Still reeling from an evening spent trying to decipher the Stop Peter Bjorn & John website, a campaign that not only appears not to be as tongue in cheek as frankly it should be but also one based around a quote that claims they are "not a significant band" (and if you've ever heard a more attempted highfalutin, smug term of musical criticism not written by Paul Morley or found in Revolution In The Head, do get in touch), we found a piece about BBC2's latest ignored reality series The Underdog Show which stopped us dead in our tracks.
Huey from the Fun Lovin' Criminals is in it.
Now, Huey and his band are clearly not as tabloid attracting or as unselectively supported as they once were, redolent as they are of the gentleman hoodlum image prevalent in the immediate post-Lock Stock days which is why they've seemingly spent the last few years playing student union balls and the Bulldog Bash alone. Never successful in America, of course, largely due to their having enough pretend New York gangsters of their own, and last we heard they had relocated to Dublin possibly to work on the restaurant they've been discussing for what seems to be most of our lives. But a dog training reality show? What sort of low ebb in coolness has he hit now?