Friday, December 31, 2004

THE STATE OF THE BRITISH MUSIC INDUSTRY: While we can understand the mawkish sentiment that has lead the organisers of the Brits to seek a Bono-Bob Geldof duet to round off next year's event, wouldn't it make more sense to round off the 25th celebration of British muscial talent by, well, asking some British musical talent to do the closing number? Or is this merely the Brits organisers admitting that after a quarter-century of their efforts to promote and nurture UK musical talent, things are so bad we have to go next door to find anyone with a profile that would make the rest of the world take any notice of their party?