Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Three cheers for the mindless masses!

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.


Jane Hamsher said...

Wow, that might actually be proof of the existence of a divine being.

Nic said...

A choice between the heartfelt whinings of Coldplay or a computer generated frog which sends my blood pressure through the ceiling from two seconds' worth of airplay?

That's it. I'm emigrating.