Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gordon in the morning: Gushing without Yellow

We're never quite sure if it's that, when he gets access to a household name, Gordon feels obliged to gush, or if he's contractually obliged to gush, but naturally a few minutes hanging out with Coldplay has resulted in a large chunk of student paper wowism this morning.

It's a pity, actually, as Martin did give the paper some nice quotes:

“I think our concert will be really cool and a good balance between old and new. Because that’s the danger at this point – to not play Yellow.

“When people say we have moved on and shouldn’t play old hits like Yellow, I laugh.

“It’s like growing your hair and then wearing a hat. What’s the point of growing it? That’s how I feel about hits.”

Trouble is, Gordon doesn't quite know how to cope with this and tries to keep up with the knowingly-weird:
When Chris grows his hair long, I sometimes do wish he would wear a hat. Does that mean I don’t like Yellow?

He doesn't manage it.

Told that the new show is based on Mary Poppins, the Bizarre column seizes its chance to write a headline on the model of the Scottish football classic Super Caley Go Ballistic - Celtic Are Atrocious:
Super-Coldplay base-their-show-on-Poppins, how precocious

They don't manage it. It doesn't even have the right number of syllables in it.

Meanwhile, Gordon sneers at Radiohead's attempts to give away French gig tickets to cyclists:
RADIOHEAD were left with a raft of empty seats at a recent French gig after a ticket giveaway proved a dismal failure.

Dismal? Well, they only had a 30% take up. A raft of seats? 70 unused tickets in a 17,000 venue. Still, why let the facts get in the way of laughing at people who try to do something about the environment, then?


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"the Bizarre column seizes its chance to write a headline on the model of the Scottish football classic Super Caley Go Ballistic - Celtic Are Atrocious:

Super-Coldplay base-their-show-on-Poppins, how precocious

They don't manage it. It doesn't even have the right number of syllables in it."


It's got the same (and correct) number of syllables - 14. Agree it's a crap headline though!

Anonymous said...

Damn, I didn't even have time to switch on my pedantry tag before someone else got in first.

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