Saturday, 30 August 2008

this is pop

I really do never ever watch TV very much at all, but tonight that despised institution the BBC showed a documentary called Pop Britannia. The conclusions it reached were pessimistic, true, but none the less valid for that:

The early 1980s was the last time that pop music will ever be interesting.

Alex Kapranos (of Franz Ferdinand/Herman's Hermits fame) is a hypocritical cunt.

When I was first interested in the Pet Shop Boys, at the tender age of 8, I was right all along.

Maybe those were merely prejudices that I'd already held prior to watching the programme. Not pessimistic enough then, and why no Soft Cell? Anyway, Dad's Army's about to start.


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