February 20, 2004


Have to echo Jim's fulminations against Phil Jupitus. I was gonna post on this but I couldn't be bothered, Jim's spurred me into action. Jupitus' TOTP 2 selections this week have been, without fail, tediously canonic, irritatingly so. Everything you'd expect: Costello, The Smiths, Madness, ska, feel free to yawn. And he had nothing of any interest to say about any of it, it'll surprise you to know. What exactly is the point of Jupitus? He's the embodiment of a solid, stolid studenty reality principle, Brit middlebrow popcult mediocrity personified. I heard him described as 'Britain's best comedian.' Imagine if he was....

Posted by mark at February 20, 2004 12:38 AM | TrackBack

i know all my excessively canonicist mates love him.
and BBC6 of course!

Posted by: scott at February 20, 2004 08:35 AM