So, I had this long post written about why I write this thing, and then my browser ate it. (I write this straight into the browser – I know people who write what they want to say in word first, and then spell check it and generally tidy it up. Kind of seems contrary to the spirit of the thing, to me.)
So, instead, an irrelevant diversion: “Fame a la mode” (Polnareff, still) covered by Blaine Reininger is a fabulous, fabulous song. Seedy sounding, a kind of desperate glamour, weirdly kitsch. Ace.