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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

December 12, 2005

It comes around, it goes around

Here in the seen-it-all-before department, we like to keep tabs on current cultural icons, and remind ourselves where we've seen it all before. I think we've established by now that Robbie Williams is an updated (and slightly less gay, apparently) Elton John (close your eyes and the resemblance is uncanny). But what about some of the current crop of stars?

The escaped mental patient who sings at a piano and wears a hat to conceal a bad hair day? That's right: Daniel Powter is Gilbert O'Sullivan:

Singer-songwriter who sings like a girl and annoys everyone?

Dark-haired songstress who gets your dad all hot under the collar? Call off the search, it's Elkie Brooks:

Slightly old hat by now, but lest we forget, Chas and Dave modelled their act on a once-famous pair of brothers:


  • I think you may have the beginnings of a conspiracy theory here. Elkie Brookes reincarnated ...

    (And is that Lithuanian I see in your dateline?)

    By Anonymous Rafael, at 7:32 am  

  • Yes, I think Lithuanian is our language-of-the-month

    By Blogger bot37363838, at 9:21 am  

  • James Blunt really has crossed the "officially annoying" line now hasn't he.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 3:00 am  

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