Monday, 16 July 2007

Top pop videos with dance routines

Rescued from boy band hell, the dance routine has been well and truly defibrillated back to life. And I for one am huzzahing heartily. I love a slightly amateurish but enthusiastic co-ordinated wiggle. Here are my favourite dance (or bike!) routines in videos, past and present. Proof that time and sweat is often better than big budgets in pop.

I'm Alive by Vincent Vincent and the Villains

What's a Girl to Do? by Bat For Lashes

The Dark of the Matinee by Franz Ferdinand

1234 by Feist

Here It Goes Again by OK GO (yes, it's been everywhere, yes it's old, but how could I miss it out?)

It's Oh So Quiet by Bjork (again, how could I not list it?)

I know there are more... Feel free to suggest them

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

How to make strawberries even better

Nigel Slater is my favourite food writer. His books are both a joy to read and pave the way to delicious, easy, uncomplicated food. He writes weekly for The Guardian. And his strawberry recipe that appeared two weeks ago was so good I feel obliged to share. It's dead easy and super delicious. There are loads of cheap local strawberries about right now. Buy them up.

You need
An orange
A lemon
Fresh mint
Granulated sugar

Cut the strawberries in half and put them in a bowl. Squeeze the orange and lemon. Pour the juice over the strawberries. Add some granulated sugar and the fresh, chopped mint. Leave to marinade in the fridge for a couple of hours. Eat. Die with pleasure.

Hey, you been working out, dawg?

I love skinny whippets, lurchers and greyhounds. But I think I love Big Wendy the dog with a six pack even more.