What does one wear for the press night for the Rubberbandits? This was my fashion dilemma last night.
The obvious answer would be to take inspiration from the hilarious Blindboy Boat Club and Mr Chrome and wear a plastic bag over my face as they do throughout their performances (and interviews!).
Unfortunately (and fortunately) I had my hair done yesterday evening so it seemed a bit of a waste not to show it off, so I opted for something warm…
Unlike Beyoncé, who, for a change, decided to strip down to a swimsuit made from rubber bands. See what we did there?
In case you don’t know what I’m banging on about (for a change) the Rubberbandits are a comedy hip hop duo from Limerick.
‘We’re not comedy. We’re hardcore gangsta rap.’ They state at the start of their gig and it does feel like a proper music gig and not a comedy show, with the seating stripped from the underground cabaret venue at the Soho Theatre – or Sar-Ha as they pronounce it.
Their songs are instantly catchy, bordering on addictive. Horse Outside (see below) has had a bazillion hits on YouTube and shoulda woulda coulda been a Christmas number one for them in 2011 in Ireland if it wasn’t for that pesky Simon Cowell.
I can’t tell you which were my favourite songs. There were too many! And I was laughing too hard to write anything down. The song about failed children’s book Spastic Hawk came with interpretive dance and I loved the rapping in Bag of Glue, a track about persuading themselves to sleep with fat girls by sniffing glue.
A bag for me, a bag for you
Let’s get wrecked on bags of glue!
Cause there’s no way I’m riding you
Unless I’m wrecked on bags of glue!
Oh okay I’ve decided on my favourite. Spoiling Ivan made me laugh and feel super uncomfortable at the same time. The story of an adult befriending a six year old boy. Totally normal apparently. And good for bouncing around to.
How happy did that make you feel?
And in case you haven’t seen it…
The Rubberbandits are playing until February 2nd at Soho Theatre. Click here to book
And click here to check out their YouTube channel.
Yeah. This is where I live. Nice, right? Well if it makes you feel any better it is going to rain next week but until then we’re catching some rays on the beach. I think I need a Barbie sized Do Not Disturb sign.
Barbie should do more magazine covers, don’t you think?
When my US Vogue finally arrived with Lady Gaga on the cover I couldn’t wait to devour it, page by page. But I did wait. For two whole days until I knew I could enjoy it properly, on my own, on the beach and without interruptions. Bliss.
So long August. It’s been hot knowing you. The end of silly season in the news, road rage and the sickening smell of sun oil… Everywhere!
I’m so happy that September begins tomorrow. Possibly the most fashionable month in the calendar? Something’s Coming….
No not that kind of cover up, though that is a mighty fine leopard and lime beach cover up. Leopard and lime should really be an ice cream flavour shouldn’t it?
No. The cover up. Not because of yesterday’s nudity. And that star can hardly be counted as much cover.
No. The cover up is what is really being covered up. That is to say… Well… What’s been going on with BOTD? Why the disjointed (more than usual!) postings? Isn’t this a daily blog? What’s happened to my daily email subscriptions? What’s with all the bikinis?
Well I’m sorry. I really am. BOTD is a huge part of my life and takes up a ridonculous amount of time and well it’s August. And unfortunately, just like in the real news, there is a lot less going on on these pages. Post Olympics I feel we’ve had a bit of a dip, not in my faithful readership, thank you all, but in terms of proper news and proper postings. It is not helped by the fact that it is a billion degrees in BOTD Towers so getting under the studio lights is a trial. The heat, and our general location by the sea, is what keeps us in swimwear, not to mention the fact that if you looked like the dolls, you would wear little else too. But!
There are some very exciting things coming up. I’m halfway through a new music video. September is just around the corner and with it, Fashion Week, the MTV Video Awards and a whole host of exciting changes coming to Barbie of the Day
Stick with us. Because we’re worth it.
Holy guacamole! It is hot on the Côte. Too hot. We’ve been hit by a serious heatwave here on the Riviera. The dolls are literally melting. I don’t think that will quite qualify them for the Paralympics so I have to keep them cool instead. The best way is of course to strip off to a teeny tiny bikini and hit the pool. Matching heels and clutch optional.
A bronze for Rebecca Adlington in the pool yesterday. None of them wear bikinis, have you noticed? Certainly not yellow ones. Weirdly Jessica Ennis and my new favourite Katarina Johnson-Thompson wear the tiniest of bikinis for the heptathlon. A very sexy offering from Stella.
So, I don’t know about you guys. We’re a week into it and I’m not bored yet. In fact. I’m more excited than ever. I’m a proper supergeekfan. I would say I’ve been watching about 9 hours of coverage a day. It’s like heroin but more fun and with a lot more Lycra.
I’ll try and do an unrelated Olympic post tomorrow. I’ll try! Maybe I can couture up some handballers?
A little preview of the latest BOTD movie for you today. Animations take a lot of photographs and a lot of work but hopefully tomorrow it will pay off when you see our brand new music video starring the BOTD cast members. Here is a sneaky peek at Amber working it in her tiny green rubber bikini (your probably wearing one now, I know) the perfect outfit for a work out. Hot and Sweaty.
Spot the doll! A hidden BOTD today as we hit our private beach for some final pre-wedding tanning. For the perfect glow this is our last real opportunity and nobody wants to look like a lobster in those wedding snaps.