Enough to make the bile in my gut rise up my throat
after I pointed out that this piece he wrote the day after the Lee Rigby murder was using that event to push his free schools agenda.
I reckon putting retired chris_is_cools in charge of all UK schools will stamp out any resentment about British military interventions overseas pretty much overnight.
Not relevant to the discussion.
This article is basically 'ha, Michael Gove thinks he likes rap'
for being dim, but I actually feel a bit bad about it every time I start to type something.
I'm too dim to ever realize people are making better points than me
than anyone at the guardian pretending to know about rap
I can't say I'd be any more confident of deep rap knowledge from "anyone posting multiple times a day on DiS" than "anyone at the Guardian"
we have failed you
Editorial control and the like.
Nobody says that.
it reads like a mute-branches post
LARRY STYLES: Who is he Alain De Bottom. I MUST KNOW NOW
ALAIN DE BOTTOM: Not so hasty young Larry
JAKE BUGG: Your hubris mate, you're like Prometheus like
there was no Owen Jones thread yesterday because he wrote an article on Libya.
So - we both got it wrong :(
Gove isn't allowed to like him. SO THERE.
NOTHING YOU IDIOT, MR B'S DEAD!
went on youtube
so fucking suburban it hurts
it's not suburban, it's 'people who grew up somewhere posh and suburban, went to a russell group uni then moved to london to be dickheads'
he was at one of the new years eve parties I went to.
As for growing up somewhere posh, he's from the London Borough of Sutton, which compared to it's neighbours Kingston, Wimbledon and Epsom, isn't posh (although it's a bit posher than Croydon)
had a friend who was a fan of Mr B.... could not even begin to understand what anyone could possibly see in it
JUST A BIT OF FUN
Bands that have a strong streak of whimsy are generally shat on by the music press. Not sure why. Maybe the assumption is that to be funny in music implies you're not working class enough, otherwise you'd be really serious and earnest.
Most 'comedy music' is excruciating though.
Tim Minchin can fuck off.
Exception that proves the rule
and Jake Thackray. And loads of others I can't think of.
The Midnight Beast.
Stewart Lee's short-lived 'got a guitar back there' phase.
Ah yes, that well known pop-group who stormed the charts and live long on radio playlists far and wide, you BLETHERING IDIOT.
They have at least three very well-known songs that I can recall (Knights Of The Round Table, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, the one from Meaning Of Life about the universe)
I like Chinese
Some others that I can't think of.
You know exactly what I am talking about. This isn't about insanely popular established comedy setups that can get away with doing anything.
I would also say the Bonzo Dog band aren't remotely 'big' in any meaningful sense of the word, i.e. Beatles, Stones, etc. My point is that we never really allow such music to be iconic in anyway. You're highlighting the very best stuff here and it's still not seen in the same light as a few tracks by The Beatles.
Unless we're talking about Maxwell's Silver Hammer, which, again, shows how dismissive we tend to be as a group of whimsy in music. There's a song that people tend to feel justified in writing off purely because it's 'comic'.
than a great set of more 'serious' lyrics. You're more likely to find it boring after a few listens having already heard the punchlines.
But are still brilliant on their own
I still listen to the album every so often: always makes me laugh
The show is much more than the songs and even that aside, I don't think most people (unlike me) have their albums and enjoy listening to them.
Plus, they are foreign which changes things. I was meaning mainly homegrown stuff. David Devant and His Spirit Wife are a good example.
but importantly they make beautifully-crafted music and imbue it with heartfelt emotion & spry reinterpretations of British folk/hymnal traditions - they're not a 'comedy band' by any means
Do McClusky count as comic music?
I think there is a difference between what they do and out and out comic music. Possibly it's because their lyrics are often quite barbed and pointed. And also fairly nasty at times.
Whimsy is a better term than 'comic' per-se. See my reply to marckee up there, though.
it's too good.
I think the only 'comic music' i've found entertaining is some of the lonely islands' stuff. I reckon that's partly cos their songs are actually better pop songs than half the stuff on radio 1 i.e. everything will.i.am is involved in.