Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Albarn bars Glee

Damon Albarn hasn't been asked to let Gorillaz tracks be used on Glee, but he's busily telling everyone he wouldn't let the programme use them even if they did turn up. Even if they begged:

"We wouldn't let that happen," Albarn said in an interview with The Associated Press last week.

"And not that they've asked us because they haven't, and now they definitely won't," he continued with a laugh.
There's something incredibly self-regarding about telling everyone that you wouldn't take up an offer than hasn't been made - it's like a teenager going 'yeah, and even if he did ask me out I'd say no, and he probably hasn't even asked because he KNOWS I'd say no'.

Other bands with Gorillaz pedigree - including The Archies, and Animal Kwackers - have also indicated they wouldn't let their art be polluted by a Glee adaptation.


Mark Kardwell said...

But they will go on TV adverts and shill The Times for Murdoch.

Paul said...

Self-regarding... or maybe the interviewer asked Albarn if he'd let his music be used on Glee. Because Glee is popular. And various sites are picking up on that quote and making news stories out of it. Because Glee is popular.

A pop culture figure being asked about pop culture isn't worth noting unless you're a news site trying to churn out copy and get hits. And now we have blog posts about news stories about interviews...

As Mark's pointed out, if there's reason to poke at Albarn at the moment it's in regard to the Times/IE9 adverts.

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