August 08, 2004

Another display of consistency

OK readers, now what do we do? Do we crow in unison 'I told you so'? Or do we magnanimously not mention it? I'm referring to MC's astonishing volte-face in respect of 'The Show'.

(Rubs chin) what was it he said? Anyone who likes 'The Show' knows nothing about Pop Music. Something like that any way....

I prefer to admire MC for coming clean; after all, it would have been easy to have grudgingly fallen in love with 'The Show', secretly turning up on the radio when no-one was there, but keeping his counsel in order to save face.

In any case, nice to see he's joined us in our ghetto. Because in ten years' time, assuming that we're all still here and giving a damn, I have a pretty good idea of what music from 2004 we'll be remembering...and it won't be Joss Stone.

Posted by mark at August 8, 2004 01:54 AM | TrackBack


"I suppose it took me a while to appreciate "The Show" because of Girls Aloud, who sadly if predictably are the least interesting thing about Girls Aloud records these days."

Perhaps if you could drag yourself off your highlighter and read ALL of what I write, instead of selected BITS of what I write, you would have noticed the above crucial paragraph.

In other words:


I know it's impossible for anyone to keep up with me but can you at least try?

But nice to have confirmation that you're yet another of the smirking, sneering public school throwback carcinogens which pollute the blogosphere.

Doesn't matter, for as usual I'm five steps ahead of you; cleverer, slyer and smarter than you or Ingram or Reynolds or any of your respective blog groupies could ever hope to be.

Now fuck off. Bye.

Posted by: Marcello Carlin at August 9, 2004 08:20 AM


Couldn't you have some grace or some humour?

Especially given all my support of you (which you NEVER acknowledged nor thanked me for -- not that I necessarily WANTED those things but they might have been y' know nice?) and that this is --- really --- quite a gentle tease?

btw, I really don't understand how we are not keeping up with you --- when, for instance, everyone and his dog was loving the GA single MONTHS ago?

I plead guilty to smirking (a little) over this, but can you really blame me? You said that I and everyone else who liked the single 'didn't know anything about pop music' --- YOU said that (isn't the problem not that I don't keep up with you, but that I do read EVERYTHING you write and try and fit it all together and find that sometimes it just does not fit....

but as for 'public school': LOL! Marcello it is YOU who went to Oxford, remember?

Sadly, Marcello, if you really feel that way it might be better if you stayed away.

Posted by: mark at August 9, 2004 08:49 AM

Amen to that.
Do you charge extra for those one word sentences, Mr pay-as-you-go Carlin?

Posted by: high court judge at August 9, 2004 11:55 AM

He's just off to concentrate on his amour propre.

Posted by: Andreas Beyer at August 9, 2004 01:12 PM

Surprised to see the "I know what will be remembering in 10 years" trope crop up here because it's kind of lame.

Posted by: Tim at August 9, 2004 01:30 PM

irony, perhaps?

Posted by: high court judge at August 9, 2004 02:08 PM

I see that Mark has taken the phrase from Marcello's blog. I'm not sure that Mark means it any less than Marcello did. Which would make it doubly ironic, I suppose.

Posted by: Tim at August 9, 2004 02:16 PM

Personally, I've already forgotten Joss Stone.

Posted by: high court judge at August 9, 2004 07:27 PM

I was about to say that I loved that blog post by Marcello and had decided he was a good person again, and then read the first entry here. He makes loving no fun.

Posted by: Tim Finney at August 10, 2004 02:44 AM

Tim, my feelings exactly. This was really a little tease (and ironically if MC had been bothered to read
instead of bits of it, he would have seen that I actually praised him for having the guts to recant). (That's Finney obv, will leave TH to his oneupmanship if that's the game he wants to play.)


Posted by: mark at August 10, 2004 07:34 AM