System of a Down - B.Y.O.B.
Korn - A.D.I.D.A.S.
The Orb - S.A.L.T.
Deerhunter - T.H.M.
Nickelback - S.E.X.
The Hives - T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.

L.S.F. by Kasabian cannot be included as it selfishly has (Lost Souls Forever) after the acronym.

Some curiously titled songs now:

Everything Everything - MY KZ, UR BF
Lambchop - Gar
Super Furry Animals - Mt
White Denim - Ieiei
tune-yards - Synonynonym
Atlas Sound - Te Amo
Big Sir - G7
The All Saints - 4H Trip
System of a Down - CUBert
Django Django - WOR
Tapes 'n Tapes - Swm
Lambchop - 2B2
Bad Religion - Ad Hominem
alt-J - Ms
TV on the Radio - DLZ
Justice - Dvno
System of a Down - Arto
The Phantom Band  - O
White Denim - El Hard Attack Dcwyw
The Wailing Wall - ()
Tindersticks - CF GF
Blood Red Shoes - ADHD
The All Saints - EIO
The Czars - Los
Weird Owl - Straj Proj
White Lies - WDA
Crystal Castles - xxzxcuzx me
White Denim - Syncn
System of a Down - Atwa
Liars - Wixiw
Actress - Iwaad
The Unthanks - Bird Guhl
Tindersticks - CF GF
Tori Amos - iieee
The Czars - Kiljpy
Little Comets - W - O - E
Flying Lotus - GNG BNG
Cream - SWLABR
The Lemonheads - 6IX

Throwing a postcode into the mix, NW5 is a great song by Madness.

Detlef Schrempf by Band of Horses may sound like a mental song title (well to me anyway) but it can only be about a former German basketball player.  If it’s not - then who in the Frak knows what it could be about.

Frak! is a 1980s BBC Micro game starring Trogg the caveman and his yo-yo.  Everytime Trogg dies, he says 'Frak!'.  I wonder what similar sounding expletive you could use as an alternative?

Peng! is a track by Iron & Wine but I don't think this would catch on as a swear...

Deep Blue was a famous chess computer that challenged world champion Garry Kasparov that pitted man against machine.  Sometimes it won, sometimes it lost.  Whatever, it’s also a song by Arcade Fire.

Prowler is a song by Iron Maiden and band.

Dare is a classic album by The Human League and songs by Gorillaz and The Wedding Present.

Lightning Seeds see things as Marvellous, Annie Lennox is Wonderful and according to The Hoosiers and Muse, life is Glorious.

Q can be described as a famous Bond char, a well known music resource or 2011 film.

The Lazurus Project is a 2008 movie and Iron and Wine sang about Me and Lazurus.

The Antlers begun their album Hospice with a Prologue and an Epilogue.

Who knows what The Velvet Underground, No Doubt and Maroon 5 get up to on a Sunday Morning and Last Dinosaurs come alive on a Sunday Night.  Death Cab for Cutie and Morning Parade woke up on a Monday Morning.

Maximo Park and Ceremony gave me a Nosebleed and Mansun with She Makes My Nose Bleed.  After listening to Pixies, I Bleed.

About a Boy is a 2002 film starring Hugh Grant.  About a Girl are songs by Nirvana and The Summer Set.

Mansun and Kesha refer to something as Disgusting and The Wonder Stuff think it’s Grotesque.  Vile is another 2011 torture horror.

Unthinkable, Unbreakable, Unspeakable, Untraceable and Untouchable are all films.

District 9 and District 13 are films that can be easily confused with each other.  The former sees aliens badly treated by humans meaning a different type of sci-fi and the latter is all about experts in Le Parkour which leads to some spectacular action scenes.

Annie Lennox is truly Twisted.

Jennifer Lopez is On the Floor, Hot Chip are Ready for the Floor and Starsailor bring Four to the Floor.

Tattoo can be two different films from 1981 and 2002.  The Tattooist is also a 2007 film.

David Bowie wrote an Eight Line Poem and The Wonder Stuff read a 38 Line Poem.

Gruff Jones survived Shark Ridden Waters and Starsailor make rubbish Shark Food.

Snow Patrol, Norah Jones and Adele were Chasing Cars, Chasing Pirates and Chasing Pavements respectively.

Breakfast at Tiffanys’ and Breakfast on Pluto are both films.  As many know but I’ll mention it just in case, the former film is also a Deep Blue Something song.

Cash notes have a Watermark and Watercolour is a type of drawing medium.  You can associate both with Pendulum, The Weakerthans and Our Broken Garden.

