Like a great many others eager to avoid insulin shock, I was not pleased that Coldplay somehow managed to pinch off another album. As the cycle of album promotion begins rolling, it would only be a matter of time before the lead single, "Speed of Sound", would inundate the airwaves with its classic blend of Bruce Hornsby adult-contempo crap and sub-Hallmark schmaltz.
Now NME reports that a song originally designed as a cellphone ringtone is beating Coldplay to the top of the charts by a margin of four to one. I've never been so proud of the novelty-gobbling, fad-following, culturally uneducated public in all my life! To chavs across the UK, I tip my hat to thee.
And if that wasn't enough to make my day, this was. God bless the French.