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1. miranda sawyer
2. john robb
3. paul morley.
.....and loves to hear the sound of his own voice waxing lyrical and using shite metaphors......
stuff on here. At least he used to. Watchit! He almost ran me over with his bike once. I was walking in the cycle lane to be fair
and was very dissapointing
seems like a fair enough chap. he is always scooting about on his bike, thing he has nearly run over most people in manchester at some point.
he's got a really intense style of conversation/interview, which i'm never quite sure whether i like or not. it was pretty funny when urbis (museum of the modern city) did it's manchester music thing last year and john robb had the tagline of 'he's always on the telly'
It was funny.
Every single musical movement was charged with active socialism, apparently.
"These were WORKING CLASS guys, who wanted CHANGE."
- Teddy boys
- New romantics
You better get out of his thread
I'm at University. I'm used to preachy little socialists on a crusade to change the world.
CAPITALISM ISN'T WORKING <picture of stock market man going :O>
THE CASE FOR MARXISM
I'd rather be surrounded by Ben Elton babies..........anything compared to fluro covered bangle boys who scream out Fielding quotes and put pop tarts in their mates hood.
(mind you, this is like saying i'd prefer cancer to lieukemia)
how can you dislike the Bragg.
I loved that music history thing he did with Cat Deeley recently.
I randomly met him and his son at Camp Bestival, and he very nicely explained to me the type of birds that were rare in Dorset. He was a cool young man, and now he is a nice wise old one.
2. paul gambuccini
3. anyone who experienced punk
i like paul morley though
mark riley! he goes on and on and ON about punk.
"ooh that reminds me of the <insert unknown punk band here> gig in MANCHESTER in 1978..."
he sometimes comes out with a real pearl of wisdom, 90% of the time i want to punch him in the balls but overall i'm glad he exists. Sawyer and Swells on the other hand could be disappeared.
i did a thread about people who you hate but in a ruffle haired 'oh you' kind of way, and put up with their shit for the few pearls of wisdom that inevitably come....morley was one of my examples.
i remember he got the nme spot on when he said it was now 'all captions and snapshots'....after all the reams of bluster about its downfall i thought this captured its awfulness perfectly.
and he's easily better than anyone else on itv sports, but yes, very depressing person.
"good evening ladies and gentlemen"
a bad word about i guy who comes up with:
'There's a lot of brain under that hair'
'Cristiano Ronaldo..drawing comparisons with the incomparable George Best'
..and after someone scored a penalty in a shoot-out '......fast.'
once beaten by he other commentator
'Peter Crouch; like a rampaging super-spider'
awful and smug.
..her dad has got her a job at the observer (probably)
definitely in my top 3. Others: Stuart Maconie & Paolo Hewitt.
kate thornton fills me with an urge to bareknuckle fight the tv screen, shouting "WHY DO YOU HAVE A JOB? WHY DO YOU HAVE A JOB? WHY DO YOU HAVE A JOB?"
what is this woman for, and why is her opinion on music considered relevant enough to put her on the tellybox?
why was she ever allowed to edit smash hits?
But Thornton is a good shout!
Also Mark Frith
Every sentence he utters starts with either 'Noel' or 'Liam', or 'Noel and Liam'.
If a shop assistant asked for his nectar card he'd probably tell a story about Noel. Or Liam.
is by FAR the most irritating. morley and robb aren't that bad as they generally know their stuff...
anyone from U2 really
he keeps popping up, often in an annoying way.
The most bland, boring man in the world
occasionally he is funny.
Always got a stupid smirk on his face.
but that bald ginger bloke who writes for the Guardian (not Alan McGee, but that tosser would be another choice of mine), he has a pretty neanderthal idea of what rock and roll is supposed to be. But he does hate Bono so that's one redeeming feature.
he's alright, but he doesn't really like indie music
3. Some other bald black man
no one has mentioned Stuart Maconie yet.
He can recall any aspect of human experience.
