Fran Healy (sp?) was at Battles last night and Hannah bumped into him. When I equired if she'd had the decency to stab him for crimes against music or at least given him a look of pure evil, I realised she was too busy getting involved in a giggly, girly scrum of drool with Darthy and her housemate to hear me. Apparently she loves 'The Man Who', yet my drawing a parallel with Coldplay brought out an icy glare, directed at yours truly.
Now am I alone here in thinking 'The Man Who' was a stinking pile of turd and that Travis pretty much single-handed dealt British music a deathblow with their "oooh, we just want to be really really bland" attitude, thus leaving us with a legacy of stuff like James Blunt and (the admittedly superior) Coldplay?
Post-Brits yesterday morning, the BBC had a guy on (I can't remember who he was - let's just call him a TOTAL CUNT) who said people shouldn't knock Blunt and Coldplay because apparently they're selling shedloads in the US.
TOTAL CUNT went on to say, as if it wasn't terrible, that finally British bands were losing their 'quirky-ness' and so were able to be accepted big time in the U.S. Here was a man, clearly, whose brain had melted when Radiohead opened Airbag with distorted guitar overlaid on 'cello and had run screaming until something bland enough had come along. In short TOTAL CUNT believed it was a good thing that people out there aspire to be like Coldplay and Blunt. Fucking hell.
If anyone's still reading this, I salute you.