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her replacement- Fearne Cotton.
Although at least Cotton doesn't pretend to be a "pioneer of new music"
even shitter though?
or I'm not paying my licence fee.
very rarely do i turn radio one on any more, but giving "the most influential woman in music" significantly less hours is highly pleasing. in fact, i might rub one out over it. brb.
Fearne Cotton is bad, but Jo Whiley is probably worse
Replacing someone who, despite looking like Marilyn Manson and being able to talk in nothing but hyperbole, actually knows something about stuff and could talk to musicians in a faintly non-patronising way, with someone whose default voice is akin to that of a small girl wondering aloud which biscuit to take from the tin.
Actually I don't know Fearne Cotton at all but I still have a soft spot for Whiley in terms of music and stuff.
even though it seems to contradict his assertion that Fearne Cotton isn't a useless twonk. Intriguing.
Maybe he agreed with bamos about Whiley only.
I'm too subtle for y'all.
Whatever her faults (and she has a fair few of them) Jo Whiley was at least pretty knowledgable about music. I mean as opposed to someone like Chris Moyles or Scott Mills where you get the sense that as long as they get to talk on the radio they're happy and the music they play is a bit of an irrelavence to them. I'm not really convinced Fearne Cotton isn't in the later category.
Thank fuck for that.
Replaced with Greg James. Now he can be a little irritating, and he has questionable music taste, at least he is not a sycophantic pleb like Bowman
On a related note, heard Zane Lowe for the first tim e a while last night. Does he EVER shut up? Seems to wreck every song he plays by singing over the top, shouting or playing his wanky sound effects.
Top marks for being a pedantic pleb
only to get punched in the penis
I've only met Fearne once but all she talked about was Bright Eyes in a proper fangirl kinda way, so she's hardly without knowledge of music. Plus she's dated a Kook, a Lost Prophet, a former fame academy fella, Kid Harpoon and a few others, so she's hardly not been in and around music, and musicians who might know a thing or two about music.
All of the above is good enough evidence that she'll be worse than Jo Whiley.
Fearne Cotton is the Genital Warts of music?
merits of playing a midfield diamond over the more traditional four across the park
in that voice of hers? Sounds great.
I would have done. Possibly.
I'd start with a killer chat up line; something like "So where do you stand on the standard of recent Idlewild B-sides when you look back on former glories such as 'Meet me at the harbour' and the epic 'Mince Showercap' trilogy?"
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
DO NOT EMPLOY JO WHILEY. PLEASE. REPEAT. DO NOT EMPLOY JO WHILEY. STOP.
I heard one of his songs once. I liked it.
Don't you know anything? (I saw him at field day and enjoyed him)
Or 'That Guy who was on Fame Academy who lost to Alex Parks but wore a Libertine jacket'
CUTTING EDGE OF THE SCENE.
Now there's a guy who might know a thing or two about music.
Alcoholic Love Songs was given a 9.8 on p4k
ARE YOU FEARNE COTTON?
"text in if you can see the sky"
and all that crap
When there was that story about Moyles being too old, everybody neatly sidestepped the fact she's only a couple of years younger than Simon Bates when he was kindly asked to clear his desk. Cos, y'know, she really loves new music. ALL OF IT.