Monday, October 30, 2006

An award for a genuine lifetime achievement? That's got to be a miracle

It's the seventh or eight biggest highlight of the music year today, as the Q Awards are handed out to anyone who'll turn up ("honoured guests") at the big show. What is rather nice is one of the awards that is a foregone conclusion - one of Q's many recognising staying power and luxurious back catalogue sales - is going to Smokey Robinson.

Of course, if they also give a prize to Lily Allen it might undermine the value of the award, but it's nice to see someone from outside the usual small rotating army of those given lifetime/hall of fame/outstanding prizes picking something up - especially when its so well deserved, too.