I was in the doghouse last night with the Mrs so I asked What Have I Done Wrong?

Thanks Dodgy, I’m still in the doghouse.

Case 39 and Glorious 39 are both films.

Little Big Adventure and Little Big Planet are both unrelated video games.  Little Big Soldier is a Jackie Chan film and LIttle Big Painting is pop art from Roy Lichtenstein.

Deep Purple worked my Fingers to the Bone.

10 Dead Men and Fifty Dead Men Walking are both films.

Incendiary and Incendies are similar sounding but unrelated films.

Same again with Abduction and The Abducted.

A Shoot ‘em Up is possibly my favourite form of video game.  It’s also a ridiculous, albeit entertaining 2007 Clive Owen film.

In Betweens is a song by The Only Ones and The Inbetweeners is well, I don’t really need to tell you, but just in case – a famous Channel 4 TV comedy and movie.

The Thaw is a 2009 horror film starring Val Kilmer, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland is commonly abbreviated to THAW.

Bombay Bicycle Club were shocked at something so they stated My God and Oh My God as the Kaiser Chiefs can’t believe it as they’ve never been this far away from home.

It’s not just the police that require a Warrant, as Foster the People prove.

Call Out and Call Me are songs by Feeder and Blondie respectively.

In sport, you can be Blitzed by an opponent.  The Raveonettes do this at their leisure.

Suede asked after Sadie and The Beatles knew Sexy Sadie.

Cherry Tree Lane is a 2010 urban drama.  If you remove Lane, you’re left with a song by The Duke Spirit.

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”
“Satan’s greatest trick was convincing the world he doesn’t exist.”

The former is a memorable quote from The Usual Suspects and the latter is also a quote from the watchable Arnie film End of Days.

Hmmm, Gabriel Byrne starred in both films.  This is just too similar to be coincidence.

In Suspects, Spacey (as Verbal) is of course describing himself (as he is depicted as the Devil) and Father Kovak is describing Satan.  Gabriel Byrne is thought to be Keyser until the twist we all saw coming...

The End of Days quote is actually taken from French poet Charles Baudelaire and Suspects used it, with a subtle change.

Interesting hey?  Oh well!

After a short tea break, we move on to songs featuring just a single name.

Oasis – Lyla
Scissor Sisters – Laura
Baxter Dury - Claire
Metronomy - Corinne
Vampire Weekend – Walcott
Kula Shaker and The Killers – Ruby
Cloud Nothings - Morgan
The Sounds - Diana
Therapy? - Diane
David Bowie – Janine
Longpigs – Elvis
Foster the People - Houdini
Ocean Colour Scene - Justine
Atlas Sound - Sheila
The Cribs - Anna
Queen – Mustapha
Lykke Li - Jerome
The Young Knives and Indigo Girls - John
Saint Saviour and Little Comets – Jennifer
Surfer Blood and Slowdive - Miranda
Beach House - Irene
Bat for Lashes and Veronica Falls - Daniel
Elastica and James Blunt - Annie
Crytsal Castles - Alice Practice
Kings of Leon, The Subways, Scissor Sisters, Spiritualised, Supergrass, Foals and The Maccabees - Mary
Pixies – Ana
Therapy? - Josie
Evanescence - Sinead
Bat for Lashes - Sarah
Animal Collective - Derek
The Others - William
Laura Marling - Sophia
White Denim - Darlene
Barenaked Ladies - Jerome
Interpol - Roland
Neutral Milk Hotel - Naomi
Little Comets - Joanna
The National – Karen
Bad Religion - Billy
Yuck - Georgia
Sleigh Bells - Rachel
Duffy and Bjork - Isobel
Flyleaf - Cassie
Baxter Dury - Isabel
The Others - Johan
Pixies - Allison
The Zutons - Valerie
Metallica – Ronnie
The Wedding Present - Felicity
blink-182 - Josie
Jarvis Cocker – Angela
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dudley
Shed 7 - Mark
Cerys Matthews – Evelyn
My Chemical Romance - Helena
Mindless Self Indulgence – Clarissa
Be Your Own Pet - Becky
Take That and The Levellers – Julie
Mindless Self Indulgence - Molly
The Proclaimers - Sean
The Rolling Stones – Angie
The Vaccines – Norgaard
Bowling for Soup - Andrew
Manic Street Preachers - Emily
The Kooks - Petulia
The Antlers and Pulp – Sylvia
The Kooks – Rosie
The View and Supergrass – Grace
Alt-j - Matilda
The Coral and Franz Ferdinand - Jacqueline
Foster the People - Houdini
Rage Against the Machine and Blondie - Maria
The Beatles – Michelle
The National - Ada
Bright Eyes – Lua
Pavement - Billie
Franz Ferdinand – Michael
The Wedding Present - Heather
Alt-j – Matilda
Girls - Alex
Jet – Timothy
House of Love - Hannah
The Wedding Present and Black Veil Brides - Carolyn
Norah Jones - Miriam
The Beatles and The Rubettes - Julia
Suede – Sadie
Tindersticks and David Gray - Kathleen
Chumbawamba - Charlie
The Kinks - Monica
Gomez – Rosalita
Delta Spirit - Vivian
Little Comets - Mathilda
Supergrass - Lenny
Midlake - Anabel
Talking Heads - Bill
Tori Amos - Emmanuel
U2 - Gloria
Tricky - Joseph
Midlake, Status Quo, David Gray and Citizens! - Caroline
The Czars - Val
Santogold - Anne
Glasvegas - Geraldine
Madness - Samantha
Thin Lizzy - Johnny
Perfume Genius - Perry
Show of Hands - Katrina
Bats for Lashes - Marilyn
Slowdive - Alison
Lifehouse - Simon
The Magnetic Fields - Josephine
The Phoenix Foundation - Sally
Thin Lizzy - Rocky
Anathema - Angelica
The Cranberries - Joe
Cold Specks - Hector
Deftones - Rosemary
The Police - Roxanne
The Magnetic Fields - Jeremy
The Cranberries - Deliah
The Feeling - Connor
The Wedding Present - Kennedy
Supergrass - Roxy
Grouplove - Chloe
The Airborne Toxic Event - Elizabeth

