simon bates

The rap and dance music dominating the pop charts is rubbish. I listen to Top Of The Pops and after three tunes, it makes me want to kill somebody. It’s just so nauseating. And all this rap rubbish. It’s just computerized rot. Everybody’s got the same keyboard sound. Anybody who can use those pathetic drum machines to the extent they do and haven’t even noticed how rubbish they sound, well, they sound real rubbish.
—  George Harrison in a BBC Radio One interview with Simon Bates, 9 November 1990

mirrorfalls  asked:

Whaddya expect out of a (inevitable?) Grant Morrison cameo on The Simpsons?

I suspect they’ve used up that comics allowance on Moore and the others in that one episode (I was sure surprised to hear he’s a fan, but I suppose he’d appreciate them pissing off Bush Sr.), and more importantly, they couldn’t top what Gail Simone already did:

Based on what I’ve heard, this is a reasonably true-to-life depiction of their relationship.

Let’s Movie Nerd-Out About Queerness and Reflexivity in ‘Psycho’

Do you ever get the urge, whilst browsing the internet, to just set your brain on fire? Why not re-watch Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho? Everything under the sun has been written about this movie, from scandalized reviews to extensive behind-the-scenes accounts, and the fact that we’re still agonizing over its mysteries sixty years later testifies to its technical, thematic, and cultural achievements. Queerness and reflexivity are both familiar topics of discussion in connection to Psycho, as well as to Hitchcock’s body of work at large, but what I’d like to do in this post is synthesize some of those ideas in order to see how these two dimensions of the film relate to and reinforce each other, particularly in Hitch’s historical context. I also need practice spelling the word “voyeurism.” So, let’s see if we have the guts, boy! (Tell me to shut up, Shut Up, SHUT UP under the cut.)

Also, this is going to be completely spoilerific, so please beware if you haven’t seen the movie before.

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Season 2 Episode 6

Quantico tweeted that tonight’s episode was the bloodiest yet and I’m ready to see if that’s true

Two episodes in and they showed Simon’s death I’m not ok with that

Léon and Shelby need to stop I love them both but Shelby and Caleb need to be together

Lydia is still so extra but at least she’s helping Alex oh nvm that bitch is dying lit

Nimah said Caleb’s name and I got so happy but then so sad because we probably won’t see Caleb at all this season

Lmao Harry said he’s all ears I love him

Sebastian heard about Ryan and Alex oh god what is that piece of shit gonna do

I miss Simon so much but you can’t let that hold you back from being an agent Alex come on you should know better

The twins better try to become close again it’s not ok that they are barely talking

SHELBY START TALKING TO CALEB AGAIN YOU GOTTA BE TOGETHER BITCH I HATE YOU HOW DARE YOU SAVE LÉONS NUMBER UNDER CALEBS NAME THIS ISNT A FUNNY THING TO DO ITS HORRIBLE

Sebastian just fucking roasted Harry amazing

Oh wow I can’t believe they blew it up anyway

Lydia you’re the absolute worst oh my god

Sebastian that was way too hard for you to say you were there with your wife something else is up

I personally don’t think Leigh is the terrorist but I’m glad they took her away she was making me mad

I keep going back and forth between if I like Harry or not but I think right now I like him

Lydia I hate you so fucking much why are you this way

The father/daughter moments between Lydia and Owen make me uncomfortable

FUCK THEY ARE AT SIMONS GRAVE NO WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS TO ME ITS NOT OK

Wait what Dayana has a kid??? This is Natalie all over again

OH FUCK LEIGH IS DEAD I DIDNT LIKE HER BUT I DIDNT WANT HER DEAD

FUCK DAYANA IS GONNA DIE TOO

OH MY FUCKING GOD NIMAH AND RAINA WTF IS GOING ON THIS ISNT OK I HATE THIS SHOW I CANT TRUST ANYONE (except Caleb my baby who can’t do anything wrong)

Alright this episode messed me up so much I’m literally crying as I’m typing this I’m ready to fight the writers

however else I feel, I am incredibly proud of how the Americans performed at the Olympics and how graciously they handled themselves.

seriously

every

single

american

figure

skater

made

me

so

fucking

proud.

thank you.

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Chapterhouse - Moles, Bath 21st March 1991 Always one for pestering my favourite pop stars. After cancelling their earlier gig they kindly wrote to me on tracing paper & sent me an ep.

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Aw, I love these flustered post-title win interviews!

«When Freddie walked in, he sat down and said “Hello!” and we started chatting. <…> Freddie Mercury is very pleasant. He looks a million dollars. Every photograph you see of Freddie Mercury has probably not got any make-up on it. It’s him. He looks amazingly fit and amazingly well.» © Simon Bates on Freddie Mercury due to the interview on Radio One,1985