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Gah, I am a buffoon. Yesterday I reported that Zane Lowe was taking over from Simon Amstell on Popworld. But I was wrong - it's another irritating "indie rock" MTV presenter with Zane in his name - Alex Zane. And this is even worse! Zane Lowe's telly persona is annoying and smarmy (when he presented the "alternative" show on MTV my housemates and I used to writhe in horror at his pretentious affected style). But Alex Zane is worse because he really obviously thinks he's hilariously funny and witty. Which he isn't. Which makes him even more annoying. Bah. I must watch more Popworld archives to cheer myself up (not that I've been doing that all day instead of working, or anything).

In other fascinating news, I got a letter in the post today informing me that my pension has been officially set up. Yes! I am a sensible grown up. Albeit one who is paying about 300 quid a month less than my pensions advisor recommended. But she, like so many other people including nearly all of my friends, does not understand the vague employment situation of the freelance journalist. Still, I can boost up the payments if I get richer (which I'd better do). What I should NOT do is spend my money on Japanese food and booze, which is what I did last night. Not a huge amount of Japanese food, and not a lot of booze either, but both are preposterously expensive in this city. Still, the outing was to celebrate the triumphant return home from America (for two weeks) of my dear chum Is, so it was of course all worth it.

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alltheleaves
Mar. 24th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
You see I was really surprised when you said that because, yes Zane Lowe, not funny but ok, but not the person I was expecting to take over Popworld. But Alex Zane. The person I was expecting and oh my fucking god. Words can't describe how much I loathe and detest him. I can never watch T4 again.
ultraruby
Mar. 24th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
I AM SO GLAD IT'S NOT ONLY ME THAT GETS THE ZANES MIXED UP.

I don't like either of them. The pair of them. Pah, I say, to the Zanes.
stellanova
Mar. 25th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
I say pah, too. What are the odds of two annoying Zanes on one channel?
barsine
Mar. 24th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
My pension is way less than it should be too, but the kind pension man said that people (ie you & me) who do not own houses but might like to one day, should just worry about that first and bump up pension payments later. so I comfort myself with that. And also, every penny that goes into our pensions is a penny we are not GORGING (like last night, but it was delicious Japanese food, wasn't it?)
distortionghost
Mar. 25th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
i'm ashamed to admit i can actually tolerate alex more then zane :S i think it was his beegee boogie during his episode of cribs and the relentlessly sarky [if predictable] voiceovers on MADE. any man that can sashay like that instantly goes up +20 in my book :/ i'm pretty sure it'll shift from vaguely tolerable to very fucking annoying within 10 minutes though. and kelly. ugh. WHY WHY WHY.

slemslempike
Mar. 25th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the episode of Buzzcocks that Simon Anstell hosted? It's hilarious.
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