Go out on a Friday night and you’ll be too tired to spend on Saturday

COMMENT: Bandstand event is a victim of its own success

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New research suggests that workers’ Monday morning blues may have as much to do with them discovering the full extent of their weekend spending as being back in the office.

Here’s my solution to this...make sure you always go for your big weekend night out on a Friday evening and make it a really good one, because that way you’ll be so wrecked that you won’t be able to leave the house on Saturday to spend any money on anything else!

And by the time Sunday comes around, you’ll have so many jobs to catch up on around the house that you won’t have the time to go out and spend any money then either. Problem solved.

n I was watching the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? the other night and it struck me what it reminded me of.

It’s basically just a posh version of the Jeremy Kyle show where women findout who the father of their baby is. It is, isn’t it?

n So the Manic Street Preachers are to tour their 1994 album The Holy Bible, playing it live in full.

This is something bands have started to do a lot recently, but if they’re going to do it, I think they should do it properly.

So there should only be about a five-second gap between each song, no talking, no crowd interaction and at the end they should walk off with no encores. It’d make for a dull gig, but if they’re going to reproduce the album faithfully then that’s the way they should do it.

Incidentally, when is a band going to do the decent thing and play one of their live albums live?

n Just wondering, has anyone got any photographic evidence of somebody actually slipping on a banana skin? You used to see it all the time in silent movies and on the Mario Kart game you can throw a banana skin behind your car and other cars will skid on it. But I’ve never seen anyone slip on a banana skin left on the pavement.