Purple Stain and Purple Haze are songs by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jimi Hendrix respectively.  Purple Heart is a C64 action game.

It's worth mentioning that Purrple Splazsh is a track from Actress.

They say a Bag Lady is a homeless woman who carries her possessions in an obvious container.  Manic Street Preachers met such an unfortunate.

Foals found Blue Blood, The Naked and Famous and Cemeteries hunted Young Blood, Norah Jones and Frightened Rabbit couldn't keep up with Fast Blood, The Hundred in the Hands and Kids in Glass Houses drained Gold Blood, Eels craved Fresh Blood, Soulsavers seek Wise Blood and there is Mexican Blood pumping through the veins of Thin Lizzy.

The National were officially bigamists as they were married to a Sugar Wife and Trophy Wife.

Them and They are both films.  This is a track by Lorn.

1234 and 1-2-3-4 are songs by Feist and The Enemy.

The Dandy Warhols have a song called Plan A and Plan B is an artist.

The universe will surely remain a complete and fascinating mystery.

Paul Weller was Standing Out in the Universe, The Beatles journeyed Across the Universe, The Seahorses went Round the Universe, Detroit Social Club became the Universe, 30 Seconds to Mars were happy to Welcome to the Universe and Non Phixion concluded it was a Strange Universe.

Bernard Butler was Not Alone, Simian advised Never Be Alone, Lowgold were Never Alone, No Mercy with I’m Not Alone, Embrace believed You’re Not Alone, Anathema are Alone, Alabamba Shakes stated You Ain't Alone, The Blackout claim You're Not Alone and Seapony must Be Alone.

Radiohead wrote the lyrics to a Motion Picture Soundtrack.

30 Seconds to Mars liked to Search and Destroy.  Metallica and Kasabian preferred to Seek and Destroy their prey.

In horse-racing, a Dead Cert is apparently a nag that simply can’t lose.  You can also say it’s fairly awful vampire film with Billy Murray.

Apart from using a number instead of a word, One Day and 1 Day are totally different films.

The National seem to think I’m quite Brainy.

To me, the film industry is absolutely Vital.

Berlin is a band probably most known for their chart-topping single Take My Breath Away featured in Top Gun.

That’s the obvious bit but what might not be quite as obvious is that years earlier, this band is also a song by The Velvet Underground – wow.

The Beatles were in love so I Feel Fine, James are just Fine and after recovering from an illness, Frightened Rabbit and Gotye announced I Feel Better.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood is a 80s band responsible for hits such as Relax and Two Tribes.  The band's name is also a strange C64 game.

When I Kick the Bucket, I want to make sure that Mindless Self Indulgence are present.

Toploader found Dancing in the Moonlight rather uplifting and The Strokes found Life is Simple in the Moonlight.

Apparently, Romeo and John Tucker Must Die.

