Saturday, November 11, 2006

That Damien Rice Is A Cunt

Well, he is................ Re-aquainting myself with the fusty circle jerk that is Later...... With Jools Holland. God that guy's a a bawsack, isn't he? The guy is a total colon tickler. He'll endorse any old shoite. "Hey Jarvis" he'll say, "Your new album is awesome". The rest of the planet looks on and wonders why the lanky streak of piss isn't doing us all a favour and finding something else to do with his time.......Truly, Jules Holland is to popular music what Des O'Connor is to the chat show. An easy audience. Like many Jules Holland cavalcades it's 90% pish and 10% genius jaw dropping brilliance. I liked The View. They reminded me of The Buzzcocks. I also couldn't hear a damn thing they were singing, which made me very happy. Don't you think it's a bit shit when you know what a band are banging on about all the time? Especially if what they have to say is of little importance. I loved the way Kurt Cobain slurred like a drunk, I loved the way Michael Stipe sounded like he was talking in his sleep on early REM records, I loved the way Pete Doherty sounded like he was out where the busses don't run. Which he was..........It's just a thing you don't get very often. I hope The View's album sounds like what I heard on myspace. It would make this old man very happy. That and Smokey Robinson. Again Mr Holland had his ice pick and crampons out in an attempt to clamber up "the Smokester's" ass. He needn't have bothered as Smokey greeted him like a long lost pal, imparted many words of wisdom and genuinely laffed his ass off at the old footage they dug out to show him. Smokey reminds me of Brian Wilson without the drug and EST damage. Still a wide eyed kid at heart.....................

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ill Man, I agree, much of stuff on Jools is not actually listenable, especially the worthy African bands, was so disappointed in Jarvis Cocker as I love Pulp. I just don't get the awe that Damien Rice inspires, I gave his first CD to my brother a couple of years ago, not realising how awful it is, he is more of a Kings of Leon man, and he gave it back, not mincing his words the way you usually do with presents you don't like: IT'S SHITE, he said. I quite liked THE VIEW, think JH said they are from Dundee, they certainly look like they're from Dundee. Re. Buzzcocks, I touched Pete Shelley's guitar case at Loch Lomond Rock Festival in late seventies, now I'm showing my age. By the way, if my comment links to 'no access to public profile' it is Beta blogger's fault, not mine!

Anonymous said...

I can only agree with you. I find Mr Holland one of those unpleasant little greasy individuals that you would not want to buy a second hand car from. He is far to assured of his own intellectualism, and good taste. Which is always a good sign that he has to be wrong. I think he could only improve the current music scene by extricating himself from it and going and living on some remote island where he can no longer bother anyone else.

ill man said...

NMJ, the moment I saw The View I was suspicious. They looked naff. Then I heard them and fell in love. Soppy big tit that I am. Love the way the singer rolls his R's and as I said, mumbles and slurs his lyrics. There is an art to mixing vocals so that they're audible but you can't quite make them out either.

Meekon, yr back!!! How are ya? Hope all is ok and the house is safe. Cheers for popping in. Jules Holland has always seemed to me to be a bit of a stiff. I remember the time he tried to introduce Porno For Pyros by giving an explanation of the bands name, then turning to Perry Farrell and asking "isn't that right?" Mr Farrell looked at him with contempt and said "Whatever you think man!" That said it all to me. He can say "Groovy Fuckers" till he's blue in the face, but he'll always be a post punk 'Whispering Bob Harris' to me.