Sunday, November 25, 2007

Ever Had The Feeling You've Been Cheated.............?


No matter how much irony you watch X Factor with, it's still telling you how to think, still making people believe some bint rocketing from one end of the octave range to the other like a Happy Shopper opera singer has 'real talent'. No she fucking hasn't! In terms of pop music, her 'TALENT' is redundant, anodyne, pointless...................

Here is a man who understands. Here is a man who realises the truth of pop music. Here is a man who knows that no matter what you can do with your larynx, if you haven't got a personality or tune or something to make the nations collective arse wiggle on the dance floor, well, you might as well fuck off and leave us all in peace. Here is a man who makes most of what I'm writing here fairly redundant........................

He's also a man who understands that Simon Cowell is a cowardly, tedious, tasteless 'past his sell by' little pederast impersonator, whose 'trick' is wearing decidedly thin. Sadly, there are enough people out there who seem to have bought the X-Factor/PopIdol schtick and have solemnly conceded that pop music needs to 'grow up' and 'real talent' needs to be recognised, ever willing to believe that some egregious talent show can combine the best elements of Eastenders and Top of The Pops AND ensure that the music they will listen to in the future is made by people who can REALLY SING.

My advice? Go listen to the new PJ Harvey album, then buy a ticket to see Take That.

Dichotomy resolved.

As if to prove my point............If Blondie came from Glasgow

8 comments:

Billy said...

The new Peej album is fantastic - all squeaky voice and thick-fingered piano, so unlike her usual fare and yet very familiar.

Clairwil said...

My mother says you're the most well mannered chap she's spoken too in years. The new Peej album is very good but not an immediate hit.

As I write I'm listening to Shirley Bassey trampling all over Andrew Lloyd Webber's great hits and turning shit to gold. All it takes is a good set of bellows and a monster ego.

Clairwil said...

too should be to. I'm affronted .

Cocktails said...

Like your blog and link to the Tom Townsend article. He is write on the money. For another view on why the music industry is so shite check: http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguide/music/story/0,,2215181,00.html

Cocktails said...

And yeah, sorry, don't judge the article by my appalling grasp of the English language. That's right, as opposed to write, on the money...

iLL Man said...

Billy - It reminds me of a recent Bonny Prince Billy album. One for the wee hours I think.........

Clairwil - Aw! I'm blushing now......As you know, my politeness merely hides a multitude of other sins.........
As for the PJ Harvey album, I'm reminded of the chap at the Barrowlands all those years back, around the time of 'To Bring You My Love' and his drunken, yet heartfelt pleas for her to 'get her guitar out'. He'd absolutely love the new album....

Cocktails - Cheers! The article just caught my eye as I randomly skimmed MSN on Saturday night. I was ecstatic after reading it, finally someone who understands why X-factor is evil, instead of coming up with the usual 'It's shit, but you've got to watch it' bollocks. I shall examine the other link you provided when I get a moment.

Keep making the spelling mistakes and correcting them folks. It makes it look like I have more readers than I actually do.

Cocktails said...

Do check out that link - it's about that other evil influence on the music industry, Michael Parkinson.

I've just linked to you from my blog btw so your site stats might profit from the 5 random people who read mine...

iLL Man said...

Cheers for the link cocktails..

I've returned the compliment. See ya around. =D