Dead Fish and Rumble Fish are both films.

If you’re a Capricorn, you have something in common with 30 Seconds to Mars.

Rain can ruin a trip to the seaside and annoy those who are keen to hang the washing out.

As we are hoping it stops, lets talk about it.

Heavy Rain on PS3 is the spiritual sequel to PS2 cult classic Fahrenheit and Vampire Rain is a  2007 survival horror 360 game.

Black Rain is a Michael Douglas action vehicle and Hard Rain is a thriller starring Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater.

Other types of wet conditions in films are Rain Man and Rain Fall.

Even the Rain and I Come with the Rain are films and The Fiery Furnaces enjoyed themselves, Even in the Rain.  The Horrors were bold as they were Changing the Rain, The Maccabees are Just Like the Rain and Smoke Fairies celebrated After the Rain.

In a previous life, Coldplay would have no problems being a milkman or a paper boy as they were Up with the Birds.

Cherry Ghost advertise they are decent at Mathematics.

Like a great video game boss, Everything Everything saved their Final Form until last.

4 Ever Delayed is an old Manic Street Preachers song from album Lipstick Traces.  Fast
Forward a few years and Forever Delayed is a Manics best of album.  Forever Lost is a song by The Magic Numbers.

Ichi and Ichi the Killer are both films.

Paramore and The Wanted will Turn it Off but Franz Ferdinand and The Flaming Lips wanted to Turn it On.

Kings and Queens are arguably the most important pieces in the tactical and mental monster that is chess.  30 Seconds to Mars use these pieces regularly.

The songs Knights of Cydonia and Suburban Knights are by Muse and Hard-Fi respectively.

Days, Weeks, and Months can feature in film headings….

Six Days, Seven Nights, 9 ½ Weeks, 28 Weeks Later, 30 Days of Night, (500) Days of Summer, 28 Days Later, The Next Three Days, Two Weeks Notice, 48 Weeks Later and finally, this one uses the lot - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.

The Libertines were caught Begging and The Stone Roses are Begging You.

Barenaked Ladies are a very Ordinary band.

Shooting My Mouth Off is what people do when they boast about something or talk too much.  James are also responsible for doing this.

My Chemical Romance and Blur were asked to Sing and Tindersticks were caught Singing.

Bernard Butler decided People Move On and The Used were Moving On.

Foster the People is a band and Cherry Ghost urged People Help the People.

Razorlight and Howler found America and The Libertines tuned in Radio America.

Taking a breather, The Hundred in the Hands and Chapel Club were seen by The Beach and The Shore respectively.

The View and Supergrass danced with Grace and Elbow found Grace under Pressure.

TV shows that are also unrelated films.

Public Enemies
White Heat
Drop Dead Gorgeous

Games can also be TV shows.



Finders Keepers


The Importance of Being Idle and The Importance of Being Earnest is an Oasis song and a film respectively.

Noah and the Whale drew a straight Line, Tapes ‘n Tapes were given Lines and Blood Red Shoes are told to Follow the Lines.

The Walkmen took things Line by Line and Blur study science Gene by Gene.

Nazis at the Centre of the Earth is a lazy straight to DVD effort that shares obvious familiarities with earlier and better known Iron Sky.

When instructed to perform Radio Silence, it’s essential to cease all transmissions for security and safety reasons.  Turin Brakes partook in such a situation.  Kasabian performed a Test Transmission.

John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson made a very Basic film.

Other than Steel, the films Blue Steel and Real Steel share nothing else in common.

7 Lives and 9 Lives are both films.

We’re going to play a little game of Q & A.  Not really, but it’s a really good film where Nick Nolte is seen portraying a nasty corrupt police officer.

Dodgy stated it was Good Enough and Babybird marked homework with a comment of it simply been Not Good Enough.

Syberia is among the most stupidly titled game ever.  Why?  Well because a good few years earlier, there was a totally different game released called Cyberia.

I needn’t say much more apart from if it was called Zyberia, there would be less, little or no confusion.

Sparks are songs by The Who and Travis.  Editors are All Sparks.

Muse is a famous band and song by Panic Room.  Panic Room is also a film.

Bigmouth Strikes Again and Big Mouth Strikes Again are by The Smiths and Chumbwamba.

Whoah, I can hardly catch my breath as that signals the end of Second Half and with it, Normal Time.

Due to each team being shyer with goals than a nervous rabbit approaching headlights, both teams will slug it out in Extra Time.

After the refreshments and tactics are revised, the excitement follows - right after the break.

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