Monday, September 14, 2009

Kanye not just leave it?

I think the NME is fair in its call on the already-chewed-to-death and uber-memed Kanye West moment at the VMAs: lacking any spontaneity at all.

Sadly, it also lacked any wit and was totally devoid of point - it might just have worked if there'd been a punchline, but instead Kanye effectively premeditated turning himself into that little bloke who'd shout "Yer wastin yer time" at Vic and Bob in the early years.

And suggesting that the Beyonce video was not only robbed, but had made one of the greatest videos of all time? Not only did West make himself look stupid, but also lacking pretty much all basic knowledge of music history.

Perhaps it was funnier in rehearsal.