(Some mild spoilers for Doctor Who series 4 finale follow, look away now if you don't want to know anything)
Blimey. German Daleks. German Daleks! Shrieking "Exterminieren!" Now, there were loads of superb moments in the brilliantly bonkers finale, I loved the sheer energy and cheek of it all, mixed in with some surprisingly harsh cruelty (like the ending, and the fantastic moment where Davros explains exactly how the Doctor is pretty much the same as him) - but dude. Come on. German Daleks. I don't care if you love or hate the show, German Daleks are officially the best thing ever. We wound it back about 20 times, unable to believe that it was really happening. We were a bit over excited, slightly drunk, and eating a TARDIS cake. Don't believe me about the cake?? Eat this:
Yeah. No messing about here. Although the copious amounts of blue icing, combined with booze, made us feel a bit ill later. We ate quite a lot of it.
By the way, back when I visited the TARDIS set, I immediately ran around the console pretending to fly it, playing with all the buttons and levers, followed by a slightly worried script editor who kept saying, very politely, "haha, of course a lot of it is really quite fragile, haha, and OH CHRIST WILL YOU BE CAREFUL, er, please, haha..." And I also got to pump that weird pumpy thing that Captain Jack pumped in the finale. Yes. Me and Captain Jack both pumped the same pumpy thing. I pumped it real good, too.
And no, I didn't know what was going to happen in the 2 part finale. Honestly. Before Saturday, everyone kept asking me - so, did you know that was going to happen, do you know what's coming, is there a new Doctor, who is it, go on, you know, don't you, *don't you*??. And every time I said I didn't know, they'd smile, and nudge me, and say yeah, but you *do* know really, don't you? Seriously? And I'd say no again - they only told me what I needed to know, partly for security, partly because they know that I don't like spoilers anyway. And they'd just smile, and nod, and wink, still not believing me. But I didn't know. I promise.
Now. I'm looking for music recommendations again. I've fallen behind with new stuff, so let me know the *very latest* stuff that I should be listening to. I like most genres, from the darkest, hardest drum and bass, to the silliest, most delicate pop fluff. What's new? What's cool? What's essential? No boy/girl bands, no whiney indie Coldplay-style stuff, no quirky Cockney female singer songwriters (way too many of those now). Anything else goes. Lay it on me.