Tuesday, November 02, 2004

PRIZE FOR NOT GIVING UP: Peter Gabriel, who used to run about with a lawnmower on his head, has been given a prize honoring him for not dying and stopping the whole dressing-up-as-a-flower business. The Music Industry Trusts' Award was presented to him by Richard Branson at a ceremony in the Grosvenor House Hotel attended by Michael Stipe, Bono, Martin Scorses and... well, you get the picture. Apparently someone wins the award every year for their "outstanding" contribution to the British Music Industry.

Those of you with weak constitutions may wish to skip the next paragraph.

Michael Stipe's message of congratualation was: "I'm proud to be on the Earth at the same time as you are. If anyone deserves this award, it's you."