I love pop music. I LOVE POP MUSIC. I LOVE POP!!!
Watching Channel 4's 25 Years of Smash Hits last night got me all fired up: Adam Ant in all his glory, Bananarama, Betty Boo, Take That, Justin Timberlake and Blue. Bless them all.
My sister and I used to go halves on our copy of Smash Hits - when she was a Brosette and I was into Rick Astley, T'Pau, Whitney Houston and... Phil Collins (?). It's was 55p every fortnight. I remember feeling excited and slightly intimidated by just how cool and trendy it was - the layout, the graphics, the language ('blee!', 'natch'...)! Indeed, the language was its downfall, once Mum saw the 'Crap Joke Corner' page and banned us from buying it again. We even got into trouble a few weeks later when, in desperation, we were caught getting my cousin to buy it for us and pretend it was her copy...
I've just signed up for the online 'fab newsletter' - it asked me if I was (a) under 12, (b) 12-15 or (c) 15+... should I feel ashamed?
And seeing as I might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb:
Well, the British Council like it, so why can't I?