I wish that Thurston Moore would stop popping up everywhere. Sitting in front of some records/holding a guitar/both while talking about Minutemen or Mission of Burma or something...
This is true. In almost every doc I see he is sitting in front of his humongous record collection acting like a total space cadet.
He raps next to some train tracks in it. And shouts at random people through a megaphone. Not cool
Thon bit from We Jam Econo is bloody painful
discussing why 'Satisfaction' was so great. Truly annoying.
1. Paul Morley
2. Paul GAM BAH CHEEN KNEE
3. Conor McRatboy
Gambochini without a shadow of a doubt.
Leave him alone.
My nomination, as many above, is anyone who drones on about how they could "feel punk happening" and how it was super revolutionary and they were there on the frontline, in the club and it was crazy. NO IT WASN'T YOU ARE OLD AND YOU ARE A LIAR.
Then cut to terrible punk/hardcore band that nobody remembers now (for a reason) barking out a song that goes...
"I HATE STUFF
IT IS BAD
I AM SAD
I FEEL MAD"
I saw a really rubbish punk band last night that could've been on P-Rock TV
IT'S A TWO MAN JOB
(A TWO MAN JOB)
IT'S A TWO MAN JOB
IT'S A TWO MAN JOB
IT'S A TWO MAN JOB
(OH YEAH SOMETHING IT'S A TWO MAN JOB)
The 'I Hate Stuff' lyrics sort of make me want to form a really bad hardcore band with bad lyrics but I dunno if that would actually be funny in practice.
from P-Rock TV who were bald British punks Their music video was filmed in a scrapyard to try and make them look hard.
but I wasn't prepared for
them playing on a tank
the unnecessarily loud wideboy vocals
the dry ice
the glitchy video effex
the woman in her underwear that keeps randomly appearing
is the best bit. LOL. So awkward.
1) Paul Morley
2) Paul Morley
3) Paul Morley
cos I thought he was Paul Morley. No wonder Stewart Lee blames Maconie for being everywhere. Think it's a bit harsh on Morley, who's mildly annoying. The worst talking heads are the ones you don't even know the name of, those anonymous bastards.
maybe so. i think my grudge is just a personal one. he did a talk about punk at my uni and basically went, right all the theories, ideas, situationist stuff was bollocks, it was just about passion blah blah, and started telling a guy whose two faveourite bands were the manics and green day, that 'yeah, keep up the band man, you can do anything you want, just do it' for ten minutes.... so it wasnt really the in depth examination i expected. so near the end, scratching around for a question, i said, 'what were the clash like live then, because if i could go back in time, they would be the one'...etc etc,? (this sounds like a rubbish question, and it is, but there had been some real stinkers and it didnt seem the time for anything with substance) and i wanted to know about, y'know, the smells, the sounds, stuff that we cant work out from just watching rude boy or whatever. maybe he would have a particularly funny or interesting annecdote.... but he just went, 'well you cant see them can you, cause time travel doesnt exist?' and everyone laughed, so i was like, 'yeah thats why im asking you mr.punk, you were fucking there'...and he was really vague and just went...'er..yeah..they were alright', as if he hadnt seen them at all. and then the next day, i heard the head of media discussing the talk to someone in a corridor and she said 'nah it was pretty shit, just idiots asking about what it was like to see the clash'. and thats why i dont like cricke....i mean john robb, john robb.
Eggy and the others from goldie looking chain
seconded - couldnt remember their name!
I hate his smug 'toeing the NME party line' face.
For bumming and then trying to destroy Morrissey in the space of 6 months in the early nineties..
quite liking paul morley to just thinkin "oh give it a rest morley".
Sometimes he'll be talking about somethin and totally nail it then on the other hand he can just warble on and i loose interest.
He's the kind of guy who could spend 15 minutes describing a picture of a man washing his hands.
how many times he would be able to fit a reference to ian curtis into his 15 minute handwashing description
connor mccunt of nme whenever they choose to wheel him out
paul gambuccini cos he is desperately trying to be hip and cool