Thursday, September 11, 2008

James Morrison means nothing to Madonna

James Morrison - who it appears is still going - seems to be somewhat put out that Madonna didn't have a clue who he was:

"I was recording in a studio in LA and she came in to speak to a producer and someone asked if I wanted to meet her.

"I'm not her biggest fan but thought I'd say hello so I went over and said: 'Hello, I'm James, nice to meet you,' and put my hand out to shake hands.

"She just looked at it and said: 'And what do you do?' I told her I was a singer and she just stared at me and didn't say anything. It was really uncomfortable. Then she just ignored me.

"Fuck her, though, it's just a matter of common courtesy. It doesn't matter what someone does for a living. She's just rude. There's no excuse for it."

It's not entirely clear what James was expecting her to do - nor, indeed, why he didn't have the wit to break the awkward silence by saying "it's alright - I'm not James Blunt or anything." Or perhaps "... and you? What is it you do?" I have no doubt that Madonna is so incredibly haughty that she would view conversation with an underling as a waste of her valuable time, but it does take two to make an awkward silence.


9 comments:

Laura Brown said...

She could at least have complimented his strength in overcoming the early loss of his mother. (You know, when she went down to the end of the town without consulting him.)

Anonymous said...

So he's in the wrong because Madonna was rude to him? OK.

Laura Brown said...

I have now been reliably informed that no one in the entire world knew what I was on about earlier. Sorry.

ian said...

I did, Laura. Your erudite wit is wasted on these philistines.

Although I thought he died in a bathtub, so what do I know?

Anonymous said...

yeah right, he really should have changed his name- he'll never live up to Mr Mojo Risin

Anonymous said...

"I have no doubt that Madonna is so incredibly haughty that she would view conversation with an underling as a waste of her valuable time, but it does take two to make an awkward silence"

Oh please, in this case it only took one incredibly haughty, obsessively self-absorbed person (those Kabballah lessons haven't been working, obviously) to make an awkward silence. Why should it have been up to James to come up with something witty to say? He already introduced himself and informed The Queen of what he does.
Morrison shouldn't feel too bad though, he's in good company. Just ask J.Lo, Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Debra Winger, Paula Abdul, Tom Hanks, Celine Dion, and Cher.

Anonymous said...

did no one read the last paragraph???

2 words "common" and "courtesy" stand out. Would it really hurt her ego that much to offer a simple "hello".
obviously it was.

although maybe Mr Morrison's english accent reminded her of a certain mr ritchie! as it has now become apparent she has gone off English men.
Puerto ricans..then Brits...by my calculations she'll be marrying a sheik next and not of the milk variety!

Anonymous said...

"It's not entirely clear what James was expecting her to do... "


Umm,how about saying back "nice to meet you too?" He didn't ask her to solve a physics problem. Seriously.

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