Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Oh, those Russians

An odd use of the vulgarised phrase from a TV review in the Moscow Times:
Apparently it will be shown on NTV after the 10 p.m. beer-advertising watershed, but still before the midnight erotica threshold, in a twilight zone when viewers are still supposed to be sipping their lager. So that means this little whorehouse is all mouth and no trousers, as it were, since it can't actually have sex scenes.

If they're Russian, they can perhaps be excused getting it wrong. There again, the reviewer is one Anna Malpas, whose surname suggests origins closer to the Taff than the Moskva. Должен пробовать тяжелее, or summat.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Punk rules

Well mouth and trousers, sonny boy, never changed a thing
The only thing that'll ever change will be the song you sing
Cos when you've bought your Rolls Royce car and your luxury Penthouse Flat
You'll be looking down your nose and saying "Punk, dear chap, what's that?"
- The Greatest Working Class Rip Off, Crass

She can turn upon a sixpence in the mouth and trousers set
Hit the bill, ring the bell, never spill a sip
And still she knows the kind of tip that she is gonna get
- King Horse, Elvis Costello

I played a blinder against a gaggle of nuns
I was all mouth and trousers
They were fingers and thumbs
- Happy to be Here, Eurythmics

Not forgetting the 1982 7" by Splodge - anyone got lyrics for this?