One of the good things about being single is the fact you can happily indulge in celebrity-worshipping and no one is ever going to tell you off for that. Hooray. Obviously, the whole celebrity thing is for teenagers, but even when you're on the wrong side of twenty, you can still make some 'observations'. So here's my current (and extremely childish!) Top Ten of indieboys (well, they're actually indie-MEN, but that'd look odd, wouldn't it?). Please note that these are personal views and I don't expect anyone to agree with me on anything!
10. Noel from Hear'Say
Admittedly not indie at all, but there's still hope. He might just join Cast-tribute band or something, hehe.
9. Neil Codling from Suede ca. Coming Up
No idea what he looks like by now, but I remember quite a few Suede gigs featuring my hypnotised self staring at the man behind the keyboard.
8. Jacques Le Cont from Les Rhythm Digitales
Me and my friend spent an entire weekend stalking him after he played some tiny stage in a tent on some Saturday morning (around the time 'Music Makes You Lose Control' came out. They're always a bit behind at festivals in rural Bavaria!)
7. Davey from The Crocketts
Right, maybe this IS getting a bit dodgy now ... I think a missing front tooth is pretty rock'n'roll though!
6. Rick Witter ca. Change Giver
Or maybe that's just me...
5. Damon Albarn ca. Parklife
One upon a time, Damon didn't look like a thug and actually wore decent clothes. That was before 'Yo!Bro!' become his standard choice of greeting, when he was still going 'lalala' and hitting his head with a mic onstage. Bless!
4. Richard from Midget
Yes, I know, Midget are not part of what people regard as 'cool'. But hey, I don't care. I like Midget and I find the lad very pretty, so there.
3. Mark from Ash ca. Girl From Mars
He's not that pretty any more actually. But he used to be! I once went to an Ash gig in some tiny club in Munich and (yes, I was only little and people must have had a mighty dodgy impression of me...) some crew member managed to drag poor Mark out of the backstage room after the gig. I was meant to say hello, but unfortunately the poor boy passed out on some chair quicker than anyone could say 'Trailer'. Oops.
2. Chris Gentry from Menswe@r
And I mean ca. mid-nineties because sure as hell, he must have gone through some nasty ageing process by now. Back in the days when I was (shock!horror!) a paying member of the Menswe@r fanclub (the secret is out! Oh shit!), this young chap had a God-like face, no musical talent whatsoever and the best eyes in the history of Britpop.
1. Pelle from The Hives
He has good hair, beautiful big eyes and an accent to die for. Perfect!