There were two big revelations yesterday, of course. Gordon has a little opinion box to mark the engagement of The Beatles and iTunes:
Love, Love Me DoughYou think that's bad? The main piece is headlined Lucy In The iTunes Worth Diamonds.
I'VE done a bit of maths today. If you bought every Beatles album, on every format ever released PLUS the latest remastered versions, you would be more broke than Ireland.Why would you, though? That's like saying if you bought every can of Baked Beans that Heinz ever made, you'd need a big trolley.
I like the idea of Gordon doing maths to work out that it would be expensive to buy the complete run of albums in numerous instances, though. I'm picturing him, tongue stuck out the side of his mouth, carrying a three here, multiplying by inflation there.
Still, nice reference to the grown-up news.
But, yes, Gordon is actually being cynical about the news:
So thank God (who isn't as big as the Fab Four) the back catalogue is now available on iTunes. It means every true Beatles fan will be able to own the same material yet again.
Everyone seems to be getting excited about the news, but it feels at least five years too late to me.Well done, Gordon. You're right. It's not a major news story, and certainly not one that should be met with over-excited applause. Thank God you're the editor of the Sun's showbiz section - you can treat this story with the down-page cool treatment it actually merits.
In other news, Howard Donald's superinjunction has been lifted, which is not interesting because of his affair, but because it's another example of superinjunctions being used for vanity rather than any real purpose. Coming a couple of days after a valid use of the blanket ban on even mentioning the blanket ban - giving the chance of negotiations with Somali pirates in private - it's clear that this sort of tittle-blocking use of injunctions is bringing the measure into total disrepute. Donald should be ashamed for even trying to pull one.