Monday, November 24, 2008

Macca: The X Factor isn't very good

Paul McCartney - he doesn't trust those X Factor style shows:

Sir Paul, 66, said: "I think there is too much of it. You can't turn on the telly without somebody being judged by four people, whether they are on ice, or on the stage or in the jungle.

"I'm not very keen on it. I watch it like everybody. It's compulsive viewing but so is a traffic accident. It doesn't encourage creativity.

"I don't think you are going to get a Bob Dylan emerging from those shows, but then not everyone goes on those shows.

"I think it's just a phase we are going through."

Really, Paul: you think a Saturday night tv show on ITV is unlikely to uncover a Bob Dylan? Next, you'll be suggesting that The Apprentice is really not the right format to bring on an Einstein, or that Pro-Celebrity Golf is doing nothing to help find a new generation of goalkeepers for the England team.

Still, interesting to discover that Paul McCartney finds traffic accidents compulsive. Do you suppose he might seek out people who've been involved in them?