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webslinky: music mischief
This week, taking a pop.James Blunt lives in a beige house with his sister Dido, his brother Chris Martin and his mum Enya. He only eats white bread and peas and his favourite drink is Earl Grey tea with lots and lots of milk. If you look in the dictionary under ‘bland’, you’ll see Blunt’s face frowning out of the page at you. Of course that’s not true, but what is it about James Blunt that makes me want to slam doors and shout at passing traffic? I don’t know, but I’m glad that I’m not the only one to stand tall and say I Hate James Blunt.
I doubt if the author of pop-bashing blog I Hate Music thinks too highly of James Blunt either. She finds most music so wretchedly bad that I'm surprised she's managed to keep the blog running for six years without slicing her ears off.
Pop Justice likes to stick its tongue out at the industry too, before giving it a nice big hug. The online music rag relaunched last month with a new look and, although shaken by the closure of Smash Hits, it’s still the best place on the web to find digs at boy bands and Rachel Stevens-worship.
Ninja Tune’s One Self got arrested a few days ago, as detailed on vocalist Yarah Bravo’s blog. Following a gig at the Jazz Café in Camden, the band thought they’d break out the aerosols and apply some “publicity” to the streets. Shortly after being caught on CCTV, band leader DJ Vadim was nabbed by police and taken to the station for a thorough ticking off. The band resisted the urge to fight the power and did as they were told, returning to the crime scene in the morning to clean up. Rock‘n’roll!
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